On Monday, December 16th Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge transformed. During a staycation at the Lodge (hands down my favorite resort) a few years back we had dinner at Artist Point so I was excited to see the new transformation with The Queen, Snow White, and characters. I joined a group of friends to dine with The Queen in style on opening day, lucky us! The atmosphere, the food, and the character experience made this Disney dining a top 3 favorite of mine. Here’s our experience at the NEW Storybook Dining at Artist Point.
Storybook Dining Quick Breakdown
- Service: Table-Service
- Type of Food: Prime Rib Roast, Chicken, Seafood, Allergy options
- Price: $$
- Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Discounts: Annual Pass
- Features: Reservations, Alcohol, Character Experience
- Food for: Casual Dining
A Tour Around Storybook Dining at Artist Point
The view, music, lighted trees, and table setting is such fun at Artist Point! The details are fantastic and you truly feel like you’ve escaped into a magical forest. From the name tags to the spinning leaf food stand at each table there weren’t details missed. One of my favorite things is the leather menu which tells the Snow White story as you select your main course.
Look at how ornate the new nametags are for the cast. Everything feels so regal!
Attached your napkin comes an autograph card with the signatures of all the characters that you will meet over your meal at Storybook Dining. Note that just the Queen will sign autographs for you.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point Dishes
Before I dive into meeting The Queen I have to mention the amazing food! Below you’ll find details on the menu. The butternut squash appetizer with marshmallow stick was so good I could have just had a large bowl of it on its own for dinner. The shared appetizers and shared desserts are one of my favorite ways to try a variety of things at one sitting. I left this meal so full I couldn’t finish my dessert spread! I’ve experienced a bit of fine dining at Disney World and Artist Point is comparable.
The cocktail options were such fun! The cocktails are not included in the dinner price, which is set at $55 for appetizers, main course, and desserts. I believe the dinner price is beyond fair and the amount of food you get at that price is impressive. Here are the 6 cocktails available that range from $11.25 to $12.50:
Enchanted Apple- Skyy Citrus Vodka, DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple, and White Cranberry Juice
Alchemy- Uncle Val’s Gind Vodka, Agave, Lime, Cucumber
The Smoking Mirror- Johnnie Walker Black, Wildberry, Lime, Rosemary Smoke (this cocktail comes out smoking!)
The Antidote- Bacardi Gran Reseva Maestro, Agave, Ginger Beer
Evil to the Core- Patron Silver Tequila, Habanero, Blackberry, Orange Juice
A Brew of Peaches- Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Peach, Raspberry, and Brulee Demerara Sugar
Here is a look at the Royal Prime Rib Roast. Which is what I opted for as my main course and it was divine.
Storybook Dining Menu
Storybook Dining with Snow White at Artist Point costs $55.00 per person for adults ages 10 and up, $33.00 per child. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan it uses up one table service credit.
Shared Appetizers – Winter Squash Bisque, Hunter’s Pie, and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail
Entrée (select one)– Cottage Seafood Stew, Royal Prime Rib Roast, A Stroll Through Nature (gnocchi), Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken, Magic Mirror, Slow-braised Veal, Bashful’s butter-poached Snapper
Shared Desserts – Miner’s Treasure sponge cake, Gooseberry Pie, Poison Apple mousse, The Hunter’s Gift (popcorn and chocolate hearts)
Characters at Storybook Dining
The character meet-n-greets at Artist Point are such fun! Snow White is as perfect as you could imagine. Once you’ve started your appetizer Grumpy and Dopey come out dancing and make their way around each table for super fun photos. I enjoy a good selfie with the characters myself. Then comes The Queen. She makes her grand entrance and stands at a stunning backdrop for photo pass opportunities.
The evil queen is one of the best characters I’ve ever met at Disney. She’s so inviting and says the wildest things. I was told that my lack of conversation was a waste and a friend was asked to help get rid of Snow. She is fantastic! You’ll have a couple of times to stand in line to meet her and it only takes minutes.
Recommendation on Storybook Dining
Storybook Dining at Artist Point was one of the best meals, best character meeting experiences, and prettiest atmospheres I’ve been in lately at Disney. Well done, Artist Point, Wilderness Lodge, and all of those involved in the planning. It’s the same Artist Point but so different at the same time. Will this new restaurant make your dining list next vacation? Let us know in the comments below.
Note that this restaurant is no longer participating in Tables in Wonderland.
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