Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 6, 2010
    Sandra from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi moms, I have a 7:55 pm ADR to Akershus on 12/17. Do you think we'll have enough time to enjoy our dinner, and watch the illuminations at 9:30 pm. How are dinner in Akershus, typically? Thanks.


    Generally, I tell folks that are dining at Disney to give themselves a good 1 1/2 hours to dine.  For some reason, it just takes that much time.  I don't know if that's how Disney plans it for non-buffet dining to help with park crowd control or if it simply takes that much time...but that's been my family's experience, time after time. (But don't see this as a complaint. Our family goes to Disney FOR the dining...and enjoys a relaxing, memorable meal.)

    With your reservation, and my history of 1 1/2-hour meal service, you're going to be cutting it close for the fireworks. My suggestion is arrive earlier than the 15 minutes that Disney recommends so that you might be able give yourself a bit more wiggle time.

    As for the dinner menu at Akershus, some think it's more adventuresome than other meals at Disney.  While it is more authentic to its Norweigian roots than other restaurants, in my opinion, the new menu this year has lots to savor--even for a finicky palatte. 

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation and memorable dinner!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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