• On May 10, 2016
    Mandy from DE Asked

    Is the candle light procession in Epcot a ticketed event? At what time (approx) does it usually occur? Is it appropriate for a 2 year old and 9 month old? We are doing magic kingdom and are trying to choose our second park to visit over Christmas...

    Hi, Mandy!

    Epcot's Candlelight Processional is absolutely beautiful, and a tradition for my family. However, it did not become a tradition until my kids were older, probably around age 9. Even with VIP seating, you will wait 30+ minutes in line, then the actual show is about 40 minutes. This is a really long time for your little ones to sit still.

    My suggestion is to still go to Candlelight, but just enjoy leisurely passing by the American Gardens Theater where Candlelight is held. This way, your little ones can stay in their stroller, you can enjoy the show, but also just slowly keep walking if it gets to be too long in one location.  Shows are at 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15.

    You will find many holiday activities at Epcot so checkout Holidays Around the World during your visit. Make sure to check the daily schedule for activities.

    The Christmas season is pure magic in Walt Disney World, so enjoy all the Holiday Events and Celebrations! Merry Christmas!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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