Epcot welcomes Cal Ripken, Jr. and Ming-Na Wen to the list of 2016 Candlelight Processional narrators!

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Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that two new narrators will be joining the beloved Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park.

Who, you may ask? Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., and long-time member of the Disney family Ming-Na Wen (voice of Mulan, currently starring in ABC-TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) take to the stage and narrate what is arguably one of Walt Disney World’s greatest annual experiences.

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For those who don’t know, the show features a celebrity narrator sharing the story of Christmas, joined by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Here’s the line-up of performers for 2016:

  • Steven Curtis Chapman 11/25-27
  • Neil Patrick Harris 11/28-12/1
  • Whoopi Goldberg 12/2 -12/3
  • Edward James Olmos 12/4-12/6*
  • TBD 12/7-12/9
  • Robby Benson 12/10 -12/12
  • Meredith Vieira 12/13-12/15
  • Jim Caviezel 12/16-12/18
  • Joe Morton 12/19-12/21
  • Ming-Na Wen 12/22-12/24 New!
  • Jodi Benson 12/25-12/27
  • Cal Ripken jr.. 12/28-12/30 New!

Guests can can catch the performances at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at the American Gardens Theatre and you can even pair this processional with a dining package – breakfast, lunch and dinner options at select Epcot and Epcot Resort restaurants.

Candlelight Dining Packages for breakfast start at $27 plus tax per person for adults and $14 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9. Candlelight Dining Packages for lunch and dinner start at $47 plus tax per person for adults and $20 plus tax per person for children, ages 3-9.

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