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Candlelight Processional Dining Packages On Sale Now

Candlelight Processional takes place at Epcot November 22 – December 30 and presents the traditional story of Christmas  with a celebrity narrator accompanied by a  50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. One of the best ways to experience this festive event is by booking a Candlelight Processional Dining Package which are on sale now.  These packages include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.  Details below:

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like 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** and 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); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

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

Here is the lineup so far*:

  • 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

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package or find out more information here.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

** Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for dinner only.

Celebrity Narrator Line-Up for Epcot’s 2018 Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional takes place at Epcot November 22 – December 30 and presents the traditional story of Christmas  with a celebrity narrator accompanied by a  50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.  Disney has announced the celebrity narrator line-up so far for this festive event.

Returning favorites include actress/host Whoopi Goldberg; entertainer Pat Sajak; actors Neil Patrick Harris, Chita Rivera, Gary Sinise, Blair Underwood and Edward James Olmos; and Jodi Benson, who voices Ariel in Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”

Here is the lineup so far*:

  • 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

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Also available, on select days and evenings, Candlelight Processional Dining Packages which include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

Lunch and dinner packages are available at some favorite Epcot restaurants like 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** and 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); and Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy pavilion).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at Epcot-area resort restaurants at Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages start at:

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

Candlelight Processional Dining Packages go on sale Wednesday July 11.

Book a Candlelight Processional dining package or find out more information here.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

** Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are available for dinner only.

Fourth of July Entertainment at Epcot

Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this Fourth of July, and Epcot is celebrating with festive entertainment offerings to help you celebrate Independence Day.  Take a look below!

  • Special Fireworks: “The Heartbeat of Freedom” What would a 4th of July celebration be without fireworks? And Epcot has the best show around! It starts at 9 p.m. with a performance of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which concludes with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale. This one-night-only fireworks extravaganza unites music from great American composers with more pyrotechnics than you can imagine!
  • Voices of Liberty – An Epcot tradition for more than 35 years, this legendary a cappella group will perform a series of special evening concerts of great American songs in the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Joining the Voices of Liberty on stage will be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, dressed for the occasion in their special “Spirit of ‘76” attire. You can also catch Voices of Liberty performing special patriotic songs in the rotunda of The American Adventure at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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  • Disney Characters – During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to get a special photo with Mickey, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale, all wearing their patriotic best, right outside The American Adventure pavilion.
  • Specialty Foods – Add some flavor to your celebration with all-American foods throughout the park. There will be decadent red, white and blue cupcakes available at Fountain View and Sunshine Seasons, where you can also nosh on their yummy BBQ pork sandwich. Refreshment Port will have specially decorated croissant doughnuts (Who can resist those?!) and Liberty Inn has got you covered with the all-American burger, southern fried chicken sandwich, apple pie cheesecake and –just for the 4th – a slice of watermelon!
  • The American Adventure – This epic attraction, another Epcot original, has recently been updated with an all-digital projection system, a new screen, new speakers and an all-new recording of the iconic “Golden Dream” anthem. And look for new faces added to the show’s finale including composer John Williams, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and noted ballerina Misty Copeland.

How will you celebrate?

Full 2018 ‘Eat to the Beat’ Concert Series Line-Up

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will run for 75 days this year and will bring 32 “Eat to the Beat” bands to perform at the event. Disney previously announced an initial lineup which included several new acts such as singer Sheila E, ‘80s Canadian rockers Glass Tiger, and 98 Degrees featuring brothers and Nick and Drew Lachey.  We now have the complete concert series line-up with newly announced acts including Smash Mouth, and Vertical Horizon.

Here’s the complete 2018 Eat to the Beat concert line-up: (Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.)

  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” NEW
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – Plain White Ts – “Hey There Delilah”
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/27-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – Anderson East – “Girlfriend” NEW
  • 10/13-14 – Smash Mouth – “All Star”
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – Kenny G – “Songbird”
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – High Valley – “She’s With Me” NEW
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens Aug. 30 and runs through Nov. 12.

Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily at The America Gardens Theatre and included in Epcot admission.

For more information visit EpcotFoodFestival.com.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining Events Available to Book Starting June 14

Reservations for nine extremely popular Epcot Signature Dining Events during the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will open Thursday, June 14. Each festival event offers an exclusive, immersive and tasty dining experience at a World Showcase restaurant.

  • Mexican Tequila Lunch – La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion
  • Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing at Via Napoli – Via Napoli, Italy Pavilion
  • Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon – Tutto Gusto, Italy Pavilion
  • Parisian Breakfast – Chefs de France, France Pavilion
  • French Family Meal Traditions – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
  • The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles! – Monsieur Paul, France Pavilion
  • The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef – Teppan Edo, Japan Pavilion
  • Tokyo Pairing – Tokyo Dining, Japan Pavilion
  • Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing – Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion

Get a  Epcot Signature Dining Event dates, details and prices here.

Get more details at EpcotFoodFestival.com, or call 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800.