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Disney’s Whispering Canyon Cafe Review

Welcome to Disney’s Whispering Canyon Restaurant, your gateway to hearty all-American cuisine and a unique, lively dining experience! Nestled in the enchanting setting of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, the restaurant delights its guests with mouthwatering Western-inspired dishes and a playful, interactive atmosphere. With colorful characters, sizzling skillets, and a rustic, cozy ambiance reminiscent of the Old West, Whispering Canyon promises to cater to both your taste buds and your sense of humor. So get ready for a hilariously memorable culinary journey that’ll have the whole family laughing, making unforgettable memories, and asking for seconds!

Whispering Canyon Cafe Entrance

All About Whispering Canyon Cafe

Whispering Canyon Cafe is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. You can dine here even if are not staying at the resort. Disney has an open resort concept, they encourage you to visit the resorts on the property for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Whispering Canyon is a great restaurant for large groups and in my opinion, is very underrated by most.

What makes Whispering Canyon such a great place to dine? Well, other than the delicious food it is the atmosphere that makes this place a fan favorite. The Cast Members “play” with you. You never know what to expect.

For example, when my husband and I went for our anniversary and a cast member came out with a huge cupcake! She got on the mic and told everyone that it was our anniversary. She then said that we were rude and didn’t invite everybody to the wedding so we would have to recreate it. She then cut the cupcake in half and we had to feed it to each other and kiss in front of everybody. It was so much fun and something I will always remember.

If you have kids, they will enjoy the horse galloping around the restaurant that happens every 20 minutes or so.  This is a VERY FUN place to eat.

Whispering Canyon Dining Review

Whispering Canyon is known for its platters. They are served all you care to enjoy family-style and there are a few to choose from. We chose the traditional platter which includes Oak-smoked Mustard-Barbecued Beef Brisket, Maple-Chipotle Pork Ribs, Slow-smoked Pulled Pork, Citrus-Herb Chicken, Western-style Sausage, Smashed Potatoes, Buttered Corn, and Sautéed Green Beans.

The meats are cooked very well and are tasty. My husband got a few refills on the beef while I was loving the pulled pork.

Other skillets are the “Land & Sea” and the “Pig”. The Land and Sea platter includes House-smoked Salmon, Citrus-Herb Chicken, Spicy Vegan Sausage, Charred Portobella, Barbecued Cauliflower, Roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, and Oven-roasted Carrots.

If you love milkshakes, then you need to dine at Whispering Canyon. They have all-you-care-to-enjoy milkshakes.

Whispering Canyon Dining Tips

Make Advance Dining Reservations. While this place is a hidden jewel, it does get booked up during peak times.

Come with a Sense of Humor. The Cast Members feed off your energy. The more fun you have with them, the more fun they will have with you.

Ask for Ketchup. Ask for some ketchup, even if you don’t need it for your meal. I won’t spoil the surprise, just trust me.

Service: Table-Service
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Location: Wilderness Lodge
Price:  $30 to $59.99 per adult—is it worth it? YES

Whispering Canyon Cafe is a wonderful place to eat for a holiday meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Check out all my Thanksgiving Day Picks Here!

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