• On May 10, 2016
    Mandy from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the candle light procession in Epcot a ticketed event? At what time (approx) does it usually occur? Is it appropriate for a 2 year old and 9 month old? We are doing magic kingdom and are trying to choose our second park to visit over Christmas...

    Hi, Mandy!

    Epcot's Candlelight Processional is absolutely beautiful, and a tradition for my family. However, it did not become a tradition until my kids were older, probably around age 9. Even with VIP seating, you will wait 30+ minutes in line, then the actual show is about 40 minutes. This is a really long time for your little ones to sit still.

    My suggestion is to still go to Candlelight, but just enjoy leisurely passing by the American Gardens Theater where Candlelight is held. This way, your little ones can stay in their stroller, you can enjoy the show, but also just slowly keep walking if it gets to be too long in one location.  Shows are at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15.

    You will find many holiday activities at Epcot so checkout Holidays Around the World during your visit. Make sure to check the daily schedule for activities.

    The Christmas season is pure magic in Walt Disney World, so enjoy all the Holiday Events and Celebrations! Merry Christmas!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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