EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 12, 2010
    Andrea from MN 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.

    Is there a placed in Epcot where you can eat dinner and watch illuminations, if there is what time should I try and get a reseration for? We will be there the first week in December. Thanks.

    Hi Andrea! Disney in December is magical -- you're going to love it! In my opinion the best restaurant from which to view Illuminations while dining is the Rose & Crown. 

    In December, Illuminations is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. so I would recommend you make dining reservations for 8 p.m. or so. When you arrive at the Rose & Crown, request a patio table with a view of Illuminations. (If you aren't able to snag one, you can still walk out to the patio to see the fireworks, but by arriving early, you should have a good chance at a patio table if you're willing to wait a bit). Be sure to try the fish and chips -- they're delicious!

    In December, you'll also have another option for dining while watching Illuminations. La Hacienda de San Angel is set to open this fall, and tables at this restaurant in the Mexico pavilion will have a great view of the fireworks as well.  I'd try for a similar reservation time there as well, which should have you enjoying dessert just as Illuminations begins.

    Hope this helps! Have a wonderful time in December!
thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.