Epcot Releases 2018 Candlelight Processional Narrators, Details

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Continuing Disney’s annual tradition, Epcot will be host to the holiday favorite Candlelight Processional, beginning on November 22nd (Thanksgiving day). According to the Disney Parks Blog, the processional will be performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) at the America Gardens Theatre with returning hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Pat Sajak, Neil Patrick Harris, Chita Rivera, Gary Sinise, Blair Underwood, Edward James Oleos, and Jodi Benson along with others to be announced.

Dining Packages go on sale July 11, and can be booked here.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are as follows…

  • For Breakfast: $38 plus tax per person for adults and $22 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.
  • For Lunch: $50 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3.
  • For Dinner: $55 plus tax per person for adults and $16.99 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Full Host Schedule

  • 11/22 – 11/23 – Chita Rivera
  • 11/24 – 12/2 – TBD
  • 12/3 – 12/6 – Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/7 – 12/9 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/10 – 12/12 – TBD
  • 12/13 – 12/14 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/15 – 12/17 – Gary Sinise
  • 12/18 – 12/20 – Pat Sajak
  • 12/21 – 12/23 – TBD
  • 12/24 – 12/25 – Edward James Olmos
  • 12/26 – 12/27 – Jodi Benson
  • 12/28 – 12/30 – TBD

Dining Packages Availability

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway pavilion)
  • Biergarten Restaurant (Germany pavilion)
  • Chefs de France (France pavilion)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas pavilion)
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant (The Land pavilion)
  • La Hacienda de San Angel & San Angel Inn Restaurante (Mexico pavilion)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (China pavilion)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh and Spice Road Table (Morocco pavilion)
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (United Kingdom pavilion)
  • Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining (Japan pavilion)
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante & Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options also available at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

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Nathan Hartman

A sunshine state resident, Nathan is an avid Disney parks wonk as well as a university film professor.

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  • Good grief, with the exception of the wonderful Mr Sajak and Mr Sinise, who in their right mind would want to pay to see that washed up bunch of has beens? Is there some issue with Disney obtaining the talents of the wonderful Alec Baldwin or the equally wonderful Barbra Streisand? Once again, the penny pinchers at Disney are producing another disappointing Christmas holiday.

    • This is the most ridiculous comment I’ve read in a long time! Thanks for the laugh! Good luck luring Ms. Streisand out of her Malibu mall to speak to a bunch of sweaty theme park goers about the merits of Christmas, seeing as she’s about as Christian as the Dalai Lama! For your information, Chita Rivera is an iconic Tony-winning Broadway star and Kennedy Center honoree, while Jodi Benson embodies the spirit and magic of Disney animation. I do agree with you about Neil Patrick Harris, however.

  • Thank you so much for announcing this today. I had been checking through all of June, on all the sites up through now, to see any announcement. Back when I phoned Disney Dining the day after my 180-day booking window opened (to make some changes the MDE site wouldn’t let me do) the lady on the phone said the dining pkgs wouldn’t be announced until August. I’m glad it’ll be next week. I already have 3 “placeholder” reservations on 2 different days at a few eligible places, so I can hopefully call and convert one into a dining pkg. Trouble is, right now one of our dates doesn’t have a narrator determined (fingers crossed they can get Chris Pratt or one of the other Chris’es). Otherwise we’ll get Jodi Benson on the 26th, which would be nice, too.

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