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Whispering Canyon Cafe?

nycdrummer

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hey all

i stumbled upon a list of fun, family themed restaurants at WDW and the only one the family and i haven't hit is Whispering Canyon Cafe. it intrigued me for two reasons. 1, the BBQ (and unlimited platter) looks great and seems to be a great value for the dining plan. 2, the waitstaff sounds similar to primetime, that sassy/fun interactive type, which is one of our favorites. we had an open date for dinner so i went ahead and booked it.

however, now i see the antics/sassing has been tamed a bit and i'm just trying to figure out if it's worth the shlep from the magic kingdom and then back to riverside after we're done for this meal. any advice is greatly appreciated!
 

belledream

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The platter is definitely a good value, but it is sooo much food - I think the only seconds I got was baked beans...ha. You can also get a refillable milkshake as your drink credit. (That's probably why I couldn't eat much...come to think of it).

Even with toned down antics, you may want to give it a shot as you could spend an entire DAY wandering around Wilderness Lodge itself. There's quite a lot to see and enjoy. Plus, the food is still a very important part of a meal. ;)
 

Phonedave

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As far as food is concerned, if you determine good value to be quantity over quality, then it is. The platter is not bad by any means. When I was younger, and could consume mass quantities (and that right there should give a reference to my age) with no consequence, I loved places such as WCC. Now, I would much rather have a higher quality food and less of it.

So, if you do eat a lot, then it is worth it. If not, I would get something different. Either way, the trip from MK to WL is not bad at all, and it is great to look around WL. One of my favorite resorts.
 

nycdrummer

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As far as food is concerned, if you determine good value to be quantity over quality, then it is. The platter is not bad by any means. When I was younger, and could consume mass quantities (and that right there should give a reference to my age) with no consequence, I loved places such as WCC. Now, I would much rather have a higher quality food and less of it.

So, if you do eat a lot, then it is worth it. If not, I would get something different. Either way, the trip from MK to WL is not bad at all, and it is great to look around WL. One of my favorite resorts.
I appreciate all the feedback thus far, thanks all.

I'd probably rank quality over quantity for food. I guess we're looking for more of an atmosphere dinning, along with convenience since we're in the kingdom that day. We already have Crystal Palace, 1900, Hoop Dee Doo, Artist Point booked for dinners (among others at epcot/studios). I was contemplating switching Whispering Canyon for Skipper Canteen since we're already having BBQ at Hoop Dee Doo, but have heard mixed reviews about that dinner.
 

Phonedave

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I appreciate all the feedback thus far, thanks all.

I'd probably rank quality over quantity for food. I guess we're looking for more of an atmosphere dinning, along with convenience since we're in the kingdom that day. We already have Crystal Palace, 1900, Hoop Dee Doo, Artist Point booked for dinners (among others at epcot/studios). I was contemplating switching Whispering Canyon for Skipper Canteen since we're already having BBQ at Hoop Dee Doo, but have heard mixed reviews about that dinner.

You are also going to be at Wilderness Lodge for your AP dinner, so that sort of renders the "go see Wilderness Lodge" reason moot.

Don't get me wrong, the food is decent, but for a lot of people the appeal is being able to eat a 5,000 calorie meal between the platter and milkshakes.
 

belledream

Well-Known Member
I appreciate all the feedback thus far, thanks all.

I'd probably rank quality over quantity for food. I guess we're looking for more of an atmosphere dinning, along with convenience since we're in the kingdom that day. We already have Crystal Palace, 1900, Hoop Dee Doo, Artist Point booked for dinners (among others at epcot/studios). I was contemplating switching Whispering Canyon for Skipper Canteen since we're already having BBQ at Hoop Dee Doo, but have heard mixed reviews about that dinner.
Ooh so you already have WL covered then.

I personally loved the food at Skipper Canteen! I got the whole fried fish. :hungry: Still thinking about it.

There’s no shortage of antics there. I’ve changed my tune. Go for it!
 

nycdrummer

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Original Poster
Ooh so you already have WL covered then.

I personally loved the food at Skipper Canteen! I got the whole fried fish. :hungry: Still thinking about it.

There’s no shortage of antics there. I’ve changed my tune. Go for it!
Skipper Canteen intrigues me since the Jungle Cruise is a family favorite but our family has a couple picky eaters so the menu worried me a little. Whispering Canyon seemed a little safer for those not wanting to explore out of their comfort zone but the more digging I do into the newer version of WCC, I'm leaning towards changing my reservation.
 

belledream

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Skipper Canteen intrigues me since the Jungle Cruise is a family favorite but our family has a couple picky eaters so the menu worried me a little. Whispering Canyon seemed a little safer for those not wanting to explore out of their comfort zone but the more digging I do into the newer version of WCC, I'm leaning towards changing my reservation.
Understandable! Skipper is often referred to as 'adventurous' and 'exotic'. The fish was as crazy as it gets, I think. We got the steak which was just another typical Disney steak - and if any of the flavors seemed too much, I'm sure you could request to leave it off. Otherwise, there's more standard dishes like salad and chicken that I can't imagine are too out there for most.

I loved the atmosphere. So many little Jungle Cruise gems to look at. There are three dining rooms - we sat in the Mess Hall. But walked around to look at the other two after we ate... and wished we could've been in 3 places at once! The servers are top notch, of course.

Good luck with your decision! I'm sure you can make either work well for you guys. :)
 

DreamalittleDisney

Active Member
If you like ketchup head on over to the canyon 🤣 we wmr know Oct18 of antics were toned down or must have been a zoo prior to this.. food was of a decent standard based on overall standards on property... yes there's a fair amount but just choose what you want to eat.

If you want to explore W.Lodge or even take a stroll (20mins) or boat to Fort Wilderness for a night time camp sing along and movie with chip and dale its worth it
 

larryz

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Skipper Canteen intrigues me since the Jungle Cruise is a family favorite but our family has a couple picky eaters so the menu worried me a little. Whispering Canyon seemed a little safer for those not wanting to explore out of their comfort zone but the more digging I do into the newer version of WCC, I'm leaning towards changing my reservation.
The Char Siu pork is a great choice. Noodles galore both as appetizers and entrees.

Ask about the "Shrimp in a Cup" appetizer. It's off-the-menu. I could eat three as an entree!
 
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