Full List of 2016 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators at Walt Disney World

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a highlight of the holidays in Orlando, and this is the full list of the narrators for the 2016 shows, which start November 25 and run through December 30.

A part of Disney’s Holidays Around the World celebration, the Candlelight Processional is a nightly dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story with celebrity narrators, and a mass choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

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2016 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators and Dining Packages Announced

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

One of the highlights of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and some of the narrators for the 2016 edition have been announced.

A part of Disney’s Holidays Around the World celebration, the Candlelight Processional is a nightly dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story with celebrity narrators, a mass choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs – along with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 3, 2016: The Ravenous Pig, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, CaddyShanks

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, limited menus, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

The Ravenous Pig

The Ravenous Pig has ended their lunch menu and are now only serving a dinner menu. The good news is they have also launched a new summer dinner menu with items like King Salmon, Seminole Pride Beef, Raw Oysters and Brandade Ravioli. (Above photo courtesy The Ravenous Pig)

Sister restaurant Cask & Larder is now open on Mondays starting June 6. To celebrate the first Monday, they are offering Pig Head Carnitas Steam Buns & 2 Beers for $25

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Tutto Italia at Epcot to Offer Summer Prix Fixe Lunch

Tutto Italia, the fine dining Italian restaurant at Epcot, is launching a special prix fixe three-course lunch from May 3 through August 31.

Tutto Italia at Epcot - interior

The restaurant is set within the Italian Pavilion at the back of Epcot’s World Showcase, and on a sunny weekday afternoon I joined several other bloggers and media to learn about this new lunch, as well as sample a few dishes.

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Walt Disney World to Live Stream Illuminations March 21 #DisneyParksLive

This Monday, March 21, Walt Disney World will live stream that night’s performance of “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” from Epcot.

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

The popular show starts at 9pm, but tune in online at 8:50pm for a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of this nighttime favorite.

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Complete Menus for 2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Starting Today

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, starts today, March 2, at Walt Disney World, and while horticulture is the primary focus, food is very much in the forefront, too.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Beef Brisket Burnt Ends HashWith thirteen Outdoor Kitchens serving up food and beverage around the World Showcase, one needs to pace themselves to enjoy it all.

To help you do that, we got a complete list of the menus being served at each Outdoor Kitchen:

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2016 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 2

The 23rd Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, the popular spring festival at Walt Disney World known for its tasty edibles, sweeping floral displays and dazzling topiary creations, starts tomorrow March 2, 2016.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Guests of the 2016 festival can celebrate spring with culinary creations and libations from the festival’s thirteen Outdoor Kitchens, including the new Cider House and La Isla Fresca offerings.

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Orlando Dining Round-Up February 5, 2016: Nine Dragons, Rosen College, Orlando Brewing, Pharmacy

In this week’s dining news round-up, a closing, chef’s dinners, and new openings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Nine Dragons at Epcot's China Pavilion - General Tso Chicken

Nine Dragons at Epcot‘s China Pavilion has a new prix fixe lunch menu in honor of the Year of the Monkey. The menu offers three courses for $17.98: Appetizer of spring rolls or pot stickers; a choice of three entrées – Happily Family (with sliced chicken breast, beef and shrimp stir fry), Moo Goo Gai Pan (with stir-fried chicken breast, mushrooms and snow peas), OR General Tso’s Chicken Buns Lunch Box (with three steamed buns and hot-and-sour soup); dessert is strawberry-red bean ice cream or ginger-caramel ice cream.

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Walt Disney World Extends 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival to 90 Days

This week, Walt Disney World announced it has expanded the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from 75 days to 90.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Now in its 23rd year, the 2016 edition of the festival will run from March 2 to May 30, which is Memorial Day.

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Captain EO to Close at Epcot to Make Way for the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Captain EO, the 1986 3D sci-fi film starring Michael Jackson, will have its final showing at Epcot on December 6, 2015.

Captain EO at Epcot

It is closing to make way for a new attraction, the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival, that is expected to open later in the month in the Magic Eye Theater in the Imagination Pavilion.

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Walt Disney World Announces Narrators For 2015 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

One of the highlights of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and the narrators for the 2015 edition have been announced.

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris; photo by Michelle Snow

A part of the Holidays Around the World celebration at Epcot, the Candlelight Processional is a dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story with celebrity narrators, a massed choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs – along with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

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Out and About: David Cook Rocks to the Beat at Epcot Food & Wine Festival

As part of a media day this weekend, I got to take in the first set of David Cook as part of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival‘s Eat to the Beat concert series.

David Cook at Epcot
I have to admit I wasn’t that familiar with Cook, though I’d heard a few of his songs on the radio. But this American Idol winner (season 7) definitely turned me into a fan…with only six songs, believe it or not.

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20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Starts September 25

One of the best events at Walt Disney World is the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and on September 25, it begins its 20th year of entertaining visitors to Epcot.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2015 festival, presented by Chase, will welcome celebrity chefs, debut new marketplace tastes from around the world and celebrate guests’ favorite dining traditions through it’s end on November 16.

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#D23 EXPO 2015 Announcement: Soarin’ at Epcot to Get Video Update

Ten years after Soarin’ opened at Epcot, news comes from D23 EXPO 2015 that the attraction will be getting a “Soarin Around the World” video update.

Soarin' at Epcot

The update will change the video an International tour, which is sure to include all of Disney’s parks worldwide, including the soon-to-open Disney Shanghai in China.  Soarin’ Around the World will take guests on a journey to far-flung lands, over some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders.

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Frozen Ever After Attraction Announced for Epcot in 2016

Walt Disney World has finally announced a name and initial details for the new “Frozen”-themed attraction at Epcot. It will be called “Frozen Ever After” and it is set to open in 2016.

Frozen Ever After at Epcot

We first reported a “Frozen”-themed attraction would be taking the place of the “Maelstrom” ride in the Norway Pavilion last year. Now we have some details to share with you.

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