Christmas at resorts
  • On Oct 11, 2022
    Amy 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.

    Ready to make dining reservations for a magical holiday stay! Will the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages require payment up front? Thinking of securing our preference and an alternative if plans shift by then. What's the commitment? Thanks!

    Hiya Amy,

    Welcome back to planDisney! We love seeing you back here and are so happy we can help you have magical vacations! I still remember the first time I witnessed EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays - Candlelight Processional; it was the most moving experience I had ever had and a genuinely magical embodiment of the Christmas spirit. This year’s narrators are incredible, so I know that whatever date you attend, you will love it!

    I like your planning style, Amy! My mom always tells me that change is inevitable, so as long as you are prepared for it, you will always be better off. Having a plan A and plan B is always my preferred way of planning my vacations to the Most Magical Place on Earth. One of my most magical buddies, Ana Paula, just booked her Candlelight Processional Dining Package today, so I was able to chat with her about the overall process. She confirmed that you do not have to pay upfront for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages. You will need to put down a credit card guarantee, but no deposit or upfront payment is required, so go ahead and lock down your contingencies!

    I hope this was helpful, Amy. Before I let you go, I would love to share one of my favorite EPCOT holiday traditions with you. The Germany Pavillion has some of the most beautiful glass-blown ornaments, and sometimes there is an expert glass blower who creates personalized ornaments for purchase. Every year I love to pick out a special ornament for my tree that reminds me of Disney and brings an extra special magic to the season.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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