Through the Disney Parks Blog, a partial list of narrators for the 2012 Candlelight Processional showings at Epcot of Walt Disney World Resort has been announced. This list is not complete as the Candlelight Processional will be offered on more dates, however, these are the only confirmed narrators to this point.
Most of the listed narrators are return guests. This includes the ever-popular Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg and Marlee Matlin. One confirmed narrator will make her debut appearance during this year’s shows – Olivia Newton John!
The 2012 Candlelight Processional list of narrators known at the point include:
November 23–25: Isabella Rossellini (film/TV star and wildlife conversationalist)
November 26–29: Neil Patrick Harris (Emmy Award-winner, Broadway star and TV host)
November 30–December 1: Whoopi Goldberg (television host, actress and comedian)
December. 11–13: Jodi Benson (singer and actress)
December 14–16: Olivia Newton John (singer and actress)
December 20–22: Trace Adkins (Award-Winning Country music artist)
December 23–25: Gary Sinise (actor and musician)
December 29–30: Marlee Matlin (Academy Award-winning actor and TV star)
For those who have not attended a Candlelight Processional, it is a combination of seasonal music provided by 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir along with a scripture narration by a celebrity guest. The show is offered most nights during the holiday season in the America Gardens Theater of the American Adventure Pavilion of World Showcase of Epcot. Only park admission is required to attend, but arrive early as it is popular and fills quickly.
Guests planning a trip during this time will also want to check out the December 2012 Disney World Park Hours provided here on All Things Mouse!
Special thanks to sessm2000 who provided the video shown above!