Geyser Point Bar & Grill is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Since it’s at one of the resort’s hotels, park admission is not required to have a drink or grab a bite to eat.
I first stopped here when it opened about a year ago and not much as changed menu-wise. Food is considered quick service and options are limited, but for “bar food” it’s not that bad.
One thing that has changed, originally drinks were served in PVC cups. They’ve been replaced by plastic and glass eliminating my biggest pet peeve.
My latest visit was on a Sunday night, right before the 8:55 pm Magic Kingdom fireworks. As usual, the soundtrack from the show was piped so we could hear what was going on, but not see. It would be nice if they would simulcast the fireworks display on the bar’s televisions.
Geyser Point still maintain’s its rustic charm and comfortable atmosphere – something many of Disney’s other pool-side bars lack. It also has a lot of available seating, both at the bar or at side tables which are serviced by wait staff so you don’t have to keep running back to the bar to get a refill or place a food order.
Let’s talk about food. There are two different food menus presented. One that is on the back page of the drink menu and a second, separate one. Both are somewhat different, which seems odd. From one menu rounding up the $0.99 to an even number (ie: $13.99 to $14), to the other having a few extra items the other one doesn’t, there seems to be a disconnect.
Starters include Edamame ($5), Shrimp on a Wire ($13), Crispy Fried Oysters ($12) and a few others including Crispy Chicken Wings ($14).
The wings came seven to an order, were definitely crispy and had a rotisserie chicken type flavor to them. Nothing spicy, nothing bland. They would have been better if they came in a dozen!
If you’re looking for a salad, you can get an entree size one with either grilled chicken, salmon or portabella mushroom. There’s also a fruit plate.
For the main event, this is strictly a burger and sandwich place with offerings that include a Lump Crab Cake Sandwich ($13.99), Smoked Turkey Sandwich ($10.49), Crispy Chicken Sandwich ($10.49), Bacon Cheeseburger ($12.49) and what I ordered, a Bison Cheeseburger ($13.99).
The Bison Cheeseburger came with bacon, Tillamook cheddar, sweet onion straws, lettuce, tomato, garlic aïoli and Marionberry barbecue sauce. The bison was not gamey, something I was warned about during my first visit and steered me away. It was cooked “well” as I ordered it and was definitely a solid burger worthy of a repeat performance
The waffle fries it came with were the same waffle fries you’ll find throughout Walt Disney World including at the Golden Oak Outpost in the Magic Kingdom.
The bar itself is a full-service bar with specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. I had a few dirty martinis which were made just the way I like them.
While it was late when I was here, it wasn’t busy, but Geyser Point does get pretty crowded and sometimes there’s a wait for a table – especially earlier in the evening. Reservations are not accepted.