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    Default Artist Point Closure Appears Imminent

    Changes appear to be on the horizon for the signature dining venue at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.



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    Wow! I hope its just a refurb. would be unusual to lose a signature restaurant wouldnt it? Its one of those places I always say I'm going to try and I never do. I had a whole day planned for my husband during our honeymoon that was to end with dinner here, but changed my mind when we re-looked at the budget.

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    So sad to us if the rumors of character dining are true. I fondly remember spending our 30th anniversary there. The manager met us and escorted us to our table where our personalized menus awaited. Free champagne toast; Amuse Bouche; great service food, and ambiance. And since we'd eloped 30 years before, this was like our wedding reception dinner. Couldn't be happier with the memories! Too bad if no one else can have such an experience-


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    simbasmom, that is a wonderful, sweet story! Congratulations!

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    We had a similar experience for our 29th anniversary. The food was superb, the service excellent and we really felt special. Artist Point has been our special occasion place for a number of years. We stopped going there for a while because a new chef ruined the menu and it was terrible. But then a replacement chef came back a year or so ago and it was really good again. Sorry to see this leaved.

    I have heard that the restaurant will reopen as a character meal. We used to go character meals, then Disney dumbed down the food and raised the prices so now we only do these meals when we take the young children of our family. And it is only once during their trip. They can see lots of characters around the parks.
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    The approach that would seem to make most sense is character breakfast and signature dinner. (Lunch either way, or not at all.) Going character meal all day look seems like a risky proposition. Character meals are priced on the high end and Disney can't take for granted that there's enough demand for 3x per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimK View Post
    The approach that would seem to make most sense is character breakfast and signature dinner. (Lunch either way, or not at all.) Going character meal all day look seems like a risky proposition. Character meals are priced on the high end and Disney can't take for granted that there's enough demand for 3x per day.
    Has having some characters meals and non character meal at night already been used successfully at WDW? I would think guests might be confused that it is not a character meal all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denlo View Post
    Has having some characters meals and non character meal at night already been used successfully at WDW? I would think guests might be confused that it is not a character meal all the time.
    The only restaurant at WDW I can think of that operates this way is Cape May Cafe. I have never been, but I believe that place is pretty popular...?

    Not WDW, but the Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian also does the character breakfast / non-character dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad1972 View Post
    The only restaurant at WDW I can think of that operates this way is Cape May Cafe. I have never been, but I believe that place is pretty popular...?

    Not WDW, but the Storytellers Cafe at the Grand Californian also does the character breakfast / non-character dinner.
    Thanks, I thought that the one at the Grand Californian was like that but I didn't realize Cape May was set up differently for lunch and dinner.
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    O’hana also does a character breakfast and non-character dinner
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