Our breakfast at Akershus was a 0 out of 5. Before I tell you why, I want to tell you this:
*it was the only bad meal experience of our trip & actually our only bad memory
*we all decided it was probably a fluke & just goes to show you we can't live without computers (you'll see why)
*despite the fact we all thought it was probably a fluke, we wouldn't risk going back
Our ADR was for 10:45. We arrived around 10:35, 10 minutes early as we'd planned for all our meals. There was a huge line outside. This being our first visit, I figured it was the checkin line but wasn't 100% positive. I asked someone who assured me it was then told my mom we'd never get to the front by our ADR time. Other arrivers went up to the desk to ask if it was the checkin line which probably just slowed things down more. We finally checked in. I didn't look at the time, but later found out it was 10:54 when we checked in. So basically 9 minutes after our ADR, 19 minutes after arriving. This was the only time we waited our entire trip. I don't mind waiting, had expected it, and prepared for it. The problem was what happened next and what we later figured out on our own happened though we weren't really given the right info...
So we are standing, sitting, waiting patiently in the sun waiting our turn to go get our picture with Belle. My mom went into a nearby shop to look. People were being put into the Belle line. And more people and more. Many who came after us. At first it was not a problem because it was 2s or 3s and we were a family of 5 so I could see we wouldn't fit at that table. My mom felt she'd looked around long enough, pops back out of the shop and notices what's going on. "Are you going to go ask about it?" Argh. Mind you, this is our first full day at WDW. Not wanting to start it off like this. I told her I would if I saw them call anyone else. Meanwhile, my husband beats me to it. They tell him the computer is down. One person tells him they are calling in order of checkin. When he says we checked in before many of those people, another says in order of ADR. Then they see they don't have our checkin card. They go to the kitchen to get it. Apparently it was sent back there because of my husband's pork allergy and never sent back, so we would have never been called until we said something. So, they call us in to get sweaty, grouchy (kids) pictures with Belle and we're seated.
I wish I could say it got better but it really didn't. Due to my husband's allergy, they brought eggs, hashbrowns, & turkey sausage, but no separate plate with the bacon & sausage for the rest of us with no allergy. The breakfast food started disappearing of course because it was almost lunch time. And none of us were all that hungry between being hot & trying hard not to be irritated. So we basically ate a little and took pictures of DD8 with the princesses. What we did eat of the buffet food did seem good if you could enjoy it, but the experience was kind of downhill by then and we all just sort of wanted to leave.
Of course, I can't say this would be anyone else's experience. It's just ours on that day. Just cross your fingers their computers aren't down, especially if you have an allergy because like I said, I think that was the whole problem and I don't necessarily think it would happen again, but we all agreed we wouldn't want to take the chance.