Mar 10

Review of Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Disney Wilderness Lodge

Rick Howard of TravelWithRick.com

Rick Howard of TravelWithRick.com

Have you ever seen a knife this big?

Well, I hadn’t either until my friend Rick Howard of TravelWithRick.com happened to ask our server for one.

These are the kinds of shenanigans that you can expect when dining at the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

While there, we were also treated to a rousing rendition of “If You’re Happy and You Know it Clap Your hands”…which we participated in… along with all of our fellow dining companions and the entire restaurant and staff.  This chorus was promptly followed by a stampede of mini cowboys and cowgirls on stick ponies.  As they circled, I watched as servers toted large canister’esque’ mason jars full of beverages to several surrounding tables…this is the payment for asking your server for a refill I guess.  I was also warned to never, never, never ask for a bottle of this…






Whispering Canyon Cafe Ketchup

Whispering Canyon Cafe SignAs the sign outside the establishment reads:

Welcome to Whispering Canyon Cafe

Join us in the dining hall for some mighty fine food

We’ve got stories, games, and even a song or two so…

Get ready to join in!

The Goings-on can get a little loud, and that’s just the way we like it.

That’s exactly what we got while dining at the Cafe.  This  is such a fun family dining experience!

We went for lunch on this particular day.  There are several menu options available, but the most popular is “Our Famous Canyon Skillet All-You-Care-To-Enjoy” for $17.99.  This dish comes to the table served family style.  It includes smoked pork ribs, oven roasted chicken, sausage, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. (wait…I need to catch my breath…)  Check it out!…

Whispering Canyon Cafe Skillet

I watched as my dining companions gobbled up the skillet items and then asked for more.  The meat was fork tender and there was a great deal of oohing and ahhing over it.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Cornbread

I was the odd-man-out on this dining excursion and opted for the Whiskey Maple Glazed Trout $17.99.  it was served on a bed of Arugula-Frisee Salad and had tiny fingerling potatoes underneath it as well.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Whiskey Trout

My husband is allergic to fish so I order it out whenever I can.  The dish came with two generous fillets that were cooked to perfection.  The Whiskey Maple Glaze was out-of-this-world delicious and there was extra glaze that served as a dressing on the salad. I ate every last bit of what was presented on my plate and given the chance to dine there again I would order the exact same thing.  And the cornbread….oh the cornbread was sweet and moist…just perfect!

I loved the fact that our beverages were served in mason jars…

Whispering Canyon Cafe Mason Jars

As is with all things Disney, the theming of the restaurant was right on par with what you would come to expect at a Disney dining establishment.  I especially loved the fireplace inside of the restaurant.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Fireplace

The decor is very rustic…

Whispering Canyon Cafe Chandelier

Whispering Canyon Cafe Sconce

Whispering Canyon Cafe Rodeo

So if you’re looking for an exceptional Disney dining experience with good food and good family entertainment, head on over to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and try out the Whispering Canyon Cafe.  It is accessible by boat if you’re at the Magic Kingdom and want to sneak away for a meal. Breakfast hours are 7:30 am to 11:30 am.  Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm…and dinner is from 5 to 10 pm daily.

Have you eaten at Whispering Canyon Cafe? What did you think?

Oct 09

Kyle and Stacey from 67 Days of Smiles Answer Your Questions

Kyle_Stacey_AmandaHey Guys! Wow! I couldn’t believe there were almost 200 questions asked in my last post about Kyle and Stacey from 67 Days of Smiles!

I had the good fortune of being able to hang out with the duo and chat over dinner at the House of Blues this week before their Colbie Caillet concert. What a FUN Couple! I can see why they were selected to be Smile Ambassadors! We laughed a lot! (as evidenced by the blooper reel at the end of the video below).  I also got the ‘low down’ from them as they answered some of your questions.

There were so many great questions posed that it was hard to narrow it down, but I hope you are all happy with the outcome.  This video was shot and edited by me with no professional assistance, so please do not expect a masterpiece.. :o) Stephen Spielberg, I am not!

DSC09682Oh and by the way…the next time you visit Walt Disney World, you have to grab a bite to eat at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney. Our food was outstanding!!  The “Famous Rosemary Skillet Cornbread with Maple Butter” was a surprise favorite…so glad Kyle ordered it!

Cobb SaladI knew that I would be busy asking questions so I opted for the Cobb Salad.  It came in a JYnormous Bowl and was loaded with goodies!

Kyle and Stacey ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sweet Tater Fries.  When they both ordered the same thing I asked Pork Sandwichthem…”Do you always do that?”  Apparently this was the 1st time. Boy did their food look good and I wondered why I hadn’t gone for something more adventurous myself.

Of course while we were there at dinner, Kyle had to do some research and recording of his own.  He would, after all, have to do some blogging later on that night after he and Stacey were done with the Colbie Caillet concert.  I snapped this pic of him while he commented that we might be in some alternate universe where a blogger was taking a picture of him taking a picture so he could blog about what he was taking a picture of….or something like that. 8-)Kyle Blogging

I forgot to mention…the House of Blues gave me a swag bag with an insulated signature coffee mug. I decided that I would like for one of you to have it. So…after DSC09688you’re done watching the video, leave me a comment in the comment section below and let me know what Disney Prize you would like for me to try and score you next.  I have the best time giving stuff away to you all and I hope you have fun playing for it, whether it be in a giveaway like this or as a prize for playing the “Where in the World are We” Newsletter Game…  I will randomly select one comment after the weekend and that person will win the House of Blues Swag Coffee Mug Prize!

I know some of you have been on pins and needles awaiting this video. So, without further ado…..

Until Next Time,

P.S. If you would like a shot at the House of Blues coffee mug pictured in this post…simply leave me a comment on what type of Disney Swag you would like for me to get you guys next as a Contest Prize and I will see what I can do….

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