With the passing of Halloween, the Disney Parks have, or will shortly make their miraculously transformation into Christmas Wonderlands. On Episode 10, we told you how one of the great Holiday traditions, the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights is making its last appearance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, leading to a lot of last minute trips to “The World” to see it one more time.
Happily, the future does not seem in doubt for another fan favorite Holiday tradition, EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional. The event, held in the American Gardens Theatre, which is part of the American Pavillion area in EPCOT’s World Showcase, features a celebrity narrator telling the story of Christmas while accompanied by a huge choir and orchestra.
This year’s event will run from November 27th through December 30th and will feature a dozen different celebrity narrators. Veteran narrators include Gary Sinise, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Morton, Ana Gasteyer, Edward James Olmos, Blair Underwood and Amy Grant. New this year are talk show host Meredith Vieira, actress America Ferrera who starred in the TV show Ugly Betty, and actress Chandra Wilson who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey in Grey’s Anatomy. Rounding out the list is actor Daniel Dae Kim, formerly from the show Lost. Currently he can be seen on Hawaii Five-0 where he plays Detective Lt. Chin Ho Ho…Ho…Kelly.
Sorry I just had to do it. You see, there is a little “Claus” in my contract.