Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by crazybss, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. crazybss

    crazybss Earning My Ears

    Aug 2, 2007
    Just wondering about everyone's experiences with Illuminations and where you all think is the best spot to watch it from and when to secure your spot. :mickeyjum
  2. heathrow42

    heathrow42 3 castles down.. 2 to go!

    Jan 26, 2002
    In general or for a wedding?

    For a wedding.. we did the french terrace and loved it - great view. I think we started at 8, illuminations was at 9 or 9:30 - We just had desserts. Everyone loved it, well worth the money.

    In general - there are a few places with good views. The benches by canada, the tables by the outdoor cafe in mexico (closest to the water .. and these fill up fast) - the bridge by mexico.. the bridge by france .. the french terrace if it is open to the public, and even in the front of the world showcase, between the two shops. Basically, anywhere you can get close to the railing or bridge and will give you a clear view. As for when to get there.. it depends both on the time of year and your tolerance level.. Busy times of year, folks start camping out about an hour beforehand.. New year's eve about 2-3 hours before hand. Less busy times, 10-20 minutes and you could still find a good spot.

  3. Fantasia Sam

    Fantasia Sam I've been here so much longer!

    Feb 5, 2000
    I have been fortunate enough to attend a number of Dessert Parties at Epcot and these have been at :

    UK Lower
    UK Upper
    French Lower (I believe these have different names but can't remember them at present)
    French Upper
    Italy Isola

    Morocco for a small party is ideal and I have to say a different angle.

    UK Lower is very close (we had this for our wedding) but it can get smokey and hot

    UK Upper great as long as you get to be at the front LOL

    French Upper and Lower are fabulous views and cater for bigger parties.

    Italy Isola - a definite Magical view from there and again great for larger parties.

    Hope that helps
  4. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

    Feb 28, 2005
    Does anyone know approximately how many people Morocco will hold?
  5. pixie08

    pixie08 DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2005
    We had French "terrace du fleurs" or something. The view was top notch. I have been to other dp's and viewed it from other locations and this was my favorite but the 50 person min is a party kill:rotfl: I think my second favorite is UK lower!

    Italy is supposed to be ebautiful but that is the one place I have never seen it...also for a party the min is very high.

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