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  • On Oct 25, 2010
    Nancy from WI Asked

    Can't get dining res any more for Candlelight Processional on day we will be at Epcot, but really want to see it. Would best bet be to line up (early) for 1st showing or last? Which do you think we would have better shot at getting in? Any other hints?

    Hi, Nancy!  It can be hard to gauge which show is going to be easier to get into.  With the packages being sold out, the likelihood of a full theatre at all of the shows is great.

    I would say your best bet would be to line up EARLY for the first show.  The closer you are to the front of the line at any of the shows, the better your chances of being seated without the dinner package priority entrance.  If for any reason you are unable to get seats for the early show based on your position in line, you will still have two additional shows ahead of you to try and get seats for.

    I have seen the standby line for the Candlelight Processional begin as early as an hour or more before show time.  Make your potty run early, so you don't have to leave your place in line, and if you are traveling with children, let them wander with another adult in the party until closer to show time, or pick up some snacks (no drinks) before you get in line so they can have a bite to eat while they wait.  It's a good time to bring out some coloring books and crayons, or think of some games to keep everyone entertained while you wait.  One of our favorites is the Alphabet Movie Game, where you start with the letter A, and in turn, you each have to come up with a movie that starts with your letter of the alphabet.  

    And keep checking back on the dining packages!  People do cancel, and you might luck into a wonderful meal!
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My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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