I think I’ve found the most pleasant place in all of Walt Disney World Resorts.
Well, I didn’t find it, I was invited here, to Geyser Point Bar & Grill, a new venue at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It’s a covered but open-air pavilion next to the lake, and when I visited earlier this month it was on a warm evening, at sundown, with a gentle breeze coming off of the water. I could have spent all evening sitting there.
But it was just a meeting point for a progressive dinner for media, a reintroduction to the dining venues at the resort.
I I was in need of a reintroduction. I had not been to the lodge or its restaurants since they opened in 1994, 23 years ago. With the exception of the starting point — and the ending point — not much has changed. Whispering Canyon is still the wild and wacky family dining place it always was, and Artist Point is still a more upscale venue that probably should be considered in the same vein as California Grill, Flying Fish and Citricos. Both serve very good food.