Posts Tagged ‘epcot’

Epcot During the Holiday Season

November 30, 2009

Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort is extra magical this time of year! Both Future World and World Showcase (which are the two sections of Epcot) are decorated for the Holidays.  The Future World is decorated with lots of greenery, lights and futuristic decorations.  Moving into World Showcase, each country is decorated for the Holidays Around the World.  The decorations are based on the typical decorations from that country.  It is a great way to learn about other countries and cultures.  Many of these countries even have entertainment based on their celebrations of the seasons including storytellers and Disney Characters.

The most popular entertainment at Epcot for the season is the Candlelight Processional in the American Adventure.  This amazing show is included with your paid admission into Epcot.  This show starts off with hundreds of singers with candles walking into the theater.  It is just beautiful.  There is even a 50 piece orchestra.  During the show, there is a celebrity that reads the story of Christmas.  The celebrities and dates of this show is:

John O’Hurley 11/28/08 – 11/30/08
To Be Announced 12/01/08 – 12/03/08
Brian Stokes Mitchell 12/04/08 – 12/06/08
Virginia Madsen 12/07/08 – 12/09/08
Marlee Matlin/Jack Jason 12/10/08 – 12/12/08
Monique Coleman 12/13/08 – 12/15/08
Chita Rivera 12/16/08 – 12/18/08
Abigail Breslin 12/19/08 – 12/21/08
Steven Curtis Chapman 12/22/08 – 12/24/08
Edward James Olmos 12/25/08 – 12/27/08
Angela Bassett & Courtney Vance 12/28/08 – 12/30/08

During the show, there are lots of beautiful songs.  It is one of the most popular shows during the Holiday Season.  Since it is so popular, seating fills up quickly.  Plan on arriving to the designated line in the American Adventure at least 1 hour prior to showtime.  You do not have to sit in the theater to get a great view.  Most locals and Annual Passholders, find a spot to sit outside of the theater along the white gate.  This way, you can grab a quick dinner and then just sit and wait for the show instead of standing in an hour line to maybe or maybe not get a seat.  Another popular way to be guaranteed a seat for the Candlelight Processional is by booking the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package.  You can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the popular Epcot Restaurants with this package and you will guaranteed a seat for one of the shows.  The seating for the Candlelight Processional is free, but you do have to pay for your sit down meal with this package.

For the Holiday Season, be sure to enjoy the beauty of the Candlelight Processional and the Holidays Around The World at Epcot. To purchase your Disney World Theme Park tickets including tickets into Epcot, visit Destinations in Florida Travel. They just released new discounts on their Disney World Tickets. Click here for details.