Mom And Son On Run
  • On Nov 10, 2014
    Kevin from FL 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 Moms Panel, What are some of your recommendations for best viewing locations for Illuminations? If Illuminations is at 9:30, what time should I start heading to a spot? I was going to make an ADR at Spice Road Table or La Hacidenda but was not sure.

    Hi Kevin! 

    My favorite spot to view IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is at the Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion.  There are outside tables on the water that have a prime view of the show.  If you aren't able to get one of those tables, there is a section reserved for restaurant guests only right on the water.  I ate there two weeks ago and had an inside table, but headed outside in the viewing area to watch the show and it was fantastic.  If you aren't hungry for dinner, order one of their delicious desserts or specialty drinks.  I would make a reservation for 9:00pm or earlier if IllumiNations is at 9:30 that evening.  If you get there early you can request an outside table, but it is not guaranteed.  

    If you want to view the show outside of a restaurant, the bridge between the United Kingdom Pavilion and France Pavilion is a wonderful spot.  It's also a very popular spot, so you'll need to be there about 30 minute prior to show time.  Just under the bridge is where the specialty cruises park to watch the show, so it's a great vantage point from there.  

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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