Artist Point Closure Appears Imminent

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

Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Something is happening at Artist Point.  We just aren't quite sure what.  

Back in May, the 180 day dining window opened for November 2018 at Walt Disney World restaurants. However, those hoping to book a meal at Artist Point discovered that nothing was available.  In fact, October 28, 2018 is the final day for which Advance Dining Reservations can currently be made.  

Two more months have passed and there is still no availability for November or December.  Disney has not commented on the sitaution but signs point to a closure of some unknown duration.  

Restaurant refurbishments are not uncommon.  Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk closed for several months back in 2016 for renovations.  California Grill did the same back in 2013.  

However, rumors suggest this may be something different. One story making the rounds claims that Artist Point will shed its Disney "signature" status and be converted to a character dining venue. But consider that stricty a rumor at this time. 

Disney recently took steps to reduce the rowdy atmosphere at neighboring Whispering Canyon Cafe. Time will tell if this policy change has any relation to future plans for Artist Point.


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