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Princess Storybook Breakfast
Norway - Epcot
Princess Storybook Dining -- -- Norway's Restaurant Akershus in Epcot offers 3 Princess Character meals a day, adding lunch and dinner to the already popular breakfast! Breakfast will continue to be American fare and lunch and dinner will offer Norwegian Cuisine for adults and American style for kids. All meals will be served family style at the table. Until April 10th, Akershus will continue to offer the traditional Norwegian dinner as well as the Princess Breakfast.
Characters MAY include any of the following: Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora), Mary Poppins, Pocahontas, or Mulan.
(for reviews after 2006, click here!)
We have just returned home from a "magical" trip to Disney World. Our 2 1/2 year old daughter and I participated in the Princess Storybook Breakfast. It was incredible! I was concerned that she might be a little afraid of the "princesses" but they were so wonderful with all of the children that she did very well. The food was great, but I didn't care about that a whole lot once I saw the sparkle and excitement in my daughter's eyes. I certainly recommend this to anyone with a "princess" in their own family. (Rhonda, July 2005)
The Norway Breakfast was great. We had Belle, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Mary Poppins. The food was fine, the waitress was always available and the princesses did great. I am so tired of reading reviews about the princesses not spending enough time with the children. We have a 4 year old girl who was in heaven. They spent about 1 to 2 minutes with her on average. Great pictures, great videos, and autographs. Parents, take a step back, they have TONS of kids to visit....don't expect the Princess to spend 10 minutes with your child.
Again, great breakfast and I rate it even with Cinderella Castle breakfast. (Greg, June 2005)
We rushed in the pouring rain with great anticipation for our Princess Storybook breakfast at Akershus in Epcot's Norway to be greatly disappointed in everything. Firstly, never book a character breakfast too close to the time the park opens, as it makes for an extremely difficult time getting in. Secondly, both the food, as well as our server, were below mediocre. The princesses were all so sweet but such little time was spent at each table.
This character meal can certainly be skipped without losing any amount of magic from you WDW vacation. Instead head right over to the Grand Floridian's 1900 Park Fare for breakfast as it was our favorite meal our entire trip, for both the characters as well as the wonderful food. (Kari Libao, June 2005)
We had breakfast with the princesses at Norway on a rainy Saturday morning, but we had a blast! My two little princesses (4years/18 months) loved it! We saw Snow White, Jasmine, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, and it was worth every penny. I am not real sure how long we were there, because we were so enjoying ourselves.
The cinnamon cake with awesome, and they have that and fruit waiting on your table. We devoured the fruit and cake and only waited a few minute for our meal of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, and potatoes to arrive. It was all delicious!
Almost perfect timing, as soon as we finished eating the princesses started making rounds. Everyone of them came by and spoke to my girls, signed autographs, and took pictures. No, they could not stay a real long time at each table, but I was not disappointed in the least, they do have a whole restaurant to cover after all. It was worth every penny! WE would gladly go here again. (Jill, June 2005)
On our recent vacation to Disney We had breakfast in Norway for the Princess Storybook breakfast. We had an advanced reservation for 10:00 a.m. We checked in about 10 minutes early and were seated in about 15 minutes. The table was set with fresh fruit and YUMMY cinnamon rolls waiting. We had fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Without too long of a wait, the platter of eggs, bacon, sausage, and breakfast potatoes was brought out and it was all DELICIOUS!! The princesses soon began their rounds and we met Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine, and Mulan.
I have only two complaints ; Belle was not in her Princess dress (probably more disappointing to me than my daughter as Belle is my favorite and I love her gown) and the princesses were a bit rushed. But considering we met 5 princesses, 3 of which my daughter had never met in 2 previous visits, the meal was a success. (Jennifer Jackson, June 2005)
My favorite character dining is the Princess Storybook breakfast at Akershus. In May, my family and I did this for a second time. It was just as good as the first time we did it! We were seated quickly and had our food almost immediately! The food was wonderful! We had been seated for about 15 minutes when the princesses started coming around. We saw Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, Mulan, and Aurora. They were all so sweet and took the time to talk to us and take pictures! I highly recommend this to anyone who can get it! (Ashley, May 2005)
I have to disagree with the people that wrote in and said the breakfast at Akershus was good. It was definitely not what I thought it would be for 20 dollars. The princesses were great but the food came for everyone in a small, maybe 10-inch, skillet. They put the potatoes on the bottom, full of pepper and threw everything else on top. There were six of us so we didn't have enough to go around. We asked the waiter for more and he looked at us like we were crazy. So if you want to see the princesses go ahead, but if you're looking to get an all you can eat buffet for 20 dollars, good luck. (Andrea, May 2005)
While reading the reviews on the Princess Storybook Breakfast, I was worried because we had already made a reservation. We had one free Character Breakfast with our package, so we chose to use it on this one...at least we wouldn't really be out anything if it was as bad as the reviews. It was a great experience. Although the food selections were not probably what my kids would have chosen, they could each find something they liked. My husband and I liked the meal very much. Our server was very nice and prompt. About 1/2 way through our meal,the Princesses started appearing.We saw Mulan, Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White and Mary Poppins. Each one was courteous and waited long enough for my daughters 8 & 5 to talk to them. We took pictures and got their autograph. Although we didn't feel hurried,they didn't hang around, which was fine because there were lots of other little girls waiting for their turn. We will most likely visit this character meal again on our next visit. Also, of all the PS arrangements we made, this one was one of the few where we were seated upon arrival. (Kim Lenz, March 2005)
My husband and I just returned home from Disney with our two children, son-11 and daughter-6. We had the Storybook Breakfast at Akershus in Epcot. It was fabulous. The staff was kind and the service was quick. The food was hot, tasty and there was plenty of it. The princesses arrived about 15 minutes after we were seated. The five present for our visit were Mulan, Mary Poppins, Belle, Snow White, and Jasmine. Each princess was very nice and pleased to take pictures and sign autograph books. Each spoke to our children. Our daughter was so excited that the trip was definitely a highlight to our trip. Even our son liked it. (Jen Berger, March 2005)
The meal which I enjoyed the most on my last Disney trip was at the Princess Storybook Breakfast in Epcot. I am almost eighteen years old and I still found the atmosphere and time with the Princesses to be a lot of fun. I know that some people are all crazy about dining at Cinderella's Castle, but I would really recommend this spot. There is more room to eat, you feel less rushed, and you still see so many princesses.
The food was actually good for once, sometimes Disney dining can be a let down. However, this food was actually fresh. They give you a nice little mixture of food, which they bring to your table, so you don't have to get up and stand in a long buffet line. It also makes it easier to see the princesses, since you aren't up getting food when they come to your table. There were fresh eggs, not runny at all, bacon, sausage, muffins, orange juice, delicious potatoes!!!!! and fresh fruit that was actually fresh and not browned.
Not once did I feel rushed, or left out for being older. It was a magical time that I think everyone should try. :) (Amanda, March 2005)
We really enjoyed the Princess Storybook Breakfast. Our PS was for 8:40, and our party of four (3 adults and a 2 yr old) were seated within 5 minutes. The food was hot and better than I expected, and our waitress refilled items without us even asking. She also brought my daughter two items that weren't on the menu. The princesses came right out after we were seated, we didn't wait long at all. We met Belle, Princess Aurora, Mary Poppins, Jasmine, and Mulan, and they were all very friendly and took a lot of time with my daughter, who was dressed as Snow White - the only one who wasn't there! Belle and Princess Aurora both commented on her dress, and said that Snow White couldn't come, but was really looking forward to meeting her later, which delighted my daughter. They all signed autographs, posed for pictures, and had fairly lengthy conversations with my daughter as we made video. It was a wonderful time, and we're planning to do it again in December! (Genie, February 2005)
We just returned from a fabulous week in Walt Disney World. One of the highlights of our trip was the Princess Storybook Breakfast. We had breakfast at Akershus twice during our stay. We booked two Princess breakfasts since we live in the Boston area and with the winter we've had we feared our flight would be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. So we booked two breakfasts just in case! After having a great time our first visit we decided to keep the second reservation.
We had Priority Seating for Thursday at 8:40 a.m. and Saturday at 11:20 a.m. I will admit our visit on Thursday was slightly better than our visit on Saturday. The restaurant was much busier on Saturday, but that is to be expected. However, during both visits we found the Princesses spent plenty of time at our table chatting, signing autograph books and taking pictures. My daughter was thrilled to meet all of the princesses (Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan and Aurora). Princess Aurora even showed my daughter how to show off her princess gown.
The food was great as well. We arrived to our table to find a bowl of fruit and a plate of pastry. Our waiter arrived with juice and coffee. A few minutes later the waiter returned with a large skillet filled with scrambled eggs, potato casserole, bacon, sausages and biscuits. Our waiter quickly refilled our coffee and juice and also offered us additional food, but we were all too full.
The Princess Storybook Breakfast is a must for anyone with their own little princess. My daughter was in heaven the moment she stepped into the restaurant. (Jeanne, February 2005)
We ate at Akershus for the "Princess Storybook" breakfast on February 3, 2005. I was a little hesitant because of the majority of the reviews on your web site. My daughters and I loved it! We thought the food was very good (especially the cheesy hash browned potatoes). There were five characters (Aurora, Belle, Mary Poppins, Mulan, and Snow White) at the breakfast and they all came to our table. They were all very courteous. We really enjoyed this! (Robyn, February 2005)
We recently attended the Princess Storybook breakfast for my daughter's 5th birthday. The experience was pretty good, though a little cramped. Snow White, Mary Poppins, Mulan, Belle and Jasmine came to sign my daughter's birthday card. Belle was super friendly and spent quite a bit of time visiting with both the birthday girl and my 18 month old daughter. Both children had a very good time. My youngest is terrified of the non-face characters and will not allow them near, so at least we could get pictures of the princesses taken with her. What I personally liked best was the food! The potatoes were cheesy and absolutely the best breakfast item at WDW. It was all delicious. I will definitely return for the food - the princesses are a bonus. (Michelle King, February 2005)
Our family (Grandma, daughter 5, and myself) had our second princess meal here in late January 2005. Once again we enjoyed it. especially the rolls! What it made it even more special than normal was we had lost my daughter's autograph book from our last 3 trips earlier in our trip (it was never found). When I mentioned it to our server, she brought my daughter a (birthday) card signed by the princesses. Luckily I also brought along 5 x 7 photos from our last meal there of each princess with my daughter (celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday). The princesses signed our new book and the photos. They were very pleased to see the photos (even though every one of the princesses was a different cast member).
PS-several weeks after returning home we received a new autograph book with a note saying how sorry they were that they couldn't find ours. When we opened the book, what a pleasant surprise we had! The book was signed by every character we could think of, and more. While losing our book was sad, the new book is even more special since someone in Lost and Found took the time to replace my daughter's lost one. (Terri Boillin, January 2005)
We had a great experience at the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Epcot. Due to one of our children having peanut allergies, we called several weeks prior to arriving to see if there would be anything he could not eat. They flagged our priority seating so the restaurant would know we needed to speak to the chef when we arrived, and also gave us a direct number to the restaurant. Several days before arriving, we called the restaurant and spoke with the chef. He informed us the cinnamon rolls would be the only food our son couldn't eat because of his allergy.
When we arrived and checked in with the hostess, she immediately saw our PS had been flagged and asked if we needed to speak with the chef. Our waitress brought us our food and said the chef would be there any second, so she asked us to not eat anything until we'd spoken with the chef. When the chef arrived at our table, he confirmed that our son wouldn't be able to eat the cinnamon rolls, so we just asked that they take them away. My wife and I thought the food was very good.
Our children are picky eaters, so they didn't eat much, but we knew going in they probably wouldn't eat much of what we were served (bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes). Our waitress brought us more food as we asked for it and refilled our drinks several times.
The characters were great. The characters there that morning were Belle, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, & Mulan. We were located at the table right by the door where they come out, so we were the first to see each character. They signed the kids' autograph books, took pictures, asked each child their name, and engaged in brief conversation with them. We highly recommend this character meal. (Mark Hinton, January 2005)
My daughters (18 and 22) and I went to the Princess Storybook Breakfast. It was really good. We got there about 5 minutes early and were seated right away. Our server brought our drinks right away. The cinnamon rolls are great. We got seconds on them. The eggs were great and so was the potato casserole and bacon. We had seconds on them also. The princesses were great. They stopped and took pictures with my daughters even though they were 18 and 22. This was our second character breakfast we have been to and we really liked. (Lorna Goodnoh, January 2005)
After reading some of the reviews for the Princess Storybook Breakfast at Norway in Epcot, I felt like I needed to post my own. My family of three went to the Princess Storybook Breakfast on December 1, 2004. We had never eaten at Akershus, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were promptly seated and the most fabulous cinnamon rolls were brought right to us along with fresh fruit and juice. Our waitress was wonderful. Very pleasant to talk with and very attentive. The princesses who visited us were Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Snow White and Aurora. They talked with our 10-year-old daughter, signed autographs and happily posed for more than one photo. They were very gracious and spent enough time with us. We enjoyed this breakfast and encourage others to give it a try. We had a great time. (Laura Dawson, December 2004)
To the reader who asked where to find Mulan...we were at WDW in December and saw Mulan in front of the China pavilion in Epcot (as you mentioned) and at the princess breakfast in Norway. By the way, the food was better then the Cinderella Castle breakfast and there were five princesses that day. We really enjoyed it. (Cristina Buaas, December 2004)
We had a terrible time here. DH and DD are both allergic to eggs. We requested to speak with the chef. When he came to our table, he seemed like we were wasting his time. Because I had researched both breakfasts, I knew that this one came family style and that DH and DD could eat everything except the eggs, so we requested that the eggs be served separately. Unfortunately, our request wasn't honored and DH and DD got their meals pre-plated. Their meals also contained waffles, which normally have eggs in them, that I did not allow DD to eat. When I questioned this to our waiter, he seemed rather stand offish to me stating that "of course they don't have eggs in them, the chef wouldn't have given them to you if they did". We also requested more food and only part of it was served. We never got a chance to meet Aurora, both my girl's favorite because she was running a good 30-40 minutes behind the others. This was a huge disappointment because due to DD and DH's allergies the main reason we were there was to meet the princesses and we were unable to meet all of them. I strongly advise those of you with egg allergies to stay clear of this restaurant. The treatment we received at other Disney restaurants was more than 100 times better than that we received here. In fact we were stunned (and very thankful) at the fantastic treatment we received during the rest of our trip at the other restaurants we dined at (Liberty Tree Tavern, Boma, Le Cellier and Ghiradelli Soda Fountain) (Heather, December 2004)
My 5 year old daughter and I loved the Storybook Princess breakfast at Epcot. We had an 11:20 PS, so we had time to tour Future World first. By the time we got to breakfast, we were hungry. We both like simple food, so we loved it. The fresh fruit and juice were great - and we both like bacon, potatoes, and although I can't eat eggs, there was as much as you could eat of anything, that I had plenty. Our server was great, even though she was very busy. The atmosphere is pretty. There were five princesses, and they were all nice. This was one of the best parts of our trip, and we would definitely do it again. (Anna Spry, December 2004)
Our group of 10 (our family of 5 and our friends--also a family of 5) went to Norway's Princess Breakfast on Nov. 10 for my daughter's 5th birthday. We had a priority seating for 10:00. We arrived at 9:55 and were seated within 5 minutes. Our server was DYNOMITE!!!!!!!! We actually had 2 tables next to each other....one table sat the 4 adults and the table next to us sat the 6 kids ages 8, 8, 6, 6, 5, and 4. We had our juices, coffee, fresh fruit and OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD cinnamon rolls delivered 2 minutes after we took our seats! Everything else was delivered in a timely manner. Our server refilled our skillet (that included scrambled eggs--o.k., cheesy breakfast potatoes--really good, biscuits--good, sausage--o.k., and bacon--o.k. We also loved the cinnamon rolls soooooo much, we asked for another plate of those as our "dessert". The princesses were all very nice and spent lots of time with the kids (except for Mulan....she was kinda crabby) All of the other princesses made a big deal about my daughter's b-day and were very nice. In addition to their autograph books, they even signed the birthday card from the restaurant that the servers all signed....we will have that card always! This was our first time ever going here and we will return FOR SURE! (Mary Ann Gomez, November 2004)
We had a wonderful time at the Princess Breakfast. We found all the princesses engaging and accommodating to our requests for photos and signatures. My daughters (aged 4 and 7) were thrilled to meet each princess (Aurora, Mulan, Jasmine and Snow White) and each princess listened patiently as their ears were talked off. We all enjoyed the meal tremendously and our server was very pleasant. When our skillet of food (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and biscuits) was emptied, our server returned to ask if we wanted more. She also refilled our juices promptly. It was truly a magical experience even for my husband and myself. (Vanessa Young, November 2004)
Our family has done 8-10 different character meals and this one was the worst of all of them. The only plus was seeing my kids faces when they met there favorite princesses. The characters were so fast it was almost rude! They didn't chat at all with my girls who idolize them and had waited months to see them! Food was ok. (Stephanie Simpson, September 2004)
My three daughters and I had a princess character breakfast in Norway in Sept. '04. We absolutely loved it! We could not believe the bad reviews that were given about this restaurant. We LOVED the cinnamon rolls!!! We will go again next time we're in Epcot. (Erin, September 2004)
The Epcot storybook breakfast was so much fun! The characters were Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) and Belle. They come up to you and sign autographs and pose for pictures. The food could have been better but overall this was a very good breakfast. I'm looking forward to going to the Cinderella Royal Table breakfast next that I heard was excellent! (Kim, August 2004)
Let me say that after reading all the reviews of the Princess Breakfast I was kind of nervous and expecting to have an awful time but IT WAS REALLY GREAT!!! The food was great, the service was great and we had Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle and Mulan at our breakfast on July 23rd. We got our food and more food refills in a timely manner. We had 6 in our party and it was great. We had only 2 little girls and the rest of us were adults. When I thought about how people complained in the reviews that the princesses didn't spend enough time with their children its understandable but I look at it this way, you get a chance to get pictures and autographs with 5 princesses that you may not be able to get by just walking through out the parks. At the same time you are eating breakfast so no one gets fussy in the lines. The rolls were so yummy and so were the potatoes. It would have been nice if all the princesses could do some kind of skit or something prior to walking around. I strongly suggest that everyone purchases the prince or princess package, it's worth the money!! It was great and I think the adults had more fun than the children. We all enjoyed the food and if you have a problem with what they serve, it is advised as in any unknown situation that you ask what is going to be served. It's good to ask questions every once in awhile. I WOULD DEFINITELY DO THIS AGAIN, IT WAS WORTH IT!! (Stephanie Valera, July 2004)
The Princess character breakfast was a huge disappointment. Having tried getting reservations for this and being told it was booked was disappointing but we took the chance and arrived at the restaurant at 9:45 am on June 14, 2004. My daughter, husband and I were so happy to hear that there was room for us and we were seated immediately. I scanned the room and saw that there were five princesses making the rounds but somehow Mulan never made it to our table. The remaining four princesses quickly stopped by our table long enough to take a picture and moved on. There was no effort to even ask my four year-old daughter her name. After our short greeting, the princesses left the dining area. I was surprised to see that they do not stay until the end and at least stand at the door to say goodbye.
I was not aware of the menu and was surprised that they did not have waffles, pancakes or even french toast for the kids. My daughter does not like eggs, bacon or sausage so she had the fruit, sweet roll, and a small portion of potatoes. I felt like I was bothering the waiter when we asked for ketchup. The overall experience was disappointing. (Lisa Ascenzo - June 2004)
The Princess character breakfast was the best time we had all week at Disney! Jasmine and Mulan picked up the kids, kissed them, they didn't want the lipstick removed from their faces!! All of the princesses were beautiful, signed our princess coloring book, and hugged the kids. It was the highlight of our trip, and the breakfast was delicious, we went may 12th, and we think they may have listened to some of the complaints, because everything was perfect... (Lori Yeary, May 2004)
My family recently had breakfast with the princesses in epcot at the norway pavilion. it was just wonderful. the food was delicious. we asked specifically for strawberries and pineapple only and they were more than happy to comply. the eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes were all very good. my granddaughters were simply delighted with all 5 princesses each one took the time to talk to them and sign autographs and take pictures. it was a very enjoyable experience. (maggie provost, 2004)
We attended the Princess Storybook Breakfast on March 14, 2004. It was an incredible experience; one worth every penny. The food is served family style: fruit and muffins are waiting on the table when you are seated, and coffee and juice is served. The coffee is absolutely delicious. Then a skillet arrives with fluffy eggs, crisp bacon, fat sausages and waffles. We asked for more bacon and waffles, and they arrived promptly.
As the princesses arrived in the dining room they stopped at each and every table for autographs, photographs and chit-chat. They stayed long enough to answer any and all questions. My 6 year old daughter was thrilled, and even my husband teased Belle about Gaston. (Cynthia G., March 2004)
My 3 year old is ALL about the princesses, so I made reservations for the Princess Breakfast at Akershus. I was a little leary because many of the comments people sent in said it wasn't worth the money and to skip it. We weren't there 5 minutes and my husband and I decided it was the BEST money we have EVER spent at Disney. I cannot imagine how anyone would not love this. My daughter was beside herself through the whole meal. All the princesses were wonderful! There was plenty of great food, and the service was super. If you have young daughters this breakfast should be on your MUST SEE list of things to do. (Julie Schneider, February 2004)
We recently returned from a fabulous vacation at Disney. This restaurant was not one of the highlights. Let me preface this by saying we were not traveling with little ones, but we have enjoyed many different character meals. The princesses were lovely. They made there way across a crowded room and spent less than a minute at each table. Just enough time for a picture. The food was certainly not up to Disney standards. The meal was started with some fruit and sweet rolls. A "hot" plate followed that included eggs, sausage, potatoes, waffles. They were lukewarm. There were 3 of us in the party and the $60 was very overpriced for the amount of food and for the quality. My suggestion....find another breakfast. You'll be happier... Elaine Mahoney, December 2003
We attended the Princess Storybook Breakfast on our 1st family trip to Disney. My daughter's 6 & 5 were totally enchanted - the servers from Norway were just wonderful. The food was very tasty and the Princesses were all very nice to the girls - we got to see Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, Mulan and Aurora! 3 of the 5 asked the girls their names and wrote their names in the autograph books - Belle had to even remind me to turn on the camera. It was a very magical experience. My only advice is make the PS as early as you can - you get taken into the restaurant per your PS and we got to site in the area where the Princesses come out 1st. (Tina George, November 2003)
I recently returned from a wonderful vacation to Disney with my parents and three year old daughter. My daughter, Willow, is enthralled with all the princesses, especially Jasmine. I did a lot of research on your web site before going to get just the right character dining experience. Unfortunately, I didn't read any reviews of the Princess Storybook Breakfast before I made my reservations. After I made the reservations, I found the reviews and was sad to see that most of them weren't very good. I read a few that were favorable, but not many. Well, I was a little weary going but it turned out to be one of the best parts of our trip. The food was wonderful, and the princesses all spent quality time with Willow. She couldn't have been happier, especially when Jasmine came over and put her on her lap and took pictures with her and her Jasmine doll! The servers were very nice too, and didn't act as if they minded when we were getting in their way trying to take pictures. I would definitely recommend this breakfast for anyone who loves the Disney princesses. Christine Kelley, June 2003
We visited the Princess Breakfast in Epcot in mid May. We arrived approximately 15 minutes early for our priority seating (9:00 am) and were promptly shown to our table. There were about 4 tables in the small alcove we were seated in. We were directly off the main room which the princesses begin in. The table had a tiered plate on it with 4 strawberries with a small cup of yogurt dip, a few thin slices of melon, 2 small muffins and 2 danish. Our server was friendly, and brought our breakfast over. Breakfast was small waffles, of which there were 3 on the plate, bacon, sausage, eggs and potatoes. The kids each grabbed a waffle, leaving my husband and I to fight over the one lone waffle. The waffles were very heavy, and no one could eat more than one anyway. The rest of the food was unremarkable.
On to the princesses. Snow White came out first, followed by Belle, Jasmine, Mulan and Princess Aurora. Each princess came to the table, picked up the autograph books, signed them while asking the girls how they were or where they were from, then said "ok lets get a picture". I snapped a photo and they were off to the next table. In all, each princess probably spent a maximum of 1 minute with us. The girls did not complain about this. I realize that there are a lot of children to visit, but perhaps they should limit the number of diners so the princesses could circulate a little more freely. We had dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern, and the characters there came over to the table quite a few times and spent loads of time with the kids. I don't even think we were in this breakfast for an hour. $80.00 for breakfast? I wouldn't do it again. If your children absolutely loves the princesses, then give this a go. Otherwise, I would pass. (Patricia Brink - May 2003)
I took my 3 1/2 year old daughter to the Princess Storybook breakfast yesterday (5/12/03) and was pleasantly surprised! I debated on taking her after reading the reviews, but everything went exceptionally well (and we have done almost all of the character dinings). We had no problems getting into EPCOT (walked from the Dolphin hotel). There was no line at check-in. It was very hot, and the cast member working check-in had no problem allowing us to go in the air conditioned kidcot stop so my daughter could start coloring her mask. We only waited 15 minutes or so (we waited almost an hour past our priority seating time in the heat at the Crystal Palace on Saturday...they also quit serving pizza on the kid's buffet). We were seated in the back. Our server, Helen, was among the best we've ever had, and the fruit and danishes on the table were very tasty, and my daughter could immediately start eating (vs. having to wait to be served)(she is a picky eater (she even hates chocolate and peanut butter), but ate a whole danish, a sausage, and cheese potatoes from the skillet (these were the only potatoes she's ever liked). Within 2 to 3 minutes of sitting down, our first of five princesses came to our table. All (Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Belle) except Mary Poppins who barked at my daughter to "Wipe your hands!" and said nothing else except, "Have a nice day" as she was walking away from us and looking at the next table (the experience would have been better without her) were very friendly and interactive. A cast member came by twice to make sure we got to see all the princesses. The food wasn't bad, in fact, the fruit and the potatoes were nothing short of extraordinary. My daughter wore her yellow Belle dress (and was just slightly disappointed to see Belle in her blue dress) but all in all we had a great time! I would definitely recommend this for young princesses. (Sandra Volden, May 2003)
My daughter, Husband and I attended this breakfast. We almost did not go to the Storybook Princess Breakfast, because of some of the reviews I have read. I am so glad we did! his was the highlight of my daughters trip. We saw Belle, Mulan, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine (her favorite). They could not have been nicer! They all spent quite a bit of time with my daughter. So much so, that she didn't really even eat any breakfast! The food was good and plentiful. We had pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, and cheesy potatoes. There was plenty for our table of three. Our waiter was busy - but attentive. All of the Princesses took multiple pictures with my daughter and signed her autograph book. We loved it! We would do it again. (Cathy Yarger, May 2003)
The Princess Breakfast at Norway was the biggest disappointment of the trip. Our priority seating was arranged through Disney months earlier, yet we had to wait 40 minutes for a table. Service was slow and inefficient; some people in our party got seconds on drinks, yet others were ignored. The food was uninspired (who ever thought that children want sour cream potatoes?) and overpriced. A few costumed princesses are not worth it; skip this meal. (Kendra, 2/2003)
My husband, daughter and I went to this breakfast in December 2002. It was, without question, the worst dining experience we have ever had at Disney. As a matter of fact, I would go further and say it was one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had, anywhere. Let's start with the food. When you first sit down you are served juice, fresh fruit and pastry. The fruit and pastry was very good but, when we asked for more, we were told that we didn't need more because the main breakfast skillet was on its way. This skillet consisted of french toast sticks (cold and hard as a rock), scrambled eggs (also cold), fried potatoes, bacon (cold) and sausage. We were disappointed to find that it was a 'family style' meal instead of a buffet, but even more disappointed to discover there was nothing for my daughter and me to eat. My husband likes all that fried food for breakfast, my daughter and I don't. We prefer oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, etc. My daughter ended up eating nothing but two pastries and I had a couple of slices of melon - definitely not worth the price we paid.
Now let's talk about the princesses. When we were first seated, there wasn't a princess to be seen anywhere. We asked the waitress where they were and found out that they were on their break - all at the same time. After about 15 minutes they started coming out - a new princess emerged every couple of minutes. Unfortunately, they all started at the same location (which was on the opposite side from where we were sitting). This meant that there were about 6 or 7 tables where the children were getting lots of attention from lots of princesses while the rest of the children in the restaurant were getting nothing.
After 45 minutes we complained to the manager. She pulled 'Princess Minnie' out of rotation and brought her to our table (it was nice that she tried to attend to our problem but it was a shame that she chose Minnie Mouse who according to my daughter, is not a princess). After about 30 seconds, the manager told Minnie to go back to where she was supposed to be. This made things worse for all the poor children sitting around us.
To sum up, I would have to say that this breakfast is one that should be passed over. If you are lucky enough to be seated in the right section, your child will have a wonderful time and see lots of princess and will be given lots of attention. If you are not one of the select few, then your child will experience great disappointment. It's better not to see the princess at all then to see them pouring attention on others and completely ignoring you. (Judi Barrett, December 2002)
Just wanted to voice my opinion. We were seated in the rotunda. First to be seated in that back section, last to be seen. The first section was full when we got there, but the second section was completely open, including that rotunda. When the princesses came out they started in the first section obviously, but instead of coming to the rotunda next they went around the second section. This character breakfast was probably great for those in the second section. They ate and saw all the princesses probably within a half hour! Meanwhile, everyone in the rotunda was on edge.
It was a full 45 minutes after we all had finished eating before the first princess even
came. Also, by this time none of them except maybe Snow White spent more than one minute with us. I complained to the waitress and she told me this is exactly why she hates working this section! She asked us if we wanted to see the manager and the table beside us said yes. The manager just didn't grasp the fact the order of the princesses and the tables wasn't working.
We should have been seated in the order we got there or our reservation time. We have been to most of the character meals and NEVER have we waited this long to see the characters. We also ate at Cape May Cafe CB and 1900 Park Fare CD this trip and we didn't experience anything like this! 1900 Park Fare was PACKED and we still had characters coming out our ears! We could barely eat! My 4 1/2 year old watched patiently for over half an hour before she finally said to me she guessed none of the princesses wanted to met her. :( My 22 month old was crawling under the table by the time the first one came by and I didn't even care. The poor table beside us had four kids and they were literally bouncing off the walls.
I wouldn't recommend this character meal to anyone even if they can't get into CRT. The food was terrible, too! Not worth a penny we paid. My daughter has severe food allergies and I asked twice for the chef to come out and he never did. Meanwhile, every other PS we had, the chefs were like angels to us. 50's Prime Time even listed out all the ingredients for us! French Toast sticks were about all she would eat and they were dried up like rocks. I love the character meals, but this is one we won't be returning to or recommending. (Shannon Thompson, 11/2002)
Just returned from Disney World 11/11/02. Only problem we had in 6 days was the Princesses Breakfast in Norway at Epcot. The service was much to be desired and our food was cold. Our servers seemed confused and inexperienced. They forgot we were there and other families who arrived after us were served before us. When we were finally served, the food was cold and the coffee was bitter. There is so much wasted food it is a sin. We asked for only extra french toast sticks and they gave us a whole frying pan of the eggs, potatoes, sausage and bacon. This was all wasted. The characters were great, very friendly and the only saving grace was seeing the characters that you normally don't see, i.e., Mulan, Jasmine & Belle. (Diane R, 11/02)
My family and I had the pleasure of enjoying the new Princess Breakfast at Epcot on Saturday, October 12th. The first thing you'll notice is that the walk is very long from the entrance of the park to the restaurant itself... you'll especially notice this if you're running late! However, once seated, we forgot all about the walk. My 3-year-old daughter (a HUGE Snow White fan) met Snow White almost as soon as we were seated. She was followed by Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Pocahontas, Minnie Mouse (in a beautiful glittery white dress), and Belle. Minnie Mouse was a nice touch, and I had no idea she was on the Princess "roster" for this breakfast. Belle was especially friendly and gave us an inside scoop -- she and the Beast would be appearing in France later that day! Overall, the experience was wonderful, the princesses were all very sweet, and they took the time to take photographs and sign autographs for everyone. The food was also good, and our drinks were always kept full. If you get the chance to do this breakfast, you most definitely should! -Jo, New York- October 2002
We just returned from Disney and enjoyed most of our dining experiences,however, the Norway Princess breakfast was rather disappointing. As we sat at our table there were some bakery items and a few pieces of fruit. We had to keep asking for more and each time our request was met with only 3-4 strawberries and 3-4 thin slices of melon. The hot food is served homestyle and consisted of french toast sticks, bacon, sausage, eggs, and potatoes. We were led to believe this was a buffet, not a homestyle meal. It was not always easy to have your request for more food in a timely manner.
This also brings up the main event of the breakfast, the princesses, who did not visit our table until the very end of the meal. We were there 50 minutes before we even saw one princess. We did see Belle, Alice, Mary Poppins, and Rose. They were very rushed and could spend very little time with your children. The money it cost was not worth the letdown. (MA 9/02)
My family had the pleasure of dining at the new storybook princess breakfast in August. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was beautiful,the princesses very attentive and the food was excellent! Your breakfast consists of a double tiered tray with pastries on top and fruit on the bottom. We were so hungry from the long walk that we ate everything and had to request seconds before we were served our delicious skillet breakfast. The all-you-can-eat skillet consisted of bacon,round sausages,scrambled eggs,french toast sticks and cheesy hash browns. The food was great!!! The eggs had a nice kick to them,the sausages were juicy not rubbery like some,the potato's were terrific,they were my 11month olds favorite! We asked for seconds and maybe even thirds. Our juice cups were always kept full and if you ask for chocolate milk you may even get it in a souvenir cup. I really enjoyed this breakfast and hope they keep it around for years to come!!! Disneymom4--Sheryl, August 2002
My family and I visited WDW from 8/4/02 to 8/11/02. On 8/07/02, a rainy, dreary morning, the five of us sprinted from our room at the Beach Club Villas, through Epcot's International Gateway and all the way to Norway for our much anticipated Princess Breakfast. When we arrived, we were immediately welcomed into a storybook castle of a restaurant. Our waiter brought us juice and danish initially as we were greeted by several different princesses. First Snow White, followed by Mary Poppins, Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Jasmine and Belle. Meanwhile, we ate (and ate and ate) pancakes, eggs, bacon and some sort of Norwegian potato casserole that was very yummy. Once we finished the first skillet our waiter brought us, he brought us another. My daughter wanted to see Princess Aurora again, so I told our waiter and he sent her over for one more photo with our daughter. She was thrilled and so were we. If you are not incredibly attached to Cinderella, I would highly recommend Norway's Princess Breakfast. The food was better and the restaurant just as picturesque. (Quidpq)
We enjoyed the Storybook Princess breakfast on July 31, 2002. We had 8:30 a.m. reservations and were told to be at the front gate of Epcot no later than 8:00 a.m. I suppose that since the breakfast was new, not all of the castmembers were aware of the protocol for the event. We were the first to arrive at the main Epcot parking lot gate and the security guard there refused to permit us to enter. When the parking lot attendant arrived at 8:10 a.m., I finally convinced him to let us into the lot so that we could make it to the breakfast. After the initial hassle, the event was a huge success. My daughters 6 and 2 loved the event.
We saw Snow White, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Jasmine, Belle and Mary Poppins. My 2 year old loves Snow White and one of the managers at the restaurant told her that she looked just like Snow White (even though she was not in costume). That made her trip to WDW. She is still telling everyone about it. The characters were very well equipped to handle our table, several of them even lavished attention on our 2 month old son who was on my lap. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone who likes the princesses.
We thought that the food was quite good, but obviously the draw it the princesses. I think that it is about time that Disney added another princess character meal since it is nearly impossible to get reservations at Cinderella's table. I sure hope that this one stays. We would definitely go back. (Nancy Pease)
My own little 21 year old princess and I attended the princess breakfast in Norway at EPCOT last Tuesday, August 13, 2002. We go to Disney World almost every year, but she hasn't been there since 1999, and she hasn't attended a character meal since she was six. So she asked if we could go to one. We like to tease her about being a princess, so I asked her if she would like to go to the princess breakfast.
It was easy to make reservations because the breakfast is so new. We arrived for our 8:30 am seating early. The cast members at the turnstyles had lists of people that were to be allowed in early. We walked to World Showcase passing a number of people at stations making sure we were not just getting an early jump on Test Track. We were seated immediately and served in a fairly timely manner. The food was good, not great, just typical Disney food. We had fruit, rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese potatoes, and French toast sticks, coffee and juice. All of this is brought to your table. This is not a buffet.
We had to sit and wait for the princesses for a long time after we finished eating. We happened to be sitting at the end of the meet the princess tour. Some of the little kids in our area were getting anxious and needed a lot of reassurance from their parents that the princesses would not forget them. We met Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, Jasmine, Belle, and Mary Poppins. So you do get to meet five very popular characters. Surprisingly, we thought that Mary Poppins did the best job of handling all the people and the conversations. Sleeping Beauty really seemed to be running on automatic and her conversation was nonexistent beyond her greeting and have a nice day. I hope she was better with the younger kids.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this character meal to anyone that is interested in the princess theme. (Sue Mintner)
I took my 8 year old daughter to the Storybook Princess Breakfast, Monday August 12th. My daughter dressed in her Jasmine costume, and loved the fact that all of the castmembers bowed to her as we walked through Epcot to the breakfast!
Our Priority seating time was at 8:50, but we arrived about 10 minutes early, and were seated right away. The inside of the Akershus restaurant looks like the inside of a medieval castle...very beautiful and lends itself wonderfully to the whole ambience.
On the tables were fresh fruit and a variety of biscuits and sweet rolls. Our server, Knut, came immediately to our table to offer fresh orange juice, as well as coffee, tea, milk or soda. He was a wonderful server, very attentive, and even posed with my daughter for a picture, saying that although he sees the Princesses everyday, this was the 1st time he had had his picture taken with one of them!
My daughter and I both had the juice, and she got chocolate milk, and I had coffee. Our main course came out about 10 minutes later, and was served in a large skillet. In the skillet were eggs (really our least favorite, as they were cooked way too hard), bacon, sausage patties, French toast sticks and the most delicious cheddar cheese potatoes we had ever put in our mouths. We ended up getting seconds on the bacon and potato's!
The characters, Snow White, Aurora, Mary Poppins, Belle and Jasmine started coming around to the tables about 15 minutes into the meal, starting from the front of the dining room, so the further back you sat, the more food you can get into the kids before the excitement starts.
They come one at a time, and on this day, Snow White was 1st. She was absolutely beautiful.. the perfect Snow White. All of the other characters were really good, too, but Snow White and Jasmine were the most like their characters, in my opinion. By the time Jasmine got to our table, my daughter was beside herself! Jasmine made a really big deal about my daughter's Jasmine costume, having her pose with her for pictures, teaching her to stand with "attitude", and telling all of the other princesses that my daughter had the best taste. This was definitely a magical Disney moment for my daughter and myself, and likely one that won't be forgotten! (M Reeves)
I just wanted to report that my children and I had the pleasure of experiencing the new Princess Storybook Breakfast. To put it simply, the entire event was magical!
We arrived at 9:55 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. seating. We were greeted by Norwegian host Mats who immediately brought us to our table, located in the first hallway of the restaurant. Our server, Tonje, magically appeared after we were seated and brought coffee and delicious fresh orange juice for us.
We enjoyed our beverages with the starter cuisine previously placed at the table. At the center of each table sits a two-tiered plate display. The lower display features a fruit selection (melons and strawberries) while the top layer consists of a delicious variety of baked sweets. While my children (Thor is 3 and Abigael is 7) and I were devouring the goodies, we noticed a door in the back of the restaurant opening and closing. At about 5 minute intervals, a total of 5 beautiful princesses appeared. Snow White, Mary Poppins, Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine.
Each princess stopped at our table in order and stayed with us for between 3-5 minutes. They were all so friendly and very kind and especially lavished attention on my son who was celebrating his 3rd birthday. While paying attention to Thor, they made certain to compliment Abigael and made her feel special as well. As each of the princesses moved on, they kissed him on the forehead and he was left with 5 different colors of lipstick adorning his brow!
After the princess visits, Tonje brought out a fantastic display of breakfast fare including maple bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and French toast. Everything was piping hot and superbly fresh. As we were near the end of our meal, Tonje brought Thor a special treat --- a Troll shaped cookie on a plate with chocolate "bowls" containing edible "paint." Thor had a blast painting and then devouring the cookie! As he was pursuing his artistic instincts, we had the pleasure of each of the princesses revisiting our table --- something Tonje reports occurs only during special occasions. We were so fortunate to be able to get photographs with my two children and ALL FIVE princesses in the same photo.
All in all, the experience at the Princess Storybook Breakfast is one not to be missed! A wonderful and special alternative to the Cinderella's Royal Table feast in the Magic Kingdom.
I hope your other readers will get to experience this delightful character meal soon! (Maralee Striker, August 2002)
The Princess Storybook Breakfast in Norway was only about a week old, but even so soon after opening (and I was told they had a number of glitches), it was running very smoothly the morning I went - Wednesday, July 29th. I figured I'd try it before it was a nearly impossible breakfast to get, and judging by the number of guests (including little dressed up princesses), it soon will be.
I still do think that 1900 Park Fare would be the logical choice for a princess breakfast as it is near the Magic Kingdom and already had the occasional visiting princesses for the Mary Poppins breakfast, but the little girls in the restaurant didn't seem to care where they were. Just that Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins and Belle were there.
I arrived at Epcot running a little late, my breakfast time was 8:30 am - which is about when I arrived to the parking lot. Once in the gate, a manager on a Segway asked me if I needed help and pointed me in the direction I needed to go. Once I got up to the rope (near pin central), one of the cast members from the Mexican Pavilion asked my name and checked it against a list. There was a break in the rope for anyone going to the breakfast, and numerous cast members from Mexico along the route. There was a steady amount of guests, but not a long line - the CM's did look like they were having quite the time though with this new princess thing! I expect Norway has never been quite so popular.
It took me only a couple of minutes to check in and be brought through the door - the CM's opened it and then closed it after each guest. I haven't eaten in Akershus in a couple of years and don't know if the red carpet inside the door is just for the breakfast, but it was a nice touch. All the tables have a small stand with pastries and what looked like cantaloupe and some sort of melon slices. I tried part of a muffin and a cinnamon bun, they were both good. I don't think any of the food was exceptional, but there was enough of it to fill up for the morning. The waitress was very nice but was having giggling fits - I am not sure if this was normal or just because I was there, by myself, with a camera. "So you are here to see the princesses?" <giggle giggle>.
I was taking a picture of the table when I heard my name, and it turns out that a friend of mine had taken his family to the breakfast and they were seated right next to me. It was nice to look like I wasn't completely alone at a princess breakfast!
It took about 5-10 minutes before I noticed the first princess enter the room, Snow White - and from then on, the processional started. Honestly, I wasn't really caring if they stopped at my table or not - I am not a huge character person, and it is awkward when they are face characters and I have no kids (nor do I get as excited about characters as other adults I know). The only princess who seemed to know what to do with me was Jasmine - "so princess, I see you are traveling solo". She really had the act down, and offered to have a picture with me. Each character spent a nice amount of time at each table, having pictures and signing autograph books.
It was much later after the princesses started coming around when the skillet finally arrived - 30-45 minutes after I had sat down. The food was decent...again, not incredible. Sausage patties, a few pieces of round bacon, eggs, cheesy potatoes and french toast sticks. I tried a little of everything but the sausage - I'd heard about the french toast at Cinderella's Royal Table (and absolutely LOVE it at the Trails End restaurant), but in this case they were sticks and not nearly as good as other french toast I have had on property. The food is all-you-can eat, and you can ask for anything else in the skillet be replenished.
My waitress (who spent the entire breakfast giggling every time she came back to the table) brought my check and said "did you have fun?" <giggle giggle>. She was very nice but obviously not ready for single diners at her tables. She did keep my juice refilled, and I left over an hour after I'd first sat down. It would have been impossible to get out under that.
If you are looking for a great breakfast, there are other restaurants I'd suggest on property. If you are looking for princesses, this is the place to find them when you can't get into Cinderella's Royal Table. I expect this will be as tough a reservation to get soon to, but at least it allows more children the joy of dining with their favorite princesses. (Denise, July 31, 2002)