Walt Disney World opened a new dining experience, Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White on December 16. I had the pleasure of dining there on Tuesday, December 18 with my family. Character Dining at Disney has always been a family favorite.
The dinner is inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. After a moment of awe from the enormous, gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby, we made our way back to the check-in desk for Artist Point. We sat in the Territory Lounge and enjoyed drinks for 20 minutes after check-in, and were in our seats 10 minutes after our reservation time.
The restaurant is much smaller than typical character dining venues at Disney, and as a result, also makes it feel much more intimate. Character visits include Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy, who each visit your table. The Evil Queen makes a dramatic entrance and is available for photos in the middle of the room. During dinner there are songs introducing the characters, however, they did not encourage us to get up to join in as they walked around the room, but many clapped and sang along. Sadly, I missed filming the Evil Queen’s entrance.
Another video is available on my YouTube channel.
Our waiter quickly greeted us and presented the leather-bound menu. Each table features a tree turnstile in the center, with three bases. These hold the menu’s pre-selected appetizers and desserts. Service is family-style, with one of each item for each person in your party.
We decided to try one each of the specialty non-alcoholic drinks on the menu. The tea was very sweet. My daughter’s boyfriend wished he had just eaten the cotton candy instead of melting it into the drink.
The menu includes preset appetizers and
Our entree choices:
We enjoyed the food presentation. Unfortunately, we were not impressed by the actual quality and taste. We were there at the end of the evening, so I am not sure how that might have impacted food quality. The positives of this new dinner are the intimate setting and interactions with the characters. Dopey was a lot of fun and came back to visit a few times. The Evil Queen was fully in character and again, there were plenty of opportunities to interact with her.
The Characters – Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and the Evil Queen
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