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  • On Sep 14, 2011
    Angie from IN 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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    We have a 2 year old and 4 year old active boys. Should we try to see the Candlelight Processional, or wait until they are a little older? We don't want to use the 2 meal credits and have to leave a few minutes in.

    Hi Angie,

    The Candlelight Processional is a beautiful, inspiring experience.  There's no activity anywhere that will more effectively put you in the Christmas spirit.  That being said, if I had a two preschool-age boys, I would not take them to the Candlelight Processional.  Developmentally, your sons are probably not going to be able to sit through the entire event.  In 2008 I sat through the Candlelight Processional with my 8-year-old son and my 11-year-old nephew.  Even at their age, it was difficult for them to sit through the whole presentation at the end of a long day in the theme parks. 

    Instead, you might want to consider strolling by the exterior of the open-air America Gardens Theater during the show so that you can enjoy some of the spectacular music or you could grab a seat near the exit in case you need to leave.  That will be less disruptive to the guests around you than if you occupy seats in the reserved section closer to the stage.  Or, simply wait until your boys are a bit older.  The Candlelight Processional has a long history at Walt Disney World and I fully expect it will be presented in years to come.

    I hope your family has a magical visit to Walt Disney World during the holiday season.

    Best wishes,
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