For those planning a trip to Walt Disney World this holiday season, August 26th may be a very important day for you. It marks the first day in which Disney will be offering the 2010 Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages.
The free Candlelight Processional has come to be a favorite Christmas-time tradition for many who go to the world during this time. It combines holiday music with narration (usually performed by a well-known individual). In fact, the Processional has become so popular that it is difficult to find a seat during most showings.
One way to combat the limited seating is to book a dinner package at one of the participating restaurants in Epcot. Those who book such a package are given seating in a special reserved section of the American Gardens Theater in which the Processional is held. Package holders are also entitled to pre-arranged fireworks viewing.
Disney offers three tiers for the Dinner Packages at three different price levels. The first tier is a buffet at either the Biergarten in the Germany pavilion or at the Garden Grill in the Land. Second tier offerings include a meal at the Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China pavilion, Rose & Crown in the United Kingdom pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco pavilion or San Angel Inn in the Mexico pavilion.
Third tier is offered at the Chef de France Restaurant in the France pavilion, Tutto Italia in the Italy pavilion, Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion, Teppan Edo and Tokyo Dining in the Japan pavilion and the Coral Reef in the Living Seas.
A partial list of expected narrators for the Candlelight Processional is also already available:
•Isabella Rossellini – 11/26 – 11/28
•to be determed – 11/29 – 12/1
•to be determed – 12/2 – 12/4
•to be determed – 12/5 – 12/6
•Jodi Benson – 12/7 – 12/9
•Whoopi Goldberg – 12/10 – 12/11
•Steven Curtis Chapman – 12/12 – 12/15
•Thomas Gibson – 12/16 – 12/18
•Trace Adkins – 12/19 – 12/21
•Brad Garrett – 12/22 – 12/23
•to be determed – 12/24 – 12/27
•Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason – 12/28 – 12/30
If you are interested in attending, it might be prudent to plan now, especially for the upcoming dinner package availability.
Thanks to impsythealmighty who provided the video above of a clip of the Candlelight Processional narrated by Neil Patrick Harris.