When Walt Disney World reopened its theme parks to the public back in mid-July 2020, several changes were implemented — one of them being the temporary elimination of FastPass+. It was indicated that there would be a temporary suspension of FastPass+ for the time being due to the pandemic and the phased reopening process of the Disney World theme parks. But still, several months after the theme parks first reopened last summer, the service has not yet returned.
Though this amenity is still temporarily suspended, there is one type of FastPass that still exists in Disney World…kind of.
Reddit user chukc shared a photo that they took on their recent visit to Whispering Canyon Café in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort along with the caption:
I got the best Fastpass ever today!
As you can see in the Reddit post below, the user is holding a piece of paper that reads:
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Good for one trip to the local outhouse
The Reddit user then took to the comments section to share additional information. They shared that they were really thirsty when arriving at Whispering Canyon Café and when they quickly drank the first sweet tea, the staff brought them a 1/2 gallon along with the “FastPass.”
For context, that was a 1/2 gallon of sweet tea at Whispering Canyon. I was really thirsty, and quickly drank the first tea they brought out. Also, our server, Chris, has been at WDW for 40 years!
In case you aren’t familiar, Whispering Canyon Café is known for the shenanigans that ensue between servers and Guests (don’t ask for extra ketchup!) and this is just one of the many fun aspects of dining at the restaurant. So even though FastPass+ is suspended at the theme parks, Guests will still be able to snag a FastPass to the local outhouse at Whispering Canyon Café!
More on FastPass+ at Disney World
As a result of the COVID-19 impact on operations, the FastPass+ service is suspended for the time being. FastPass+ service is not offered with the purchase of tickets or annual passes. We will share future updates at a later date.
Have you ever dined at Whispering Canyon Café? What is your favorite part about the restaurant? Let us know in the comments below.
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