• On Jan 4, 2013
    Danielle from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I would like to make reservations at La Hacienda San Angel in Epcot to have a great view of Illuminaitons. Any tips when making a reservation? time? day of week? etc. Thanks.

    Hi Danielle!

    This is a great question.  I recommend making an Advance Dining Reservation for at least 60 minutes before showtime and preferably 90 minutes before Illuminations.  Then just linger over dinner until the show starts.  When you check-in, be sure to ask the Disney Cast Member for a table near the window and state that you are willing to wait for a table if necessary.  Sometimes they will let you wait and sometimes they won't, so don't be surprised if they tell you that's impossible.  I don't think the day of the week really matters as this is a popular thing to do and there aren't that many tables to be influenced by crowd patterns.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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