Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays
  • On Jul 25, 2023
    Amy from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you have an ADR at a Epcot restaurant prior to the release of the Candlelight Processional, will that interfere with booking the Processional?

    Hiya Amy - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan your very own, very magical, Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    Amy, I'm going to assume that you're asking about booking EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Candlelight Processional Dining Packages. While we haven't heard any details about this year's event yet, it's a Guest-favorite experience and I see no reason why it wouldn't return for 2023.

    Currently, Guests are not able to make new dining reservations within two hours of an existing reservation. In this case, you should assume and plan for My Disney Experience to treat a Candlelight Processional Dining Package like any other dining reservation. Terms, conditions, and policies do change from time to time, and while there's a chance the system won't identify this as a conflict, I wouldn't bank on that.

    If you would like to avoid any potential conflicts when attempting to reserve a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, I suggest not having a potentially conflicting dining reservation in your account when the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages become available to book. In general, the Dining Packages are going to be more popular than standard dining reservations, so if you aren't able to secure the Dining Package you want, you should be able to find a great backup dining reservation sometime before your visit!

    Amy, I hope this helps you plan for a magical holiday experience! While you're checking out all the delicious food and exciting holiday entertainment at EPCOT, be sure to pay a visit to my new favorite attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - it's a blast!

    Ryan J.
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