Kringla Bakeri og Kafe Reopens in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

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August 31, 2018: First day re-opened after the refurbishment with the ICP cast members all back. They had been redeployed elsewhere at Epcot during the refurbishment. Many of them speak 3-4 languages!

After being closed for the summer for refurbishment, the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe has reopened in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.

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New layout inside with much more counter space.

Kringla Bakeri is located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Walk through the door and you’ll find yourself in a quaint, Scandinavian kitchen.

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Lunch entrees. Better for lunch than dinner.  <$10.

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We ❤ lefse! $3.29 a roll.

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We recommend the Norwegian Club Sandwich for lunch,  $8.99.   (A lot of the sandwiches/salads contain salmon!)

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Sweet treats for dessert!  Most <$5.00.

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All cupcakes are now $5.99 across the WDW property.

The Kafe features a selection of traditional Scandinavian pastries like lefse, and also a good selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish. (No thank you!)

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We love the covered outdoor seating here. Great place to sit and rest in the summer during the daily afternoon thunderstorms!

There is covered seating outside, which is nice if it’s hot or raining, especially in the summer.

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Coffees, sodas, and beers.

Besides coffee and soda, the cafe also carries some Nordic beers.  The Caffe Lattes are good ($4.59)

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School Bread. (Not recommended!)

Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread, a semi-sweet, roll-like pastry filled with vanilla custard.

School Bread Food Review

Rating:  1 Star

Taste Review:  Gross!

After reading some excellent online reviews about it, we decided to finally try School Bread.

This treat is a sweet bread roll, injected with vanilla custard, then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut. The School Bread recipe comes from a classic Norwegian snack (properly called “Skolebrød”), which kids took to school in their lunches and parents sold at bake sales.

The bread is a cross between a cinnamon roll and a dinner roll. It’s not super moist, more like a dry dinner roll. It has black flecks of some spice – cardamom? – in it that we wished was cinnamon instead.

Four of us split one roll. Two of us didn’t like it at all, and all four of us decided that we probably wouldn’t ever order it again, even if we were in Norway.

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Trying School Bread from Epcot Norway. 😦

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It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose in the Norway shop…it means that you’ll be coming back to Disney World! 🙂

Epcot Norway folk lore:  If you touch the troll's nose, you'll be back!

Epcot Norway folk lore: If you touch the troll’s big nose, you’ll be back!

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Did you know that there’s a twin of the Epcot troll in Norway??!! The one at the Flam Railway Station in Voss, Norway has been painted.

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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DAK costume

Adventure is out there!

Best Snacks in Epcot

Best Desserts of Epcot

Snacking my way around the World Showcase!

Best snacks from around the World Showcase.

#1:  The Cronut

Have a Cronut at Epcot?  Don't mind if I do!!

Have a Cronut at Epcot? Don’t mind if I do!!

Cronuts.

Cronuts up close.  Yum!

#2:  Macarons from France  (With or without ice cream!)

Macarons by the box.

Macarons by the box.  Yes please!

So pretty!

The orange macaron. So pretty!

Macaron ice cream sandwiches!

Macaron ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day.  Perfect!!!

#3: Starbucks Coffee Drinks

Starbucks coffee drinks!

Starbucks coffee drinks!

#4 Funnel Cakes

Funnel cakes!

Funnel cakes!

Funnel cake for lunch?  OK!!

Funnel cake for lunch? OK!!

#5 School Bread from Epcot Norway???

No thank you!  While lots of guests swear how delicious this snack from Norway is, we disagree!

Have you tried the Norway School Bread?

School Bread from Epcot Norway.  :(

School Bread from Epcot Norway. 😦

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Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

  by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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School Bread at Epcot Norway

Epcot's Hidden Gem – Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Kringla Bakeri is located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Walk through the door and you’ll find yourself in a quaint, Scandinavian kitchen. Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread, a semi-sweet, roll-like pastry filled with vanilla custard.

After reading some excellent online reviews about it, we decided to give it a try.

A whole tray of School Bread. Very popular!

A whole tray of School Bread. Very popular!

This treat is a sweet bread roll, injected with vanilla custard, then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut. The School Bread recipe comes from a classic Norwegian snack (properly called “Skolebrød”), which kids took to school in their lunches and parents sold at bake sales.

The bread is a cross between a cinnamon roll and a dinner roll. It’s not super moist, more like a dry dinner roll. It has black flecks of some spice – cardamom? – in it that we wished was cinnamon instead.

Four of us split one roll. Two of us didn’t like it at all, and all four of us decided that we probably wouldn’t ever order it again, even if we were in Norway.

No, I don't think so!

No, I don’t think so!

The Kafe features a selection of other traditional pastries like lefse, and also a large selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish. (No thank you!)

Sandwiches with fish and cheese.

Sandwiches with fish and cheese.

We love lefse!!

We love lefse!!

These looked tasty!

These looked tasty!

Delicious!

Delicious!

There is lots of seating outside, which is nice in the evening or when the weather isn’t too hot.

New this year is the large selection of ‘Frozen’ themed treats available.

Olaf marshmallow on a straw is very popular with the kids!

Olaf marshmallow on a straw is very popular with the kids!

Frosted sugar cookies.

Frosted sugar cookies.

It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose…it means that you’ll be back! 🙂

Epcot Norway folk lore:  If you touch the troll's nose, you'll be back!

Epcot Norway folk lore: If you touch the troll’s nose, you’ll be back!

We always stop by and touch the troll’s nose for luck!

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Two Girls Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

  by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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Epcot’s Hidden Gem – Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Epcot's Hidden Gem – Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Kringla Bakeri is located in the Norway pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Walk through the door and you’ll find yourself in a quaint, Scandinavian kitchen. Kringla Bakeri is best known for School Bread, a semi-sweet, roll-like pastry filled with vanilla custard.

After reading some excellent online reviews about it, we decided to give it a try.

Sweet treats

Sweet treats

This treat is a sweet bread roll, injected with vanilla custard, then covered with sweet icing and toasted coconut. The School Bread recipe comes from a classic Norwegian snack (properly called “Skolebrød”), which kids took to school in their lunches and parents sold at bake sales.

The bread is a cross between a cinnamon roll and a dinner roll. It’s not super moist, more like a dry dinner roll. It has black flecks of some spice – cardamom? – in it that we wished was cinnamon instead.

Four of us split one roll. Two of us didn’t like it at all, and all four of us decided that we probably wouldn’t ever order it again, even if we were in Norway.

The Kafe features a selection of other traditional pastries like lefse, and also a large selection of sandwiches, many of which contain some sort of fish. (No thank you!) There is seating outside, which is nice.

Olaf marshmallows on a straw.

Olaf marshmallows on a straw.

It’s considered good luck to touch the troll’s big nose…it means that you’ll be back! 🙂

We always stop by and touch the troll's nose for luck!

We always stop by and touch the troll’s nose for luck!

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Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

******

DAK costume

Adventure is out there!