IllumiNations is Epcot’s great outdoor fireworks spectacle which incorporates a laser light show and inspiring scenes and music! It is a tribute to the nations of the World, the climax to an amazing day at Epcot and one you will not want to miss!

Most people line up all along the lagoon up to an hour to claim their favorite spot. The most obvious location being where Future World and The World Showcase meet.

However, I suggest beating the crowd and trying a lagoon-side restaurant for a relaxing night of IllumiNations! My favorite place to dine and watch is at the Spice Road Table.

The Spice Road Table is located in The World Showcase in the Country of Morocco.


Morocco is a wonderful place to stroll and visit. The architecture and beautiful mosaics make this a peaceful stop in your Epcot journey, and provide a wonderful venue for the end of the day.

Even though the main dining attraction at Morocco is Restaurant Marrakesh, the Spice Road Table is an outstanding choice for Mediterranean cuisine and an excellent view of IllumiNations!



To combine your dinner with IllumiNations, make your dinner reservation for about an hour and 15 minutes before scheduled showtime.

Be sure to report about 15 minutes early and request a table outside. The Cast Members will be glad to accommodate you, and just be prepared that you may have to wait until a table clears.

The Spice Road Table is on the dining plan, and be sure to book 180 days before arrival.


I asked several families why they chose to watch IllumiNations at the Spice Road Table:

“We could do it (IllumiNations) as a family! My husband wouldn’t sit on the hot concrete for an hour: he would have gone back to the room. But he enjoyed sitting here, having a drink and watching the show with us. “

“I didn’t want to fight people for a spot to sit. We were on the dining plan, and this just made sense for my girls to eat and enjoy the fireworks.”

“We just really wanted to be away from the crowds. Didn’t realize the view would be so good! Glad we planned to eat here!”


Let me help you plan your visit to Epcot and the perfect spot for you to watch the IllumiNations at the Spice Road Table!