If you were on social media this past weekend, you would have noticed the social eruption. No, it wasn’t because of Maleficent catching on fire on Friday….instead it was because of a tweet that was making the rounds about changes occurring at Whispering Canyon Cafe. The tweet indicated that the Walt Disney World Resort would be making changes to the restaurant’s high jinks and that they were reassessing the restaurant’s offerings.
For those who don’t know anything about this Disney’s Wilderness Lodge table service restaurant, Whispering Canyon Cafe was a high energy dining experience, with many fun and zany antics that would occur. These include things like throwing straws at Guests, bringing LARGE sodas to people who ask for refills, pony races, and, yes, of course, the yelling for ketchup. Personally I have very fond memories of dining here and taking part in the antics myself, with me joining the kids for the pony races (I think it had to do with the fact that I’m vertically challenged), my husband and a friend having to get up and sing “I’m a Little Teapot”, and there was even one trip where for some reason, my husband ended up being put in time out.
Many Guests enjoy the antics that occur at this restaurant, however, for many, they would also prefer to not participate, so recently the restaurant started offering Guests to be able to choose if they wanted to participate in the fun by placing a coaster on the table green side up. (If you did not want to participate, the other side of the coaster was red and indicated you weren’t down with the shenanigans that occurred.)
Now, after the internet lost their collective mind this weekend, I started seeing some conflicting information. People were saying that the fun was still occurring at Whispering Canyon Cafe, so I thought I would go straight to the source. This morning, I asked Disney via the @WDWToday Twitter account just what was going on and definitely got some clarification.
So, as you can see, courtesy of Disney themselves to me personally, Whispering Canyon will still be offering up the “rootin’ tootin’ good time” but that things will just be a little quieter on your next visit.
I hope that clears things up for everyone and I’m looking forward to dining at Whispering Canyon soon to see just how things have changed at this restaurant I love so much.