Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 4, 2011
    Heather from AL 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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    It is now two weeks til our trip!! The only character dinner reservation I was able to snag was at the Garden Grill at 7:50pm. I was wondering what time the fireworks usually start and if we'll be able to eat and then catch the show? Or miss it?

    Hello, Heather! Welcome to the Moms Panel! Since you are dining at The Garden Grill inside Disney's Epcot, I am assuming you are looking to catch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. This is such a beautiful show and one you will not want to miss. This wonderful fireworks display begins at 9:00 p.m. You will be cutting it real close and I am not sure that you will be able to catch it. I do not recommend rushing through your character dining. I would definitely try to change your time, but if that does not work out, I would show-up at least twenty five minutes prior to your time and hope they are able to seat you early. There have been times when a restaurant was able to sit us a bit earlier. Thank you so much for joining us here on the Moms Panel. We would love to hear from you again real soon should any new questions or concerns arise. May your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation be filled with many new and MAGICAL memories! ~Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YA REAL SOON"!~
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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