Re-Imagineering “Candlelight Processional”? No Chance! Or, Is There?

Oh, don’t get excited, my friends.  Let me make this clear … I am not proposing that we re-imagine Epcot’s famous Candlelight Processional!

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A beautiful event, as narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Edward James Olmos, we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy this wonderful performance a number of times.

However, as 2016’s “season” comes to an end, can’t we play “make believe” just a tiny little bit?  Please?  C’mon, you’ll love it!

Baseball “Hall of Famer” Cal Ripken, Jr. appears tomorrow night for Epcot’s final presentation.  He concludes a list of narrators that also involved:

  • Stephen Curtis Chapman
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Robby Benson
  • Meredith Vieira
  • Jim Caviezel
  • Joe Morton
  • Ming-Na Wen
  • Jodi Benson

Let’s imagine for just a few moments, though, that three of the above entertainers have already informed Disney that they won’t be able to return in 2017.

What a dilemma, eh?  How to replace them?  Well, Disney tells us that “applications” for the three vacant positions have poured in by the hundreds!

Well, that’s where the truly great news comes in, folks!  Today, it’s our job to choose the replacements!  Yes, you heard me.

Below, make your THREE selections!  Which three of these twelve entertainers would you like to hear narrate Epcot’s keystone holiday event!  Pick three, fans!

Too Late for Holidays Around the World at Epcot? No Way!

Good morning, my friends!  How have you been?  Did you have a great Christmas break?  We certainly hope so!

Sorry for the lengthy absence.  To be honest, I needed a bit of rest, myself.  In addition, as you know, spending time with family is important, and I prioritized my opportunities!

Having said that, I’m not quite ready to let go of WDW’s Christmas just yet.  For instance, let’s visit Epcot’s Holiday Entertainers one more time, shall we?

Photos by John Peters

Photos by John Peters

From mariachis to Father Christmas, himself, World Showcase is packed with story and song.  My question, today, is simple.  Your task is equally easy.

Of the choices presented, below, what are your favorite Epcot Holiday Entertainers?  In this poll, you can make THREE choices!  Yes, three!

Go ahead, folks!  VOTE for your favorites!  One of these will become the WDW Fans’ Favorite Epcot Holiday Entertainer!

Dinner and a Show! What a Processional Package!

Wow!  What a great response, my friends!  It’s easy to tell that you, too, love the idea of enjoying Epcot’s marquee celebration of the Christmas season.

You know, it comes at no surprise to me that the vast majority of you would choose to experience Disney’s annual holiday Candlelight Processional with a narration by Neil Patrick Harris.

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After all, two years ago, you voted him your Favorite Candlelight Processional Narrator!  Do you remember that!  Anyway, for me, I went in a different direction.

I guess I just can’t get enough of the Marvel Universe.  I chose Blair Underwood.  He currently plays Dr. Andrew Garner (a.k.a. the Inhuman character Lash) on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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When it comes to the preceding dinner, however, I just can’t resist my Bangers and Mash.

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In other words, the Rose & Crown Dining Room has to be my selection.

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Having said that, I completely respect your choices.  In fact, this time around, our favored dining options spanned the field!

Chefs de France.  Via Napoli.  The Garden Grill.  La Hacienda de San Angel  They’re all great restaurants!

Thanks for “playing”, folks!  Great vote!  And, now you’ve made your recommendations!

For those fans out there looking for advice, we suggest that you dine, well, just about anywhere in Epcot!  Just do it on a night that Neil Patrick Harris narrates the show!

Happy Holidays!

Pick YOUR Candlelight Dining Package!

Good morning, my friends!

Have you had the chance to experience the joy of Epcot’s annual holiday Candlelight Processional?  We witnessed the performance as narrated by Edward James Olmos, one year.  It was phenomenal!

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In the future, if you ever find yourself in Walt Disney World at the holidays, I would highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy this wonderful celebration of Christmas.

Well, Epcot kicked off 2016’s series of performances just last night.  It got me to thinking …

If we were to schedule another Candlelight Dining Package – a date for dinner and a show – where would we go?  Which narrator would we choose to see?

Then, of course, I started wondering about what you would choose!  So, how about it, folks?  Dinner?  Narrator?  Pick YOUR Candlelight Dining Package!

 

Hey! Where’s Santa Claus?

Yeah!  Where is Santa Claus?

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I can tell you where he should be.  He should be “holding court” in Santa’s Village, of course!

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My friends, the “halls” of World Showcase’s American Adventure pavilion are decked “to the nines”!

Whether it’s merchandise for sale or trees, wreaths, red ribbon, and poinsettias, it looks like a snow-less Christmas “wonderland”!

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And, the centerpiece of the whole display is the most epic Christmas tree in Epcot!  How’d you like to have a mini-version of this beauty in your living room?  Outstanding!

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