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Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White Review

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There are some great character dining opportunities throughout the Walt Disney World property, and one that both my girls and I loved was the Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. 

This character dining over at the Wilderness Lodge allows you to meet beloved Snow White characters, all while enjoying delectable dishes in a fantasy-themed dining hall. 

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White Review

During one of our past trips to Walt Disney World, I was lucky enough to secure a table at Artist Point. And if you’re thinking about adding Story Book Dining to your itinerary, then here is everything you need to know about the sit-down meal, including my own personal opinion on the overall experience.

Story Book Dining Enchanting Decor and Atmosphere

From the moment you step inside the Story Book Dining restaurant, you’ll be transported to a fairytale forest with rustic tree canopies that are sprawling over the ceilings—a very complimentary setup to the surrounding decor of the Wilderness Lodge. 

But although the decoration of the restaurant is beautiful regardless of the time you visit, what we particularly loved was that as the evening progressed, the trees and the restaurant’s chandeliers illuminated the entire dining area to create a relaxing and whimsical setting that I felt fit with Snow White’s story perfectly. 

If you do have the flexibility to dine after 6 PM then I highly recommend you do so to get the full effect of the Story Book Dining decor, as once it’s lit up at night, it really elevates the entire experience.

Storybook Dining Menu

The dinner service at the Story Book Dining restaurant consists of a three-course meal. Both appetisers and desserts are served sharing style where as entrees are served individually. 

As a family, we liked the structure of the Story Book Dining menu as it meant we got to try a little bit of everything while also having an individual entree that we knew we would love. 

You’ll also have water, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea, and milk included in the cost of your meal. However, alcoholic drinks and speciality drinks come at an additional cost. 

Appetisers

In terms of starters, each table gets the following three dishes:

  • Wild Mushroom Bisque – Chive oil
  • Hunter’s Pie – Turkey and chicken, cranberry preserve, and crispy sauerkraut
  • Wicked Shrimp Cocktail – Bloody Mary vinaigrette, seaweed salad, and spiced house-made seasoning

Our favourite of the three was, by far, the Hunter’s Pie and the Mushroom bisque. However, all three dishes were excellent, and even my girls enjoyed them. 

Magic Mirror’s Slow-Braised Pork Shank - Polenta and gastrique, at Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disneys Wilderness Lodge hotel

Entrees

For the entrees, each guest can choose one of the following dishes: 

  • “Cottage” Beef Stroganoff – Tender beef, preserved vegetables, spatzle, mushrooms, and aged cow’s milk cheese
  • Royal Prime Rib Roast – HorAseradish-mashed potato, carrots, and jus
  • A Stroll Through Nature – Asparagus, leeks, arugula, gnocchi, safe, and parmesan
  • Magic Mirror’s Slow-Braised Pork Shank – Polenta and gastrique
  • Brother’s Grimm Herb Chicken – Cauliflower puree, roasted vegetables, and chicken jus
  • Bashful’s Sustainable Fish – Herbed risotto and gremolata
  • Sorceress Spell of “Tricken” Chicken – Cauliflower puree, roasted vegetables, and vegetable jus
salmon and veggies at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida
Chicken broccoli dinner at Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disneys Wilderness Lodge hotel

Of these choices, I opted for the fish, my husband chose the pork shank, while my eldest went for the chicken. All were delicious and of decent size. 

Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart - Meringue and gooseberry, at Story Book Dining at Artist Point

Desserts

And to finish off the meal, a server presented us with three Snow White-themed desserts, which included: 

  • Miner’s Treasures – Cookies ‘n cream panna cotta and chocolate gems
  • Fairy Tale Gooseberry Tart – Meringue and gooseberry
  • “Poison” Apple – Dark chocolate-apple mousse with a sour centre
“Poison” Apple - Dark chocolate-apple mousse with a sour centre, at Story Book Dining at Artist Point

The Miner’s Treasures dessert was decorated with Dopey’s hat, while the “Poison” Apples actually looked like the apple from the fairytale—my girls thought they were the coolest things ever. 

heart chocolates in a misty fog at Disney
Heart chocolates in a misty fog at Disney

To top off your trio of desserts, you’ll then be given what the restaurant calls “The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen”. This gift just so happens to be a box containing chocolate hearts and smoke, so make sure you have your camera ready!

Kids’ Appetisers

The kids’ menu is slightly different from the adults’, with one appetiser and three entrees for children under 9 to choose from. Unfortunately, there is no specific dessert for kids as children share with the adults. 

From the Garden, is a little plate of fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread and honey butter, with mini plant pots for decoration. 

The appetiser on the kids’ menu, From the Garden, is a little plate of fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread and honey butter, with mini plant pots for decoration. 

Chicken and veggies at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida

Kids’ Entrees

For entrees, kids’ can choose from the following dishes as well as sides which include roast potatoes, carrots, broccolini, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. 

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

My youngest chose the grilled chicken and she loved it! All kids’ meals come with the choice of a small low-fat milk, a small DASANI® bottled water, or small Minute Maid® apple juice.

Young girl with Grumpy of the 7 little dwarfs, Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida

Characters You Can Meet at Story Book Dining

Of course, the biggest draw to the Story Book Dining experience is the characters. And during your time in the restaurant, you’ll get the chance to meet Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and the Evil Queen.

Dopey with young girl at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida

If you have one, then be sure to bring along your autograph books, as the characters are more than happy to sign them. 

Evil Queen at Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disneys Wilderness Lodge hotel

PhotoPass with The Evil Queen

Like other character dining experiences in Walt Disney World, Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy visit guests at their table. However, the Evil Queen takes a different approach as she invites each table up to meet her. 

While meeting the Evil Queen, a cast member will snap PhotoPass photos to commemorate your time at the Story Book Dining or you can snap your own photos.

Family PhotoPass with The Evil Queen at Story Book Dining at Artist Point at Disneys Wilderness Lodge hotel

How to Reserve a Table at Story Book Dining

Understandably, reservations at Story Book Dining aren’t the easiest to come by, especially as it is one of the most popular dining options at Walt Disney World. However, with my past experience, I’ve gained some top tips for securing an advanced dining reservation. And although today I am specifically talking about Story Book Dining, these reservation tips apply to all Walt Disney World restaurants across the board. 

The first thing I want to mention is that Disney Resort Hotel guests can make advanced dining reservations 60 days plus the length of their stay before their trip, while other Disney guests can make reservations 60 days prior to their arrival. 

You need to be ready and waiting at 6 am EST, 60 days before your trip, as this will give you the best chance of securing your desired dining reservations. 

Tips for Making a Reservation at Story Book Dining

  • Not only should you make a list of your preferred dates and dining times, but you should also have backup dates and dining times in case your first choice is booked out. 
  • Set reminders on your phone to ensure you don’t miss the booking window. 
  • Download the Walt Disney World app prior to making reservations. Spend time navigating the app beforehand so you aren’t confused on the actual day.
  • Have multiple people logged in in order to improve your chances (my husband has done his fair share of advanced dining reservation booking)
  • Even if you don’t manage to get a slot, keep checking the app as people do cancel. You may even be able to snag a reservation on the day. 

How to Get to Story Book Dining at Wilderness Lodge

If you aren’t familiar with Disney transport, then getting to the Wilderness Lodge may be slightly confusing. One of the first ways to get to the Wilderness Lodge resort is by catching the boat from the Magic Kingdom.

Alternatively, you can hop on a complimentary resort bus from Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs, or if you’ve hired a car, then you can drive to the resort and park for free.

One thing I want to remind you of is that it’s important to factor in travel time when dining at Story Book Dining, as you don’t want to miss your reservation. 

Other Important Information

Opening Times: Story Book Dining is an evening-only experience with reservations available from 4 pm to 9:15 pm.

Price: Dining at the restaurant will cost you $65 per adult, plus tax and gratuity and $39 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Although these prices are slightly expensive, I found that the overall experience with the characters, entertainment, and the food was worth it—we’d definitely go back and do it again!

Allergies: Disney does a great job at offering allergy-friendly dishes. So, if anyone in your party does have any allergies, be sure to discuss them with a member of staff prior to ordering. You can check out the allergen Story Book dining menu here.

For more information on Disney’s character dining opportunities, head over to Disney World Character Dining: All You NEED to Know!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White Worth It? 

I personally feel like the Story Book Dining with Snow White experience is worth it. Granted, $65 per adult and $39 per child (plus tax and gratuity) is on the more expensive side when it comes to meals in Disney, but you get to dine in an enchanting dining hall, have interactions with four Snow White characters, and enjoy Snow White themed entrees and desserts. 

We loved the overall experience at Story Book Dining, and as there aren’t many character dining opportunities where you can meet a Disney Princess, we found it was worthy of the slightly elevated price. 

Where is Story Book Dining? 

Story Book Dining is at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge. To get to Wilderness Lodge, you’ll either need to catch the boat from Magic Kingdom, drive directly to the property, or hop on one of the Disney buses from Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or Disney Springs.

Do You Need to Make Reservations at Story Book Dining with Snow White? 

Yes! You will need to make a reservation at Story Book Dining. And let me tell you, reservations book out fast. Be ready and waiting 60 days before your trip to have the best chance of securing a table. And remember, even if you can’t get a reservation 60 days out, you may still be able to secure one leading up to your trip by checking the Walt Disney World app. 

Can Kids Dress Up for Story Book Dining? 

Of course! During our dining reservation there were many kids who were dressed up as Snow White, Prince Florian, and the Evil Queen. However, it is completely up to you whether your little one joins in on the magical fun. 

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