• On Feb 4, 2019
    Vrginia from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, we are making our first trip to Disney World in May and staying at the Contemporary Resort. I am wondering how to get to the Whispering Canyon Cafe for a dinner reservation from the resort at 6:10 pm. Can we take a boat? How long should we allow

    Hi Virginia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited about your first trip to Walt Disney World! You have made a great choice of Resort hotel.  Disney's Contemporary Resort is in such a wonderful location, with Magic Kingdom Park just a short walk away, or a few stops on the monorail.   With several dining options within the hotel and fantastic views over Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, you are sure to enjoy your stay there.  You will find the Whispering Canyon Cafe across the water at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, and I recommend that you take some time to enjoy exploring this Resort hotel while you are there.  Take a walk around the property, enjoy the lakeside views and relax in the beautiful lobby, from where you will find the Whispering Canyon Cafe.  Enjoy your dinner at this lively restaurant, and be sure to ask for Ketchup!  All of this can be reached by boat, direct from Disney's Contemporary Resort.   The boat will travel to Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground before returning to your Resort hotel.  Sometimes the route will be reversed, but it should take no longer than around 20 minutes, and I would allow around 45 minutes total travelling time (including waiting times for your water taxi to arrive).   This is a very enjoyable short cruise, which I sometimes take as a round-trip from Disney's Wilderness Lodge, just for the fun of the ride!   

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.   We will be happy to help you plan your first magical vacation to Walt Disney World.

    ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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