One of Disney World’s longest closed character dining locations is finally reopening at EPCOT. Located in the Norway Pavilion, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall will bring its princess character dining meals back on November 4. The family style restaurant had been closed since March 2020.

Disney Eats – the new offshoot of the Disney Parks Blog – announced Akershus’ reopening today.

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There are plenty of plates at this royal feast, whether you’re looking to indulge in your favorites or wanting to try something new. This family-style dining experience includes Traditional KjØttkaker featuring Norwegian meatballs or the Kylling og Melboller, a Norwegian take on chicken and dumplings. If you’re looking for some more classic American-cuisine, they’ve got that too with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Grilled Salmon, and Macaroni & Cheese. And what meal is complete without dessert. The meal serves up both a Rice Cream with strawberry sauce and a Chocolate Roulade with lingonberry cream – yum!

Aside from the delicious eats and treats, what makes Akershus Royal Banquet Hall so special is it being home to a unique Storybook Dining featuring the Disney Princesses. As you indulge in the Norwegian-inspired fare, you can interact, take photos, and create lasting memories with some of your favorite princesses.

When do reservations open for Akershus Princess Character Dining?

All guests can make reservations for Akershus Royal Banquet Hall starting October 24. As a reminder, Disney World dining reservations typically open online at 5:30 am.

Guide2WDW’s Take

Considering Cinderella’s Royal Table is still not a full character dining experience, Akershus’ reopening is welcome news for Disney World guests who love princesses. This is now the only character meal at Disney World featuring multiple princesses. In the past, the lineup of characters included Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, and Ariel. We will see what the lineup will be once the restaurant reopens on November 4.

Before it closed, the food at Akershus was divisive at best with its blend of Norwegian and American fare. Hopefully the menu will feel revitalized and on the level of other character meals like Topolino’s Terrace, as Disney’s food offerings have been pretty excellent lately.

If someone in your family wants to dine with Disney royalty, definitely consider making a reservation for Akershus as soon as they become available.

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