This beautiful restaurant is located at Epcot in the Norway Pavilion. Princess Storybook Dining here could not be any more aptly named. The interior of the restaurant looks as if it's been plucked straight from the pages of a classic story. The vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and deep rich woods have all the old world charm of Prince Charming himself. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner times are available for advanced dining reservations. Akershus is part of the Disney Dining Plan, and it is only a one-sit down option table service meal, making it one of the most attractive options for Princess dining. To sweeten the deal even more, each family receives a photo package as part of their meal - we will get back to that in just a moment.
Check-in for the restaurant begins at an outdoor podium. As your table is ready, you will be called in as a Royal Family, and will enter the line for your photo package picture. In all 6 visits over a 4 year time span, each time we've been greeted for a photo by Belle. After autographs, a photo will be taken with as many members of your party as you wish. During your meal, you will receive your package which includes one 6x8 and four 4x6 prints in a decorative folder. Now, it's time to feast!
After you are seated, you'll be greeted by your lovely Norwegian server. If you are like me, you may truly appreciate the native cast members at the pavilions! Your meal begins with the koldtbord, a cold buffet featuring many authentic Norwegian options. At breakfast, you will find pastries, yogurt, fruit, meats, cheeses, lox, and more. At lunch and dinner, there will be an assortment of Norwegian salads and more. You may visit the koldtbord as often as you wish - and I bet you'll keep going back for the Lignonberry muffins - the tart native berry makes these a true treat!
|Allergy friendly offerings do not disappoint!|
Now, we didn't just come here to eat, did we? Of course not, so let's talk Princesses! There will be 4 Princesses that rotate through the dining room, and they will stop at your table for autographs and photos. Please have those autograph books, pens, and cameras at the ready - but mind your elbows on the table, we don't want any spilled chocolate milk on those books! The Princesses do take turns visiting Akershus, but you may see Cinderella, Ariel (in her human legs!), Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, or Mary Poppins. Ask your children to sit on the outside of the table so they may quickly rise to greet Her Royal Highnesses - it brings such excitement when they arrive at your table that little ones may just fall right out of their chair in anticipation (true story - I watched my best friend's daughter tumble right out of her chair in excitement when Snow White cheerily approached her!).
|Time for the Princess Processional!|
I should mention that lunch and dinner offerings are a la carte, and you will find many authentic Norwegian meals on the menu. Because of the popularity of this restaurant, Advanced Dining Reservations are strongly recommended. As a reminder, your Kingdom Konsultant agent will happily make these reservations for you!
Delicious food, Royal hostesses, and some serious bang for your (dining plan) buck - Akershus has it all - a true Storybook experience!