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    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

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EPCOT in World Showcase, Norway Pavilion


Koldtbord (meats, cheeses, seafood, and salads), roasted chicken, salmon, goat cheese ravioli, eef-and-pork dumplings

Entrée Range

Breakfast: Adult $53, Child $34 ◆ Lunch: Adult $63, Child $41 ◆ Dinner: Adult $63, Child $41


Akershus has never been on our “you’ve just gotta try this” list, but if you have kids who love the Disney princesses, they won’t be disappointed. There was a time when the Scandinavian-style buffet was noteworthy, but these days all of the attention in the kitchen goes to feeding families fast. As for the prices? You’re paying for that 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. The saving grace is that most visitors don’t realize that it is in fact a restaurant and walk right by.

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Beer on tap, wine, aquavit cocktails.

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