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Princess Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway at Epcot including Belle’s Christmas dress

Well, it only took me a month to finally begin to catch up on some of the photos I took way back in December.  I still have several more Christmas resorts meets to post too.  Hey, it’s still really cold outside and many states including Alabama are receiving snow.  I thought I’d post the photos that I took at Akershus back last month.  Many character fans will enjoy the photos of Belle in her red Christmas dress and Ariel in her sea foam green dress.

Walt Disney World Epcot Akershus Royal Dining Princess Character Meal (1) Across from the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is the Princess Plass where Anna and Elsa are currently meeting next to the Kringla place with the schoolbread.  I should provide you a quick update on Anna and Elsa before diving back into last month’s photos.

Anna and Elsa are now meeting from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm and the meet and greet is pretty much continuous with short ice water breaks which helps makes the lines move much faster.  I now recommend that you take a look at meeting the girls more in the afternoon, so you can spend the morning doing the 2 or 3 decent rides in the park.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal

Ahead of us is Maelstrom.  Epcot thinks this ride is worthy of a Tier 1 Fastpass+, but it isn’t.  It can be ridden easily between 11:00-Noon and again after 7:00 pm with little or no wait.  Use that FP+ for either Test Track or Soarin.  I like to head to Test Track, then Mission: Space.  If you are interested in Sum of All Thrills, squeeze it in between these to rides.  I use FP+ for Soarin and then spend a few hours touring that side of the park.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal

 

The Vikings exhibit still offers Norway as an inspiration for the movie Frozen.

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His nose isn’t really that big, it’s just the odd looking helmet.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Vikings

Here’s a brief look around in the Akershus Banquet Hall.  It was Christmas time, so you see a few decorations.Walt Disney World Epcot Akershus Royal Dining Princess Character Meal (4)

Looks like tapestries are a big deal in Norway.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal

These Christmas decorations aren’t there in January :)Walt Disney World Epcot Akershus Royal Dining Princess Character Meal (7)

They use chairs and tables, you don’t have to sit on the floor cross legged or anything strange like that.  They even allow us to use plates and forks.  Just kidding Norway is actually a very progressive country, despite the 20 year old film just after Maelstrom.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal

Another Christmas wreath and we’ll meet Belle, I promise.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character MealKept my promise.  Isn’t Belle lovely in her Christmas dress?  Would the management people in charge of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas PLEASE bring her and Beast back to the party???

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As a part of your rather expensive dining experience, you are provided with an 8 x 10 and some small shots of your family with Belle.  The Belle shots are also included on your Photopass, Memory Maker or whatever they call it next week with a + on it.  None of the other Princesses are included and I didn’t even see a single Photopass person with the other Princesses, but I was one of the first guests in the building.  The Princesses had to ask other Cast Members to assist us with photos, so I only appeared in this photo and the one with Snow White.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress

I located Belle using KennythePirate’s Character Locator app :)Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress

Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas DressAfter meeting Belle I had a couple of minutes, so I headed to the buffet line to get some fruit and pastries.  The food is served as a plated meal.  I wasn’t asked if I wanted a certain meal or even asked if I wanted it prepared any certain way.  I was just brought a plate with scrambled eggs, bacon and such.  That was fine with me, but those with allergies or different desires may want to discuss any options with the server.

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I just can’t eat salmon as a breakfast food.  Isn’t it funny how we are culturally acclimated to eat Fruit Loops for breakfast and roast beef for dinner.  Why can’t we order a sausage biscuit for dinner?Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress

Bananas, grapes and nuts makes it a well-balanced diet, right?  I forgot to take a photo of my eggs and such, but you’ve probably seen those before.  I was busy standing and sitting while meeting Princesses.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress

 

Aurora/Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty stopped by first to hold a conversation.  She had just awakened from a nice nap, so she was in a great mood and really nice and chatty.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty

A couple of times while I was there the restaurant provided a couple of little royal marches with the Princesses.  The voice over guy did mention that it was for boys and girls but no little boys joined either march while I was there.  It was pretty odd and almost creeperish to be a lone male, adult in a Princess breakfast filled with women and little girls.  My oldest was supposed to join me, but she had a final exam or something.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty

I asked nicely and Aurora was willing to pose again with the basket of flowers.  Adds to the photo, right?Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty

Sans basketWalt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Aurora, Briar Rose, Sleeping Beauty

 

Ariel was next to stop by.  She looked just like a person I worked with back in Texas.  Princess march with flowers.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Ariel

Tada, no flowers
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Cinderella parading by with the little girls.  Not to worry, she kept both shoes on the entire time.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Cinderella

BasketlessWalt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Cinderella

 

Snow White with basket and old dress.  If you didn’t see the new dress, it’s in my recent Character Palooza post.Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Snow White Walt Disney World, Epcot, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Princess Character Meal, Belle in Christmas Dress, Snow White

 

Well, that’s about it.  I met a few Princesses, felt really awkward, ate the eggs I was served and didn’t have much help with photography on that particular day.  It is a really nice breakfast for little Princesses, but your little pirate might feel a bit awkward.  My son preferred to go to Cape May Cafe with me for breakfast while my wife took the girls here.  It’s a bit pricey, but you can meet several princesses with no wait and Belle usually appears in the same Gold dress that she wears at Enchanted Tales with Belle.  Belle only wears the red dress around the week of Christmas.

Are you looking forward to taking your little princess to this character dining experience?

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6 thoughts on “Princess Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway at Epcot including Belle’s Christmas dress”

  1. We got to see Belle in the holiday dress at Akershus and was very excited, but I was underwhelmed by the meal…for my money CRT is the place to go for the princess experience

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  2. I noticed when we were there in December and in your pictures that Princess Aurora isn’t wearing the new dress they debuted last year. Is she no longer meeting in this dress? I liked it better than her old one.

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      1. Have you heard any timetable on when Aurora will have her new dress back? Trip coming up in early March and would like to see her in it. :)

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  3. I have a question. We have reservations at Akershus but plan on meeting princesses elsewhere also like Princess Fairytale Hall, Ariel’s Grotto, Enchanted Tales etc. To be honest I am considering canceling our reservation because every princess I have seen from this meet and greet is an underwhelming representation in my opinion. Also I wondered if anyone has had experience with their children “catching on”. Hey, why doesn’t this Ariel look the same as the one from yesterday? Just trying to preserve the magic for them!

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