Some Availability Reported For Candlelight Processional Dining
If you were following along with us yesterday here at MickeyBlog, you may have seen are report on the launch of EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional Dining Packages. And by launch….I mean failure to launch.
This special dining experience is a fan favorite and includes a meal at one of EPCOT’s incredible eateries with guaranteed seating at that evening’s performance of Candlelight Processional. For those unfamiliar, Candlelight Processional is an evening holiday concert series that uses a celebrity narrator, choir and orchestra to retell the story of the first Christmas.
There was a ton of fanfare when Disney announced that the Candlelight Processional and the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages would be returning for 2021. The official day that reservations opened up for the experience was yesterday (10/26/21.) However, as sometimes happens with extremely popular launches things did not go according to plan with fans and travel agents reporting zero availability for the dining experience. As the day wore in, it was determined that this was due in part to technical difficulties.
Today, we seem to be on the right track with some availability reported, as a matter of fact our MickeyBlogger Greg was able to secure a reservation for next month. You can check out his screenshot below:
So is that problem solved for those looking for dining reservations? Not quite! Availability seems to be patchy at best and limited to end of November or early December. If you’ll be traveling during that time pop on to My Disney Experience or reach out to your Travel Agent to see if you can secure your spot.
For those looking for spots later in December, my advice as a travel agent is to BE PERSISTENT. I would check later today and then again over the next few days to see if things open up. I do feel optimistic that more Candlelight Processional Dining Package reservations will open up. However, with all the fervor around reservations they will book up quickly!
Candlelight Processional Dining Packages:
Here’s a quick rundown of the Candlelight Processional & dining packages for those unfamiliar:
Enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner and then take in an awe-inspiring show to cap off your visit to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.
The Candlelight Processional features a celebrity narrator, 50-piece orchestra and a glorious massed choir!
2021 Celebrity Narrators
Celebrity Narrators for this year’s Candlelight Processional area as follows:
- Chita Rivera
November 29 through December 1
- Jodi Benson
December 2 through December 4
- Alton Fitzgerald White
December 5 through December 7
- Lisa Ling
December 11 through December 13
- Steven Curtis Chapman
December 23 through December 25
- Blair Underwood
December 26 through December 28
- Pat Sajak
December 29 through December 30
Dining Packages and Prices
- An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage
- One (1) guaranteed seat per person to the Candlelight Processional held on the same day
Participating restaurants and dining package prices (excluding tax and gratuity) are as follows:
Reservations, if available, can be made using the My Disney Experience app. For those interested in making reservations we wish you the best of luck! We’ll let you know if Disney makes any further announcements regarding availability.
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