Epcot has a new restaurant that opens this week called La Hacienda de San Angel. As you might guess it's located in the Mexico pavillion in the World Showcase. The restaurant sits right beside the water and provides a great view to watch Illuminations while dining outdoors or indoors. During lunch the restaurant is open for counter service meals and for dinner it's transformed into a table service eatery.
Reservations can be made as of today for dates October 15 and on. I was able to snag an October 15th reservation at 8:15 p.m. Just in time for Illuminations! Hopefully we keep this reservation and enjoy our visit there. I've wanted to try La Hacienda since I first heard about it.
Here is the link to photos of the restaurant and a few menu items from Orlando Sentinel.
In other Disney trip news... my mom got a new camera! Almost two weeks ago she asked me to come over and help her pick out a new digital camera. Her old one is a Fuji and is a true piece of junk. It shuts off on it's own and has a terrible battery life. After doing some searching for deals I found a good bundle on a Canon. It is fairly basic (which is all she needs) but with more bells and whistles than what she is used to. She got a memory card, camera bag, and a small tripod in the bundle. I'm sure i'll end up using the tripod more than she will. : )