Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 25, 2015
    Sarah from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Where is the best place to watch the Illuminations show at Epcot? Can you reserve a boat to watch them from the water? We will be at Walt DisneyWorld March 11 - 17th. Three adults and a 5 year old. We have dinner at the Biergarten at 7:30.

    Hello Sarah,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question. You’re in the single digit countdown for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort - how exciting!

    I’ll let you in on my family’s secret: we’ve found that the absolute best place to experience Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is along the waterfront near Germany! Because it’s one of the countries that is the furthest away from Epcot’s Main Entrance, I find that it doesn’t get nearly as crowded as, say, Canada, Mexico or the viewing areas near the International Gateway. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to eat a leisurely dinner, linger over dessert and then head outside to snag a spot, without having to walk very far at all. 

    While you can reserve a Specialty Cruise that would allow you to experience Illuminations: Reflections of Earth or even Wishes over at Magic Kingdom Park, you wouldn’t have time to eat at Biergarten Restaurant at 7:30 PM and then head over to the Bayside Marina near Disney’s Beach Club Resort in order to experience your cruise. However, if you’re interested in a Specialty Cruise for another night, my friend Anne gave another Guest a fantastic description of her experience on one of her family’s trips, as well as tips for how to book one.

    Enjoy your upcoming vacation, and please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any more questions.

    Have a Magical Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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