Nestled in a prime location in Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point is an upscale restaurant known for its unique menu featuring game and other meats from the great northwestern region of the United States. I grew up in Portland, OR so it always reminds me of home.

Starting this winter guests will have a new character dining option at Artist Point. Storybook Dining will invite diners into an Enchanted Forest-like setting inspired by Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The character meal will include visits from Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy and a photo opportunity with The evil Queen.

The meal itself will be a three-course prix fixe menu with shared starters, your choices of individual entrees, and ‘sweet spells’ for desert. We’re expecting to hear when reservations will become available and more details like price in the coming weeks.

Artist Point had been one of the few signature dining locations that guests could reliably dine at with out a reservation. I guess that doesn’t make for good business.

Part of the reason for this move is that the nearest character meal, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness, is reportedly closing at the end of the year. There are rumors of a new DVC resort coming to the land between Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge, but this might just be to make way for other enhancements.

Adding “Storybook Dining” to Artist Point does resolve a problem for Wilderness Lodge as it was one of the last deluxe Disney resorts without a character meal. A the Wilderness Lodge complex of resorts has grown, this move will no doubt be popular with families who won’t have to travel as far.