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To my friends, I am the sassy and funny girl who keeps their lives interesting. If you also like to embrace your sassy side, then I suggest you try Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge. They offer all you can eat family-style skillets with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. They also have additional entrées that are different than the family-style skillets, as well as side dishes to purchase. I have to be honest, my family has only been to breakfast. But I can only imagine that the lunch and dinner options are equally as tasty.
I ride horses and I also enjoy the heritage and history of the old west, so the décor was aesthetically pleasing to me. When you walk inside, you are instantly welcomed with colorful carpet, log cabin accents and other simple western touches. The chandelier lights with the cutouts of cowboys on horseback are my favorite part. Some of the artwork on the walls are really neat as well. They cram a lot of décor into one area meanwhile keeping the design simple yet effective to achieve that cowboy essence.
All three of us chose the Heritage skillet, which is your basic breakfast option. It included sausage, bacon, cheddar biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, mickey waffles and potatoes. There are two other family-style skillet options. The Carnivore skillet has the same options except the waffles. It also includes ham and brisket. The Lighter Side skillet has Swiss oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt, egg white-spinach frittata, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, potatoes and Mickey waffles. These are all-you-can-eat style and you can request which items you want more of. The cost for each skillet, per person, is $22.00, but passholders do get their 10% off discount. In my opinion, for a Disney restaurant and all-you-can-eat, this isn’t a terrible price.
While you are at the Wilderness Lodge, I highly recommend walking around to check it out. It is a really pretty resort and right on the water of Bay Lake. You could potentially ride the water transportation from Magic Kingdom, Fort Wilderness Campground or the Contemporary Resort. My favorite spot has to be the large waterfall out back between the hotel and the pool. It makes a great background for a quick family after breakfast photo. I’ve only stayed at a handful of resorts, and this one is on my bucket list for sure.
At Whispering Canyon, the cast members are sassy right off the bat and you never know what they are going to say. I don’t want to give anything away in case you have never dined here. But there’s no telling what antics you might find your server doing. Our waitress even sang a song about handing out napkins.
The fun vibes of this restaurant are sure to entertain you and keep you on your toes. Hopefully you add this restaurant to your future dining plans someday!
Kayln Epperson is a 31 year old hardcore Disney fan. She is also a lover of history, St. Louis Blues hockey, the Florida Gators and the gym. She is an annual pass holder to Disney and visits quite often. She currently works in the horse industry and is a World Champion in the American Paint Horse Association. She has 3 horses, 2 dogs and a goldfish. She is passionate about being a single, childless adult in the Disney community and wants to help others like herself.