Over in Wilderness Lodge by Magic Kingdom you’ll find StoryBook Dining, one of the newer character meals featuring Snow White, The Evil Queen and two of the seven dwarfs.
This was my first time coming here, which is funny because I’ve walked past this 100 times and didn’t even realize this was THE spot for checking in!!!
Who knew it was going to the magical StoryBook land to meet Snow White?!?
So anyways… I’m just going to warn you.
Sorry the pictures are so dark (that’s bad for a food blogger).
I was in the darkest little corner at one of the most beautifully themed character dinners at Walt Disney World. And because the place was totally packed I wasn’t able to move to a different location.
But I still had a great time! and I hope if you go that you’ll love it!
***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
My experience at StoryBook Dining
StoryBook Dining at the Wilderness Lodge was such a treat. I’m upset I haven’t been sooner!
The food is served in three courses and everything about this place! When you first enter you are transported to a magical land with some of the best restaurant theming on property.
On your plate as you sit down is a apple with all of the characters’ signatures. (Snow White and the Queen will sign again if you ask!)
And then you are presented with options for your three course meal!
This was a fun three course meal- not pretentious.
While the characters come around and sing and dance and greet, the main character, the Evil Queen, is by invite only.oooo fancy.
My server brought a card to the table saying that I had been summoned to meet the Queen and she was such a character!
This is a photo pass opportunity too (LOVE THOSE!) . So remember to take advantage of this.
What I ate that was soy free, gluten free and dairy free
Appetizer: this was a beef patty with a mushroom au jus soup and a single shrimp served on a bed of lettuce.
Fancy, flavorful and interesting.
Next up was the royal prime rib roast served with smoked carrots and fingerling potatoes.
This is not listed as safe for my allergies on the menu but the chef modified it for me.
(Always talk to a chef! Allergy menus are just a starting point for planning).
I really enjoyed this part of the meal, it was almost my favorite part, but I also don’t eat much meat and this serving was huge!
Last up was the sweet ending dessert!
While the appetizer and main course were good, the star of the show was dessert. 100% no doubt in my mind I would pay to see the characters and have dessert again.
Specifically that brownie bite right in the middle.
Could easily be my newest favorite dessert. I have no idea how they made it, but Chef Tom hooked me up! Yum!
There was also the chia seed pudding–tasted very much like thanksgiving. And then the gooseberry pie, which, well… it was so sour I couldn’t taste anything.
Overall, great soy free, gluten free, dairy free options AND the chef was confident that he could modify for any of the top 8 allergens.
Pleasantly surprised and 8/10 recommend 💜
Let’s take a look at the food allergy menu for StoryBook Character Dinner
As this is split into multiple courses, there’s a lot to choose from!
It’s set up in a very ‘modest’ style (I think this is supposed to be European inspired) where the appetizer and dessert are small offerings with the main course being slightly larger.
I’ve only had a few meals like this in my lifetime (one time in high school I ate escargot without knowing what it was) and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this meal!