Akershus Reopening Date Is Announced


Good news, hungry Disney Guests! The fan-favorite restaurant called Akershus Royal Banquet Hall will be back in business within the Norway pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase in just a couple of weeks!

The Disney Parks Blog has revealed that Akershus is coming back on November 4, which is not far away at all since Halloween is almost upon us. This Norwegian restaurant is popular with fans of the Frozen films and Queen Anna of Arendelle (not to mention Princess Elsa), but it is also popular because many of the Disney princesses often gather there for a Storybook Dining experience and character meet and greet while you eat.


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It has now been confirmed by journalist Scott Gustin (in the Tweet shown below) that the Disney princess Storybook dining options are returning as the restaurant reopens in the EPCOT World Showcase and the Norway pavilion! Disney World fans who have been missing both the food and the Disney princesses will be eager to hear of that confirmation, and Disney Fanatic has been keeping a close eye on news coming from Akershus Royal Banquet Hall!


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Once this Norwegian dining space is open again on November 4, you will want to try popular dishes like Traditional KjØttkaker (i.e. Norwegian meatballs), Kylling og Melboller (which is “a Norwegian take on chicken and dumplings”), and the lingonberry-cream-laced chocolate roulade!

akershus royal banquet hall meal dessert

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If you don’t like the idea of Norwegian cuisine, but you still want to try this EPCOT restaurant and you want something familiar that your family’s picky eaters won’t sniff at, then fear not: there is also plenty of classic American food like macaroni and cheese. You’ll be able to reserve spots in this banquet hall as soon as October 24!


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Are you excited to add this stop to your next Disney vacation at Walt Disney World Resort?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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