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If you plan to spend the holidays at the Disneyland Resort, the decision of where to eat becomes slightly more important. A quick corn dog might be fine for a normal vacation supper, but for Thanksgiving dinner?

Many of the Disneyland Resort hotel restaurants, theme-park restaurants and Downtown Disney eateries offer special holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve. We've included the menus or offerings known as of press time, and will make updates as additional information becomes available.


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The Disneyland Resort Dine Line (714-781-3463) takes call-ahead Priority Seating requests 30 days in advance. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Thanksgiving

Disneyland Resort Hotels

A Disney's Family Thanksgiving Day Feast

Grand Ballroom, Disneyland Hotel


The Thanksgiving Buffet at Disneyland is an annual tradition for Southland families and tourists alike. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.

The Disney characters host the Resort's signature holiday dining event in the newly remodeled Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel from 2:00pm-8:00pm.

A wealth of traditional holiday fare, including the Disney characters, will be part of this popular and elaborate all-you-care-to-eat buffet in the hotel's Grand Ballroom. The menu includes hand-carved oven-roasted turkey with gravy, honey glazed ham, carved round of beef, jumbo shrimp, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, salads and a crepe station. Also offered will be fresh bread, pastries, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, tarts, cookies, chocolate mousse, ice cream and fresh fruit.* A special buffet for children features macaroni and cheese, pizza, hamburgers and a build-your-own sundae station.

Prices:

  • $55.00 for adults
  • $13.50 for children (3-11 years old)
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Senior Citizens (over 62) receive a 10 percent discount on their meal only
  • Premium Annual Passholders receive a 10 percent discount for each passholder

15 percent service charge (gratuity) and 7.75 percent tax are added to each meal. Complimentary parking (up to four hours) is offered at the Disneyland Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Napa Rose, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

4 Course prix-fixe meal offered from 2-7 p.m.

This award-winning restaurant will feature a four-course menu celebrating California Wine Country Cuisine. Executive Chef Andrew Sutton will prepare some special dishes for the holiday, including braised range pheasant with Sonoma mushrooms and crisp potato gnocchi; harvest pumpkin bisque with wild rice, roast parsnip and duck confit; and oak-roasted American Heritage “bronze” turkey with country corn bread stuffing and chanterelle mushroom gravy. Among the dessert choices is country style nut tart with walnut caramel ice cream.

$75 per person, includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Grand Californian parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Storyteller's Cafe, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Storyteller's Café will offer their dinner buffet only (no menu service), from 3-9 p.m. Dinner is $28.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Grand Californian parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

PCH Grill, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Disney's PCH Grill will serve a Thanksgiving feast buffet featuring traditional entrees, favorite side dishes and a variety of desserts (no menu service), from 3-9 p.m. Dinner is $28.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Paradise Pier Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Goofy's Thanksgiving Feast

Goofy's Kitchen, Disneyland Hotel

Chef Goofy and character friends host a Thanksgiving Feast menu filled with traditional entrees and side dishes, plus a wide variety of desserts from 3-9 pm. Dinner is $26.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Disneyland Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Yamabuki at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel will be closed for lunch on Thanksgiving, but will be open during normal dinner hours. Granville's and Hook's Pointe restaurants in the Disneyland Hotel will offer turkey specials in addition to their regular menu. Finally, room service menus at all three Disneyland Hotels will feature a turkey dinner special.

Downtown Disney

Catal

Catal will offer a three-course menu from 11 am-11pm. Price is $28 (food only) for adults, $17 children 12 and under. Call 714-774-4442 for reservations.

First Course Selection

  • Compressed salad of baby arugula, manchego cheese, dates, apples, candied walnuts and walnut vinaigrette
  • Wild exotic mushroom terrine with cumin yogurt and braised cilantro
  • Rich seafood chowder with a garlic and herb baguette
  • Crispy frog legs with mango hummus and red curried leeks

Main course selection

  • Roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, turkey sausage stuffing, cranberry compote and caramelized onion gravy
  • Braised beef short ribs with horseradish potato gnocchi, creamed spinach and grilled scallions
  • Pan roasted diver scallops with a yam bacon tart and burgundy braised figs
  • Portobello mushroom raviolis with brussel sprouts and sauce bordelaise
  • Grilled mahi mahi with lychee risotto, sautéed bok choy and ponzu sauce

Dessert Selection

  • A special holiday dessert

Children's Menu Selection

  • Roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy
  • Macaroni and cheese or marinara
  • Hamburger or cheeseburger with french fries
  • Children's Dessert Selection
    • Ice cream sundae
    • Banana split

Christmas

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Storyteller's Café, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Storyteller's Café will present an elaborate dinner buffet on Thanksgiving Day offering turkey and all the trimmings and much more. Dinner buffet only (no menu service), from 3-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dinner is $26.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Grand Californian parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

"Goofy's Christmas Feast"

Goofy's Kitchen, Disneyland Hotel

Chef Goofy and character friends host this dinner buffet from 3-9 pm on Christmas Eve. Dinner is $26.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Disneyland Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted. Goofy's Kitchen will be open Christmas Day during normal serving hours. Reservations are now being accepted.

"Christmas in Wine Country"

Napa Rose, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

4 Course prix-fixe meal offered from 5:30-10 p.m. on Christmas Day only.

(Menu specifics not yet available, no child's menu will be offered)

$75 per person, includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Grand Californian parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Downtown Disney

Catal "Christmas Celebration Chef's Menu"

Catal will offer a special Christmas menu on December 24 and 25. Call 714-774-4442 for reservations.

Catal hors d'oeuvre

  • A selection of Catal hors d'oeuvres from the earth and sea

First Course Selection

  • Roasted chestnut soup with whipped vanilla crme fraiche $7
  • Seared foie gras with huckleberry relish, brioche pain perdu and champagne gelee $12
  • Pumpkin agnolotti with black trumpet mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds $10.50

Main course selection

  • Smoked duck breast with foie gras-fig tartlet, salsify and red wine gastrique $24
  • Monkfish osso bucco with artichokes, flageolet beans, oven dried tomatoes and shellfish in a Pernod broth $24
  • Braised lamb shank pot au feu $21
  • Grilled venison loin with venison sausage, buckwheat cake, and a preserved black berry sauce $28

Dessert Selection

  • A special holiday dessert

New Year's Eve

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Crystal Room, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

The Disney characters will offer a special family-oriented New Year's Eve dinner buffet and party in the Crystal Room of the Paradise Pier Hotel from 5-11 p.m. Family dancing, with a live DJ, will be offered from 6pm to Midnight. Dinner is $50 for adults, $13.95 for children 3-11, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Paradise Pier Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Granville's, Disneyland Hotel

Granvilles will offer a New Year's Eve party, complete with balloons and party favors, from 5-10pm. The three-course prix-fixe meal is $65 per adult, and includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Disneyland Hotel parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

" New Years Eve in the Wine Country"

Napa Rose, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Napa Rose is offering a six-course prix-fixe New Year's Eve dinner. Two seatings are available-the early seating is $85 per person, the late seating is $185 per person and includes dancing and champagne toast.

(Menu specifics not yet available, no child's menu will be offered)

Includes 3 hours complimentary parking at the Grand Californian parking lot. Reservations are now being accepted.

Downtown Disney

Catal "New Year's Eve Celebration"

Catal will offer a special New Year's Event on Saturday, December 31, 2004. Three-course meal, $65 (food only). Call 714-774-4442 for reservations.

Catal hors d'oeuvre: A selection of Catal hors d'oeuvre from the earth and sea

First Course Selection

  • Compressed salad of Manchego cheese with arugula, red apples, dates and pistachio vinaigrette
  • Octopus escabeche with grilled watermelon, tomato chutney, pistachios and pickled celery
  • Seared foie gras with coconut-cassava cake, mango and a lychee reduction
  • Simple green salad with croutons and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Sea urchin soup with lobster medallions, enoki mushrooms, mussels and bay scallops fritters

Main course selection

  • Beef filet mignon with truffle potato croquettes, grilled scallions, crispy sweetbreads, and sauce albufera
  • Poached black cod with mung beans, ham hocks and caramelized pearl onions
  • Crispy duck leg with vanilla stewed plums, a savory hazelnut bread pudding and wild cress
  • Braised pork with curried grits and rapini
  • A Patina Classic-Potato and wild mushroom lasagna with creamed leeks

Happy New Year Dessert

Assorted handmade truffle chocolates



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Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix (@MousePlanetAVP) is an original MousePlanet staffer and manages to find time for all of this while running two retail stores, MouseShoppe and CharmingShoppe.