Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up October 13, 2019

Here’s the Disney World Enthusiast Weekly Round Up for October 13, 2019!

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Disney Did You Know

The hitch-hiking ghosts in Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion, Ezra, Gus and Phineas, were given their names by fans.

Tip Of The Week

If you are traveling with a little one who isn’t a fan of the dark, or with someone whose eyes have trouble adjusting to the dark quickly, bring a mini flashlight to use in some of the queues. This mini flashlight will also come in handy for reading menus in darkened restaurants and for navigating your hotel room during the night while everyone else is fast asleep.

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Walt DisneyWalt’s Words

“Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new picture, we don’t think of grown-ups, and we don’t think of children. But just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us, that maybe the world has made us forget.”   

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501 WaysFeatured Book

UPDATED for 2020! The difference between an average and an outstanding Walt Disney World trip is in the details. Kristi Fredericks helps make your dream vacation a reality with her numerous tips and tricks to save money, time, and sanity while at the happiest place on earth in her new book “501 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Walt Disney World Vacation”. For more information, to read an excerpt, or to purchase, please click here.

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Next week I’ll have some planning information plus all of the latest Disney World news!

Have a wonderful week!

Candlelight Processional

Epcot’s 2019 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now On Sale

The Candlelight Processional is one of the most beloved holiday traditions at Walt Disney World, with the joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and glorious mass choir. Candlelight performances take place at 5:00pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot from November 29 through December 30, 2019.


Candlelight ProcessionalNovember 29 – December 1: Ming-Na Wen
December 2 – 5: Neil Patrick Harris
December 6 – 7: Whoopi Goldberg
December 8 – 10: Isabella Rossellini
December 11 – 12: TBD
December 13 – 15: Gary Sinise
December 16 – 18: Pat Sajak
December 19 – 21: TBD
December 22 – 24: Steven Curtis Chapman
December 25 – 26: Edward James Olmos
December 27 – 28: Marlee Matlin
December 29 – 30: Lisa Ling

Please note that narrators are subject to change without notice.

Candlelight Dining Packages

Candlelight ProcessionalGuests may purchase Candlelight Dining Packages to reserve a seat at the Candlelight Processional. These packages include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner packages available. Breakfast starts at $40 for adults and $23 for children, lunch and dinner starts at $52 for adults and $16.99 for children. Each meal includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage (or buffet depending on the location selected). Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or the required park admission. Participating restaurants include Ale & CompassRose & Crown Pub and Dining Room, Coral Reef Restaurant, Biergarten Restaurant, The Garden Grill Restaurant , Nine Dragons Restaurant, Restaurant Marrakesh, Spice Road Table, San Angel Inn Restaurante, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Les Chefs de France, Tokyo Dining, Teppan Edo, Tutto Italia Ristorante, Trattoria al Forno, and La Hacienda de San Angel. Guests may call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations or book online by clicking here. Hurry – Availability is limited!

Heading to Disney World for the holidays?

501 WaysIf you are planning a vacation to Disney World during the holiday season, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Have you attended the Candlelight Processional before? What did you think?
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Magic Kingdom Welcome Show

2020 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar

If you’re thinking of visiting Walt Disney World in 2020, you might be wondering what will be the best time of year to plan a trip in order to avoid the massive crowds. By offering discounts during what was typically slower seasons, Disney has done a better job evening out the crowds throughout the year. However, there are still a few weeks that are ideal for a vacation if you’re hoping to pack in as much fun as possible without long waits for every attraction. In 2020, the best dates to visit Walt Disney World based on estimated crowd levels will be from August 23 through October 3. The busiest weeks that you may want to avoid if at all possible will be January 1 through January 4 due to New Year’s, March 15 through March 28 due to Spring Break, April 5 through April 12 due to Easter, November 22 through November 28 due to Thanksgiving, and December 20 through December 31 due to the Christmas holiday. Check out the chart below to see the estimated crowd levels during your 2020 Walt Disney World vacation.

501 WaysHeading to Disney World soon?

If you are planning a vacation to Disney World, be sure to check out these valuable resources to help you save time and money:

Do you plan on visiting Disney World in 2020?
Please leave a comment; we would love to hear from you!