Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 25, 2008
    Clarissa 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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    Hi, i have dinner reservations at Coral Reef on May 7 at 8pm. Am I going to miss the Illuminations show at 9? Can i see it from the restaurant or should i try and get an earlier reservation? Please help!

    Hi Clarissa!  The chances of you making it over to the World Showcase Lagoon and catching the Illuminations show after an 8 pm dinner reservation at Coral Reef are pretty slim.  You should assume that your sit-down meals at WDW will take at least an hour, sometimes a little more.  On top of that, you will have a bit of a trek to make it from the Coral Reef restaurant over to the World Showcase.  You'll also want to allow the time to find a great viewing area from which to enjoy the show.

    If this night is your only opportunity to see Illuminations I would suggest changing your reservation to an earlier time.  A reservation closer to 7 pm would give you more time to enjoy a relaxed meal before heading out to catch the show.  

    Hope that helps! 
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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