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Enjoy Holiday Entertainment Through Early January at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 26th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Still in the mood for more holiday fun? Several entertainment options at Walt Disney World run as long as January 5. See the list below for end dates for your favorites.

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Performers Share What They Love About the ‘Candlelight Processional’ at Epcot

posted on December 23rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Have you ever seen the “Candlelight Processional” at Epcot during the holidays?

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Today in Disney History: First Candlelight Ceremony and Processional Held at Disneyland Park, 1958

posted on December 20th, 2013 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Fifty-five years ago today, on December 20, 1958, a tradition began at Disneyland park that continues to this day, both here at the Disneyland Resort and at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort. The Candlelight Ceremony and Processional is a Disney Parks holiday mainstay, in which celebrity narrators join choirs comprised of local choral groups and Disney cast members to celebrate the Christmas story. Over the years, celebrity narrators have included stars like Cary Grant, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and James Earl Jones.

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Disney VoluntEARS Help Spread Cheer with 36,000 Toys for Kids

posted on December 9th, 2013 by Wilma Colón, Media Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort


Like elves from the North Pole, Walt Disney World Resort cast members were busy this past month supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual drive.

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Holidays Around the World Returns to Epcot November 29

posted on November 26th, 2013 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


I’m sure many of you would agree that the holiday season is one of the absolute best times of the entire year at Walt Disney World Resort. Much of the fun is already in full swing, from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And starting November 29, Holidays Around the World returns for another festive season at Epcot.

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on November 24th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


This week, Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller passed away at the age of 79.

Upon learning the sad news, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Diane Disney Miller. She is remembered by Disney fans around the world as the beloved daughter of Walt Disney, and one who graciously shared her family history and personal memories of her father.”

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Candlelight Processional Returns To Epcot November 29 at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on November 22nd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


The Candlelight Processional, one of the highlights of the holiday season at Epcot, will return to the park just one week from today!

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Sights & Sounds of Disney Parks: Whoopi Goldberg Shares ‘The View’ of a Candlelight Processional Performance

posted on November 8th, 2013 by Greg Ehrbar, Writer/Author, Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group


Candlelight Processional—the stirring Epcot holiday tradition in which a star narrator performs a reading of the Nativity story accompanied by a 50-piece live orchestra and massed choir—is as magnificent an experience for those on America Gardens Stage as it is for those watching the presentation.

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Family Traditions: How Do You Show Your Disney Side?

posted on November 4th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Does your family have any traditions you follow on each Disney Park vacation? A regular photo in front of Cinderella Castle, or an annual trip to the Candlelight Processional at Epcot to celebrate the holidays, perhaps?

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Plan Ahead for Holiday Vacations at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 25th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Halloween is less than a week away, which means the holiday season is fast approaching. I can’t think of a better place to spend a holiday break than at a Disney theme park or resort – there’s simply so much to do and see at our parks this time of year.

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