Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Oct 22, 2023
    Sharon from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello Jennifer ~ Trying to reserve a dining package for candlelight processional for 2. Each time I search nothing shows up; but if I change the option to 3 people there is availability. If I book for 3, would I be able to modify the res. to 2 in MDX?

    Hi Sharon,

    You and your trip-planning questions are always as welcome as can be at planDisney! I'm excited to hear you're planning a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth during The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I believe the most meaningful sounds of the season can be found at the America Gardens Theatre in EPCOT during the Candlelight Processional. It is here that the story of Christmas comes to life through familiar choral melodies, inspiring orchestrations, and impactful narration. 

    I squealed with delight recently when the Disney Parks Blog announced the schedule of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional. Fresh faces like Chrissy Metz and Brendan Fraser join beloved favorites like Neil Patrick Harris and John Stamos. The Candlelight Processional runs from November 24 - December 30 with three showing each night (5:15 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.). Full houses can be expected for all shows, so you're smart to consider a Candlelight Processional Dining Package. The dining package includes a delicious meal at one of seven designated table service restaurants and guaranteed seating for a specific Candlelight Processional performance. Dining package Guests have their own separate entrance and a reserved seating area, which really make it feel like a VIP experience.

    Candlelight Processional Dining Packages are offered for parties of 2, though I appreciate your research and understand your most recent online search only showed availability for a party of 3. Should that situation arise again, I recommend reserving the package for a party of 3. I have panelist pal confirmation that Candlelight Processional Dining Packages cannot be modified like regular advance reservations for dining. If you know you're only going to be a party of 2, I then recommend speaking with a helpful Cast Member at (407) 939-5277 to adjust your party size. This also allows the additional seat to be reserved by another Guest. 

    If you are unable to find Candlelight Processional Dining Package availability for a party of 2 or 3, Sharon, a limited number of same-day dining packages from Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue may be available. It's also helpful to know that dining package availability changes in real time. Guests are constantly reimagining their vacations, so just keep checking for availability.

    Food and drink are permitted in the America Gardens Theatre so my final recommendation is to bring a taste of the season to the show. My personal favorite is the Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Sandwich from Karamell-Küche in EPCOT's Germany pavilion. Save time by using your My Disney Experience mobile app to place a mobile food and beverage order.

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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