A massed choir and 50-piece orchestra set the stage for a tradition rich in pageantry -- the Candlelight Processional -- Nov. 28 to Dec. 30 at Epcot. Celebrity narrators join with the musicians and singers to retell the Christmas story several times nightly at America Gardens Theatre. Special guest narrators (subject to change) for 2003 include: Andy Garcia (Nov. 28-30), Ben Vereen (Dec. 1-3), Rita Moreno (Dec. 4-6), Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap (Dec. 7-9), David Ogden Stiers (Dec. 10-12), Steven Curtis Chapman (Dec. 13-15), Edward James Olmos (Dec. 16-18), Sandi Patty (Dec. 19-21), Robby Benson (Dec. 22-24), Gary Sinise (Dec. 25-30).
Guests can purchase a special package that includes dinner at an Epcot restaurant plus preferred seating for the Candlelight Processional. For more information contact 407/WDW-DINE.
28 November 2002: Candlelight Changes
Roy E. Disney won't be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort to serve as a guest narrator for Candlelight Processional at Epcot this season. Roy has undergone an unanticipated medical procedure, which while successful, has prevented him from traveling at this time. Roy is enormously disappointed to have to cancel his appearance but sends his wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.
Actor Edward James Olmos will fill in for Roy. The updated schedule of narrators appears below.
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1 - Edward James Olmos
Dec. 2-4 - John Tesh
Dec. 5-7 - Marlee Matlin
Dec. 8-10 - James Avery
Dec. 11-13 - Yolanda Adams
Dec. 14-16 - David Hartman
Dec.17-19 - Collin Raye
Dec. 20-22 - Blair Underwood
Dec. 23-28 - Gary Sinise
Dec. 29-30 - Jodi Benson
*All narrators and performances are subject to change.