The final list includes the return of Jodi Benson (voice of The Little Mermaid) and Ana Gasteyer, and the addition of two new narrators: Disney Legend Kurt Russell and Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez. [Read more…]
Two brand new narrators and two returning narrators have been added to the list for the 2017 Epcot Candlelight Processional!
Warwick Davis from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Wicket!) and Willow, and Matt Bomer from White Collar and The Last Tycoon will be joining the Processional for the first time.
And returning to the Processional will be Whoopi Goldberg (honored as a Disney Legend this year) and Chandra Wilson form Grey’s Anatomy. [Read more…]
Too soon? Well, not really… not if you’re planning to spend part of the holiday season in Walt Disney World. If that’s the case, we’ve got some great info for you about one of the most popular holiday events at Disney World. Booking is now officially open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages! AND we also have the preliminary list of narrators!
The Candlelight Processional features the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator. The reading is accompanied by a robed choir and a full orchestra performing Christmas carols. [Read more…]
Ho Ho Ho! This is your friendly reminder that CHRISTMAS IS COMING.
And nope. I haven’t bought a single present, either. But here’s the deal. We’re almost to that magical mark: 180 days until Christmas. And trust us — if you want to have your choice of where you’d like to dine to celebrate the Holidays, then you’d better be ready on Wednesday to make the call. [Read more…]
Hello, friends! Well, we’d be remiss if we didn’t start out this post by wishing THIS GUY a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Mickey Mouse was presented to the world with the premiere of the animated short “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. And our favorite Mouse will be joining us all around the World today for our November edition of What’s New!
All Around the World
The Holiday Season is upon us! [Read more…]
We have more news today regarding the Epcot Candlelight Processional as part of your Holidays Around the World celebration. The Candlelight Processional is a HUGELY popular holiday event in Disney World, featuring the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, and the reading is accompanied by a choir and a full orchestra performing Christmas carols.
The list of narrators has been updated and is nearly complete, with all dates appearing in full with the exception of December 7th, 8th, and 9th. This year, guests can see the performance from November 25 to December 30. Here is the updated list (which, as always, is subject to change)! [Read more…]
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and if you’re bound for Walt Disney World, it’s even better.
That’s because there is no more festive spot on earth to celebrate all of the heartwarming fun of the the season.
And we don’t want you to miss out on any of the top attractions. So let’s take a look our list of the 25 Must-do Disney Holiday Events — and Eats! — to celebrate this season at Walt Disney World! [Read more…]
Many folks who are visiting Disney World during the holiday season have been eagerly awaiting news of when they can book a Disney World Candlelight Processional Dining Package.
Well — get your credit cards ready, because 2013 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages will be available on July 9th, 2013!
Disney World’s Candlelight Processional
This year, the Candlelight Processional will be performed three times nightly (5:00pm, 6:45pm, and 8:15pm) from November 29 – December 30, 2013.
The popular show includes the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, and a choir composed of Disney cast members and guest choirs from around the country.
Candlelight Processional Dining Package
Guests who’ve been there, done that, know that seating for the Candlelight Processional is first-come, first-served, and you do need to get in line at least an hour in advance to get a seat.
However, if you book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, you have guaranteed seating as well as guaranteed VIP viewing of Epcot’s fireworks spectacular, IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth, after the show! All this in addition to a lunch or dinner meal at a select Epcot restaurant.
Candlelight Processional Package Info
The package includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic, non-specialty beverage or 1 full buffet from the restaurant’s menu.
Candlelight Processional Dining Package Price
Prices vary depending on the restaurant chosen, and whether you’re having lunch or dinner.
Prices for 2013 range from:
Lunch Packages $35.14-$63.89 for Guests 10+, $13.84-$19.16 for Guests 3–9
Dinner Packages $53.24-$74.54 for Guests 10+, $18.10-$29.81 for Guests 3–9
Tables in Wonderland has announced special events for December 2011. Click on the links to see larger versions of the images.
Tables in Wonderland Holiday Party
Date: Saturday December 17, 2011
Schedule: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
5:00pm – 5:30pm Reception
5:30pm – 7:45pm Dinner
8:15pm – 9:00pm Candlelight Processional with celebrity narrator Chita Rivera (entertainment subject to change)
9:00pm – 10:00pm IllumiNations Viewing
Location: Epcot, Norway Lounge
Cost: $115 per person, plus tax. Gratuity is included.
Holidays Around the World Menu
Passed Selection of Chilled French Influenced Items
Tuna Nicoise Spoon
Wild Mushrooms with Fennel and Leeks
Grilled Poulet Rouge with Grape Pearls
Moët Impérial – France
New Zealand Influenced Salad Course
Baby Romaine Leaves with Roasted Kumara, Apple Radish Slaw and Lemon Vinaigrette
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc — New Zealand
California Influenced Appetizer Course
Grilled Artichoke, Shaved Zucchini, Heirloom Tomato and Curry Coriander Smear with Pea Tendrils and Oven Dried Prosciutto
Chandon Pinot Meunier — California
Argentinean Influenced Entrée
Green Chile Barbeque Braised Beef Shortrib
Chimi Churi Roasted Yucca with Onions and Garlic served with Fresh Roasted Corn
Terrazas Afincado Single Vineyard Malbec — Argentina
French Influenced Dessert
Grapefruit Custard Brulee with Raspberries, Mint Chifonade and Grape Tuile
Moët Ice Impérial — France
For reservations: e-mail WDW.Tables.In.Wonderland@disney.com with the following information: your interest to book, your name, daytime phone number, home address, and the number of people in your party. You will be notified on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Your credit card will be taken over the phone once your reservation is confirmed. The event is limited to 80 Guests. This event is exclusive to Tables in Wonderland members.
The Wave Discovery Dinner
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort; Meet at The Wave Main Podium
Date and Time: Thursday, December 15th, 2011
6:30 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Dress Code: Casual Evening Attire
Cost: $92.00 per person. Tax and gratuity included.
The Wave proudly presents Ben McLean III from Uncle Matt’s Organic Citrus as our host for our December Tables in Wonderland Dinner. Uncle Matt’s Organic is a Florida-based, family-owned company offering premium quality organic citrus juices and organic produce.
All Uncle Matt’s products have no synthetic additives or preservatives and are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Ben McLean III is a citrus grower, researcher and vice president of Uncle Matt’s Organic, based in Clermont, Florida.
Reception in The Wave Lounge
Beef Bruschetta with Locally Sourced Deep Creek Ranch N.Y. Strip Loin
Vegetarian Flatbread with King Family Farm Winter Roasted Root Vegetables
Jansz Brut Non Vintage, Tasmania
Dinner in The Wave Private Dining Room
Lobster Ravioli with Locally Sourced Sunburst Tangerine Buerre Blanc
Molly Dooker “The Violinist” Verdelho 2010
Roasted Beet Salad with Uncle Matt’s Orlando Tangelo and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Purple Haze Goat Cheese, and Toasted Walnuts
Pacific Rim “Organic” Riesling 2009
Tamarind-rubbed Grilled Lamb Loin with Barley and Sun-dried Tomato Risotto, Locally Sourced King Family Farm Winter Vegetables
Molly Dooker “Two Left Feet” Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot blend
Trio of Organic Citrus Flavors featuring:
Orange Infused Brioche Bread Pudding
Sunburst Tangerine Ice Cream
Limoncello Panna Cotta with Orlando Tangelos
Pacific Rim “White Flowers” Sparkling Riesling
For reservations: e-mail WDW.Tables.In.Wonderland@disney.com with the following information: your interest to book, your name, daytime phone number, home address, and the number of people in your party. You will be notified on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Your credit card will be taken over the phone once your reservation is confirmed. The event is limited to 40 Guests. The event is exclusive to Tables in Wonderland members.
Happy July 4th weekend! We hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend no matter where you are! Be safe, and if you’re in a Disney park or resort and eating something wonderful, let us know!
One of our personal favorites is that I <3 Mickey Bars shirt to the right, but there are plenty of styles that will fit everyone’s taste, including Disney Food Blog logo shirts.
Latest Disney Food News
Check out the latest!
- Some fun July 4th treats popped up in Disney World this weekend!
- 2011 Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages should be available soon.
- Announcing the Snack Attack, Featuring DFB Favorites, IlllumiNations Dessert party on October 4th! This is part of our annual WDW Foodie Fest week of events!
I also want to let you know that our very first Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide is right around the corner! It should be available very soon, so stay tuned!
Until then, if you don’t already have a copy of our 250-page Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book, you can get yours right here! Click the link for reviews, testimonials, sample pages, Bonus gifts, and more!
2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News
We have continuously updated, in-depth coverage of the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival here! This week, Raglan Road announced its Signature Dinner, which will take place on October 18th!
Now, On to the Round-Up!
WDW for Grown-Ups discusses healthy eating options at WDW.
Stuff From the Park shows us Mickey next to a Pepsi machine!
AKL Resort has recommendations for Animal Kingdom Lodge drinks.
Main Street Gazette takes us to Pleasure Island and reviews Raglan Road.
It’s A Dramaful Life gives us a personal look at the Dine With An Imagineer program including the menu and keepsake gifts.
Disney Parks Blog highlights an exclusive bottle of Cognac delivered to the Disney Dream via limo!
DisneyTouristBlog offers a glimpse of Club 33, complete with his outstanding brand of photography.
Touring Plans demonstrates how you can stop for breakfast and still stick to a good touring plan!
Have a safe and happy 4th of July, all!