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  • On Sep 17, 2011
    Danielle from PA 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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    Is it worth it to bring a 6 year old to the candlelight processional?

    Hi Danielle:

    This is a very good question, and perhaps one of the toughest I've been asked about Disney World vacation planning.  The answer will all depend on your particular child.  I have a five year old who loves music and spectacles and would be able to sit through the show and enjoy it.  I have a four year old who is extremely different and I know would get antsy within 10 minutes. 

    The Candlelight Processional, the story of Christmas accompanied by an inspirational orchestra and chorus.  Each night there is a celebrity narrator.  Certain narrators are more engaging than others.  The show lasts about 45 minutes, and can be tough for a six year old to sit through the show at the end of a long day and remain engaged.  That being said, I've seen kids in the audience who have been able to enjoy the show without getting too antsy.  A young child who is "compliant" and enjoys music would have a better chance of making it through the show without a meltdown more than a more "spirited" or easily distracted child. 

    Given the above, think about if your six year old would enjoy the show before committing. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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