2 Ways To BEAT the Chaotic Crowds at Disney World’s NEW Drone Show

By admin May28,2024

Now that Disney’s newest drone show has taken Disney Springs by storm, you’ll probably encounter quite the crowds when you visit to see the show…unless you’re heeding our advice on how to OUTSMART the viewing area crowds.

The drone show crowds are massive!

If you’re someone who really wants to plus up your experience and pair your viewing with an exclusive spot (with elbow room) and possibly a meal, we’ve uncovered the BEST options for you!

Both of these exclusive experiences are located at Jaleo!

We’re big fans of the restaurant Jaleo and their extensive menu of tapas that showcase traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine, like their massive pans of paella, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota, and wood-grilled Iberico pork.

Arroz con Pollo Paella

And it also helps that the restaurant is gorgeous inside and out…

Lots of natural lighting

… but one of its best features has to be the lakeside view from the back of the restaurant!

Lakeside seating

Jaleo is looking to enhance your evening experience while viewing Disney’s Dreams That Soar drone show by bringing two exclusive viewing options at the restaurant. Let’s take a closer look at each!

Jaleo’s first option allows you into their roped-off section to view the show. This option is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will also allow you access to the restaurant’s full bar and nearby bathrooms (that’s a huge plus)! This option will only accommodate standing areas for viewers and to get in, you’ll need to pay $35.

Standing room area

When we spoke to the Cast Members at the restaurant, they said they’re currently encouraging viewers to arrive at least an hour prior to each show time if they want access to this area.

However, if you’re looking to grab a quick bite to eat while you’re waiting for the show to start Jaleo has an option for that, too! The restaurant has debuted a tasting experience where you’ll get to dine on tasty light plates and apps along the restaurant’s lakeside for $79. Here’s a peek at the menu offerings!

Jaleo tasting experience

You can also pair an espresso martini with your meal for an additional $12!

Add on an espresso martini

As you can see, it’s a pretty extensive list to choose from and has guaranteed seating for the show. If you’re looking to book a reservation for this option, Jaleo has advised that these reservations can be booked currently through Open Table. You’ll want to book a reservation at 7:30PM for the first drone showing and at 9:30PM for the second showing. It’s also helpful to note that since the tasting experience isn’t exclusively bookable on Open Table, you’ll want to make sure that Lakeside seating has been requested for each reservation so the restaurant knows you’re looking for the tasting experience.

The restaurant also kindly asks that each table limit their seated experience to 90 minutes from the time their first order is placed in an effort to accommodate more dining parties looking to experience the next show.

Disney Dreams That Soar

While there are plenty of viewing areas that you can take advantage of for free, these are just a few options that one of the neighboring restaurants that back up to the lake is offering to give those who want it a chance to truly enjoy the experience and show free of the bigger crowds and make it an evening you won’t easily forget!

So you tell us, is this a new tasting experience you plan on taking advantage of? Be sure to let us know your thoughts either way in the comments below and stay tuned with us at Disney Food Blog for all the latest Disney news.

Learn more about the crowds at the drone show here!

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Would you pay for a tasting experience while watching Disney World’s newest nighttime show? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

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