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  • On Sep 9, 2014
    Ivy from NY 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.

    Planning for 8/2015. Want to see Illuminations while having dinner (maybe time it right around our dessert). What are the best restaurant locations for this?

    Hi Ivy,

    What a great plan. I often try to book advance dining reservations to view IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth from our table. Spice Road Table and La Cantina de San Angel are two popular dining locations to view IllumiNations, but offered on a first come, first served basis. In August, you'll likely need to scout a spot 90 minutes in advance of the show at these two locations.

    My personal favorite spot to dine is Rose & Crown Pub in England. If IllumiNations happens to be at 9:00 p.m. that evening, try to book a reservation for around 7:45 p.m. Arrive at 7:30 p.m. and notify the Cast Member at the podium you are hoping for a patio table. In our experience, we've been granted the request with an awesome view of the show. Book this advance dining reservation at 180-days prior to your arrival either online or by calling (407) 939-3463. The 7:30 time slot is highly sought after.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, Ivy. I'm happy to help.

    Sherri
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