Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 15, 2012
    Jennifer from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, Arriving on 6/29 for our first ever trip to WDW with 2 DS 11&3 and we have ADR at The Garden Grill for 7pm...would like to see Illumninations after if there is time. Where is the best place to go watch them if we can find a spot?

    Hi Jennifer!  

    You kids will love Garden Grill!  Not only is it fun to see all of the characters, but a rotating restaurant is the coolest thing to young kids. 

    Really, any spot along World Showcase Lagoon is a beautiful viewing spot to see Illuminations: reflections of Earth.  Since you may be cutting it close to showtime, my suggestion is to grab any space you can along the water so you don't have an obstructed view.  You will be able to hear and see it all.  If there isn't anyone behind you, put the little one up on your shoulders.  It's such a beautiful show, that I find myself watching my children's faces as they take in the beauty of the show on the lagoon.

    If you have time to hunt for a spot, the bridge on the way to France is an awesome elevated place to see the show.  It's a little bit of a walk from The Garden Grill, so it may be filled up by the time you get there.

    Honestly, I think you will have an amazing vantage point from anywhere!

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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