Princess Storybook Dining at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall over at Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase is one of our favorite dining locations on property.  We have taken Sophie there for her birthday twice, and overall, Sophie and Cindy have eaten there four times, and I have eaten there three (one time the girls had a girls only breakfast there).

There are many reasons why we like Princess Storybook Dining.  For starters, it is one of the best places on property to get a lot of great one on one time with the Disney Princesses.  We have seen Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Wendy from Peter Pan, Pocahontas, and even Mulan at the restaurant!  Some of these were during the breakfast that Cindy and Sophie were at, but I’ve got some great pictures of Sophie, Stephanie, and other family members with the beautiful characters.  What I really like about this restaurant is that it is only one table service credit, whereas Cinderella’s Royal Table is two.  Also, like CRT, with your reservation, you get a photo package.  For up to four guests, you get one package, for five to eight guests, you get two packages, and for nine to twelve guests you get three photo packages!

I love the beautiful interior of the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.  Like so many things at Walt Disney World, Akershus is a replica of 14th Century Akershus Castle.  In addition, the food is great!  Akershus serves a traditional American breakfast, and for lunch and dinner they serve traditional Norwegian food, starting with a cold appetizer bar of meats, cheeses, salads, and breads.  I love the Traditional Kjottkake, which is Norwegian Meatballs served with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Lingonberry sauce.  It is a wonderful dish, and something that I recommend to everyone that asks!

I think that Princess Storybook Dining is among the best of the Disney Character Dining restaurants, and I hope that you consider it for a dining experience when you are next at Walt Disney World!  Now, take a look at some of the great photos we’ve gotten while eating there!  Tell me, do you like Akershus?  What is your favorite dish?

Our picture with Belle


Stephanie and Sophie with Cinderella


Stephanie and Sophie with Snow White




Anna Jane and Sophie with Snow White registered & protected



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19 Responses to “Disney Dining Review: Princess Storybook Dining”

  1. We love Akershus! My favorite dish is the salmon.  We tried CRT for the first time this past trip and I honestly could not tell you which I liked better (we do not use the dining plan).  We love them both, though I do like the set up for pictures with Belle much better than the set up at CRT for pictures with Cinderella.

  2. Well thank you Ken! If you ever change your mind the meatball dish I talked about is on par with the meatball dish I had during the Food and Wine Festival, arguably my favorite dish during the Festival!

  3. Nicely done Mickey. We've never been there because with no kids we generally avoid character meals so those with kids might just get that one extra table we don't use. Besides, we don't eat that much food!!! Great article!!


  4. Hey Heidi! You should get two packages with no problems! What I don't know though is if they will let you do two poses — I kind of doubt that. But regardless, it will be great anyway!

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!


  5. We love this one too! I've posted about it several times on my blog as well – and we've got breakfast reservations for this one in January!  There are 5 of us – wonder if that means we'll get 2 photo packages?  I didn't think about it last time because we were traveling with friends (a family of 3) – so they got a package and we got a package.  Hmmm . . . maybe we can do a whole family picture and a “just kids” picture and see . . .  Great dining review!

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