Help Me Fit It In! Whispering Canyon

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  1. TarrahA

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    Thanks to these boards & a quick google review search & I am so regretting not booking Whispering Canyon when I did ADRs
     
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  3. tfarr

    tfarr Earning My Ears

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    My family tried WC last time we went. Outside of the cornbread we didn't care for the food (overcooked and kinda gross). I had to take my son out because the noise was too loud for him and he started to freak out. Once we left he was fine and happy. As for the shakes there not bad but there only so much shake you can take before you would get sick. If you really want to go I would suggest maybe on your next trip we try a few different places each time we go.
     
  4. jjl181

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    WCC is a lot of fun, and worth trying! If you have the credits, I'd go for it. I would do dinner myself, so I would go with option #1 for two reasons:
    1 - Dinner at WCC starts at 5, so even though you'll be done before the party, the extra time in the park before it starts is always nice, plus a little time at the resort is nice too.
    2 - It is so much easier to just head there from MK, and a bit of a dinner break can be a good thing. It's not too far transportation wise and a relaxing boat ride is so much better than the buses.
    Good luck and enjoy!
     
  5. TarrahA

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    I'm sorry to hear your son didn't enjoy it
     
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    I like your idea on #1, and had forgot about going by boat! This opens up my dinner option a little bit if I could possibly time it to have dinner & watch fireworks from the boat - do they do music on board if so?? Latest ADR on this day was 6:35, would it be realistic or practical to leave MK @ 5:45, do dinner, admire WL for a bit if time allowed after dinner & then take boat back at 8:30-:45 time frame to catch fireworks on the boat?

    Would roughly 7 hours on MK day #2 be enough or am I "wasting" a park ticket by wanting to cut it short? I know we'll have the MNSSHP for any make ups also but I'm sure we'll be focused on party events anyhow & won't be doing many rides.
     
  7. moreisgood

    moreisgood Falling in love

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    We just ate there for the first time in June. The food wasn't very good. We got the skillet (now on a platter) dinner, and the only thing my 10 year old daughter would eat was the corn on the cob. She ate 4 ears! The steak was awful, and the fish was worse. The chicken and ribs were just OK. The side dishes were better than the meats.
    IMO, it sounds like you already have a great schedule. Leave it alone and try it another time.
     
  8. TarrahA

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    Oh man! It's not looking good, that's 2-1! I don't think we'll be coming back to WDW for awhile though, so I wanted to get my Must Do's done this go-around just in case it is another 5 yrs before we're back...and now I'm excited just for the boat & fireworks prospect LOL can you tell I have ADD???
     
  9. Happyjen27

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    I made the mistake my first trip of reading all these trip reports and dining reports and making all kinds of ADRs.

    It just made for a hectic trip. The food didn't knock my socks off, and I realized I can eat quite well at home, but I can't always watch my DS hug Mary Poppins.

    So, I wouldn't add a meal if it were going to take time away from experiences. I would just skip it this time, enjoy it next time, and hit up a place that has great milkshakes at home. They are all bottomless if you keep buying them.:goodvibes

    I should frame this information with the fact that WCC was my FAVORITE meal last trip. We did lunch, and it was relaxing to get to, and was exactly what we expected. Unlike 'Ohana which disappointed and Les Chefs de France which was unpleasant in terms of service and food, and CRT which made me feel like a milking cow being prodded through the steps of what was supposed to be a magical time.

    So, I say save WCC for later!
     
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    No parenting criticism, but I don't know if bottomless milkshake is a reason to worry if you have the restaurant booked. My 7 year old couldn't even finish one small chick-fil-a milkshake (which is around $3). The milkshakes at WCC are $7 according to online menus.
     
  12. jjl181

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    I think your time frame is fine. I'm not sure about the music on the boat, so someone else might be able to answer that.
    As for an ADR: If you have a credit that you are going to want to use and are willing to take the trip over, go for it. You know what your family would enjoy most and there is nothing wrong with leaving the park for dinner. And the milkshakes are great! Just get a glass of water too for when it starts to get too heavy.
     
  13. TarrahA

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    I hear ya, but we're in TX - Whataburger country, and if you've ever had a whataburger shake, you know why someone would lol and if you haven't, then I guess the saying, "you can't miss what you've never had" is appropriate, albeit sad :(

    But seriously, I doubt she'd try to go for more than 2, it's really just the idea that she COULD, that she'd be in love with. But she'd definitely be able to down a small - she can do a medium usually with no trouble. I'm tellin' ya, this girl LOVES shakes lol, probably because she only gets them on rare occasion b/c we don't do fast food much.

    And last time I checked the shakes were included on the DDP as a drink or snack...? Maybe I read some bad info but that's what I was thinking. Wouldn't completely deter me if not tho.
     
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    Thanks for chiming in! This message is starting to sink in especially since we do already have quite a hectic schedule as it is, and then thinking about whataburger shakes at home...mmmm...I definitely have some thinking to do on this!!! Maybe over a shake for lunch...LOL
     
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    Thanks!!! I'll have to research the boat music or if they even run during that time before committing to it but it *sounds* great in theory. Either way my conundrum has been resolved - it's either option #1 or pass. So thanks for helping me get it straight, or at least less complicated than I was making it :)
     
  16. L&Lfan

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    We went to Wispering Canyon last May. We enjoyed the food but our server was a disaster! Bad enough that he nearly ruined our visit. We'd absolutely go again but if we're given that server, we're definitely asking for another. Re: the milkshakes...my boyfriend got the bottomless vanilla, but he could only handle one of them. Kinda a shame they don't offer one serving shakes at a lower price. As far as we could tell, although we didn't ask, you can only get a shake there at the bottomless price of 7 bucks. Is that true?
     
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    Like many WDW restuarants - this used to be very good. Last time we were there, we really disliked the food. Everything had a very fake tasting smoky flavor. Server told us a new chef had taken over and they were receiving a lot of no so favorable comments. I would not go out of my way or make a special trip just to go to this restaurant.
     
  18. clc053103

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    I would leave your schedule alone and skip it. Bad service, bad jokes, bad food. It's not worth squeezing in.
     
  19. JillMSH

    JillMSH Earning My Ears

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    I haven't been here before, but I'm planning lunch on one of our MK day. I figured we'd take the boat, have a relaxing lunch, then head back to MK. Mostly, I want to see the WL decorated for Christmas though (we're going for Thanksgiving). Your option #1 would be my preference. Like you, we don't make regular trips, so I feel like I need to fit in the "must dos"
     
  20. TarrahA

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    I bet that's gorgeous! We're going early October so probably won't see any special decor, but the pics of it just as it is are all beautiful!
     

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