Walt Disney World Resort has undergone numerous changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a lengthy temporary closure earlier this year to a phased reopening that has left many experiences, including one-on-one character greetings and castle fireworks, unavailable, things are not the way they were in 2019.
Fortunately for Disney World Guests, closed locations are slowly but surely beginning to reopen. Just yesterday, Disney updated the hours for EPCOT’s popular Kringla Bakery and Cafe (“Kringla Bakeri og Kafe” in Norse).
They are as follows:
Although Kringla Bakery has reopened with limited weekend-only hours, it is an exciting step forward for EPCOT’s World Showcase. The country pavilions, which are largely staffed by Disney College and International Program participants, were hit hard by the pandemic after both programs were suspended.
The Disney World website features this description of Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe:
Savor traditional Norwegian specialties like kringla sweet pretzels, sweet lefse flatbread or the famous school bread. Then ready yourself for conquest with Viking coffee! Beer is also available.
The EPCOT bakery’s namesake, kringla pretzels [above], are a Norse specialty. According to Disney, “the ones served here are of the sweet variety: glazed raisin pretzels rolled in toasted almond slivers or iced with chocolate if you prefer. Kringla is Old Norse for ring, or circle.”
Also on the Kringla menu are Lefse (which you’ll be familiar with if you’re an Olaf’s Frozen Adventure fan!, School Bread, and, of course, Joffrey’s coffee.
Remember, at this time, all Disney Dining Plan options are unavailable, so you won’t be able to use any snack credits at this quick service location. Since Kringla is a counter-service establishment, reservations are not required, but be aware that you might have to wait in line outside depending on interior capacity restrictions.
Are you excited that Kringla Bakery has reopened in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion? What do you think about the Disney World bakery’s limited hours right now?