By Theresa.

Welcome to memorable meal Mondays. Yes, I know that restaurant reviews tend to be popular but they can also seem impersonal. I thought it would be a better use of my time to tell you about some of my favorite meals at Walt Disney World.

The Whispering Canyon Café is a restaurant I had wanted to try for a while so on a recent trip, I made reservations to eat there. The day of our reservation, I thought that the easiest way to head over was to catch a bus from our hotel over to the Magic Kingdom and then the resort launch over to the Wilderness Lodge. We arrived early so we took a stroll around the hotel and checked out Disney’s Old Faithful (a recreation of the Yellowstone geyser).

Our ADR (advanced dining reservation) was for the first dinner seating. We checked in and had a seat while we waited to be shown to our table. Another party waiting had young children, one of the children rang the dinner bell and shouted “Come and get it!” and it was time to have a seat. While we were walked to our seat, children rode toy horses to their tables.

Our meal began with drinks which included all you care to enjoy milkshakes (it is unusual for dining plan meals to include milkshakes) and for dinner, I had steak and my daughter got the all you care to enjoy skillet. This meal included pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and chicken with baked beans, corn on the cob and cornbread. For dessert, I had the caramel apple pie and my daughter had the S’Mores cheesecake (which had a graham cracker crust topped with cheesecake and chocolate with mini marshmallows.

While all the food was delicious (the menu has changed since 2010 but I am certain everything will still be tasty), it is the atmosphere and fun that bumped this meal into truly memorable for me. In addition to the kids riding to the tables for dinner, there was a horse race around the restaurant for the kids (with the adults waving napkins in the air like flags) as well as some fun with the wait staff. Beware that unless you don’t mind being the center of attention, don’t ask for ketchup (I won’t ruin the surprise but I will tell you it’s funny). All in all, if you are looking for a quiet, laid back meal, this is NOT the place for you but if you are looking for good food and fun times, make your reservation for Whispering Canyon Café, I think you’ll be glad you did!

{Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Theresa for writing us another post!  I have never been to Whispering Canyon Cafe, so this is a trip I need to make in the future!}

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