Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Opening today at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the new Geyser Point Bar & Grill, where guests can grab a bite as they enjoy the resort’s rustic beauty.

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Located along the water’s edge, Geyser Point is designed with cedar beams and natural stone to fit into the design that’s reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest (especially cool after dark with campfires and the iconic Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake).

At the bar, artisanal sips add an authentic touch to beverage menus, including drinks which feature Pacific Northwest brewers and distilleries, and wines focusing on heritage varietals grown in Oregon and Washington.

Moscato Colada from Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Whipper Snapper Sour from Geyser Point Bar & Grill Opens at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Small plates pair beautifully with beverages, including crispy fried oysters with miso tartar sauce; edamame with chili salt; cheesy barbecue brisket with house-made chips; “Shrimp on a Wire” with miso-lime vinaigrette, togarashi (Japanese spice mixture), shishito peppers and chili-aioli; salmon rillettes with sourdough crisps, and handcrafted charcuterie.

Grilled Portobello Salad from Geyser Point Bar & Grill

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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a quick-service walk-up window next to the bar makes it easy to order and dine alfresco.

Breakfast includes everything from scrambled eggs with sausage and bacon to crab cakes Benedict and maple-cinnamon pancakes. For a lighter bite, seasonal fruit is served with lavender honey-yogurt, and steel-cut oatmeal is topped with dried fruit and nuts. For kids, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes and granola with apples, strawberries and honey-yogurt dip is on the menu.

The quick-service lunch and dinner menu, available at the walk-up window includes:

  • Bison burger with Tillamook Cheddar, sweet onion straws and marionberry barbecue sauce
  • Classic bacon burger with Tillamook Cheddar
  • House-smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise
  • Lump crab cake sandwich with house-made Canadian bacon and spicy cabbage-carrot slaw
  • Grilled salmon BLT with lemon-caper mayonnaise
  • Salad with grilled Portobello, zucchini, roasted red peppers, tomato and multi-grain salad with goat cheese dressing
  • Grilled chicken or salmon with arugula and romaine, apples, seasonal berries, hazelnuts and red wine vinaigrette
  • Seasonal fruit plate with lavender honey yogurt
  • For dessert there’s seasonal pie and a chocolate brownie mousse with caramel popcorn and toasted meringue

Kids’ all-day menu:

  • Grilled chicken strips with dipping sauces, apple or veggie sticks
  • Finger Food Sampler with sliced smoked turkey, Tillamook Cheddar, spiced apple jam, grape tomatoes and sourdough crisps.

New Wilderness Lodge Bay Lake DVC Cabins Being Planned

From DVCNews.com

Disney’s filings with the South Florida Water Management District continue to provide early insight into construction work planned at Walt Disney World–specifically additions coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

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Shoreline diagram with cabins marked in red

The latest filings show what appear to be 26 cabin-like structures positioned along the shore of Bay Lake.  Similar to the new bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, these appear to be elite, stand-alone buildings with plush accommodations…and likely high point requirements to boot.

The northernost grouping of 12 cabins will face in the general direction of the Magic Kingdom and have some view of the late night fireworks display.

For months rumors have been swirling that Disney Vacation Club was prepared to expand its presence at the Wilderness Lodge.  The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge debuted in 2001 as the third timehsare property at Walt Disney World and fifth location overall.  Today it remains the smallest DVC resort within the Central Florida theme park complex.

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These filings seemingly confirm the addition of bungalow-like structures at the Wilderness Lodge, along with an expansion of the quiet pool located near the villa wing.  Documentation also suggest that additional food and beverage outlets are planned along with other recreation facilities.

Numerous permits have been filed for work throughout the Wilderness Lodge property,  Dates included on that paperwork indicates the renovations will run into 2018.

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