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Old 09-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #16
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Years ago when it first opened, the skillet was all they served at dinner. Not sure about lunch. The only desert option was a mixed berry cobbler similar to what they have in Artist Point now except it too was served family style. By the next year they started offering the a la carte menu as well. If it didn't work for them in 1994 I wonder what makes them think it will work for them now.
My thoughts exactly. Seems to me that someone at WDW failed logic class.

a) If you offer BOTH the skillet and a la carte options you capture 100% of all potential customers who might want a skillet; and you capture 100% of all potential customers who dislike the skillet, but like the a la carte food.

b) Offer ONLY the skillet, and you capture 100% of all potential customers who might want a skillet; and you lose 100% of all potential customers who dislike the skillet, but like the a la carte food.

Logic dictates that this move has to result in a decline in customers, as they will retain all the skillet people and lose all the a la carte people (like me). The only way this can come close to making sense is if there is a backlog of skillet lovers who currently can't get ADRs who can fill in all the gaps left by the departure of the a la carte people. But I don't think that is likely. I wasn't before. So why will it be now?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #17
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It sounds similar in set up to Liberty Tree Tavern, an a la carte lunch with a fixed dinner entree. I do enjoy a salad with dinner and am sad to see the salad go.

I'm not a fan of the change, but we already ate at WCC twice and it's not on our list of repeats for any time soon.

Are there changes to the breakfast menu, too? My dh liked the skillet there, but the rest of us ordered off the menu. Their milkshakes are good and I hope those would stay on the menu.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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Hmmm, will need to see the menus when they come out, but I think we will be changing our ADRs around...
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
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Hmmm, will need to see the menus when they come out, but I think we will be changing our ADRs around...
I think we might as well, depending on the menus. I want the skillet but I think DH wanted something else, so it might be up to him.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #20
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My thoughts exactly. Seems to me that someone at WDW failed logic class.

a) If you offer BOTH the skillet and a la carte options you capture 100% of all potential customers who might want a skillet; and you capture 100% of all potential customers who dislike the skillet, but like the a la carte food.

b) Offer ONLY the skillet, and you capture 100% of all potential customers who might want a skillet; and you lose 100% of all potential customers who dislike the skillet, but like the a la carte food.

Logic dictates that this move has to result in a decline in customers, as they will retain all the skillet people and lose all the a la carte people (like me). The only way this can come close to making sense is if there is a backlog of skillet lovers who currently can't get ADRs who can fill in all the gaps left by the departure of the a la carte people. But I don't think that is likely. I wasn't before. So why will it be now?
Exactly.

DH has been bugging me to make an ADR there every trip and I always put it off. I finally do and they make it skillet only. Well DH wants the skillet, but I don't so now we won't eat there.

Bad decision on Disney's part unless all these skillet loving people are going to come out of the woodwork.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #21
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1) The move is to streamline the offerings.
. . . improves the efficiency in the kitchen
. . . cuts kitchen labor and manpower
. . . reduces the amount of food inventory necessary
3) Cuts the number of servers needed
. . . ordering time per-table is reduced
. . . serving time is quicker
. . . reduces attentiveness and service to each table
. . . quickens the register and check processes
4) From what we were told,
. . . breakfast will eventually be all-you-can-eat, only (no ala carte) *
. . . lunch will be ala carte, only
. . . dinner will be all-you-can-eat, only (no ala cart)
5) Overall, this will also increase capacity and increase revenue
. . . more "table turns" per hour
. . . quicker ordering for guest, by removing menu choices
. . . will also increase tips for waiters, as more diners and higher checks

* No announcement as to when the breakfast change is to be made.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #22
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I'm disappointed to hear this. Sounds like we will never eat there again. Husband wants the skillet, I don't. I'll be disappointed if breakfast changes too. Our breakfast there was one of my favorite restaurant experiences in WDW (again, hubby with the skillet, me without).
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #23
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So it is all about efficiency. And nothing about food..

Kind of sums up Disney Dining.


Throw junke at the guests and shove 'em out the door.


Reminds me why I eat off site more every trip

And I don't get an increase in tips out of this. I figure it is a fancy buffet. One of the selling points is it reduces service and attentiveness. I would tip less not more...you don't have to take orders, you don't have options for me to spend more money.....
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #24
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What about the Christmas Day option? Will the salad also be gone from that pre set meal? For me the salad is the best part, aside from butter/cornbread.
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If this is the case I guess that we won't be eating there again! DH and DD love the skillet but I really don't care for it! Oh well
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So it is all about efficiency. And nothing about food..

Kind of sums up Disney Dining.


Throw junke at the guests and shove 'em out the door.


Reminds me why I eat off site more every trip

And I don't get an increase in tips out of this. I figure it is a fancy buffet. One of the selling points is it reduces service and attentiveness. I would tip less not more...you don't have to take orders, you don't have options for me to spend more money.....
Exactly! The next time someone asks why are folks so negative on the dining plan...remember this change.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #27
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What is a WCC and what is a skillet? I am currently planning my very first trip, so I am new to the lingo!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #28
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Well, this is very frustrating. We will be at WCC in exactly 19 days. We have a lunch ADR there before MNSSHP. My whole family always orders the skillet, which is an especially great deal with the DVC discount. I'll have to talk to my DH to see if he still wants to go. We may be changing our ADR.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #29
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What about kids? Skillet only?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #30
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What is a WCC and what is a skillet? I am currently planning my very first trip, so I am new to the lingo!
Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

You can find out more about the skillet on their menu
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/din...g-canyon-cafe/
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