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Is Disney Springs Open On Thanksgiving? | Holiday Travel Tips!

Disney Springs is filled with dozens of shopping and dining experiences that sound like a fun way to get out of the house on Thanksgiving day.

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With many large retail companies and restaurant chains now closing their doors on Thanksgiving after decades of being open on the holiday, it's common to question if Disney Springs will be open on Thanksgiving.

In this guide we'll explain if Disney Springs is open, what shops and restaurants are open as well as some helpful tips when visiting Disney Springs on Thanksgiving!

Is Disney Springs Open On Thanksgiving?

Just like the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs is open 365 days a year including on Thanksgiving day!

Because of Disney Spring's many food options, stores and of course free entry, Disney Springs is actually a very popular spot to spend Thanksgiving and especially have Thanksgiving dinner. 

Keep in mind Thanksgiving is one of the most popular days of the year in terms of theme park attendance for Walt Disney World, so be prepared for a busy at Disney Springs as well. 

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Which Disney Springs Restaurants Are Open On Thanksgiving?

Many of the most popular restaurants at Disney Springs will be open on Thanksgiving and some will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal.

Below are just some of the most popular Disney Springs restaurants you can expect to find open on Thanksgiving. 

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

Morimoto Asia: Special Thanksgiving menu items will be offered

Maria and Enzo's Hideaway: Special Thanksgiving menu items will be offered

Polite Pig

Raglan Road: Special Thanksgiving menu items will be offered


The Boathouse

The Edison: Special Thanksgiving menu items will be offered

T-Rex Restaurant

Thanksgiving menu items are subject to change, so be sure to check with the restaurant in advance to confirm what Thanksgiving offerings will be available. 

TIP: Some restaurants will be entirely booked long before Thanksgiving day, so consider making a reservation in advance if there's a restaurant at Disney Springs you really want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at.  

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Which Disney Springs Stores Are Open On Thanksgiving?

Similar to the restaurants at Disney Springs, many of the most popular stores will be open on Thanksgiving.

While most restaurants at Disney Springs tend to stay open on Thanksgiving, there may be a few stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving, but most will keep their doors open to capitalize on what's typically a very busy day at Disney Springs.

Below are just some of the most popular Disney Springs stores you can expect to find open on Thanksgiving. 

Disney's Days of Christmas

Disney's Wonderful World of Memories

Marketplace Co-Op

Marvel Super Hero Headquarters

Once Upon A Toy

Pin Traders

Star Wars Trading Post

The Art of Disney


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Is Disney Springs Busy On Thanksgiving?

Disney Springs will be busy day and night on Thanksgiving. 

During the day Disney Springs will be a popular shopping destination to spend some time before enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner for both locals and tourists who may not be heading into the theme parks. 

Once the evening arrives then another wave of people make their way to Disney Springs to enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants across the property. 

No matter when you plan to visit Disney Springs on Thanksgiving you should prepare for huge crowds!



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