How to Manage the Extensive Lines for the EPCOT Candlelight Processional


If you have ever tried to visit the EPCOT Candlight Processional, you are well aware the that the lines to see the show are EXCESSIVE.  Most of the time, there is a line that extends on both sides of the American Pavilion.  The line on the one side stretches out to the French Pavilion, while the other often stretches to the Germany Pavilion!

If you are wanting to sit in the American Pavilion for this show, you will need to show up AT least 1 hour before the show.  The show lasts for about 45 minutes so you will be signing up for quite a bit of your day at EPCOT when trying to attend this show.  If the park is particularly busy that day, you may want to shoot for the early show by getting in line an hour before it, then know that just in case you do not get to see that show, you will get in the next show.

During our visit over the Thanksgiving holiday, we did see Jodi Benson.  By the time we got to EPCOT to get in the line, we knew we were going to miss the show we intended on seeing.  Not wanting to stay in line until the next show, we decided to simply stand in the back of the theater until the show started.  We did have a great view of the show and did not have to wait about 2 hours to see the show.

Here are some photos from our view of the show:

Candlelight Processional Jodi Benson

Thought the photo is not exactly like the ones you get from the front seat, you can see it was a fairly close.

If you plan on going to the Processional, here is the line-up that has been announced to date: 

  • Nov 28 to Nov 29 2014: Jodi Benson
  • Dec 5 to Dec 6 2014: Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dec 15 to Dec 17 2014: Sharon Stone
  • Dec 18 to Dec 20 2014: Ana Gasteyer
  • Dec 21 to Dec 23 2014: Marlee Matlin
  • Dec 28 to Dec 30 2014: Steven Curtis Chapman

This narrators list is subject to change at any time.

The cost of the Candlelight Processional is in included with your park admission so be sure to visit!  Also, EPCOT features the Holidays Around the World which will be going on from November 28 to December 30, 2014.



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