Thanksgiving Meals at Universal Orlando Resort

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Thanksgiving Meals at Universal Orlando Resort
Celebrate this American tradition at one of Florida’s best theme parks!
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S.A., and if you’re lucky enough to be in the country during this period, immersing yourself with all the classic festivities is a must.

Universal Orlando Resort is getting ready to celebrate all the winter festivities, starting with Thanksgiving on November 28th.

The holiday is one of the highlights in the American calendar, usually involving a day of rest, family, and - most importantly - eating a whole lot of turkey!

For guests to the resort during this period, there are many places you can get your turkey-fix and join in on the celebrations…

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet 
From 12pm - 7pm, enjoy a traditional holiday buffet with nods to the tastes of Italy at Trattoria del Porto restaurant. There’s salads, an omelet and risotto bar station, pasta station, and of course a carving station too, plus loads more to feast on. Sample desserts such as pecan bourbon pie, caramel flan, creme brulee, or warm apple strudel. Yum! Prices start from $67 for adults, and $25 for children (3-9). 

Hard Rock Hotel

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet
Start your Thanksgiving day off right, and fill-up on a tasty range of delights from 7am - 11am in the Avalon Ballroom. Expect classic breakfast items such as bagels, waffles, french toast, corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy, and loads more! Prices start from $25 for adults, and $15 for children. 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Head to The Kitchen for all your Thanksgiving lunch needs, which is offering slow-roasted country ham, sage butter roasted turkey, and herb smoked NY strip loin for its main meat options. Pair them with delicious sides, like candied sweet potato, mushroom ravioli, roasted garlic yukon gold whipped potatoes, and much more. Enjoy the feast from 11am - 4pm, and prices start from $67 for adults and $24 for children. 

Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet
Jake’s American Bar is hosting a Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet, running from 7am - 11am, prices starting from $23.99 for adults and $13.99 for children. AND guests aged 21+ can add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails for just $15 more. Count us in!

Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Down in the Islands Dining Room, a tropical feast is the theme for this Thanksgiving meal. There’s a stir-fry station, a carving station with soups and sides, and an array of freshly baked desserts. Get there between 11am - 9pm, and prices start from $59 for adults and $27 for children. 

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Buffet
Serving breakfast treats from 7am - 11am, the Amatista Cookhouse is ready and waiting for all your Thanksgiving morning needs. Prices start from $22.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. 

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Buffet
For lunch and dinner, the Amatista Cookhouse transforms from 11am - 9pm, serving island-inspired dishes and tasty desserts. Guests will love the ceviche station, as well as the Brazilian inspired Churrasco station, while traditional diners will be pleased to know there’s still a carving station serving classic meats, too. Prices start from $59 for adults and $27 for children. 

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort 

Thanksgiving Day Meal Special
The perfect option if you still want to celebrate but are hoping to stay on a budget, the Bayliner Diner has you covered. Dine from 12pm - 11pm, on turkey, stuffing, cranberry compote, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams and biscuits. Prices start from a cheap $18.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. 

Universal’s Aventura Hotel 

Thanksgiving Day Meal 
Another budget-friendly option comes from the Urban Pantry - prices start from just $24 for adults and $12 for children. Feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, pumpkin pie, and more. 


Surfside Inn and Suites 

Thanksgiving Dining
The ultimate affordable option is available at the Beach Break Cafe, from 12pm - 11pm, starting at just $13.99 for adults and $7.99 for children. And the menu is still really tasty! Oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans, dinner rolls and cranberry compote. 

You don’t need to be staying at hotels to enjoy the restaurants and the Thanksgiving special meals, however reservations for the restaurants are recommended. Call 407-503-DINE to book. 


Thanksgiving Dinners in the theme parks 

Last year, Universal Orlando Resort also served Thanksgiving feasts in the theme parks for the very first time. While there’s no word yet on whether this will be going ahead for 2019, we’ll be sure to keep you updated either way. Check back here nearer the time. 

In the meantime, here’s what was on offer in 2018...

Quick-service Thanksgiving dinner - A turkey feast for four was served up at Classic Monster Cafe (Universal Studios Florida) and Thunder Falls Terrace (Islands of Adventure), for four days only.

Full-service Thanksgiving dinner - For just one day (on Thanksgiving), Lombard’s Seafood Grille (Universal Studios Florida) and Confisco Grille (Islands of Adventure) had a turkey dinner on offer. Diners could pick an appetiser of their choice, a turkey entree, and a choice of dessert. 


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Other Thanksgiving Entertainment 

The Christmas season is actually already underway at Universal Orlando Resort by the time Thanksgiving comes around, however our top pick for celebrating this traditional American holiday is to watch the Universal Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s - a festive favourite that features characters from Madagascar and Shrek. 

On November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) the parade starts at 5:15pm, in Universal Studios Florida. 

Ready to celebrate the festive period at Universal Orlando Resort? Browse our ticket deals here. 

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