Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Oct 20, 2023
    John from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

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    Seasons greetings, John! planDisney is always here to help you celebrate no matter the time of year. It sounds like you're considering a visit during the holidays, so let's talk about one of my favorite festive finds, the Candlelight Processional.

    This merry event runs during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays and is very popular. Not only is it inspirational with its holiday music and decor, but guests are thrilled to see their favorite celebrities narrate. 

    For this reason, the stand-by lines can get long for a seat, but I recently waited in the queue to see Boyz II Men during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series at EPCOT and had a fantastic time. So even though the stand-by queue is an option, it can be a longer wait, and the venue could fill up. 

    I suggest booking a dining package for a guaranteed Candlelight Processional seat. Depending on the dates, you'll have several options, so the more flexible you can be, the better chance you'll have to secure a holly-jolly package. 

    Book a package by clicking the "Check Availability" button and signing in. Next, specify the number of your party and the date you're interested in. For example, I randomly chose November 27, and there were several time options for a party of two. I was then prompted to select which show time I'd prefer, and for the 5:15 PM show, I had several restaurant options for lunch.

    Once you make your selections, you'll book it with a credit card guarantee, but your card won't be charged until you dine. After your meal, you'll receive a voucher that will allow you entrance to the show time you chose. You can try different dates and show times online to see all your options.

    Please remember that you can book 60 days in advance, and my tip is to book soon before the event fills up. There's no gift like booking a hard-to-get Disney experience!

    John, I'm waving my magic wand and sending snow flurries for luck so you'll book the dining package of your dreams! Please stop by planDisney anytime. 

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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