Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Oct 26, 2012
    Richyl from AB 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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    Where is the best place to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth?

    Hi, Richyl!  This is kind of a tricky question, because people like various parts of the World Showcase when it's time to enjoy Illuminations. 

    I think the very best place to watch is from the bridge that crosses between France and the UK.  When you take a specialty cruise, this is about the same area the boats stop, so you know the view must be pretty good!  It can be tough to get a spot there, so get there early!

    Another great spot is just as you walk into the World Showcase from Future World.  There are gift shops to the left and right, but if you walk straight, it's a great view of the whole area, so you don't miss anything.  It can also be a bit quicker to get out if you watch from here.

    If you want to watch while you eat, you can try getting a table at the Rose and Crown on the patio.  It's a great spot, but much sought after. 

    There's also some unobstructed views between Norway and Mexico.  You can snag a spot there and enjoy a churro or a frozen margarita while you wait!

    I want to also mention one other spot.  There's a spot called Italy Isola, which is right out there with amazing views.  I hesitate to mention it because it is often booked for a private party.  If it isn't, the view is spectacular.  If it is booked, you might be able to go just off to the side and not interfere with the party, but get a similar view.

    Have a great visit!
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