Storybook Dining at Artist Point Watch Thread!

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  1. xlsm

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    I really enjoyed reading everyone else's experiences, and wanted to help others out in the same way...usually I'm TERRIBLE at remembering to take photos of food for dining reviews, but I was determined to do this one justice. We really did have a good time, everyone in the room seemed to be enjoying themselves as well - which is the real test in my opinion!

    It was so fun! She was perfectly in character.
     
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  2. firstwdw

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    What is the price to eat here? Thank you,
     
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  4. Ensusieasm

    Ensusieasm DIS Veteran

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    $55 for adults
     
  5. garnwr32229

    garnwr32229 Mouseketeer

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    Just canceled a reservation for 9 at 6:05 for June 4th. Bc I was trying to rearrange things
     
  6. jennawesome

    jennawesome Earning My Ears

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    We cancelled a reservation for 2 on June 26th after moving our vacation back a week to get the free dining. (We are now going July 5th instead.)
     
  7. CampbellzSoup

    CampbellzSoup Son. Husband. Father.

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    Super excited as this is Disney to me!

    Had to call to get reservations
     
  8. TIME4DIZ

    TIME4DIZ Mouseketeer

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    What are the chances I can get the Veal with mashed potatoes (as served w /prime rib) instead of the celery based side?
     
  9. tarak

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    Thank you for such a detailed review! I have an ADR for June and I’m looking forward to it. My oldest daughter and I both experienced the late, lamented Club Villain. Your Evil Queen experience reminds me of that.
     
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  10. LovePug

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    Thanks for this! I was looking for an earlier time for our dinner (have an 8:45) for 3. I put in a request for 4 and got alerted within 1/2 an hour. Never received an alert for the 3, only the 4.
     
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  11. hippiechicken

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    We swapped sides with no issues. We got mashed potatoes instead of the duck confit potatoes, and I was also able to sub the kid's app for my shrimp.
     
  12. reluctantredhead

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    My family and I are a party of 3 vegetarians. As far as I am aware, I was the first DISer to eat here and report back, and I wanted to provide information for other DISers who might have a vegetarian in their party.

    FWIW, we always seek out restaurants that have vegetarian items (or items that at least on their face would seem to be vegetarian) already on the menu. As my username would indicate, I'm not big on drawing any extra attention to myself or having any fuss made over me. I would much rather order something that's already labeled on the menu as vegetarian than have to ask a bunch of questions that would draw attention to me and embarrass me. Indeed, I'm not one to suggest eating at a steakhouse, and then get angry and demanding when the restaurant doesn't have anything vegetarian on the menu, lol! (Although, as an aside, I've had to eat at steak and seafood restaurants in the past due to work/family obligations, and I can usually find at least a garden salad and some bread...and I try to not to make a big deal about it, knowing it's my choice to not eat meat, and that most Americans do, so I accept that I won't necessarily be able to be accommodated at every restaurant.) That night I felt that I was "taking one for the team" and asked the waiter if it was possible to just get the soup for the appetizer instead of the other meat items (2 of the 3 appetizers obviously contained meat). I was very surprised when he said, "Oh, the chef has a special selection prepared for you." I didn't ask for that and never would have expected that...but I appreciated the effort, and the waiter actually didn't even ask me if I wanted that, he just brought it. I even would've been ok with it if I'd been brought just the one little bowl of the soup and nothing else as the appetizer (I just didn't want meat to be brought to our table and wasted). I also never asked for any alternate desserts -- when they were brought out it was a complete surprise.

    The reason I inquired about the appetizer was because this restaurant clearly seemed to want to cater to vegetarian diners, as it does indeed offer a vegetarian main course (the gnocchi), so it would seem odd to me if there was no vegetarian appetizer to go along with it.

    I agree...I was absolutely prepared to be offered one little bowl of soup as the appetizer and nothing else...and I was ok with that, or I would've never booked the ADR in the first place. Again, my thought was that I was "taking one for the team" and asking on behalf of all my vegetarian DIS friends. :)

    Absolutely. Disney is kinder and more accommodating to vegetarians, vegans, and people with food allergies or other special needs (including my D, who had food allergies when she was younger that she has fortunately outgrown) than most restaurants I've been to, and certainly more accommodating than any resort or vacation destination that I've ever been to. And as Lisa F said, I scour the boards here for vegetarian info so that I can be sure before I make an ADR that there will be something for me to eat so I can avoid making a fuss or any unreasonable or impossible requests. So this was my way of paying it forward. :)

    WDW is a vacation destination for people from all over the world, many of whom are vegetarian or vegan, for many different reasons, including religious reasons. I am so appreciative of how much Disney has expanded their vegetarian offerings since I first visited in 1994 -- indeed, sometimes I think one of the reasons I so often choose Disney for a vacation is because they make it so easy for vegetarians to be able to eat so well! :)

    Hereforthechurros, I hope this explanation makes sense and helps. Hopefully people don't think the questions I asked, or the substitutions I received, were in any way taking advantage of Disney or "gaming the system."
     
  13. DaisyDuck001

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    What was the special selection that the chef had prepared for you? And, how did you like it?
     
  14. reluctantredhead

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    Hi there...I wrote a mini review and posted pictures a few pages back in this thread. :)
     
  15. Mzpalmtree

    Mzpalmtree Earning My Ears

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    We dined here on 1/5 and it was one of the highlights of our trip! The food was delicious—our party had the veal, prime rib, and gnocchi. They accomodated my son’s request for a side substitution graciously. The server was very good and the characters were fun. Great experience!

    Edited to add—their wine list is also good. They even had a red Zinfandel which can be hard to find by the glass.
     
  16. hereforthechurros

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    Thanks for your response! Sounds like you dine very responsibly which is very respectable :) your sort of situation is in no way what I was commenting on as I would consider vegetarian a dining restriction not just a ‘I like this better’ type thing. As a passionate home cook I also spend a lot of money dining out and traveling to eat and I like taking dishes at their face value. Some of the best things I’ve ever tried are things I didn’t think I would like. Sometimes it seems like people can have a little more chill and enjoy the meal the chef has developed as is. Restrictions and allergies aside! But to each their own. I am not the Disney police and have no bearing on anyone else’s dining decisions :)
     
  17. hereforthechurros

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    Great to hear! Very much looking forward to our dining experience later this month.
     
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    I have a reservation for Feb 20 for 8 people at 4:30 that I will be cancelling at the end of this month if anyone interested we can arrange the date I release it.
     
  19. reluctantredhead

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    Me too! :) And I'm a passionate home cook as well. :)

    Thanks so much for your kind response! And I wish everyone had your attitude about my choice to be a vegetarian...I've been vegetarian for almost 30 years, and my mom still tells people that it's only because "she didn't ever want to eat the meals I cooked and only wanted to eat french fries!" :rotfl2::confused::sad2: What can I say? She's very old school and just doesn't understand.
     
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  20. Nancyg56

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    I cannot understand why there is ever an issue about how one eats, and why anyone feels the need to either ridicule, question, or explain away someones else's decision. My DD has not eaten beef since she was 16, and at 42 I think she is pretty comfortable with that decision. My poor DH is still trying to figure out why. One day she told him "Because" and he has not said a thing since. LOL!
     
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  21. Lisa F

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    But why shouldn't someone get what they like better if they are paying a fortune for their meal? Is there really a reason why they shouldn't be able to sub and swap around sides?

    I am also a passionate home cook (just look at my fb feed. I live in what is an ethnic culinary wasteland... if I want something other than seafood and steaks I have to make it myself. I make indian, chinese, mexican. I endlessly test and tweak recipes. FB is sick of me, lol.

    I know what I like and I know what I don't like. I have certain flavors that I can tolerate but know I don't much care for. I don't care for celery but I do use it in certain things where it doesn't make the dish taste like celery but it does need it to maintain the complexity about it that I like. I usually cut back on it though. I tweaked my stock for months finding the right amount of celery where I didn't taste "celery" yet it didn't taste like something is missing. I just don't much like celery flavor and I do want to get the veal so I am going to ask for potatoes to sub and if they don't do it, I will live with it and try a few bites of the celery root but I don't like celery flavor. It might be fine all together but for $55 I'd rather enjoy my whole meal and I have cooked enough and eaten enough to be pretty confident that any kind of unctuous braised meat and gravy is a pretty good match for mashed potatoes, and I love horseradish with that kind of stuff too.

    I have been surprised by things I didn't think I'd like but I have never suddenly had an epiphany about a flavor I know i don't like.

    My son is on the spectrum and not a very adventurous eater. Textures are big for him. He does like ribeye so I am hoping I can trim up this prime rib enough for him to have a good dinner because he doesn't like the fatty parts. He does not like anything "spicy" and is very sensitive to it and also not a fan of mashed potatoes really texturally, but he does like roasted potatoes. So I'm going to ask to sub the kid's roasted potatoes. He won't eat any of the veggies. For $55, why shouldn't he enjoy his meal if Disney will accommodate? If Disney wouldn't accommodate and I would have to decide if I wanted to pay that much for him to eat the meat and nothing else and then give him a snack after.... but for what they charge and the fact that ARE very accommodating, what good reason do you have that people should NOT be able to eat what they like to eat? You ask why but I ask why not? :)
     
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