Happy #tastytuesday friends!! As I sit here listening to the Happily Ever After playlist on Spotify, I am AMPED UP to share with you my review of the Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. This dining experience is located in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and is a remake of the once signature dining experience, Artist Point, and is only offered at dinner. Storybook Dining is also worth on table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
My mom and I had a 4:40 reservation at the restaurant, which I preferred because we were one of the first groups seated for dinner. We made our way over to Wilderness Lodge around 4:00pm to find out where to check in and to see where the restaurant was, as we have not been to the Wilderness Lodge before. We arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation and walked around the resort for a couple of minutes before checking in at a podium to the left side of the lobby behind Whisper Canyon Cafe.
Once we were checked in, we were seated in about 5 minutes. A cast member brought us to our table where we were presented with an apple tied to our napkins that had all of the characters’ signatures on it. If I haven’t mentioned this already, this dining experience is a character dinner (although that may be obvious by the title of the dining experience).
Once we were seated, my mom and I took a look at the menu. For this restaurant, there is a pre-fixed menu. All of the appetizers are served and shared with the table, as with the dessert, and then each member of the party gets to pick an entree. I spoke to the cast member about my food allergies (milk, eggs, wheat), and he let me know that all of the appetizers/desserts would be taken care of and to let him know which entree I would like. I was very pleased by his willingness to make sure I could eat everything on the menu!
To start, my mom and I both ordered a drink called Evil to the Core. It is essentially a margarita made with Patron Silver Tequila, habanero, blackberry, and orange juice. I would rate this drink a 10/10 for taste and potency!
Our first course came out about 10 minutes after ordering. The chef was able to make me everything on the appetizer menu, but with modifications. Instead of a mushroom bisque (which usually contains dairy), the chef made me a very delightful mushroom broth. I was surprised by how flavorful it was! The other items were From the Garden (top) and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail (bottom). From the Garden was a nice small salad, but without the cheese, and the Wicked Shrimp Cocktail was literally just a piece of shrimp without sauce. I wish there was a vegan or allergy friendly sauce option for the shrimp, but overall I was very pleased with the appetizers. 8/10
Soon after we were presented with our main courses. I opted for the Royal Prime Rib Roast, specifically the version off of the children’s menu, as it works best with my food allergies. I have sometimes been told I could not order an entree off of the children’s menu in the past by cast members, but the cast member serving us was very willing to make the children’s option into an adult option for me. Ya’ll, when I tell you this prime rib was amazing, I don’t even that that word begins to describe the dance party my taste buds had in my mouth. The prime rib was melt-in-your-mouth, cooked absolutely perfectly with the perfect amount of au jus on top. 10/10/10/10/10- that’s a rating right?!
After we had eaten our main entrees, we were presented with the final course of the meal: dessert! The first item was the Miner’s Treasures. I was served an allergy friendly version a chia seed panna cotta, which was more savory than sweet. The Poison Apple was an allergy friendly chocolate truffle, which was delicious, because, chocolate. However, my favorite dessert was the allergy friendly version of the Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie. It was the perfect balance of sweet and a little sour, which I very much enjoyed. 8/10
Lastly, as if the rest of the food in the meal was not enough, we were served the Hunter’s Gift to the Queen. Unfortunately, this dessert is not allergy friendly, nor is there an allergy friendly option, but it is so cool to look at because of the dried ice! I enjoyed the presentation, while my mom enjoyed the actual dessert.
And of course, I can’t forget to share the character meet-and-greets! Grumpy was by far my favorite, followed by the Evil Queen, Dopey, and Snow White herself. Pro Tip: You can have your picture taken with the Evil Queen at any point throughout dinner and do not have to wait for your meal to be over. Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy will all make their way around the restaurant to visit guests.
So far, I think this is my favorite character dining experience after The Garden Grill. The food is delicious, there are a ton of allergy friendly options, and the characters are so much fun to interact with (My mom kept quoting the movie to them!). I am looking forward to going back soon, and I already have an upcoming reservation in the coming months!
Here’s to living our best and most delicious Disney lives! <3
Meagan has been living with many food allergies and sensitivities since she was 19 years old. She is currently a Personal Vacation Advisor for Magical Vacation Planner, specializing in helping her guests book trips to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Meagan enjoys researching fitness and nutrition and has taken a special interest in finding allergy friendly options at Walt Disney World.
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