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  • On Aug 17, 2012
    Liana from VA Asked

    What are the best restaraunts to book for a good view of Illuminations after dinner?

    Hi Liana! This actually isn't as easy to answer as most would think. Illuminations viewing is very dependent on the weather and most important, the wind. On some nights I would suggest you view from either just outside the Canada Pavilion or the United Kingdom area. But if the wind is going to be blowing in that direction then I would suggest you view it from the Italy Pavilion area. There are also good spots along the walk from Mexico to China. Go early to find a spot where there aren't distractions to your viewing such as tree growth.

    Restaurants that offer good viewing from inside at tables along the windows would be La Hacienda and Rose and Crown. Of course when you make your reservations for these locations there isn't a guarantee for window seating.

    Best advice for good Illuminations viewing....check the wind for that evening and find a spot so you won't be viewing the smoke clouds instead of the fireworks! Choose a cuisine that suits your group and then just take a short walk to a spot to view this great show.
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