Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 13, 2011
    Lori from PA 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.

    Re: renovations in Mex, can you eat outside or is this still just for QS? Is this a good spot to view Illuminations? We usually do our around the world tour (sampling libations) and watch from UK/Canada area. In your opinion, what's the best spot? Thanx!

    Hi ya, Lori! Good to hear from you again. If by "libations," you mean, um, "adult beverages," I'm thinking you can get the best of both worlds by taking in Illuminations in Mexico.

    You have two dining options in Mexico with Illuminations viewing potential - both are kinda under the same roof. La Hacienda is the indoor table service restaurant. Most tables have a good vantage point for viewing Illuminations. Plus, the lights are dimmed and the music is piped in to enhance the experience. 

    The other Illuminations-viewing option (with food and beverage) in Mexico is the quick service restaurant, La Cantina, which has the outdoor eating area. Your view will be a little better and more natural, but you have to claim a table hours in advance of Illuminations.

    I'm not the kind of guy to wait several hours for a viewing spot (unless I need to charge my smartphone.) So, ultimately, I prefer a 7:30 p.m. ADR at La Hacienda. It's got good predictability and good tequila. What more could a dad ask for?

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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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