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Old 07-07-2018, 01:54 AM   #1
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Could Artist Point go back to being a character meal venue?

I've just found this fascinating article on DVC News. It looks as if Artist Point is closing for refurbishment in late fall and big changes might be coming... but I do need to stress (as set out in the article) that this is just a rumour at this stage!

It's being claimed it might shed its signature status when it re-opens and have a character meal instead. Now if this were to happen (and I stress nothing is confirmed), this would be returning to something Artist Point used to do, as we went there for a character breakfast with Eeyore and his friends (sounds so much better than Pooh and pals!) on our honeymoon in 1999 and we loved it there. If it does return to a character meal, we'd definitely be giving it a try....
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Wow! I didn't even know that was the original plan for Artist Point, characters. This place doesn't seem like a popular spot but making it a character restaurant will! I would be interested in what happens to the menu too.
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Wow! I didn't even know that was the original plan for Artist Point, characters. This place doesn't seem like a popular spot but making it a character restaurant will! I would be interested in what happens to the menu too.
It was so fun to have breakfast there and it was the perfect time with the light streaming in. Mind you, it did echo somewhat...

Of course, I stress this is all still rumour at this stage!
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I’d be for trying it if it gives our donkey and friends another M&G location.

Too few places to see that donkey to suit me!

Probably too much to hope since the Milne estate might limit how much the Pooh characters may appear. I suspect that’s why CP is the only place to meet all four. I know they cannot be requested as wedding characters for that reason and recall reading that Disney is strictly limited regarding their use otherwise.
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I’d be for trying it if it gives our donkey and friends another M&G location.

Too few places to see that donkey to suit me!
I hear you on that! It's about time we started to see a bit more of our friend...

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Probably too much to hope since the Milne estate might limit how much the Pooh characters may appear. I suspect that’s why CP is the only place to meet all four. I know they cannot be requested as wedding characters for that reason and recall reading that Disney is strictly limited regarding their use otherwise.
Oh interesting! I had no idea you couldn't request them as wedding characters. The last time we were in Disneyland (2015, which was a while ago), Eeyore was out for meets and often appeared at one of the restaurants, so there were more opportunities to meet him in California than in Florida, which seems a bit bizarre...
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I'd no idea it'd ever been a character meal. I have to say thinking about it now, it does seem an ideal location to have a meal similar to the Chip & Dale Critter Breakfast in DL at Storyteller's Cafe in the Grand Californian - which included lots of woodland critters to include Meeko from Pocohantas.
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...does seem an ideal location to have a meal similar to the Chip & Dale Critter Breakfast in DL at Storyteller's Cafe in the Grand Californian - which included lots of woodland critters to include Meeko from Pocohantas.
Great idea! Woodland characters would certainly fit the WL theme.

Probably another of those rumors that prove no more than that...
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Now there's a thought...
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Probably another of those rumors that prove no more than that...
That is my fear. but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it does come to something...
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