• On Aug 3, 2016
    Kathy from IL 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.

    Visiting Epcot in September with a group of 11 and would like to make a reservation at LaHacienda for just drinks and dessert at around 8:30 so we can watch Illuminations. Is this frowned upon as we will not be ordering full meals?

    Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I've eaten in dozens of the Walt Disney World restaurants and have never had an issue with ordering just an appetizer or drinks and dessert. The only time you'll normally be obligated to pay a full dinner price, no matter how much you eat, is at the all-you-care-to-eat buffets or dinner shows. You should know that, with a large party, an 18 percent gratuity will be added automatically.

    The view of IllumiNations from most of La Hacienda de San Angel is pretty amazing. If, by chance, you can't get in there, I'd suggest trying Spice Road Table or Rose and Crown as alternatives.

    Good luck finding the perfect spot for your group. Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you. Enjoy!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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