Walt Disney World has announced that dinner packages for its Candlelight Processional will become available August 26. The package includes dinner at one of the table service restaurants around the World Showcase, priority admission to the American Gardens Theatre where the event is held and special viewing for the holiday edition of Illuminations.
The partial list of narrators for the 2010 Candelight Processional are as follows:
- Isabella Rossellini – 11/26 – 28
- TBD – 11/29 – 12/1
- TBD – 12/2 – 4
- TBD – 12/5 – 6
- Jodi Benson – 12/7 – 9
- Whoopi Goldberg – 12/10 – 11
- Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/12 – 15
- Thomas Gibson – 12/16 – 18
- Trace Adkins – 2/19 – 21
- Brad Garrett – 12/22 – 23
- TBD – 12/24 – 27
- Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason – 12/28 – 30
Although it was previously announced that Kirk Cameron would be co-replacing Vanessa Williams as narrator for Epcot’s 2009 Candlelight Processional from December 12-13, an announcement has recently been made that it will now be theatrical legend Chita Rivera.
As per Disney Parks, Kirk Cameron will be replacing Vanessa Williams as narrator on December 12 & 13. It was also previously announced that Abigail Breslin extended her role, commencing on the 14th.
Click here to see the full schedule.
Vanessa Williams will now be performing on just the weekend of December 12 – 13. Abigail Breslin will be taking on the 14th in addition to her original schedule through the 17th.
Details Emerging on the 2009 Candlelight Processional Package for Dining; 2 TS Credits, Includes Illuminations
The following information has recently become available on dining packages Epcot’s Candlelight Processional (CPP):
The CPP has been raised to 2 TS credits this year if you are on the Disney Dining Plan (and choose to use it).
In addition to preferred seating for the Candlelight Processional (that is, the CPP line being able to enter the America Gardens Theater prior to the standby line), the package also includes access to a reserved area for Illuminations viewing (specifics not yet known).
Times for the meals for the package are as follows: For the 5 pm show, ADRs will be for lunch from 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm; for the 6:45 pm show, ADRs will be for dinner from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm; and for the 8:15 pm show, ADRs will be from 5 pm – 6 pm.
Dining location options are as follows:
For Biergarten and Garden Grill (which serves dinner only) (Tier 1), cost is Lunch: $32.99 (Adult)/$17.99 (Child) and Dinner: $44.99 (Adult) / $22.99 (Child)
For Nine Dragons, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose and Crown, and San Angel Inn (Tier 2), cost is Lunch: $38.99 (Adult)/$12.99 (Child) and Dinner: $44.99 (Adult) / $14.99 (Child)
For Chefs De France, Coral Reef, Le Cellier, Teppen Edo, Tokyo Dining, Tutto Italia (Tier 3), cost is Lunch: $51.99 (Adult)/$13.99 (Child) and Dinner: $58.99 ($60.99 for 8:15 show) (Adult) / $15.99 (Child)
All meals include appetizer, entre, dessert and beverage. Tax and Gratuity are NOT included.
There is conflicting information on whether items will be from the regular or a selected menu where applicable.
For a list of Candlelight Processional narrators and dates for 2009, click here.
Anika Noni Rose (Princess Tiana) Takes Her Turn at Narrating Epcot’s Candlelight Processional December 6-8
Disney has just announced that The Princess and the Frog star Anika Noni Rose will be the narrator for Epcot’s 2009 Candlelight Processional from December 6 – 8. The list previously published here has been updated.
Via its twitter, Disney Parks has announced that Isabella Rossellini, Vanessa Williams and Whoopi Goldberg will join returning celebrity narrators Andy Garcia, John O’Hurley, Abigail Breslin, Brian Dennehy, Angela Bassett, Edward James Olmos and Steven Curtis Chapman.
The schedule is as follows:
November 27 – 29, Isabella Rossellini
November 30 – Dec 2, John O’ Hurley
December 3 – 5, Steven Curtis Chapman
December 6 – 8, Anika Noni Rose
December 9 – 11, Andy Garcia
December 12 – 13, Chita Rivera
December 14 – 17, Abigail Breslin
December 18 – 20, Whoopi Goldberg
December 21 – 23, Brian Dennehy
December 24 – 26, Edward James Olmos
December 27 – 30, Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance
* Updated on 12/7: Chita Rivera replaces Kirk Cameron
* Updated on 12/2: Kirk Cameron and Abigail Breslin replace Vanessa Williams
* Updated on 7/29: Disney has announced Anika Noni Rose (Princess Tiana of the Princess and the Frog) to be the narrator on December 6-8.