Aulani Thanksgiving Feast Details

Spending any holiday at a Disney resort is always extra special, but being able to spend one at Aulani sounds like it would be a perfect blend of tradition and some island magic! As a fan of non-traditional meals during the holidays, Aulani Thanksgiving Feast sounds like it features delicious takes on the classics. Paired with live entertainment and characters, it’s sure to be fun for the whole family.

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From the Disney Parks Blog:

The Kaiona Ballroom will be transformed into a celebratory feast full of Hawaiian holiday traditions sprinkled with Disney magic. You’ll enjoy familiar Thanksgiving favorites … but with an island twist. For example, start with the heirloom tomato salad with Maui onion and micro basil and then follow that scrumptious starter with the longboard-braised boneless beef short ribs. Of course, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without turkey or ham – so be sure not to miss the guava- and pineapple-glazed ham and roasted turkey with sage stuffing, giblet gravy, and fresh cranberry-orange chutney. Also, live music from local entertainers will be featured, as well as a special Disney character greeting experiences exclusively for Aulani Thanksgiving Feast guests!

The details:

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time: First Seating: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Second Seating: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time for check-in)
Cost: $84.99 for Guests ages 10 and up, and $42.99 for keiki ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity are included)
Location: Kaiona Ballroom
Parking: 4-hour complimentary self-parking

The menu (subject to change):

Chilled Starters

  • Hand-picked island greens with papaya seed dressing and Maui onion dressing
  • Pipikaula and watercress salad
  • Heirloom tomato salad with Maui onion and micro basil
  • Couscous salad with Molokai herbs and Kalamata olives
  • Cucumber and smoked salmon salad
  • Shrimp poke salad
  • Local-style macaroni salad with fingerling potatoes
  • Seasonal and tropical fruits with assorted berries

Chef’s Entrées

  • Steamed island fish, Chinatown-style
  • Longboard-braised boneless beef short ribs
  • Brussel sprouts and honey-glazed carrots
  • Buttermilk mashed potatoes with chives
  • Sweet potato purée with marshmallow topping

Carving Station

  • Guava- and pineapple-glazed ham with cilantro mustard and steamed buns
  • Roasted turkey with sage stuffing, giblet gravy, and fresh cranberry-orange chutney

Keiki Buffet Menu

  • Pepperoni or tomato sauce and cheese pizza
  • Graham cracker chicken strips with BBQ sauce
  • Celery and carrot sticks with ranch dipping sauce
  • Cookies and mini cupcakes

Pastry Display

  • Cinnamon roll cake
  • Pecan tart
  • Pumpkin pie
  • No-sugar-added pumpkin cheesecake
  • Apple cobbler
  • Chocolate cake brownies
  • Cream puffs
  • Pumpkin crumble
  • Haupia bread pudding
  • Mickey crisped rice treats
  • Assorted cookies

Beverages

  • The following nonalcoholic beverages are included: soda, juice, milk, iced tea, hot tea and coffee
  • Alcoholic beverages are available to Guests ages 21 and over at an additional charge

*Guests with dietary restrictions should ask to speak with a chef upon check-in at the event.

The fine print:

Reservations are required for this prepaid event, with priority given to Guests staying at Aulani. The event has limited seating, ao call (808) 674-6200 to book your reservation. Guests not staying at Aulani can make reservations beginning November 7, but this is not guaranteed and subject to change without notice. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the dinner to avoid forfeiture of full payment. You can find all the details at the Aulani website.

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