New Way to Dine With a Princess and Evil Queen at Disney World
I'm a sucker for a good character meal at Disney World, especially when princesses are involved. My youngest daughter is currently all about fancy dresses and princesses, so you can sign our family up for a marked-up meal with a side of visiting princesses on each and every Disney visit. While we love dinner at iconic Cinderella Castle, on our next trip to Disney World, there will be new way to dine with not only a princess, but an evil queen.
Artist Point to Become Character Dining This December
Beginning in November, Artist Point, a fine-dining restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, will close for refurbishments. The restaurant will then reopen on December 16, as an Enchanted Forest-like setting where you can eat dinner while enjoying visits from Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy — and even have an opportunity for an encounter with The Queen. It sounds like a visit with The Queen is an optional part of the evening, just in case your little ones aren't quite ready for a meet-and-greet with someone who hands out poison apples in her spare time.
The new menu at Artist Point will feature shared appetizers including Hunter’s Pie, Winter Squash Bisque and a Wicked Shrimp Cocktail. You can then choose an entrée from a prix fixe menu that includes Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brothers Grimm Roasted Chicken, Magic Mirror Slow Braised Veal Shank, a Seafood Stew and Bashful’s Butter Poached Snapper. There's also a vegetarian option called A Stroll Through Nature that features butternut squash, arugula and gnocchi. As you can probably tell from some of the menu items, eating healthy at Disney World restaurants is thankfully not too challenging, just in case that is your goal.
At Artist Point, children will get their pick of Royal Prime Rib Roast, Grilled Chicken, Princess Pasta and Vegetarian Steam Bun. If those items don't do the trick, chicken tenders are available upon request.
Last, but probably not least, when it reopens in December, dessert at Artist Point will be a selection of “Poison” Apple, Fairy Tale Gooseberry Pie, a spongecake with chocolate gems and buttercream icing called Miner’s Treasures and The Hunter’s Gift to the Queen, which is comprised of cracked maple popcorn with a ganache heart. You don't have to pick just one of those options — you get all of them for your table!
Book Your Meal With Snow White Now
Somewhat shockingly, eating at the new version Artist Point with Snow White will only cost you one Disney Dining Plan Table Service. Eating dinner in the Magic Kingdom at Cinderella Castle or Be Our Guest will cost you two Disney Dining credits, so I'd grab this character meal for one credit while you can. If you are paying with cash, it'll be a bit more painful and set you back $55+ for adults and $33+ for children ages 3-9.
This new "magical" meal just opened for online dining reservations yesterday, but dates around the December 16 reopening are filling up very quickly. We were able to lock in dining reservations at Artist Point for our planed spring 2019 visit to Disney World late last night since you can make dining bookings up to 180 days in advance of your trip. If you hope to dine with Snow White and The Queen this winter at Disney World's newest character dining experience, I recommend locking in your reservations now and get those Snow White dresses ready.