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  • On May 1, 2015
    Erica from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hoping to book the Candlelight dinner package at Epcot during our December trip. What time frame do we need to eat lunch to see the 5:00 show? And how long is the show? Thanks for all your great tips!,

    Hi, Erica!  It's feeling a bit like warm and sunny Florida up here in Jersey lately!

    I look forward to the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT every year.  It brings the Christmas spirit to my heart, and I cannot wait for the dining packages to be announced so I can book!

    The dining time for lunch may vary by restaurant, but they usually won't schedule you past 2:45.  That gives you time to enjoy a leisurely lunch and still get to the theater in time for the show.  Even for the 5:00 o'clock show WITH the dining package, a line starts forming about an hour ahead of time, so if you are hoping to be front and center for your favorite narrator, you'll probably want to head over to line up by 4:30 at the latest.  

    The show is usually 30 - 40 minutes long.  The pace is guided by how quickly the narrator reads, and most of them usually offer some sort of greeting at the beginning and then a thank you at the end.  Some of the narrators I've seen speak a bit longer, but it's usually not more than a few minutes.

    Have an absolutely amazing time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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