Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 19, 2013
    Paula from ON 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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    Staying at Polynesian Aug 2014. Looking for a table service restaurant for our first night in a resort somewhere near the Polynesian. Wondering about Chef Mickey and/or Whispering Canyon. Is WC meal very similar to Hoop Dee Doo?

    Hi Paula!

    Welcome back!  It is nice to see a fellow Canadian heading to my favourite vacation destination!  I think both of the dining choices you are interested in are fabulous, and whichever you choose, you will be satisfied.  With that being said, both dining options are very different.  I do find the food at Whispering Canyon Cafe to be similar to the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review, however there is more selection at Whispering Canyon Cafe and personally I find the quality of food slightly better as well.  With a Western flare, your family will enjoy some down home cooking, and for a fun treat, don't forget to ask for the ketchup!  On the other hand, Chef Mickey's is a great character dining experience, with a buffet style meal.  There is definitely excitement in the air when dining at Chef Mickey's.  If you are looking for a lower-key option, I would suggest the Wave... Of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  The cuisine is American with an international flare, and is absolutely delicious!  I find this dining location to be a great option for a nice relaxing meal with your family.  

    I hope you have a magical time this August Paula.  Please let me know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan, I would love to hear from you again!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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