Sounds so peaceful, doesn’t it? Whispering Canyon Cafe…can’t you just pictures a babbling brook running outside the window with soft flute music playing in the background? Well, that’s not what happens here!! This restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge is a rowdy, raucous, fun for the whole family experience.
We’ve had the opportunity to dine here a few times. To really get the full effect, unlike other restaurants, you really want to be here when the restaurant is packed. The wait staff plays off each other and other guests, and it really makes for a fun meal. Your straws are thrown on the table and napkins tossed in the air. How do you not love it?
As you can see, the kids are also encouraged to run (well, technically gallop, but no one ever listens) around the restaurant in the pony races that take place approximately every half hour.
The food here, which can be smelled throughout the lobby, is delicious!! Good ol’ fashioned barbecue and cowboy cookin’ is served up all-you-can-eat family style, or you can order an appetizer off the menu, as they are often large enough to serve as a meal. Although not listed, they’ve been able to create a kids’ meal of chicken drumsticks and sides for Stitchy-poo. Your miles may vary, but the worst they can say is no.
They also, like most Disney restaurants, celebrate special occasions with a sweet treat. My mom and I both celebrated birthdays at Whispering Canyon.
The restaurant opens up right into the breathtaking lobby of the Wilderness Lodge.
If you’re staying at or near the Wilderness Lodge, make time for a meal at Whispering Canyon. Even if you’re not, the food and fun are worth the trip. Oh, and don’t forget to ask for ketchup. 😉