More Disney Food Please -- Storybook Dining With Snow White
Last year, the Disney Parks Blog announced a brand new character dining experience coming to Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. We’ve been twice now and I’m seriously obsessed. I was never the biggest fan of Snow White but my opinion of her has definitely changed after this.
Storybook Dining is here to stay at Artist Point and at the moment, there aren’t any plans to bring Artist Point back to normal.
Storybook Dining is $55 per person and 1 Table Service dining credit. The meal includes shared appetizers and desserts and an individual entree.
I do want to add - we’ve arrived early every time and they haven’t seated us until our reservation time or after. We’ll go to the Territory Lounge and get some pre-dinner drinks.
Here’s my favorite things about Storybook Dining and why you should go:
1) Character meet and greets
Everyone who knows me is well aware that I am obsessed with meeting characters. I don’t care who it is, I’ll absolutely meet them. This meal is unique because a lot of the characters are rare. Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and the Evil Queen herself are there to meet you. All of the characters will come to your table except for the Evil Queen. You’ll be invited to meet her at the end of your meal (I’ll explain later) and she has a Photopass photographer with her to capture your experience with royalty. Snow White, Grumpy, and Dopey DO NOT have Photopass. Once the characters come out, make sure someone in your group has their phone or camera ready to capture the experience.
The characters will each come out individually to themed music after being introduced and then will start their table rotation. The Evil Queen will make her debut and will go directly to her Photopass Storybook spot.
2) The food
This restaurant is unique in that your table will receive individual shared appetizers and desserts but everyone in your group gets to choose their own entree. There’s something so sweet about having individual sized courses.
The first time we went, I got the Stroll through Nature dish, gnocchi and butternut squash. IT IS AMAZING!! If we go back a third time I’m absolutely going to get it again. Aidan got the Brother’s Grimm chicken both times and loved it. I got the prime rib our second time and wish I had gotten the gnocchi again. I think it was just too much for me and I wasn’t a fan of the horseradish mashed potatoes.
When the desserts are brought out to you, they’ll also bring a gift from the Queen and that’s when it’s time for you to go meet her!
3) The overall experience
Who doesn’t love getting to meet characters and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time?! A lot of character dining experiences can feel rushed and leave you wanting more. This character dining is an entire experience. They’ve completely redone the interior of Artist Point with trees and twinkle lights. The characters come and dance around and engage with everyone. The food is absolutely amazing. It’s similar experience wise to the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno.
I absolutely love the direction character dining’s are going and I hope they keep this up with more locations and characters!