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    Where is the best place to watch Wishes and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth?

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    We watched Wishes this year from the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station and I have to say it was a really nice view. I would get there early if you want to catch a seat by the railing. The only drawback was that they didn't dim the lights in the restaurant for the show so it was a little bright where we were. As far as Illuminations, I found this year the spot we staked out at kinda between Germany and Italy was really great. No trees or anything in the way.

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    My favorite place is in front of the Noodle Station, next to Monsters. That way you don't have to deal with the lights of the Noodle Station, plus Tinkerbell flies directly over your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorules View Post
    Where is the best place to watch Wishes and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth?
    I don't catch Illuminations very often, but I've read that the direction of the wind makes a difference as to where you should watch, because if you're in the wrong location the wind will blow all the smoke and fumes from the flames and fireworks towards you.

    As for Wishes, my favorite spot is on the bridge between the hub and Tomorrowland, just to the Tomorrowland side of the center. There's a tree blocking the view of the castle itself, but you get an unobstructed view of the fireworks, which will appear in the sky to the right of the castle from this angle. Tink will also fly almost right over your head here.

    The main reason I like this spot is because everyone seems to assume that if you can't see the castle you can't see the fireworks, and thus you can usually just walk right up and get a spot at the railing just minutes before the show. Of course once the show starts and everyone realizes they can see just fine from there, people start to move in.

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    If you are willing to camp out for Wishes, you really do get a terrific view of the castle AND fireworks in the castle hub. It think there is something very special about this view, but you do have to deal with huge crowds.

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    I've always imagined that the balcony on Main Street Station would be a picture perfect spot for Wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiaDisney View Post
    I've always imagined that the balcony on Main Street Station would be a picture perfect spot for Wishes.
    This is a great spot, but for safety reasons, they don't fully turn off the lights up there (at least during my experiences there). That, unfortunately, really ruins the show for me.

    If you head to the train station, get a spot right in front at the railing so that the lights are behind you instead of in front of you; then it might be just about perfect!

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    Our spots...

    Wishes - "The X" - Main St directly between Casey's and the Ice Cream Shop where the trolley track split/merge and make an "X"

    Reflections of Earth - Mexico...either the bridge heading into Mexico from Future World, or the stretch of railing between Mexico and Norway.

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    Re: Fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorules View Post
    Where is the best place to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth?
    From a pontoon boat (or Breathless).

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    Re: Fireworks

    My favorite places to watch IllumiNations are either behind the Tori gate in Japan or in front of the stave church at the Norway pavilion. We're almost always watching it from one of those two places.

    Illuminations depends greatly on which way the wind is going though. We were watching it once from the UK pavilion and we could see the Mexico area eating the firework smoke, wouldn't have wanted to have been over there.
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    Re: Fireworks

    ecpot serveral different spots. one rose and crown out side tables if you are lucky. on the bridge beween England and France.
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    Re: Fireworks

    Wishes - Main St Station
    Illuminations - Between Canada and UK, but find a spot where the trees don't get in the way.
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