Progressive Dinner at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

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Artist Point


Wilderness halibut

It was a short walk to Artist Point and its grand lodge decor. Here we had our choice of Wild Halibut en Papillote or Ricotta Agnolotti.

The fish wasn't quite as moist as one would expect from parchment cooking, though the flavors were wonderful, and the tomato, potato and fennel that accompanied made a full plate.

Wilderness agnolotti

One of my tablemates gave me a sample of her agnolotti, which I liked very much. It included petite eggplant, mustard greens and English peas (I can never tell the difference until I hear the accent).

We had a long walk to our dessert venue, though few complained because a walk was needed.

Wilderness donuts

We were taken to one of the resort's new waterfront "cabins," which are elegantly appointed, freestanding residences at the water's edge, where we had doughnuts, cupcakes and sparkling wine. We weren't invited to soak in the hot tub, but we were allowed to tour the bedrooms, the state-of-the-art kitchen and to enjoy the double-sided fire place from the living room and the wrap-around screened-in porch, which had a view of the Magic Kingdom's fireworks show nearby.

I doubt I'll be booking the cabin anytime soon -- several thousands a night, I was told. But I'll definitely return to Geyser Point just to sit and sip and take in the view.

All the venues are open daily: Whispering Canyon Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Geyser Point for breakfast and an all-day menu; and Artist Point for dinner. Reservations at 407-939-3463. Here's a link to the official website.