• On Nov 28, 2016
    Patty from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms! We are attending the Candlelight Procession on December 12. Are we able to gain entry to a reserved spot for IllumiNations? Looking forward to Christmas at Disney. Thanks!

    Hi Patty,

    You are so right: Christmastime at Walt Disney World is the best! The Candlelight Processional is a highlight of Holidays Around the World at Epcot during the season, and you will get to see Robby Benson, voice of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, as the celebrity narrator.

    I'm not sure what time you plan to attend the processional, but even if you attend the final performance at 8 p.m., you could still make use of FastPass+ for the reserved IllumiNations viewing area. The viewing area is in the plaza at the entry to the World Showcase, directly across World Showcase Lagoon from the American Gardens Theatre, where the Candlelight Processional takes place. It should take 10 to 15 minutes to walk there after the 40-minute processional. Since IllumiNations is scheduled at 9:30 p.m. that night with entry to the FastPass+ area at 9:10, your timing should be just right.

    Make sure you check out the seasonal tastes and sips at the new Holidays Around the World Marketplaces. My family visited Epcot this weekend and really enjoyed the marketplaces. We highly recommend the sauerbraten, Three Kings Bread and beef tamales.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question, Patty. Please let us know if we can help in any other way. Happy holidays!


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