We had THE best spot for Illuminations this past trip. We got there at like 730, though. However, that band that plays in Canada and I can't for the life of me think of the name right now (UGH!) played for just about 15 minutes or so but it still helped to pass the time. Okay, so want to know where the spot is? You know the posts in Canada that are gray and decorated with the Maple Leaf? Go there! You could see EVERYTHING. Seriously, if you love Illuminations, you'll love it even more after seeing it from there. Just go early. I suggest grabbing some snacks and enjoying them while you wait and you can people watch! There is no denying it now, fall is definitely, without a doubt our favorite time of year to go to Disney. You know how you mentioned that putting Disney in the past is so hard? Well, we had an experience on our last night that made me want to put it in the past and even made it hard to come on the DIS when I got home. I ended up crying my way out of the MK as Wishes was going on b/c we were bullied out of our spots by two families. We got to the hub and found a spot pretty easily pretty near the curb on the left side of the castle toward the opening to the partner's statue area. People obviously filled in around us and many ended up sitting down and we had NO room left to sit down even if we wanted to. So the 'Magic, Memories and You' show begins and someone yelled at Greg to sit down and Greg then tried to kneel at least but it just wasn't comfortable because there wasn't any space. So I told him just to stand up. I was already pretty cranky that we would get yelled at like that. Comments continued for the duration of the show, such as "This is the happiest place on Earth." and other mumblings I couldn't quite catch. Anyway as soon as the show ended and Wishes was about to start the guy behind me said "please" (I don't think he spoke much English). I told him that there wasn't any room and the fireworks were in the sky. He said okay and then I heard it again and then the other family chimed in and finally I just gave in and attempted to sit because they were saying "Go to the back!", but I got there first! You know what they did? Clapped! I got so frustrated I stood back up for just a minute before I just couldn't take their comments anymore and did something not so Disneyfied and walked away. There were other people near us standing and the people behind them never said anything. We just got unlucky. I've never seen so many people sit for it before either. Even when it was packed on Easter last year and for the 40th fireworks. The majority of people were sitting basically around the entire hub unless you were on the curb or behind the bushes. We obviously couldn't just stop in front of someone else to block their view so we just left the park. I was too upset to stay. I'm embarrassed for the action I took but I was provoked. There are too many people in the park this time of year and Disney tries to stuff as many people in the park as possible so they can bank on it and they don't care about the tourist's happiness enough. There was not enough room for everyone to watch Wishes, people in front to the sides and the back as we were walking out were getting yelled at by CM's every two feet because they were trying to watch the fireworks but I don't blame them, where were they supposed to watch it from, all of the viewing areas were full! Greg wanted to go to Guest Relations and complain but I told him that it wasn't worth it, that we weren't the only people treated like crap because some guests feel the need to be rude to other guests b/c they feel entitled to whatever they want because they paid to get into the park.