Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Oct 30, 2012
    Genevieve 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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    Hello! We have an 8pm reservation at Akershus. Where is a good spot to watch Illuminations that is not that far from the restaurant?

    Hi, Genevieve! 

    Guests can get a wonderful view of Illuminations from anywhere around World Showcase Lagoon.  Since you are dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion, simply walk out the door to get a great view of this nighttime spectacular!

    Remember that on most nights, Illuminations is at 9 pm, so you might be cutting it a bit close with an 8pm reservation.  I usually like to allow 75 - 90 minutes for a character dining experience, so you might have to decide between dining quickly or being late/missing some of Illuminations.   Assuming Illuminations is at 9 pm that evening, I suggest arrive for your reservation around 7:40 pm so you will be seated on time to try to fit in as much magic as possible during your evening in Epcot!  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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