Last month, I revealed that Disney will be closing Artist Point for renovations and will reopen it with a Storybook Dining meal. This nightly character dining experience will include Snow White, The Evil Queen, Dopey, and Grumpy – and you’ll even get photos with these hard-to-find characters.
The current dining experience will end on November 10th, 2018 when the restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will close for renovations. When the restaurant reopens on December 16th, the Storybook Dining meal will become a regular offering.
The experience will offer a prix fixe menu and will feature creative beverages include alcoholic and non-alcoholic plus bottle and draft beers and wines from the Northwest.
Storybook Dining Menu
The meal begins with shared starters including Hunter’s Pie (chicken, black truffle, and stone fruit preserve), Winter Squash bisque with caramel Loli and granola, Wiked Shrimp Cocktail with soy, miso, avocado, Thai Chili, and greens, and a fruit, veggie, and cheese platter called From the Garden with a create-your-own honey-butter.
Guests can then choose for a variety of individual entrees.
The Royal Prime Rib Roast is served with horseradish mashed potato, hay-smoked carrots, popover, and jus. Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken comes with Confit potatoes roasted Brussels Sprouts, apples, and chestnut butter. The final meat option is Magic Mirror Slow Braised Veal Shank with celery root mashed, wilted winter greens, and jus.
There are two fish dishes on the entrée menu including Seafood Stew with shrimp, bay scallops, mussels, tomato, and fennel, and Bashful’s Butter Poached Snapper with root vegetable risotto, wild mushroom, and citrus butter sauce.
The vegetarian plate is called A Stroll Through Nature and includes butternut squash, arugula, and gnocchi topped with sage and parmesan.
Kids under age 9 can choose the Royal Prime Rib Roast or Grilled Chicken both served with roasted potatoes and broccolini or Princess Pasta with either red or cheese sauce. Vegetarian Kids can enjoy the Vegetarian Steam Bun with crisp shiitake, hoison, pickles, and cilantro.
Finish off your meal with shared desserts. The Poison Apple is white chocolate-apple mousse with a sour center. Miner’s Treasures is a sponge cake with chocolate gems and buttercream icing. Fairytale Gooseberry Pie is made with meringue and gooseberry, and The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen is cracked maple popcorn with a ganache heart. Can’t choose? Don’t worry! You get one of each!
This new character dining meal will most definitely require Advanced Dining Reservations. If you’d like to check it out, make your reservations now! The meal will cost one credit per guest on the Disney Dining Plan or $55 per adult and $33 per children nine and under.
Character Dining at Wilderness Lodge: does the menu sound good?