Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 7, 2015
    Amanda from ON 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 headed to Disney on February 7th, 2015 and we plan on seeing the illuminations show. I would like to know the best spot to see it. Our kids are 10,9,& 6 I was looking at the sparkling desert party but I see there is not assigned seating.

    Hello Amanda and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is by far my favorite nighttime spectacular at the Walt Disney World Resort! We never miss it. While there are a few areas around World Showcase Lagoon where you might be able to sit while enjoying the show, they are very challenging to acquire as they are very popular. One such location is the terrace adjacent to La Cantina de San Angel. If you are willing to secure your seat 90 - 120 minutes before the show begins, this is a great location. However, if you are willing to stand, there are many great vantage points to see the show without the need to "camp out." Simply look for a place on the rail that isn't obstructed by trees and where you can see most of the central part of the Lagoon.

    With that said, my favorite all time view of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is from one of the Specialty Cruises. While not inexpensive, these cruises not only provide an amazing view of the show, they also give your family some quality time on a relaxing and fun pontoon ride through Crescent Lake. And, you are guaranteed a seat!

    If you have more planning questions, don't hesitate to come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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