Disney Springs Bridge, lights; Crab House Boat
  • On Jun 29, 2024
    Suzanne from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Best place to have dinner and watch the drone show with kids? I read that the drone show starts at 9 so we would most likely need an 8 o’clock reservation?

    Hi Suzanne,

    We are thrilled that you buzzed on by planDisney with your question! 

    I am so excited to see the new, magical drone light show at Disney Springs, Disney Dreams that Soar this summer. (Fun Fact: I am a licensed drone pilot myself!) As you can imagine, I have been asking all of my pals who have had the chance to watch the dancing drones for viewing tips, and now I am glad to share them with you. Let's get to it! 

    The most convenient way to enjoy delicious dining and catch the perfect view of the show would be from your reserved patio table at either Jaleo or Summer House on the Lake. Both locations have announced an option to secure outdoor dining through their websites for a cover fee, and are offering interesting food and beverage options. If the guaranteed outdoor seating isn't right for you, don't worry! You can still enjoy their incredible flavors with a regular Advance Dining Reservation.

    If you decide to dine elsewhere, you will absolutely want to watch from the dedicated waterfront viewing area in Disney Springs. That way, you can see all 400 vertical feet of dancing drones straight on, rather than skewed. Keep in mind that the entrance to the waterfront is in the Disney Springs West Side, behind House of Blues, and is roped off. So, make sure to give yourself time to walk over, find your spot, and get settled. 

    Some great options would be: 

    I like to budget two hours for any Table Service meal at Walt Disney World. Perhaps that is because we have one v.e.r.y slow grazer in our family, but that tends to keep us on track. Since the show begins at 9 PM and I would want to plan for 30-45 minutes to find a spot and settle in, be sure to secure your table no later than 6:30 PM. That should give you time to wrap up your delicious meal and stroll over to the viewing area without stress.

    If you end up being a little early, check out what is available at Super Hero Headquarters or Star Wars Galactic Outpost. Their unique selections are always fun to browse on a casual, Disney Springs day. 

    I hope that was helpful, Suzanne! Come back and let us know if you have any other questions. We are always here to help. 

    On with the show! 


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