WARNING: I will never drive to Wilderness Lodge again. Taxi or buses are for me. The signs are so bad that I ended up on dark back roads through back stage and the I4 sign sent me that way. I now have to pay $1 or be charge a lot of cash for failure to have cash on me for toll booths. I am from California where you need cash for maids, the valets take checks, and you need cash for penny press machines and buying DLR balloons. WE DO NOT NEED CASH. Apparently Florida is so desperate for money that they set up toll booths that demand cash only then you give them $100 for not having cash. NEVER DRIVING THERE AGAIN but can say the valets were nice. Trout Pass Bar
is by the pool. Disabled guests have to go through the patio and around the building to find the ramp and get down to the pool bar. Bartender was helpful and friendly. Pull up a stool or take your drink to the patio area or poolside. They sell bags of potato chips and have peanuts.
------------ Territory Lounge
A bar next to Artist Point that has comfortable armed overstuffed chairs and armed wood chairs. Sorry, Poohs but they do have armless barstools. I was full from Artist Point dinner so I just popped in for the menu. Very nice place to crash and snack. One could fill up on the bar food here and try the Asian inspired snacks. The kitchen is Artist Point and can handle most special diet and vegan requests. They have 2 televisions and one side is overstuffed chairs for lounging. Hours:
Bar is open 4 pm - midnight with last call at 11:45 pm.
Food is served from 4 pm to 11 pm.
Online menus are wrong or nonexistant. The new menu is where Hop Sing left the Ponderosa and started his own bar with his own twist on bar food. Gone are flatbreads, nachos, and honey wings. MENU
Northwest Charcuterie and Artisan Cheese Platter with Mustard and Sweet Pickles for $15.00
Note: Charcuterie is a delicatessen-style shop that sells primarily pork products such as pates, rillettes, galantines, and crepinettes. I do not know what is served with the cheese, sorry, looking for volunteers.
Sharp Cheddar-Beer Fondue with Pretzel Sticks, House-Made Sourdough, Washington State Apples, and Figs for $11.00
Togarashi Spiced Tuna Tataki with Wakame Salad and Soy Sauce for $14.00
Notes: Togarashi is Japanese for red chili peppers. Shichimi Togarashi is a Japanese condiment that usually includes red chili pepper, black pepper, sesame seeds, dried mandarin orange peel, green nori seaweed flakes, prickly ash pods, hemp seeds and poppy seeds. Nanami Togarashi is a similar blend but uses citrus peel. Tataki is a type of sashimi. Wakame is a long thing string like seaweed used in salads and becoming popular with vegans and adherants of the macrobiotic diet.
Asian-Style Steamed Buns with Crispy Pork and Chili Drizzle for $10.00
Steamed Edamame in Pod with Shaved Sea Salt $9.00
Note: this is vegan and edamame is Japanese soybeans, supposed to be tasty.
House-made Northwest Potato Chips with Trio of Dips for $8.00
Dips are Smokey Blue, Truffle Aioli, and huckleberry butter
Cognac-glazed Chicken Lolipops (drumettes, lol) with Lemon Spritz and Cilantro for $9.00
========== Whispering Canyon Cafe
I have not eaten here, YET, so you are getting just the basics.
As with all Wilderness Lodge eateries they can access most special diet items including vegan and allergen free. They have banquets along a few walls with tables that can be pushed out as well as armless wooden chairs. The lighting here is good. The entrance is via stairs but to the left is a hallway (tunnel) that leads to a ramp.
Online menus can be wrong and anything noted below for this restaurant is based on popular online menu sites. Online menus are there to show what is usually served and approximate prices. Kids Breakfast
Fresh Fruit Cup topped with yogurt and granola Adult Breakfast
They offer Roasted Red Potatoes not red potatoes or red bliss potatoes.
Barbecue Eggs Benedict as changed from beef brisket to tasso pork. Tasso Pork comes from the shoulder butt and is a Cajun spiced meat, flavorful part of the pig.
Egg White Omelet has changed feta to Goat Cheese, pico and chipotle barbecue to Chipotle Pico, and potatoes to Fresh Fruit.
Two Eggs should read "Bacon or Sausage".
Pancakes - add chocolate chips for $1.00 Kid Lunch/Dinner
There is one menu for lunch and dinner.
Add Yogurt Parfait to desserts
Fruit cup is now called Fruit Salad and Baby Carrots are a new appetizer.
Gone are Grilled Chicken Strips.
Add the Meaty Macaroni with veggies and ground turkey with marinara sauce.
Kids' Complete meals are easy for parents to quickly order a healthy meal.
Meaty Macaroni, veggies, beverage, and fruit salad
Grilled fish of the day, whole grain pilaf, veggies, beverage, and yogurt parfait. Adult Lunch
Citrus Brined Oak-smoked Trout has changed to House-smoked Rainbow Trout. The sweet pickled cucumbers are now a Sweet Cucumber Salad. Tomato Salsa is now Tomato-Horseradish Sauce.
Price of the Canyon Skillet is $19.99.
Creamy Slaw is now called Western Slaw. Mashed potatoes are now called Herb-crushed Potatoes.
allears.net is says $6.49 but the Grilled Barbecue Chicken Salad is $16.49
Whiskey Maple-glazed trout swam away, it is gone, bye bye, sigh, I will tell him you said hello.
- Dried Cranberry-Arugula-Mayonnaise on Blue Cheese Griddled Multigrain, Lettuce and Tomato with Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad or Potato Chips $13.49
After: House-smoked Turkey Sandwich - on Toasted Multigrain, Cranberry Mayonaise, and Tomato with Vegetable Pasta Salad or fresh Potato Chips $12.49
Before: Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Cowboy Beans, Barbecue Sauce, and choice of Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad or French Fries $12.49
After: Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Cowboy Beans, Sweet Ancho Barbecue Sauce, and Western Slaw $12.49
Before: Chicken Sandwich
- Fried Chicken Breast topped with Pineapple Slaw, with Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad or French Fries $12.99
After: Grilled Herb-marinated Chicken Sandwich - on Corn-dusted Roll, Roasted Peppers, and Chipotle Spread with Vegetable Pasta Salad or fresh Potato Chips $13.99
Grand Canyon Margarita is now $10.25 Adult Dinner
Citrus Brined Oak-smoked Trout has changed to House-smoked Rainbow Trout. The sweet pickled cucumbers are now a Sweet Cucumber Salad. Tomato Salsa is now Tomato-Horseradish Sauce. New
Flash Fried Navajo Breadwith Sweet-and-Sour Tomato Jam $5.49
Warm spinach and artichoke dip is gone, history.
Mashed potatoes are now called Herb-crushed Potatoes. Coleslaw is not listed on the menu. Current price is $28.49 NEW
Country Pot Roast withh Herb-crushed Potatoes, Root Vegetables, and Horseradish Gravy for $19.99
The meatloaf lost its Texas Toast on the menu and the potatoes are now Herb-crushed.
Note: Again I see a large bag of herbs crushing potatoes, egads!!!
Vegetables are not Garden Fresh Vegetables.
Before: Chicken and Penne Pasta
- seasonal Vegetables tossed in Olive Oil, Garlic, and Parmesan $18.99
After: Chicken and Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Garden Fresh Vegetables tossed in Olive Oil, Toasted Garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano $18.99
Note: this is part of the making of menus more understandable and appealing, sigh. Seems like the same dish.
Before: Grilled Espresso-Chipotle Marinated Grilled Pork Loin
- with Chorizo-Tillamook Grits and seasonal Vegetables $22.99
After: Pork Loin Rib Chop with Chorizo-Tillamook Grits, Buttered Chard, Tart Cherry Salsa, and Natural Juices $24.99
Canyon Margarita is up to $10.50
================================== Wilderness Lodge Mercantile
They are the convenience store for DVC members.
WARNING: Bag of Ruffles chips was $4.69 plus tax and Oscar Meyer Ham was $4.69 for half a pound of ham that sells for about $3 in stores. Cheaper to shop off site. They have swim diapers, pancake mix, and ice cream, for example.
====================== Roaring Fork
I have not eaten here, yet, but can give you general information. Location:
This is on the lower level and down a steep, to me, series of ramps. Seating/Lighting:
They have armless wooden chairs and good lighting. It is a bit cramp in there for strollers, wheelchairs, and other wheeled vehicles. There are tables outside or you can haul your food up to the lobby. Special Diets and Wheels:
The dining area is a bit cramp. The restaurant is compact and can get very crowded. I got stuck going out because about 20 people came in at the same time. It was empty and 9 pm or later when I came inside. Ask for help in ordering food, carrying trays, getting things off the shelves, etc. as it is very hard to drive a scooter here.
The manager at Artist Point assures me that they keep in storage many items to meet the needs of guests even the pool bar and lounges. The hotel tries to be ready to serve most dietary requests even if a guest just pops into a place unannounced as to special dietary requests.
Online Menus: There are few out there that are correct let alone up to date. Online menus should give an idea of what is available. Restaurants may switch from blueberry to chocolate chip pancakes but at least you know they have pancakes. An online menu should let you know about the pancakes. This restaurant sadly is not well covered and too many online menus are out of date. Beer now sells for over $5 but one site had such low beer prices that I knew that the menu was 4 to 6 years old at least.
Hours: 6 am to midnight
They have popcorn bags, chips, assorted adult and kid cereals (individual serving containers), an ice cream and frozen yogurt machine, bottled drinks, drink machines, and fresh fruit available while they are open. Adult Breakfast
I received a paper menu thus I do not have details and prices for breakfast for kids or adults.
Pastries are available from 6 am to 11 am
Regular breakfast items and items from the grill are from 7 am to 11 am. I do not see on their paper menu anything about bread/toast, English Muffins, or donuts. Pastries may vary from day to day. Sides: bacon, eggs, potatoes, oatmeal, grits I need to go back and check on whether they offer toppings and fixings for oatmeal, yogurt and cold cereal.
NEW or omitted
Fresh Fruit Cup
Wilderness Waffle - Mickey Waffles with Maple Butter and candied Pecans
Strawberry and Orange Waffles - Mickey Waffles with fresh Strawberries and Orange-flavored Whipped Cream
Bananas Foster Waffles - NMickey Waffles with warm Bananas in a Buttered Rum-flavored Sauce
Chocolate Lover's Waffles - Mickey Waffles with Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Sauce Adult Lunch and Dinner
Served from 11 am to 10 pm with the grill staying open until 11 pm and flatbreads served until midnight.
Ham and Tillamook Cheese Panini, with cucumber salad or house-made chips is $8.99
Vegetarian quinoa wrap with cucumber salad or house-made chips is $8.99
Gone is the vegetable sandwich.
Vegetable salad is now the cucumber salad as a side option.
These are the correct prices as some online menus have the old prices.
tuna salad sandwich is $9.99
Turkey and dill havarti cheese sandwich is $8.99
roast beef sandwich is $9.99
grilled chicken breast sandwich is $8.99
individual pepperoni flatbread is $8.79
chef's flatbread is $8.79
pasta of the day is $8.49 Kids Lunch and Dinner
Kids meals are $5.49
Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich really is Uncrustables not a real sandwich.
Waves to WDW Jamba, 1 adult menus, a kid menus, a dessert menu to read and compare, a lot of food here. I will have to post in a new post the Artist Point menu and updates, we are getting a wee bit long winded here.