• On Aug 10, 2021
    Shona from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip later this year! I have two questions: What should I expect with the "modified character dining experience" that is now offered at several locations in WDW? When is an announcement about Candlelight Processional expected?

    Hey there, hi there, Shona!

    It’s always a delight when you stop by planDisney with your question for us.

    How I love the holidays, especially around the theme parks! With the cheery decor and lots of seasonal treats, it’s no wonder the oh-so-jolly season feels absolutely whimsical at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Shona, like you, I adore the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT! The glorious and talented choir singing some of my very favorite songs makes for a truly special experience. Although, at the moment, no announcements have been made about the upcoming plans, I am holding out hope that this seasonal spectacular makes its return this yEAR. I recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for future updates on its availability. Things are, however, looking up as Walt Disney World Resort recently announced the Disney Very Merriest After Hours event would be full of holiday fun!

    You’re going to love the modified Character Dining experiences offered around Walt Disney World Resort! I recently had dinner at Chef Mickey’s, and not only was the all-you-care-to-enjoy meal absolutely scrumptious, but nothing tops seeing our favorite pals come around (multiple times while I was there!), do fun dances, and take socially distanced selfies with Guests! 

    My family also loves having lunch at Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT because we feel the character interaction there is incredible! Guests are currently seated in the outer ring while characters roam freely in the inner ring, allowing lots of quality time for socially distanced interactions, not to mention an incredible view of Living with the Land attraction!

    Whichever character dining location you decide to dine at, our favorite pals are sure to put a smile on your face!

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the magic, Shona! 

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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