• On May 12, 2017
    Andrea from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a large group including toddlers, teens and adults and want to decide our best option for a meal at the park. We're debating breakfast at Akershus or the River of Lights Dining Package at Tiffins. What would you recommend if we only do one?

    Hi Andrea,

    You are choosing between two great dining experiences! I have dined at both Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Tiffins and thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. Let me share my experiences at each to help you make your decision.

    Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offers a delightful breakfast with Disney princesses. Since you mention that you have toddlers in your group, this might be a good choice. I have a photograph of my daughter when she was a toddler at this meal with her grandfather and Belle. It is a wonderful memory! Please do note that character appearances are subject to change. While this breakfast offers Norwegian delights, there are also more traditional American favorites on the menu as well. Because this is a character meal, you will find the atmosphere to be jovial.

    Tiffins is a lovely restaurant offering delicious fare with an exotic twist. I dined here recently with my husband and daughter, and found it to be more of a finer dining experience. You should consider if the toddlers and teens in your party are up for this kind of dining experience. Of course it is still in a theme park, so there are many children there! You also mention that you were looking at this as a Rivers of Light Dining Package, which comes with premium seating for a Rivers of Light show. This if of course a benefit; however, if you decide not to do this, you could use a Disney FastPass+ selection for this show.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you in making your decision, Andrea! Please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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