Akershus Royal Banquet Hall to reopen in early November at EPCOT

Oct 18, 2022 in "Akershus Royal Banquet Hall"

Posted: Tuesday October 18, 2022 10:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT's Norway Pavilion will reopen on November 4 2022. 

The family-style dining experience includes Traditional KjØttkaker featuring Norwegian meatballs or the Kylling og Melboller, a Norwegian take on chicken and dumplings. Classic American-cuisine includes Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Grilled Salmon, and Macaroni & Cheese. The meal serves up both a Rice Cream with strawberry sauce and a Chocolate Roulade with lingonberry cream for dessert.

It appears that at least initially, only lunch and dinner will be on offer, with no breakfast service.

The Disney Princesses will also make their return to the Royal Banquet Hall and reservations for Akershus Royal Banquet Hall open on October 24 2022.

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mm52200Dec 21, 2022

It’s overall a character staffing shortage all the way around.

wdriveDec 21, 2022

I mean most those characters have the same problem as Princesses. I don’t think it’s Princesses specifically that have a shortage more face characters in general.

Zummi GummiDec 21, 2022

Pre-pandemic, 1900 Park Fare only had one Princess- Cinderella at dinner. Breakfast was Mary Poppins, Alice, the Mad Hatter, Pooh, and Tigger. Dinner was Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella.

mattpetoDec 21, 2022

I also think it fits into the Akershus challenge: too many princesses and shifts to run it like they did pre-pandemic. Ramping up operations and starting with one princess/character mix has more of starting potential.

The Moles FamilyDec 20, 2022

I was coming back to this thread to demand 1900 PF come back now but with the lobby refurb, it just isn’t going happen anytime soon

mattpetoDec 20, 2022

Chef Mickey back to buffet in March.

StupidoDec 20, 2022

Returning princesses absolutely goes a long way to make it worth the premium you pay for CRT. Though if you find yourself there for breakfast, don't skip the stuffed french toast. I still wake up dreaming about it.

PatchesleeDec 20, 2022

Wonder how much the GF lobby refurb would dictate 1900 reopening. DH was asking about general breakfast options, which seems to be a bit lacking TS wise. But that's usually been the case hasn't it?

mattpetoDec 20, 2022

Returning CRT princesses is another small a step towards the DDP. Next up: GG breakfast, CM buffet or Bon Voyage? I’d think 1900 PF is last unless they do one meal like Akershus.

DCBakerDec 19, 2022

Disney has announced Cinderella's Royal Table will feature its royal friends once again beginning February 28, 2023.

ToTBellHopOct 19, 2022

That seems like one shift. I presume they will extend as they get more cultural reps. Honestly, the fact that the cultural reps make this opening possible is the reason I want to eat here. I haven’t had a meal at Epcot with cultural reps since they returned and this is basically guaranteed to have them instead of the local CMs we’ve had at World Showcase restaurants since 2020.

mattpetoOct 19, 2022

Hours loaded at Akershus looks to be late lunch/dinner.

ToTBellHopOct 18, 2022

Who needs breakfast anyway? If we are triaging staffing, I suppose it makes sense to prioritize lunch and dinner, which will have the same menu at $63 a head. Menu looks good though! We may go. Kids turn 10 in January so we might as well take advantage of the kid rate one last time.

mattpetoOct 18, 2022

There you go. Akershus doesn't appear to be opening with breakfast. Helps alleviates some of the staffing challenges out of the gate. Two pre-pandemic breakfast locations from Epcot (Garden Grill and Akershus) have still no signs of serving breakfast, yet.