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New 2022 Holiday dining options announced for Walt Disney World

New 2022 Holiday dining options announced for Walt Disney World
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Will you be traveling to Walt Disney World this holiday season? You will not want to miss out on new menu changes coming at select dining locations.

Dining Reservations

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When the Disney Parks closed in 2020 due the pandemic, the phased reopening brought many changes. From Park Reservations to changes with dining reservations, these changes have remained over the past two years.

Prior to the park closures in 2020, Guests could book dining reservations 180 days from their Walt Disney World reservation. Guests may now make dining reservations 60 days in advance. Guests hoping to visit for Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World will want to make their dining reservations for a delicious Thanksgiving feast.

Whispering Canyon

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We have received many requests from our KennythePirate Crew asking where to eat on Thanksgiving Day. Whispering Canyon Cafe is located in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and is a “must-do” dining location for many Disney Guests.

On Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day, Whispering Canyon will receive a menu change. Their traditional breakfast will be offered from 7:30 am until 11:00 pm Guests are invited to enjoy a prix-fixe holiday meal for lunch and dinner.

wilderness lodge whispering canyon cafe
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“Gather ‘round our table for a delicious 3-course meal. Start off with cornbread and a crisp house salad before digging into your choice of 3 all-you-care-to-enjoy skillets—like the delicious Thanksgiving skillet, which features oak-smoked turkey and barbecue. End your meal on a sweet note with the seasonal dessert sampler.”

For both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day guests visiting Whispering Canyon can enjoy a prix-fixe holiday meal for lunch and dinner.

The holiday meal will be available from noon until 10:00 PM. The regular lunch and dinner à la carte menus will not be available throughout the day. Prices are for adults (ages 10 and up) at $45 per person and children (ages 3 to 9) at $27 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Steakhouse 71

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Steakhouse 71 opened to guests on October 1st coinciding with Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. The restaurant gets its name from the year Disney’s Contemporary Resort first opened in 1971.

Conveniently located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this is one of the best new restaurants at Walt Disney World. Guests visiting Steakhouse 71 on Thanksgiving Day will need to be aware of a menu change.

The lunch menu will be unavailable on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day at Steakhouse 71.

Guests may still order from the breakfast menu from 7:30 am until 11:00 am. From 11:30 am until 10:00 pm only the dinner menu will be served. No specific holiday menu items for this location have been announced, but we will update right here as soon as we know! The lunch menu will be unavailable on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Have you dined at Whispering Canyon Cafe or Steakhouse 71 in the past? Will you be visiting Walt Disney World on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day? Will you visit either of these dining locations during the holidays? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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