Chita Rivera and Warwick Davis Round Out This Year’s Candlelight Processional Line-Up
Here at MickeyBlog, we are delighted to share the news that Disney World has finalized its list of Celebrity Narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional with the announcement that both Chita Rivera and Warwick Davis will be taking part in this magical nightly retelling of the story of the first Christmas complete with full orchestra and incredible choral singers! The event is one of the most popular Holiday festivities at Walt Disney World and is part of the Epcot International Festival of Holidays.
Chita Rivera is, of course, is no stranger to the stage with two Tony Awards under her belt for her roles in “The Rink,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Rivera received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 from President Barack Obama for her contribution to culture and the arts. She even has experience with Disney after her guest-starring role many years ago as Queen of All Magical Beings on Disney Channel’s “Johnny and the Sprites.”
As you may know, Warwick Davis played Wicket, one of the most important Ewoks in the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. He also appeared in different roles in several other Star Wars films, including Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Here’s a look at some of the other notable narrators for this year’s (2019) line-up:
- Ming-Na Wen
- November 29 through December 1
- Neil Patrick Harris
- December 2 through December 5
- Whoopi Goldberg
- December 6 and 7
- Isabella Rossellini
- December 8 through 10
- Chita Rivera
- December 11 through 12
- Gary Sinise
- December 13 through 15
- Pat Sajak
- December 16 through 18
- Warwick Davis
- December 19 through 21
- Steven Curtis Chapman
- December 22 through 24
- Edward James Olmos
- December 25 and 26
- Marlee Matlin
- December 27 and 28
- Lisa Ling
- December 29 and 30
Performances are free to all those with a valid Epcot admission ticket and take place at 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM from November 29 through December 30, 2019! Performances take place at the American Gardens Theater located in the World Showcase. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis with guests typically lining up hours in advance to get seats!
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages
Those looking for guaranteed seating for one of the Candlelight Processional performances during your Epcot visit are encouraged to book a meal under Epcot’s popular Candlelight Processional Dining Package! Simply book the Dining Package at a participating restaurant and your meal will come with a guaranteed seating voucher for that evening’s performance. This allows you to take your seats before the general public. Prices vary depending on the table service restaurant. However, for those on the Disney Dining Plan the meal will set you back two Table Service Dining Credits per person!
For more information on the Candlelight Processional Dining Package check out this article. Reservations can be made by contacting your Travel Agent, by phone at 407.WDW.DINE or via your My Disney Experience account.
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