Step into the Enchanted Forest and be prepared to be surrounded by delicious food, magical ambiance, and friendly visits by some familiar friends. Storybook Dining at Artist Point, located inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge was opened last fall as a new prix fixe menu character dining experience. The reimagined space has been redesigned to include a magical forest vibe with soft lighting while Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy walk throughout the restaurant and visit you tableside. If you’re lucky, you will also have the chance to meet the Evil Queen at the completion of your meal.
The menu reads like a storybook, adult dinner is $55.00 whereas a children’s meal is $33.00 or one table service credit. When you are seated, you notice every detail Disney has included to pay homage to the classic tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” An enchanted tree in the middle of your table spins and invites you to share with the group. On a red rolled napkin, an apple has been adorned with all the character signatures on the backside. This is a cute souvenir you can take home from your meal.
We began the meal with the Enchanted Apple for $12.50; Skyy Citrus Vodka, DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple, and White Cranberry Juice. There was a candied apple floating in the drink and just like magic, it disappeared.
To begin the meal we were immediately brought three mini appetizers and they were placed on the tree in the center of the table. It included the Winter Squash Bisque, Wicked Shrimp Cocktail, and the Hunter’s Pie were brought to the table in portions we could all share. The bisque was creamy and had a marshmallow on a stick to swirl for added sweetness. Next up, the shrimp cocktail which was an unexpectedly large portion seasoned with Soy, Miso, Avocado, Thai Chili, and Greens. Saving the best for last, the Hunter’s Pie was a tiny little bite of sweet and savory that we all could have had more and more of!
Our entrees were absolutely divine. We had the Royal Prime Rib Roast and Brothers Grim Roasted Chicken. Our prime rib was so soft it melted in your mouth and came with horseradish-mashed potato, carrots, popover, and jus. The chicken was very earthy and delish as well with herb-crusted potatoes, fire-roasted petite squash, and golden raisins.
As we waited for Snow White and Dopey to visit our table we were brought out shared desserts for the table. They were almost too cute to eat! First, the ‘Poison Apple: a dark chocolate-apple mousse with a sour center that has been rolled perfectly into red sugar apple. Next, the Minors Treasure: layered sponge cake, chocolate gems, and berry panna cotta in a small glass with a Dopey hat and whipped topping. Last, the Fairytale Gooseberry Pie: this little tart was a VERY sour meringue and gooseberry.
As we were trying our desserts Dopey, Snow White, and Grumpy stopped by to take photos and play with the children at the table. They take as much time as you’d like posing and talking with the table(well, just Snow. Grumpy and Dopey do not speak).
Your meal is not complete until you are brought a gift from the Huntsman. The “Hunters Gift to the Queen” is a box that is presented to every table of Crackled Maple Popcorn and Ganache Hearts to replicate the “heart” the Huntsman gives to the queen in the story. It comes in quite a display with dry ice billowing out of the box! It is a very cool added touch that brings quite a bit of excitement to the children at the table, and some of the adults too!
At the completion of your meal a host comes to your table and invites you to have your photo opportunity with the Evil Queen herself in a special meeting area. The queen is one of the best character interactions we have ever had at a Disney meal. She acts completely disgusted by children and plays her part perfectly.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point is a great addition to the character meals throughout Walt Disney World Property and would recommend it to anyone looking for an experience their family would not soon forget.