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  • On Mar 23, 2010
    Karin from Austria Asked

    From which restaurants that are on the dining plan you can also have a look at the fireworks '?

    Hi Karin!

    Two restaurants come to mind:  The Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot and the California Grill in the Contemporary Resort.

    The Rose and Crown Pub is a Table Service (full service) restaurant at the United Kingdom pavilion inside Epcot.  I suggest making the reservation at least 90 minutes before Illuminations, the nighttime spectacular at Epcot.  If you can't make it 90 minutes before Illuminations, then make it earlier and just linger over dinner!  When you get to the Rose & Crown, request a patio dining table.  You can not request it ahead of time and there's no guarantee you will get one.  However, if you don't get a table on the patio, you can still walk outside to watch Illuminations.

    The California Grill is on top of the Contemporary Resort outside that Magic Kingdom.  The California Grill is a Disney Signature Restaurant and their food is fabulous!  While the California Grill is outside the Magic Kingdom, you have an amazing view of Wishes from there.  You can request a window by a table or walk out side on their private balcony.  The California Grill is one of my favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World and I can't recommend it enough.  Like before, I recommend making a reservation at least 90 minutes before the start of Wishes.

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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