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  • On Apr 4, 2012
    Allie from CA 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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    We are coming to WDW in Oct for 40th anniversary. Sooo excited. Still 194 days away. Is there a place to book to have special seating to watch Illuminations? I understand can make reservations for dining 180 days in advance beginning at 6:30 is that EST?

    Hi Allie!


    Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! I can't think of a better place to celebrate it than the Walt Disney World Resort!


    I recommend booking Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) at Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room for around 7:45 p.m., but get there early and ask for a patio table. This restaurant features outdoor patio seating for prime viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Unfortunately an outdoor patio table cannot be requested in advance. While it cannot be guaranteed, you may certainly request it upon arrival and hopefully with a little Pixie Dust you'll get it. Once you arrive at the restaurant, be sure to tell the Cast Member at the podium you are celebrating your 40th anniversary. You may book the ADR online here or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. If Rose & Crown is not available during your preferred date and time, another good option for viewing IllumiNations would be La Hacienda de San Angel at Epcot's Mexico. For more ideas on how to celebrate your anniversary Disney-style, read HERE. Please let me know if I may be of any further assistance.


    Enjoy a most memorable 40th anniversary celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort!
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