Epcot in World Showcase, Norway Pavilion

Entree range

Breakfast $44 (child $27), Lunch $45 (child $27), Dinner $50 (child $30). Note: Prices increase during peak periods


Akershus has never been on our “you’ve just gotta try this” list, but if you have kids who love princesses, they won’t be disappointed. There was a time when the buffet was noteworthy, but these days all the attention in the kitchen goes to feeding families fast. And as for the prices, you’re paying for the privilege of princess face-time.

Setting and Atmosphere

The inside of Akershus looks like every child’s vision of a fairy-tale castle: high ceilings, stone archways, sumptuous purple carpets, regal banners flying. What’s mildly surprising, given the attention to authenticity elsewhere in Epcot, is that it doesn’t look more like the real Akershus Castle in Oslo, which has plain wooden floors; flat, simple ceilings; and painted brick arches. Disney’s version is almost as ungodly expensive as the real thing, though, and you’re apt to hear norsk spoken by your servers. Close enough for us.

House Specialties

Breakfast: smoked salmon, herring, mackerel, and gjetost (goat cheese). Lunch and dinner: koldtbord (“cold board” of meats, cheeses, seafood, and salads), oven-roasted chicken breast with potato dumplings, pan-seared salmon, house-made butternut-squash ravioli, and kjottkake (ground-beef-and-pork dumplings served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and lingonberry sauce). For kids: thinly sliced strip sirloin, pasta with grilled chicken, cheese pizza, salmon with steamed rice, and meatballs with mashed potatoes.

Other Recommendations

Cold Carlsberg beer on tap.



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Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
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