• On Oct 13, 2018
    Susan from FL 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.

    For Candlelight Proce, how long is the show? I have a dining package. Is there a time by which I must arrive in order to get my seat in the reserved section? For Fantasmic and River of Lights how long before the performance must I arrive to get a seat

    Hi Susan,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited to hear that you are planning to see all three of these performances! 

    First, be sure that you have booked dining packages for each of the shows. The Candlelight Processional Dining Package, Rivers of Light Dining Package and Fantasmic! Dining Package are all great ways to get access to the reserved seating area for the shows. When you arrive at each restaurant, you will receive your show vouchers. I advise you to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time. On one visit to the Rivers of Light show, we barely arrived 15 minutes prior to show time and were able to find good seats, but that was sheer luck. The suggested arrival time for Rivers of Light is 35 - 15 minutes ahead of show time. For Fantasmic!, you should arrive at least 25 minutes prior to show time to be seated in the reserved area.

    In my experience, The Candlelight Processional has taken a little more than 45 minutes so I would plan for an hour. The show is simply gorgeous and the celebrity narrators delightful. The entire experience reminds me of the joy and kindness of the holiday season. Since this particular show occurs during one of the busiest times of the year, I do suggest that you arrive as early as possible. Even though a dining package gives you access to the reserved seating area, you may want to arrive earlier to have a better choice of seats.

    Susan, I trust that the magic of the holiday season will follow your family home!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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