You are cordially invited to join your favorite Disney Princesses for a breakfast straight out of your favorite storybook at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall!
A Princess character meal, you could encounter any combination of the following at your meal: Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Mulan, Cinderella, and/or Mary Poppins. Many Disney World guests consider Akershus’ Princess Storybook Breakfast a preferable alternative to Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom for both food options and ease-of-reservations.
Akershus Restaurant is a royal dining room named for the Norwegian castle that still towers over Oslo Harbor today. And because it is the dining room of your favorite princesses, it has many touches befitting a royal castle: tapestries and thrones line the stone walls, archways lead to several different dining rooms, cinders lie in giant fireplaces, and banners flutter amongst chandeliers on the beamed ceilings.
As this is a royal location, we must have princesses, mustn’t we?! While all your favorites won’t be there on the same days, you’ll get a good dose of princesses at any and every meal here at Akershus. On our visit, we had the chance to meet Snow White (probably the best Snow White I’ve ever seen, actually), Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora), and Ariel. Belle/Beauty was taking photos at the door, but by the time we left, we’d missed our shot for a pic 🙁
Breakfast at Akershus is served family style at your table, along with trips to the cold buffet.
The hot items, which are brought out on a platter by your server, include scrambled eggs, (YUM YUM YUM) cheesy potatoes, bacon, and sausage. These are unlimited, so keep asking for more if you polish them off. But the restaurant is all about the koltbordt — literally translated “cold table,” for breakfast it holds a buffet of cold fish and cheeses, fruit, cream cheese, yogurt, and pastries.
Now, you can see that the Lingonberry is native to Norway, and they’ve included it in one of the cream cheeses on the koltbordt and in one of the pastries. Basically, the muffin is incredible. Try it. And if you can’t go to Akershus, but know a friend who’s going, tell them to try it on your behalf.
I liked it so much that it made it into my breakfast specialty showdown!
Akershus was a relaxing, rejuvenating breakfast for us. The location is great — halfway through the World Showcase you’re bound to need a break — and breakfast offers the enticing opportunity to get into the World Showcase before anyone else, therefore capturing some incredible “empty park” photos! (Plus — you’ll be in line before anyone else for Maelstrom!!!)
The food was delicious. I’m still dreaming about those potatoes and that lingonberry muffin! And breakfast offers more “standard” food options than lunch or dinner here at Akershus, so choose this spot for breakfast if you have a picky eater but still want to see the princesses without too much hassle.
Speaking of the princesses, Akershus does offer a relatively stress-free way to ensure that your little one meets a good number of Disney World’s royalty without your missing sleep to book an ADR. Reservations don’t go as fast as they do at Cinderella’s Royal Table, and while Akershus doesn’t guarantee that you’ll meet Cinderella herself, it does guarantee a bunch-o-princesses, which should satisfy all but the very particular princess lover.
I can highly recommend this spot and would love to hear your comments. Have you dined at Akershus? How was your experience?
This blog post is part of the DisMarks Disney Blog Carnival! Hope to see you there!