Here ye..here ye! Her highness the Queen made a proclamation. It was declared a special day in honor of the worldʼs best loved Storybook Princesses. In celebration, a grand feast was held in honor of the Queen and the Storybook Princesses. This great feast was held at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway. The Norwegian castle of Akershus was one of the oldest and most impressive of Norwayʼs medieval fortresses. The Royal Banquet Hall is where they host elaborate state banquets and is fitting for this celebration.
Come join the feast! As you are announced for the banquet, you will meet one of the Disney Princesses for pictures and autographs. You are then escorted to your table by a host or hostess. The restaurant is beautiful with several individual rooms. The rooms have dark wooden furniture. There are pictures, flags, and tapestries that ordain the restaurant. There are several thrones that decorate the hallways. In the main dining room, the tall ceiling is decorated with medieval type chandeliers, large windows, and flag banners.
Once you are seated, then the feast can begin. At the Royal Banquet Hall, you can enjoy an authentic Norwegian Buffet, called koldthord. This means “cold table.” This feast includes cold meats, seafood, salads, cheese and breads. You then accompany your buffet, with a hot dish served at your table. We took our prince and princess to dinner at Akershus. The dinner menu is quite extensive featuring several local Norwegian favorites.
The entrees include Pan-seared Salmon, Oven-roasted Chicken Breast, Traditional Kjottkake, Mushroom-stuffed Pasta, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Pork Chop, and Pan-seared Beef Tips. The Pan-seared Salmon is served with sweet corn, applewood-smoked bacon, roasted potatoes, and lemon-herb butter. The Oven-roasted Chicken Breast with vegetable-barley risotto, asparagus and champagne-mushroom sauce. The Traditional Kjottkake is Norwegian meatballs with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Lingonberry sauce. The Mushroom-stuffed Pasta includes swiss chard, shiitakes, and a parmesan cream. The Norwegian favorite of Braised Beef Short Ribs comes with potato casserole, grilled asparagus, and Blueberry Gastrique. The Grilled Pork Chop features potato casserole, grilled asparagus, and Lingonberry Barbecue Sauce. The Pan-seared Beef Tips with Cremini mushrooms, shallots, and maple-
peppercorn sauce is served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. For the youngest Princes and Princesses, they have a royal feast perfect for the little appetites. They can enjoy Grilled Chicken Breast or Salmon with roasted potatoes, vegetables and fruit salad. This is the special Mickey Check Meal that follows the Disney Nutritional Guidelines for a complete meal for kids. There are other choices for the kids including Pizza, Cheese Ravioli, Hot Dog, or Meatballs.
You can accompany your meal with Coca-Cola products, coffee brewed by Joffreyʼs, beer, or tea products. You can even try one of the Specialty Drinks including Magical Star Cocktail, The Stavanger, The Kristiansand, The Oslo, or the Tromso. The Magical Star Cocktail includes X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, pineapple juice, and a souvenir multicolored glow cube. The Stavanger is a refreshing blend of raspberry, vodka, and Linie Aquavit. The Kristiansand is a taste Akershus Royal Banquet Dining Hall of Norwegianʼs southern coast with a frozen combination of raspberries, mango, Linie Aquavit, and rum. The Oslo is a creation from the capital city in Norway. This frozen fruity favorite combines strawberries with Creme de Banana, Linie Aquavit, and vodka. The Tromso is a frozen blend of creamy Cappuccino, Baileys Irish Cream, and Amaretto. The Speciality Drinks range in price from $9.75-$10.75. The Coca-Cola products, coffee and tea are included with your dinner. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway at Epcot hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner for the royal families. The prices for a meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall varies based on the season. Prices do include the cold bar, dinner, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Gratuities are extra and paid at the end of your dinner.
During your meal, the Disney Princesses will make their way around the tables welcoming the guest to the banquet. This is your opportunity to get pictures with the Disney Princesses and your royal family. The Princesses also invite your little royalty to march around the restaurant greeting all of the attendees of the banquet. This procession takes them around the entire restaurant waving and greeting all of the guests. The Disney Princesses that may appear during the meal include Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan or Mary Poppins. You may want to have your little Princess dress up for this meal. Many of the other younger members of the royal families do dress up. It is the perfect opportunity to get those amazing pictures and capture those memories.
As a special gift from the Disney Princesses, your family will receive a photo package souvenir. This includes (4) 4 x 6 pictures and (1) 6 x 8 picture from the Princess meet and greet as you entered the Banquet Hall. This is a free souvenir from your banquet, that you will receive at the end of your meal. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a popular restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant only requires (1) table service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan. Be sure you book an Advanced Dining Reservation, because this restaurant does book up early. Your travel agent can book this reservation or you can call 407-WDW-DINE.
Come, enjoy the warmth of Norway! Kom og opplev varmen av Norge!