(Fair warning: I think we got slightly lucky, and you may have to skip a princess or two if you go this route.). The appetizer buffet at dinner is exceptional with high-quality smoked fish, seafood salads, creative potato and pasta salads, and an assortment of yummy cheese (try the caramel-like Gjetost!) Well, now I’m considering cancelling the lunch I have planned for November. No way. Akershus is a princess character buffet in the Norway/Arendelle country/make-believe-land at Epcot’s World Showcase in Walt Disney World. I still dream about it. Christmas 2020 Food Coming to Disney World, 10 Best Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurants. That being said, we spent $55 for lunch off season and that really seemed steep also. I had fond memories of eating there pre-princess, and with 2 girls just the right age, it seemed a good excuse to go back. All Rights Reserved. The ambiance was enjoyable, the character interactions were great, and there were a couple of solid food items. We were in the park at 7:47 a.m., took a leisurely walk through World Showcase, arriving at Akershus by 8:01 a.m., and were seated at 8:06 a.m. The breakfast buffet at Akershus is not anything to write home about like the breakfast buffet at Boma. Breakfast. For comprehensive advice, the best place to start is our Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide for everything you need to know! Wish they still had the paint-your-own troll cookie, though! (i know there are completely different logistics that would be involved in “value” determination). Let us help you with your next Disney Vacation! Kyllingbryst- Herb-roasted Chicken Breast served with roasted garlic bread pudding, seasonal vegetables, and Gjetost pan gravy. What did a Disney Park Look Like the Day Before Thanksgiving? The good news there is that the potato casserole is ridiculously–addictively, even–awesome. Overall, whether all of this matters to you is going to be a personal decision. While we have not dined here, I have found it very hard to pull the trigger at the price point. They were exceptional–even for awkward adults like us who typically are not good with face characters–as the princesses went out of their way to personally “connect” and spend time with each guest. This stroll through Future World and/or World Showcase as Epcot wakes up for the day is lovely, and a great opportunity for empty park photos. We try to include this every trip but living in Tampa we go rather often and love Disney Springs and Biergarten so it is harder to choose. and meats. The cold items were partially the same, with the pastries replaced by various salads, but each guest was given a menu for the main course. The food wasn’t that good and the princesses gave us much more time. Perhaps they need to lower the breakfast price? Recent upcharge events aside, Disney has always been good about experiences like this being “value-added” opportunities that did not feel like blatant surcharges for convenience. First up is early access to Epcot if you make a pre-park opening ADR. I think part of the price is that you get a free photo with Belle (do they still In light of that, I have a tough time paying so much to meet princesses. Akershus participates in the Disney Dining Plan, and accepts Tables in Wonderland for a 20% discount. I would much rather go to Trail’s End, which is our constant on every trip, and head to Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom to meet Princesses then spend $50/person for breakfast. maximize your value on the Disney Dining Plan, Best Value Character Meals on the Disney Dining Plan, Not since we dined at Chef Mickey’s a couple of years ago have I felt so disappointed by a Walt Disney World dining experience, medieval Akershus Castle and Fortress in Oslo, Norway, Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets. I have done dinner with the princesses once with our daughters. As we noted in our Frozen Ever After Tips post (the beginning of the vlog above covers the stroll to Akershus), we recommend arriving to the turnstiles before 7:30 a.m. so that you’re among the first guests seated at the restaurant. Due to its high price, it’s one of the best objective (but not potentially not subjective–as we’ll discuss below) uses of a Disney Dining Plan table service credit if you’re trying to maximize your value on the Disney Dining Plan. Your email address will not be published. Had we known this in the morning we would have stopped at numerous photographers. Breakfast Menu. This amounts to a paid FastPass for meeting princesses, served with a mediocre breakfast. This is something parents are going to cherish, and probably one of the reasons Akershus has fans. We enjoyed CRT for breakfast our previous trip and will go back there once our baby is 4 or so. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall 2020 Breakfast Menu and Prices. disappear!) Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Salami. This menu is not in our system yet, please. Plant-based Items breakfast platter, assorted fruits, bagels. Then there were the character interactions. To save money on tickets or determine which type to buy, read our Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets post. (Sorry! Breakfast may include such selections as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potato casserole, cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit. To me, that’s absurd. From my perspective, the only way to reconcile the variety, quality, and price discrepancies between Akershus and Cape May Cafe is that you are paying to meet the princesses here. So, I’m guessing most of you don’t care–and I can respect that. What’s going on at Casting? We were all quite disappointed with the food. I consider this a ‘nature of the beast’ type of thing, as it’s something you’ll find at most of the character meals at Walt Disney World. I have heard dinner might be better, so next time we are on the dining plan I might try that. Required fields are marked *. the food is quite nice, as you pointed out in your review of it. Always the inveterate optimist, Sarah was looking at the upsides of Akershus throughout our meal. I don’t really knock Akershus for any of this, save for the table spacing. Yes, you are in the Norway pavilion, but you will still get the standard Disney restaurant breakfast items which include – Bacon, Sausage; Scrambled Eggs; Potato Casserole; Seasonal Fruit; Cinnamon Rolls; Biscuits; Breakfast is served Family Style which means a pile of food is brought to your table and you get to fill your plates from the piles. The characters were all great, but my kids are old enough that characters aren’t that important. It used to be a buffet with traditional Norwegian food and it was delicious. The character interaction was great but we felt the princesses were not really expecting the adults to have photos as well (though they did accommodate us). I suppose you could look at it that way, but that’s a really generous assessment of a $50/person breakfast spread. Thanks for the frank review. Join the conversation at DISboards.com on our Disney Restaurants Discussion Forum, Participating Disney Dining Plan Restaurants. Where does it rank in terms of dining at Walt Disney World for you? I can’t imagine paying a similar price for breakfast with lackluster options. After being seated the server will take your drink order and then direct you to the breakfast buffet. It made a huge impression. The bad news is that the other three hot items are passable at best. If we weren’t on the dining plan, I would have been furious to pay that much money for what we got. You can meet Anna & Elsa with no more than a 10 minute wait next door, and meet others with a <20 minute wait at Magic Kingdom the first 3 hours of the day or last 2. Have any favorite foods here? We won’t be dining there on our trip in December. Akershus Breakfast Buffet. Before we even get started, I want to encourage around 75% of you to stop reading (#ReversePsychology). At Walt Disney World, I would’ve even been accepting of something in the $30s/person range, as a character surcharge is to be expected. So 3 pics with Belle would cost the price of photos for an entire day. I would never pay Akershus prices for scrambled eggs, but at dinner it is worth every penny. Thank you for this Tom. If you have a pre-parking opening Advance Dining Reservation here and are excited to walk through an empty Future World and World Showcase and then getting in the front of the line for Frozen Ever After before the hordes of crowds–and those experiences also override the food–you also probably do not need to read any further. Soaring ceilings are accented with hand-hewn wooden beams. At lunch and dinner, every Guest’s royal feast begins with a “Taste of Norway”—featuring the finest Scandinavian seafood, imported cheeses, cured and sliced meats, and a vast selection of salads and fruits. Smoked Pork Loin. The two of us would have been happy with just that. These 3 are all standard Disney breakfast quality. That part was awesome, but the food was just mediocre at best. We specifically didn’t choose breakfast, because my father-in-law and I really loved the Norwegian food at the buffet – smoked fish, wonderful cheese, unique salads.