Celebrity Narrators for the 2019 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

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Beautiful!

Dates for this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot are:  November 29th – December 30, 2019.

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by an orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy.

An exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are lending their dramatic talents to the production, have been announced including:

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November 29 – December 1, 2019

Ming-Na Wen – November 29 – December 1, 2019

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December 2-5, 2019

Neil Patrick Harris – December 2 – 5, 2019

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December 6-7, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg – December 6 – 7, 2019
Isabella Rossellini – December 8 – 10, 2019
Chita Rivera – December 11 – 12, 2019

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December 13-15, 2019

Gary Sinise – December 13 – 15, 2019
Pat Sajak – December 16 – 18, 2019
Warwick Davis – December 19 -21, 2019
Steven Curtis Chapman – December 22 – 24, 2019
Edward James Olmos – December 25 – 26, 2019
Marlee Matlin – December 27 – 28, 2019
Lisa Ling – December 29 -30, 2019

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December 5, 2019: Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot narrating the Christmas Story.

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He was spotted at DAK walking around with his daughter and a Disney guide the next day.

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He was wonderful!

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Opening event on November 29, 2019 with Ming-Na.

Ming-Na Wen opens the 2019 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays got underway this past weekend with actress and Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen opening the 2019 Candlelight Processional on November 29th.

Ming-Na Wen is known for being the voice of Mulan, and most recently as Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian streaming on Disney+.

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December 30, 2019: Lisa Ling

The final candlelight processional with Lisa Ling:  December 30, 2019

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Lisa Ling

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Cast members (in green robes) on the left, visiting high school choir (in yellow robes) on the right.

Dates, Times and Location:

November 29th to December 30, 2019

5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

America Gardens Theater, Epcot

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December 2018:  NPH was so good! Everyone was commenting on how super thin he is! (Cast members are behind him wearing the green robes.)

Video of  Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot Candlelight Processional. Wonderful!!!

During our DCP program, we went on December 23rd – almost Christmas Eve! – and got to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of our favorite country singers, Trace Adkins.  It was wonderful!  It really got us in the Christmas spirit!  🙂

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The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

The beautiful logo for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

Event Details:

Interested in adding a dining experience to your Candlelight Processional Evening?

Click here:  Candlelight Processional Dining Experience 

The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50-piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrator reads the Christmas story and favorite carols of the season are interspersed throughout the program.

The Candlelight Processional is held every night during the Christmas season. The first performance is on November 29, 2019 and then runs nightly through December 30, 2019.

There are three performances each evening at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. The length of the show is about 45 minutes.

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Our FREE ticket to see Edward James Olmos narrate from 2016 Candlelight Processional!  He’ll be back this year on Christmas night, December 25, 2019.

The performance is included in regular Epcot park admission at no additional cost. All Epcot guests are welcome to view this wonderful presentation.

The Candlelight Processional is held in Epcot at the American Gardens Theater in the American pavilion. This is an open air theater and, although there is a roof, you may get wet if it rains. Remember to dress for being outside. Although you are in Florida, it still may be quite cool on a December evening.

The choir consists of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes).

CM Update:  Cast member auditions for the 2019 Candlelight Processional choir were held this summer in July, and CMs were notified if they were selected as a participant by mid-August 2019.  Rehearsals started earlier this month.

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We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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December 1, 2019: The Epcot Christmas Tree.

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Happy Holidays!

‘30 Days of Disney’ is airing on Freeform this month!

freeform-30-days-of-disneyStock up on popcorn and clear your social calendar because 30 Days of Disney is airing on the Freeform channel this month!

All month long, Freeform is airing classic Disney favorites, special Freeform premieres, and a behind-the-scenes look at the new Disney Parks feature, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Each week of programming will feature themes including Disney villains, pirates, singalongs, and she-heroes. For the complete lineup, see the schedule below:

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September 2019 schedule

Freeform is also planning a special photo series to celebrate Disney culture both on-air and on social media. They’ll be showcasing some of their biggest fans and influencers with a special focus on Disney Bounding, which is a street-style fashion inspired by the costumes of Disney characters.

On Sunday, September 29, Neil Patrick Harris will host the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits. With celebrity guests including Keegan-Michael Key, Kaley Cuoco, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown, and more, Disney Imagineers will share how they helped to bring the new planet of Batuu to life.

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Now open to rave guest reviews in both Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!!!

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Cheers!

Celebrity Narrators for the 2018 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

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Choir walking in singing while holding their candles.  Beautiful!

Dates for this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot are:  November 22th – December 30, 2018.

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by an orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy.

An exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are lending their dramatic talents to the production, have been announced including:

November 22 to 23, 2018: Chita Rivera

November 24 to 25, 2018: Helen Hunt

November 26 to 27, 2018: Alfonso Ribeiro

November 28 to 30, 2018: Robby Benson (The Beast)

December 1 to 2, 2018:  John Stamos

December 3 to 6, 2018:  Neil Patrick Harris

December 7 to 9, 2018:  Whoopi Goldberg

December 10 to 12, 2018: Bart Millard

December 13 to 14, 2018: Blair Underwood

December 15 to 16, 2018: Gary Sinise

December 18 to 20, 2018: Pat Sajak

December 21 to 23, 2018:  Auli’i Cravalho (Moana)

December 24 to 25, 2018:   Edward James Olmos

December 26 to 27, 2018:  Jodi Benson  (Ariel)

December 28 to 30, 2018:  Cal Ripken Jr.

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December 5, 2018: Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot narrating the Christmas Story.

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He was spotted at DAK walking around with his daughter and a Disney guide the next day.

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Cast members (in green robes) on the left, visiting high school choir (in yellow robes) on the right.

Dates, Times and Location:

November 22nd to December 30, 2018

5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

America Gardens Theater, Epcot

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NPH was so good! Everyone was commenting on how super thin he is! (Cast members are behind him wearing the green robes.)

Video of  Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot Candlelight Processional. Wonderful!!!

During our DCP program, we went on December 23rd – almost Christmas Eve! – and got to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of our favorite country singers, Trace Adkins.  It was wonderful!  It really got us in the Christmas spirit!  🙂

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The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

The beautiful logo for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

Event Details:

Interested in adding a dining experience to your Candlelight Processional Evening?

Click here:  Candlelight Processional Dining Experience 

The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50-piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrator reads the Christmas story and favorite carols of the season are interspersed throughout the program.

The Candlelight Processional is held every night during the Christmas season. The first performance is on November 22, 2018 and then runs nightly through December 30, 2018.

There are three performances each evening at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. The length of the show is about 45 minutes.

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Free ticket to see Edward James Olmos narrate from 2016 Candlelight Processional!

The performance is included in regular Epcot park admission at no additional cost. All Epcot guests are welcome to view this wonderful presentation.

The Candlelight Processional is held in Epcot at the American Gardens Theater in the American pavilion. This is an open air theater and, although there is a roof, you may get wet if it rains. Remember to dress for being outside. Although you are in Florida, it still may be quite cool on a December evening.

The choir consists of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes).

CM Update:  Cast member auditions for the 2018 Candlelight Processional choir were held this summer in July, and CMs were notified if they were selected as a participant by mid-August 2018.  Rehearsals started earlier this month.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline at work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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2017 Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot Returning in November

Dates for this year’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot are:  November 24th – December 30, 2017.

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by an orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy.

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Neil Patrick Harris has performed the narration for several years now and is excellent!  He’ll be back this year too, December 18 -21, 2017.

An exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are lending their dramatic talents to the production, have been announced including:

November 24 to 26, 2017: TBD

November 27 to 28, 2017: Matt Bomer

November 29 to 30, 2017: TBD

December 1 to 3, 2017: Whoopi Goldberg

December 4 to 5, 2017: Pat Sajak

December 6 to 8, 2017: TBD

December 9 to 11, 2017: TBD

December 12 to 14, 2017: Warwick Davis

December 15 to 17, 2017: Trace Adkins

December 18 to 21, 2017: Neil Patrick Harris

December 22 to 24, 2017: CCH Pounder

December 25 to 27, 2017: Jaci Velazquez

December 28 to 30, 2017: Chandra Wilson

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Dates, Times and Location:

November 24th to December 30, 2017

5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

America Gardens Theater, Epcot

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So good! (Everyone was commenting on how super thin he is!)

Video of  Neil Patrick Harris at Epcot Candlelight Processional. Wonderful!!!

During our DCP program, we went on December 23rd – almost Christmas Eve! – and got to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of our favorite country singers, Trace Adkins.  It was wonderful!  It really got us in the Christmas spirit!  🙂

And, he’ll be returning this year, December 15 – 17th!

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The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

The beautiful logo for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

Event Details:

Interested in adding a dining experience to your Candlelight Processional Evening?

Click here: Candlelight Processional Dining Experience

The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50-piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrator reads the Christmas story and favorite carols of the season are interspersed throughout the program.

The Candlelight Processional is held every night during the Christmas season. The first performance is on November 24, 2017 and then runs nightly through December 30, 2017.

There are three performances each evening at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. The length of the show is about 45 minutes.

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Ticket to see Edward James Olmos narrate from last years processional!

The performance is included in regular Epcot park admission at no additional cost. All Epcot guests are welcome to view this wonderful presentation.

The Candlelight Processional is held in Epcot at the American Gardens Theater in the American pavilion. This is an open air theater and, although there is a roof, you may get wet if it rains. Remember to dress for being outside. Although you are in Florida, it still may be quite cool on a December evening.

The choir consists of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes).

Note:  Cast member auditions for the 2017 Candlelight Processional choir were held this summer in July, and CMs were notified if they were selected as a participant by mid-August 2017.  Rehearsals started this week.

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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2016 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

The Candlelight Processional

The wonderful Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Dates for this year’s Candlelight Processional are:  November 25th – December 30, 2016.

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by an orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy.

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Neil Patrick Harris has performed the narration for several years now and is excellent!  He’ll be back this year too.

An exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are lending their dramatic talents to the production, including:

November 25 to 27:  Steven Curtis Chapman

November 28 to December 1:  Neil Patrick Harris

December 2 to 3:  Whoopi Goldberg

December 4 to 6:  Edward James Olmos

December 9 to 10:  Anthony Mackie

December 10 to 12:  Robby Benson*

December 13 to 15:  Meredith Vieira

December 16 to 18:  Jim Caviezel

December 19 to 21:  Joe Morton

December 22 to 24:  Ming-Na Wen*

December 25 to 27: Jodi Benson*

December 28 to 30:  Cal Ripken, Jr.

* Three of the names should be familiar to Disney fans as they are actors who have voiced classic Disney characters: Robby Benson, the beast in “Beauty and the Beast”; Ming-Na Wen (Mulan); and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”).

NPH (2)

So good! (Everyone was commenting on how super thin he is!)

Video of Neil Patrick Harris at 2014 Candlelight Processional.  Wonderful!

During our DCP program, we went on December 23rd – almost Christmas Eve! – and got to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of our favorite country singers, Trace Adkins.  It was wonderful!  It really got us in the Christmas spirit!  🙂

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The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

The beautiful logo for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

Event Details:

Interested in adding a dining experience to your Candlelight Processional Evening?

Click here: Candlelight Processional Dining Experience

The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50-piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrator reads the Christmas story and favorite carols of the season are interspersed throughout the program.

The Candlelight Processional is held every night during the Christmas season. The first performance is on November 25, 2016 and then runs daily through December 30, 2016. There are three performances each evening at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. The length of the show is about 45 minutes.

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Ticket to see Edward James Olmos narrate!

The performance is included in regular Epcot park admission at no additional cost. All Epcot guests are welcome to view this wonderful presentation.

The Candlelight Processional is held in Epcot at the American Gardens Theater in the American pavilion. This is an open air theater and, although there is a roof, you may get wet if it rains. Remember to dress for being outside. Although you are in Florida, it still may be quite cool on a December evening.

The choir consists of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes).

Note:  Cast member auditions for the 2016 Candlelight Processional choir were held this summer in July, and CMs were notified if they were selected as a participant by mid-August 2016.

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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2015 Candlelight Processional at Epcot

The Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot

Dates for this year’s Candlelight Processional are:  November 27th – December 30, 2015.

Disney has announced this year’s 12 celebrity narrators:

Celebrity Narrators

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by an orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy.

This year, an exciting line-up of celebrities—including a few new faces and voices—are lending their dramatic talents to this year’s production, including:

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11/28/2015: Neil Patrick Harris has done the narration for several years now and is excellent!!

November 27 to 29, 2015: Gary Sinise 

November 30 to December 3, 2015: Neil Patrick Harris

December 4 and 5, 2015: Whoopi Goldberg

December 6 to 8, 2015: Joe Morton

December 9 to 11, 2015: Ana Gasteyer

December 12 to 14, 2015: Meredith Vieira

December 15 to 17, 2015: America Ferrera

December 18 to 20, 2015: Chandra Wilson

December 21 to 23, 2015: Daniel Dae Kim

December 24 to 26, 2015: Edward James Olmos

December 27 to 28, 2015:  Blair Underwood

December 29 to 30, 2015:  Amy Grant

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So good! (Everyone was commenting on how thin he is!)

Video of Neil Patrick Harris at 2014 Candlelight Processional.  Wonderful!

During our DCP program, we went on December 23rd – almost Christmas Eve! – and got to see the Candlelight Processional lead by one of our favorite country singers, Trace Adkins.  It was wonderful!  It really got us in the Christmas spirit!  🙂

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The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

The beautiful new logo for the 2014 Candlelight Processional was created by our CM friend, Jason Tackett.

(The cast member auditions for the 2015 Candlelight Processional choir were held this summer in July, and CMs were notified if they were selected as a participant by August 14, 2015.)

The Candlelight Processional is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50-piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrator reads the Christmas story and interspersed are favorite carols of the season.

The Candlelight Processional is held every night during the Christmas season. The first performance is on November 27, 2015 and then runs daily through December 30, 2015. There are three performances each evening at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. The length of the show is about 45 minutes.

The performance is included in regular Epcot park admission at no additional cost. All Epcot guests are welcome to view this moving presentation.

The Candlelight Processional is held in Epcot at the American Gardens Theater in the American pavilion. This is an open air theater and, although there is a roof, you may get wet if it rains. Remember to dress for being outside. Although you are in Florida, it still may be quite cool on a December evening.

The choir consists of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes).

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 Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

  by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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Seeing Celebrities at WDW

NPH at the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

NPH at the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

Over the weekend, Neil Patrick Harris married his partner, David Burtka, in Italy with Elton John presiding over their nuptials.

Sept. 2014 getting married in Italy.

Sept. 2014 getting married in Italy.

NPH was one of the first true celebrities that we saw during our internship.  We had been seeing a lot of NFL football players and other sports people being escorted around WDW by VIP tour guides, but we don’t follow football/sports and had no idea who they were.

You never know when you see the Disney VIP tour guides escorting guests around…are those people famous or are they just rich???

NPH was the MC of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, which was taped at WDW in early December.  We got to see him and a lot of other celebrities during the all-day taping event.  It was so much fun! 🙂

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NPH is as genuinely nice in person as he appears on TV. (That’s not always the case with celebrities!!!)

In between takes on Main Street USA, he talked with the crowds and posed for a lot of photos.

During a long, long day of taping.

During a long, long day of taping.

Taking a break with David and daughter.

Taking a break with David and their daughter.

Neil Patrick Harris is a Disney Parks fixture, serving as both a celebrity narrator of the 2013 Candlelight Processional at Epcot and also host of the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade in 2013.NPH4 (2)

You can even hear him in the recorded spiels before riding California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure.

As he’s told the Orlando Sentinel, he’s an animatronics aficionado: “I’m a big fan of old-school Audio-Animatronics, so I also am a big Spaceship Earth fan. Haunted Mansion is probably one of my favorite designs ever, so I always have to go see that.”

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The stained glass windows in the Cinderella Castle suite.

After taping, NPH and his family got to spend the night in the Cinderella Castle Suite for the second time in 2013!! Lucky!!!

Celebrities Staying in the Cinderella Castle Suite

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Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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