Disney Legend Kurt Russell Shares His Passion For the Holidays, Disney As Candlelight Processional Narrator

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Charles Stovall

What did you do today? Oh, I spent some time with an official Disney Legend.

Not something I’ve EVER said, I assure you.

But we did actually catch up with Actor Kurt Russell during his three days of narrating the Candlelight Processional, part of the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.

Not only does Kurt have a long and distinguished history with the Walt Disney Company – from his work in Disney films during the 1960s to this year’s blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” – Kurt’s non-acting venture into the winemaking industry also has a Disney tie. Guests of Walt Disney World Resort can order of Kurt’s “GoGi Wine” vintages in restaurants such as Le Cellier at Epcot; The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; and Citricos and Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Having been a narrator twice before at Disneyland, Kurt told us about his love of the Processional and talked a little bit about his wines during a quick break from his narrating duties.

Candlelight Processional

The Candlelight Processional presents the traditional story of Christmas in truly spectacular fashion – with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a massed choir.

The processional is performed three times per night (5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.) during the holiday season at the America Gardens Theatre.

Candlelight Dining Packages, available on select nights, include a delicious meal and a guaranteed seat for one of the Candlelight Processional performances. Availability is limited.

In addition to lunch and dinner packages, breakfast options are available at some favorite restaurants in and near Epcot like Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Garden Grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are also available this year at The Ale & Compass Restaurant (formerly Captain’s Grille) at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, with breakfast and dinner options being offered at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $35 plus tax per person for adults and $21 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $44 plus tax per person for adults and $15.50 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

Epcot provides an extravaganza of holiday entertainment, merchandise, food, beverages and festivities where guests can celebrate at Epcot throughout the holiday season. Time-honored traditions come alive through the sights and sounds of the countries of World Showcase, and live performances enliven the park throughout the day.

Visit our booking page to book a Candlelight Processional dining package, or to find out more information, call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates on holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort.

*Narrators and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Epcot admission is required and not included in the dining package price.

The Main Street Mouse