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Frog Family Foodie Review: Story Book Dining at Artist Point

by Mommy Frog on February 23, 2022 Orlando   Video

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - PinterestAs a big fan of the first Disney princess, Snow White, I don't know who was more excited about this character dining, me or Lily. Storybook Dining at Artist Point reopened in December 2021, joining the handful of modified character dining locations that have slowly returned. Having only first opened three years prior, this character experience is still relatively new and offers many rare characters.

Located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Storybook Dining allows you to enjoy a delicious meal and meet Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey and the Evil Queen! There's someone for everyone in the family (even the grumpy ones — get it?).

You'll need to book your reservation ahead of time, which you can do 60 days in advance. While times can fill up quickly, we recommend checking a few days beforehand as well. We managed to get a reservation just two days before by refreshing a few times.

Now, let's dig in to our frogtastic guide to Storybook Dining at Artist Point!

Overview of Story Book Dining at Artist Point

Storybook Dining at Artist Point is located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Once you're in the lobby, head toward the back and veer left. Check-in with cast members at the podium or through Mobile Check-In on the My Disney Experience app. You'll receive a notification when your table is ready. Browse the beautiful "Snow White" artwork for sale on the wall while you wait.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Tree Canopy

Once inside, you are magically transported to the enchanted forest with twinkling lights in the "trees." Tables even have a tree-themed centerpiece to place small dishes. With the large windows overlooking the lush forest outside, the theming makes you feel like you're not in Florida anymore! At night, you can really take in the atmosphere and see the lights sparkle and change color.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Interior at night

Take a look at our video highlighting this great character dining location:

Characters at Story Book Dining at Artist Point

Storybook Dining at Artist Point – Snow White

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - The Evil Queen

Storybook Dining at Artist Point features characters from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" — Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey and the Evil Queen. The characters will come out regularly and rotate throughout the restaurant for distanced greetings and photos. Music will play to alert you when someone enters the dining room (and even the lighting in the trees will change depending on the character). Periodically, all the characters will come out together to dance along to the "Silly Song," though the Evil Queen is not so easily amused.

The Evil Queen and Seven Dwarfs are considered rare characters, as they have only been seen at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in past years. I DisneyBounded as Snow White on our visit and the Evil Queen did not agree with my outfit choices. She reluctantly agreed to pose for a portrait only so that she could make it better. She used to have a separate photo meet-and-greet, but now she also travels around the dining room with the other characters.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Dopey

Dopey is his typical silly self and Grumpy ... well he is making the most of things (I find I can relate to Grumpy more and more over the years).

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Grumpy

Guests need to stay at their table while characters are moving in their area but may stand to pose for a distanced photo. Be ready to take selfies, though cast members are happy to take photos, as well.

Story Book Dining Menu

Storybook Dining at Artist Point – Appetizers

Storybook Dining at Artist Point is a prix fixe meal that costs $60 per adult and $39 per child, plus tax and tip. The restaurant is open for dinner only. When we were seated, we received a QR code to access the digital menu. A variety of allergy-friendly options are also available.

Shared Appetizers

  • Wild Mushroom Bisque
  • Hunter's Pie – Turkey and Chicken, Black Truffle, Cranberry Preserve and Crispy Sauerkraut
  • Wicked Shrimp Cocktail – Bloody Mary Vinaigrette, Seaweed Salad and Spiced House-made Seasoning

To start off, each person enjoys one of each of the mini appetizers. My favorite of the three would have to be the Hunter's Pie, though the Wild Mushroom Bisque soup is a close second!

Kids' Appetizer

Storybook Dining at Artist Point – Kids' Appetizer

  • From the Garden – Create-your-own honey butter with fruit, vegetables and cheese

The kids' appetizer is toadally adorable and equally as healthy. Win! Make sure to shake the honey butter to mix it thoroughly.

Nonalcoholic Beverages

Storybook Dining at Artist Point – In the Clouds drink

  • In the Clouds – Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, blueberry and cotton candy
  • Transformative Potion – Minute Maid lemonade and blue potion
  • Through the Forest – Wildberry, lime juice, mint and sparkling water
  • Wishing Apple Punch – Crisp apple, white cranberry and Sprite (souvenir glow cube available for an additional cost)

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Enchanted Apple – Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple and White Cranberry Juice
  • Alchemy – Tanqueray Gin, St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur and Watermelon
  • The Smoking Mirror – Johnnie Walker Black, Wildberry, Lime and Rosemary Smoke
  • The Antidote – Bacardí Superior Rum, Hickory Smoke, Lime Juice and Ginger Beer
  • Evil to the Core – Patrón Silver Tequila, Blackberry Brandy, Habanero and Orange Juice
  • A Brew of Peaches – Jim Beam Black Extra-aged Bourbon, Peach, Raspberry and Brûlée Demerara Sugar
  • Assorted beers and wines

Lily and Tad loved the "In the Clouds" drink, especially watching the cotton candy "cloud" melt away. Unsurprisingly, it tastes like liquid cotton candy and Powerade, so it is very sugary (no complaints from the tadpoles though!). Leap enjoyed the Smoking Mirror, which has a magical smoking effect when poured together.

Entrée (Choose One)

Storybook Dining at Artist Point – Herb Chicken

  • "Cottage" Beef Stroganoff – Tender Beef, Preserved Vegetables, Spätzle, Mushrooms and Aged Cow's Milk Cheese
  • A Stroll through Nature – Asparagus, Leeks, Arugula, Gnocchi, Sage, Parmesan
  • Brother's Grimm Herb Chicken – Cauliflower Purée, Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Jus (pictured)
  • Sorceress Spell of "Tricken" Chicken – Cauliflower Puree, Roasted Vegetables, Vegetable Jus (Plant-based)
  • Royal Prime Rib Roast – Horseradish-Mashed Potato, Carrots and Jus
  • Magic Mirror's Slow-braised Pork Shank – Horseradish-Mashed Potato, Wilted Greens and Jus
  • Bashful's Butter-poached Sustainable Fish – Farro, Fava Beans, English Peas and Gremolata

Kids' Entrée (Choose One)

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Prime Rib Roast
  • Grilled Fish of the Day

Kids' Side Selections (Choose Two)

  • Roasted potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Broccolini
  • Carrots

Kids' meals come with a choice of low-fat milk, bottled water or apple juice.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Herb Chicken, and Leap had the Pork Shank, which was very tender and delicious. We also asked to try the vegetarian option, A Stroll through Nature, which tasted very fresh and had a savory sauce. Tad and Lily each got the kids' Prime Rib and loved it so much ... they asked for seconds!

Shared Desserts

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Themed Dessert Trio

  • "Poison" Apple – Dark Chocolate-Apple Mousse and Sour Center
  • Miner's Treasures – Cookies 'n Cream Panna Cotta and Chocolate Gems
  • Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart – Meringue and Gooseberry
  • The Hunter's Gift to the Queen

The first three desserts are brought out together, but be prepared for a magical presentation for the fourth dessert! Each dessert provides a unique flavor — you'll definitely want to try each of them.

Our Final Thoughts on Story Book Dining at Artist Point

Storybook Dining at Artist Point - Autograph Card

We highly recommend booking Storybook Dining at Artist Point! The food is excellent and very filling. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant with the trees and lights. Though distanced, you can still have a brief interaction with the characters before taking a photo, and you will receive an autograph card when you leave with all of their signatures.

Depending on where you are sitting, posing for distanced photos can be challenging. Time of day can also affect the lighting of your photos. We had a 4:30 p.m. reservation and were placed by a window, so we had plenty of natural light. There was a clear difference once the sun set. The restaurant's contrasting lighting may be hard for some photos.

The combination of special characters and high-quality food in a magical setting makes Storybook Dining at Artist Point one of our top character dining locations.

Have you ever been to Storybook Dining at Artist Point? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Ranking Disney World Character Dining Locations

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