Character Dining: Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus

Princess Storybook Dining at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall over at Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase is one of our favorite dining locations on property.  We have taken Sophie there for her birthday twice, and overall, Sophie and Cindy have eaten there four times, and I have eaten there three (one time the girls had a girls only breakfast there).

There are many reasons why we like Princess Storybook Dining.  For starters, it is one of the best places on property to get a lot of great one on one time with the Disney Princesses.  We have seen Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Wendy from Peter Pan, Pocahontas, and even Mulan at the restaurant!  Some of these were during the breakfast that Cindy and Sophie were at, but I’ve got some great pictures of Sophie, Stephanie, and other family members with the beautiful characters.  What I really like about this restaurant is that it is only one table service credit, whereas Cinderella’s Royal Table is two.  Also, like CRT, with your reservation, you get a photo package.  For up to four guests, you get one package, for five to eight guests, you get two packages, and for nine to twelve guests you get three photo packages!

I love the beautiful interior of the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Like so many things at Walt Disney World, Akershus is a replica of 14th Century Akershus Castle.  In addition, the food is great!  Akershus serves a traditional American breakfast, and for lunch and dinner they serve traditional Norwegian food, starting with a cold appetizer bar of meats, cheeses, salads, and breads.  I love the Traditional Kjottkake, which is Norwegian Meatballs served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Lingonberry sauce.  It is a wonderful dish, and something that I recommend to everyone that asks!

I think that Princess Storybook Dining is among the best of the Disney Character Dining restaurants, and I hope that you consider it for a dining experience when you are next at Walt Disney World!  Now, take a look at some of the great photos we’ve gotten while eating there!  Tell me, do you like Akershus?  What is your favorite dish, and who is your favorite Princess?

Belle greeting us at the front of Akershus

Sophie and Stephanie with Cinderella

Snow White with Stephanie and Sophie

Belle in her town costume

Snow White with Anna Jane and Sophie

2 comments for “Character Dining: Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus

  1. 22 February, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Great post! This is one of our favorite character dining experiences too. In fact, we just did breakfast here a few weeks ago, so I’ll be posting about it – again – on my blog soon! We have only done the breakfast – twice now. I have heard that the later meals aren’t as good for picky eaters – which my family tends to be. Love the interaction with the princesses though. On our last visit, we saw Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, and Aurora.

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