Snow White and Little Girl Meet and Greet
  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Robert from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a celebratory dinner for my wife after the Dopey Challenge.Her favorite restaurant is California Grill but I have also heard that runners like to go to Artist Point to meet Dopey. Can you tell me your opinions on this meal and which one is better?

    Hi, Robert!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Finishing a runDisney race is certainly something to celebrate, not to mention completing the multiple races that comprise the Dopey challenge!  I am in awe of the amazing runners who take on this challenge during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend each year!  Your wife definitely deserves to be celebrated, and it would be my pleasure to help you plan a special dinner for her.

    California Grill and Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White are two of my favorite Walt Disney World Resort dining experiences, and I truly don't think you can go wrong with either one.  The food is delicious at both of these restaurants.  I think the quality of your meal will be comparable no matter which location you choose, so I recommend making your decision based on the overall dining experience.

    Located on the top floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, California Grill offers gorgeous views of Magic Kingdom Park.  Guests dining at California Grill also have the option to watch the Happily Ever After fireworks from the restaurant's observation deck.  These breathtaking fireworks views make California Grill a perfect place to celebrate any special occasion.

    Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White takes place in a beautiful rustic setting at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  While the food and the atmosphere at this restaurant are both outstanding, the characters are the true stars of the show.  Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White offers some unique character interactions that you won't find in the theme parks.  Although character appearances are always subject to change, Dopey typically visits with Guests as they dine at this location.

    I think having the opportunity to take a photo with Dopey while wearing all of her runDisney Dopey Challenge medals would be a really memorable experience for your wife.  For that reason, I think I would recommend booking a reservation for Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White.  However, if you're unable to secure this popular reservation, California Grill is an excellent backup plan.

    No matter where you end up having your post-race celebration, I'm sure this trip will be a memorable one for both you and your wife.  If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  My fellow planDisney panelists and I would love to help make this Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend magical for you!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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