Just Announced: 2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators

Photo Credit: Disney Parks

Disney Parks Blog just announced the names of some of the narrators for the 2017 Candlelight Processional. If you are planning a holiday vacation to Walt Disney World Resort and have never experienced the Candlelight Processional, it is a must-see. The Candlelight Processional is a live, holiday show in the America Gardens Theater at Epcot’s World Showcase. Featuring a spectacular, gigantic local choir and full-piece orchestra, the show celebrates the spirit of the season with family-favorite Christmas songs and stories.

Keep in mind, this is a spiritual, somber yet friendly atmosphere. I am always blown away by how beautiful the entire production is, and how reverent and humbled the narrator is by participating in this special event.

Show times this year will take place at 5:00PM, 6:45PM and 8:15PM. Dining packages are available. See the Walt Disney World website for details.

Processional narrators to-date:

  • Nov. 24- 26 – To Be Announced
  • Nov. 27-28 – Matt Bomer (“White Collar”, “The Last Tycoon”)
  • Nov. 29 – 30 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 1-3 – Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”)
  • Dec. 4-5 – Pat Sajak (“Wheel of Fortune”)
  • Dec. 6-11 – To Be Announced
  • Dec. 12-14 – Warwick Davis (“Star Wars” franchise, Wicket)
  • Dec. 15-17 – Trace Adkins (Country Singer)
  • Dec. 18-21 – Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”, “Doogie Howser, M.D.”
  • Dec. 22-24 – CCH Pounder (“Avatar” “The Shield)
  • Dec. 25-27 – Jaci Velasquez (Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer)
  • Dec. 28-30 – Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Philadelphia”)

Will you be attending this year’s Candlelight Processional? 

Gina / Will Run for Disney

Know Before You Go: How to Pack for your Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!

The countdown has officially begun! In just 7 days, the 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend will begin and with it, the runDisney race calendar 2017-2018! Runners from all over the globe will be flying in for the Pixar-themed race weekend. Is this your first runDisney race? First half marathon or 10K? Congratulations! Your training has paved the way for an exciting, fulfilling celebration. But what to pack!? 

According to the extended forecast, we’re looking at sunny, mid-80s (classic, southern California weather!). Shorts and t-shirts, right? But wait! You will be lining up in your corrals for a 5:00AM start! You may get chilled! Here’s my “don’t forget” list of items to keep in mind when you’re packing:

runDisney news 8/13/2017 – 8/19/2017

Hi runDisney friends + fans!

I hope everyone is having a great late-August. I spent the weekend at our family’s lake house and had a sunny, relaxing weekend. I’m attempting to soak up every last bit of summer!

Can you believe the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is NEXT WEEK!? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the runDisney 2017-2018 calendar to begin! Also happening next week is the opening of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season! In the meantime, here’s what you may have missed last week:

Tips for Running the 2017 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Presented by MISFIT™

We’re less than three months away from the 2017 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Presented by MISFIT™!

You’ve been training hard all summer and you’ve likely already booked your accommodations, flights, and dining reservations. The 60 day FP+ date will be here before you know it and after that it won’t be long until you are in Walt Disney World Resort!

I ran the 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon last year and had a blast. Whether this is your first Wine & Dine weekend or your eighth, you are bound to have a fun, festive race and celebratory post-race party!

In celebration of its 8th year as a runDisney event, here are my top 8 tips for making the most of the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: 

runDisney news 8/6/2017 – 8/12/2017

Hi friends!

We’re down to the last few weeks of summer! The days are getting (subtly) shorter, but there’s still plenty of time to get that runDisney training run done in the morning or evening. Never run a runDisney race before but are interested or thinking about it? Write a comment or send me an email in my bio! I’d love to help inspire another runDisney athlete!

We’re counting down the days until the start of the new runDisney 2017-2018 season. In case you missed it, here’s the latest on runDisney news for the week of 8/6/17 through 8/12/17: