10:45am, ready for our breakfast buffet. Lovely day at Epcot.
We went to a character breakfast at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.
This is the character breakfast at the Norway pavilion in Epcot. (For us, it was more like brunch…11am seating time, latest breakfast time possible.)
Inside Akershus! Once upon a time….
We walked in and immediately met Belle.
Belle, looking beautiful as always
Once you are seated, there is an iced buffet where you serve yourself. There are lots of different bread options (most filled with raisins), and then about 15 different options of cold fish (gross!) done in Norwegian sauces.
Once you and your family sit back down, the server brings a huge plate of warm scrambled eggs, cheesy potato baked casserole, and a mountain of bacon and sausage! You share it all family style. The cheesy potatoes were my favorite! So good!
While you are eating, all the princesses come around and greet you, sign your autograph book, and take a photo with them. So cool! They are all so pretty!!
Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Snow White asked if the 7 dwarfs mined the jewels on my sparkly crown for me!
Princess Ariel. We matched!
The best part was that every 15 minutes, they invited all the little princesses and princes in the room to parade around the restaurant with all the Disney princesses! So cute! 🙂
Our bill was $80 plus the gratuity, so it ended up being around $90. Well worth it because we got to meet all the princesses and eat delicious breakfast food!
The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot-Norway
Join Disney Princesses for a Storybook Dining buffet inside a medieval castle with soaring archways and cathedral ceilings.
The general price ranges for the breakfast meal are as follows:
Adult price range: $40.46 – $46.85
Child (ages 3-9) price range: $24.49 – $27.68
Tax is included; gratuity is not included. A standard, non-alcoholic beverage and desserts are included in this price. Note that the price of this meal varies based on the time of year (peak seasons vs regular season), and even on the day of the week (weekday vs weekend).
Disney princesses walk around the room of this Norwegian restaurant modeled after a medieval castle.
The characters appear on a rotating schedule; there is no guarantee which characters will be appearing on any given day. Disney characters and princesses who might appear include: Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Mulan, and Mary Poppins.
The princesses from ‘Frozen’ (Queen Elsa and Princess Anna) do NOT appear. [This may change next year when the new Frozen Ever After ride opens up nearby.]
Breakfast menu, February 2015
Start your day with American breakfast favorites served family-style.
Buffet Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potato casserole, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and fresh seasonal fruit.
Norwegian Items – Smoked Salmon, Diced Onions, Capers, Peppered Mackerel, Mixed Fruit, Glassmeister Herring, Tomato Herring, Jarlsburg Cheese, Muenster Cheese, Gjetost Goat Cheese
Assorted Yogurts and Bagels – Assorted Yogurt, Granola, Dried Diced Fruit, Bagels, Assorted Cream Cheeses, Nuts, Raisins, Strawberry Jelly and Grape Jelly
Assorted Baked Pasteries – Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Muffins, Donuts, Apple Turnovers, Cherry Danish, Bananas, Assorted Croissants [no School Bread!!!]
Beverages: Unlimited Juice, Milk, Tea, Cocoa, and Coffee
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