Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 2, 2011
    Kelly from NE 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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    Are there any restaurants in Epcot where you can make outdoor reservations in advance where you can see the Illuminations show? We would love to have reservations on an outdoor patio to enjoy dinner and the show during our vacation in May.

    Hi Kelly! It's so relaxing to watch the fireworks while you're eating dinner. The best spot to have a table-service meal at Epcot while watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is the Rose & Crown. You can make advance reservations at this restaurant in the United Kingdom pavilion online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Unfortunately, you won't be guaranteed one of the outdoor patio tables. The best way to snag one is to make your reservation one and a half hours before Illuminations. When you arrive at the Rose & Crown, tell the castmember that you'd like to have an outside table so you can view the fireworks during your meal, and be willing to wait a bit for a table. If you aren't seated on the patio, you can still walk outside to the patio to view Illuminations during your meal. 

    The Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion is a quick-service eatery where you can dine at outside tables while watching Illuminations, but you can't make advance reservations here. The adjacent table-service restaurant La Hacienda de San Angel has huge windows overlooking the World Showcase lagoon and has a nice view of Illuminations if you're seated at one of those window-side tables. You can make advance reservations here, but like Rose & Crown, you're not guaranteed a table with a view, so arrive early and make a request for one.

    Hope you have a magical vacation in May! Come visit me again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! I'm happy to help!
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