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Character dining experiences give you a chance to sit down to decadent meals with some of your favorite Disney pals. If you want to include a character meal in your stay, check out this comprehensive guide to all your Walt Disney World options.

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Akershus Banquet Hall

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Character dining experiences are available in all four of the WDW theme parks. You must have a valid park ticket to get to these restaurants.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Location: Epcot, World Showcase, Norway

Who You’ll Meet: A selection of Disney princesses that may include Snow White, Belle, Aurora, Ariel, and Cinderella

What’s on the Menu:

Breakfast: Enjoy favorites like scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and potato casserole. Give your meal a Norwegian twist with a selection of meats, cheeses, and garnishes.

Lunch & Dinner: Begin with a Taste of Norway platter featuring Scandinavian cheese, meats, seafood, and salads. Entrees include Norwegian meatballs and lingonberry sauce, pan-seared salmon in a curried-cauliflower cream sauce, pickled mushrooms over braised beef, roasted chicken breast with herb-chicken jus, and more.

What’s Nearby: The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is located in Epcot’s Norway, home to the wildly popular Frozen Ever After Ride. This area also features the oft-overlooked Stave Church Gallery where you’ll find historic artifacts from Norway, some of which inspired Frozen.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

Location: Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland

Who You’ll Meet: Disney princesses; exact characters are subject to change

What’s on the Menu:

Breakfast: Start the day with a hearty meal like shrimp and grits, beef tenderloin and egg, or a baked spinach, mushroom, and goat cheese quiche.

Lunch & Dinner: Start with assorted royal charcuteries or a Castle Salad. For your main, options include the Royal Chef’s Fish of the Day, beef and shrimp, pan-searched chicken, seared pork tenderloin, and summer vegetable couscous. Save room for dessert! The Jaq & Gus is a decadent affair with cheesecake, strawberry cake, and meringue. The Clock Strikes Twelve features a dark chocolate mousse, ganache, and raspberry coulis.

What’s Nearby: Cinderella’s Royal Table is inside Cinderella Castle, putting you at the center of Magic Kingdom park. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is inside the castle as well, so little princesses can get a glittery makeover just before their meal.


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