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Disney Legend Becomes Part of EPCOT Tradition

Published: (9/26, 5:52 p.m.)
Updated: (9/27, 10:48 a.m.)

The EPCOT tradition of the Candlelight Processional is back, and it’s bringing with it some new names for the Celebrity Narrators.

The holidays are an excellent time to visit the Disney Parks. No one does the holidays like Disney. Whether it’s visiting Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Park, or Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Guests can expect to enjoy the holiday season with that unique Disney flavor.

Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort/Disney

Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort/Disney

One of the fan favorites of the holiday season is the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. The time-honored tradition has been a part of the holiday season at Walt Disney World since its opening in 1971.

And the Disney Parks Blog just announced its return to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which makes its comeback on November 25 of this year, and also gave us the first look at the celebrity narrators as well.

Candlelight Processional, EPCOT/Disney Parks Blog

Candlelight Processional, EPCOT/Disney Parks Blog

The 2022 lineup of celebrity narrators features new and returning favorites, including actors from some fans’ favorite films, world-renowned singers, and other talented artists; importantly, it features the newly honored Disney Legend, Josh Gad, among more.

Since the original publishing of this article, we have since learned who the final two celebrity narrators will be for the Candlelight Processional: Shang Chi’s Simu Liu, and Daymond John. Journalist Ashley Carter took to Twitter to share the news.

Check out the full lineup:

  • 11/25 – 11/26: Simu Liu (NEW)
  • 11/27 – 11/29: Edward James Olmos
  • 11/30 – 12/1: Raul Esparza (NEW)
  • 12/2 – 12/3: Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/4 – 12/6: Isabella Rossellini
  • 12/7 – 12/9: Daymond John (NEW)
  • 12/10 – 12/12: Josh Gad (NEW)
  • 12/13 – 12/14: Gloria Estefan (NEW)
  • 12/15 – 12/18: Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/19 – 12/20: Mariska Hargitay (NEW)
  • 12/21 – 12/23: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • 12/24 – 12/26: Marie Osmond
  • 12/27 – 12/28: Courtney Vance
  • 12/29 – 12/30: Angela Bassett
Candlelight Processional/Disney

Candlelight Processional/Disney

Here’s what Disney’s official website has to say about the event,

Candlelight Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the story of Christmas, recounting the biblical tale of a savior born in Bethlehem. Woven into the production are stirring songs of hope and joy performed by the orchestra and massed choir.

You can see this show nightly at 5:15 PM, 7:00 PM or 8:30 PM at the America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep you updated on all Disney news as it comes to light.

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