Wilderness Lodge has long been a dining destination for many Walt Disney World guests, thanks to the popular Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point.
Well, the food scene at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has recently gotten even better with the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill and a reimagined Roaring Fork!
In this post, I’ll share details about the unique offerings and setup at Geyser Point, as well as an overview of what’s new at Roaring Fork.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill
Geyser Point is the newest addition to the Wilderness Lodge dining scene and is located right on the shores of Bay Lake. It is a hybrid quick service dining/lounge, which is a new dining concept at Walt Disney World. I expect to see more quick service/lounge combos at other Disney resorts in the future because it really works well!
There is ample seating at Geyser Point, both in the covered open-air building and on patios closer to the lake. There are a bunch of comfy seats for relaxing, as well as regular tables if you are eating a meal.
There are two different ways to order food at Geyser Point: at a walk-up quick service window, or from a server or bartender (more on this in a minute). If you order from the window, you’ll be given a number and your food will be delivered to wherever you decide to sit.
Now on to the food!
Geyser Point has a combined Lunch/Dinner menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Prices for entrees range from $9.99 to $13.99.
I had the Salmon BLT for lunch the day I visited Geyser Point. It had a large piece of delicious Salmon along with Lemon Caper Mayo and the standard BLT fillings.
I probably qualified as “full” after eating half of this sandwich, but it was so good I polished off the whole thing. I wasn’t sure how salmon would work with bacon and tomatoes, but trust me, it worked wonderfully!
My friend had the Lump Crab Cake Sandwich, which was also a generous portion. She enjoyed her sandwich as well, and we both loved the waffle fries!
I’ve read many rave reviews of the Bison Burger, so I think you can’t go wrong with any three of these offerings. And if you aren’t very hungry or fries aren’t your thing, you can always order the sandwich without fries and you will be charged about $3 less.
Geyser Point also serves breakfast from 7 to 11 am every day. I liked that the menus at Geyser Point feature regional specialties of the Northwest to tie into the theming at Wilderness Lodge.
When I visited, I was able to get a 20% Annual Passholder discount when I ordered at the window. Discounts can change at any point, so I’m not sure how long they will continue to honor this discount.
Another option for dining at Geyser Point is to pick a seat at the bar or anywhere in the lounge and be waited on by a server. If you do this, you can order any item from the above quick service menu AND you can order from the amazing small plates lounge menu!
Here are the six additional items available from the “Rustic Fare” lounge menu:
Crispy Fried Oysters – with miso tartar sauce $12.00
Edamame – with chili-salt $5.00
Cheesy Barbecue Brisket – with house-made chips $11.00
Shrimp on a Wire – with miso-lime vinaigrette, togarashi, shishito peppers, and chili-aioli $13.00
Salmon Rillette – with sourdough crisps $9.00
Handcrafted Charcuterie $14.00
And of course, since this is a lounge, there is the drink menu. I plan on making a special trip back to Geyser Point to try one of these signature cocktails:
Huckleberry Punch – 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka, Bols Crème de Cassis, fresh Lemon Juice, and Cranberry Juice $12.00
Northwest Iced Tea -Rogue Dark Rum, 44° North Idaho Potato Vodka, Aviation Gin, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with a splash of Coca-Cola $11.50
Black Cherry Mule – Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer $11.25
Cascadia Sangria Cocktail – Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Orange Juice topped with Columbia Crest H3 Merlot $12.00
WhipperSnapper Sour – WhipperSnapper Whiskey perfectly mixed with Sweet-and-Sour $12.00
If you’d like more details on the lounge menu, I suggest listening to the live restaurant review of Geyser Point over at WDW Radio!
I really like that you can order from both the quick service and lounge menu from a server or bartender at Geyser Point. Keep in mind that you will not be able to receive the Annual Pass discount if you order from a server, even if you order from the quick service menu.
I visited Wilderness Lodge during an afternoon break from the parks. It is easy to find Geyser Point by following the signs from the boat docks if you are arriving via boat from the Magic Kingdom.
In fact, I’d highly recommend taking the enjoyable boat ride over to Wilderness Lodge to escape from Magic Kingdom crowds for the afternoon. Recharge with some food and drinks at Geyser Point and get off your feet for a few hours before you head back for more fun in the evening!
Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
Roaring Fork, the quick service location inside of Wilderness Lodge, also got an update during the recent renovation.
There is a new setup where you order food from a cast member, pick up any grab-and-go items, and then pay for your purchase. You’ll receive a number and your food will be delivered to your table by a cast member.
There are also new items on the dinner menu, including:
- Brisket burger with cheddar, cranberry barbecue sauce, cast-iron onions, and frisee served on a brioche bun
- Gourmet grilled cheese with cheddar, arugula, tomato, and onion jam on a multigrain bread
- Fennel sausage and pepperoni flatbread with caramelized onion and goat cheese
For breakfast, the updated bakery area now features bear claws, maple bacon donuts, and quiches. There were lots of changes to the breakfast menu, including the addition of
- 10-hour pulled pork cheese grits
- Chocolate hazelnut stuffed french toast
- Breakfast flatbread with sausage gravy
While the dining options at Wilderness Lodge have always been excellent, these recent additions and updates have elevated the dining to one of the best at a Disney resort. In my opinion, Wilderness Lodge is right up there with the Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Lodge in terms of the quality and abundance of dining options.
I hope you’ll get a chance to check out Geyser Point and Roaring Fork on an upcoming trip!