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  • On Sep 5, 2019
    Verusha from Western Cape, South Africa Asked

    Booked for Akershus Banquet - however we very strict vegeterian almost vegan - is this a buffet and if so how will we be catered for? thanks!

    Hello, Verusha! I am happy to answer this question for you, as my family and I are vegans and vegetarians, and we’ve had three lovely meals at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

    Although a part of this Character dining experience includes a buffet with dishes inspired by Nordic cuisine, the chefs and servers have always been very accommodating to us and our needs. Currently there is an entree option on the menu called Raspeballer. This is a Scandinavian Potato Dumpling with Zucchini, Leeks, Peas and Mushrooms served in a Coconut-Curry Sauce. Since these dishes are cooked to order by Disney’s extraordinary culinary team, you can ask for modifications (such as no mushrooms). In my experience, we’ve also had chefs willing to make us a vegan or vegetarian dish with other ingredients they have on hand. For example, the last time we were there our chef made us an incredible pasta dish with tons of fresh vegetables and a homemade tomato “jam” as the sauce. It was one of the most delectable meals I’ve ever had! Just be aware that you may need to wait a little longer for a chef to come to your table and then allow additional time for them to prepare an off-menu dish for you. As some times of the day are busier than others, your experience with this request may vary. 

    Another option would be for you to contact the Special Diets team in advance of your stay and let them know about your dietary restrictions. If you’ve made such arrangements ahead of time, you can be sure that they’ll have the necessary ingredients on hand to make your meal a memorable one.

    Our favorite thing about Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is definitely the Character interactions. The last time we were there, we were able to meet Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora! My daughter is Disney Princess-obsessed, so it’s lovely to be able to meet so many of them all in one place.

    I hope you and your family enjoy your time at Akershus and Epcot, Verusha! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do for you to help you make the most out of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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