Holidays at Walt Disney World: Cinderella Castle Set to Sparkle on November 5 and Full Candlelight Processional Narrator List Released

castle lightsThe winter holiday season officially kicks off November 5 at the Walt Disney World Resort with the first lighting of Cinderella Castle.

Queen Elsa will be using her Frozen powers to turn the castle into a glittering ice palace – which is actually decked out in 200,000 shimmering lights. Each night through December guests will also have a chance to enjoy the Castle Dream Lights celebration and A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show.

Once the Halloween pumpkins come down Main Street U.S.A. will be decked out with wreaths, garland, bows, sparkling lights, and Christmas trees. Special events include Holiday Wishes fireworks, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and Mickey’s Once Upon a Time Christmas Parade.

And, the full lineup for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional has been announced:

  • Jodi Benson: November 28-29
  • Neil Patrick Harris: November 30-December 2
  • Jonathon Groff: December 3-4
  • Whoopi Goldberg: December 5-6
  • LeVar Burton: December 7-9
  • Edward James Olmos: December 9-11
  • Joe Morton: December 12-14
  • Chita Rivera: December 15-17
  • Ana Gasteyer: December 18-20
  • Marlee Matlin: December 21-23
  • Isabella Rossellini: December 24-25
  • Blair Underwood: December 26-27
  • Steven Curtis Chapman: December 28-30

The Candlelight Processional is presented at the American Gardens Theater at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. on the scheduled nights. Show times on December 7 are 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. only.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starts November 7 and runs through January 4, 2015.


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