A Holiday Tradition - Disneyland(R) 'Candlelight' Procession Returns to Main Street, U.S.A., December 6 and 7; Louis Gossett Jr. to Narrate

Reserved Seating Available to Guests Dining at Selected Resort Restaurants



Nov 14, 2003, 00:00 ET from Disneyland Resort

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disneyland "Candlelight"
 Procession and Ceremony, a holiday tradition for more than 40 years, will
 return to its historic setting on Main Street, U.S.A., Saturday and Sunday,
 December 6 and 7.  The move follows several years of "Candlelight"
 presentations in the Fantasyland Theatre.
     The return to the Main Street setting will make "Candlelight" viewing
 available to more Disneyland guests.  The experience includes narration of the
 traditional Christmas story with a full orchestra and the candlelit procession
 through Disneyland by a choral ensemble.  The ensemble is composed of more
 than 700 singers including Disneyland cast members and more than 30 different
 choirs from the greater Southern California area and from communities as far
 away as Las Vegas, Modesto, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
     Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a
 Gentleman, Roots) will appear as "Candlelight" narrator this year.
 Performances will be 5:30 and 8 p.m. each day, December 6 and 7.
     Interested guests can get reserved seating for "Candlelight" (park
 admission not included) by dining at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants on
 the day of the presentation.  Participating restaurants include Hook's Pointe
 at the Disneyland Hotel, Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian
 Hotel(R) (minimum spending of $40 per adult, $15 per child age 3-9);
 Granville's Steak House at the Disneyland Hotel, Yamabuki at Disney's Paradise
 Pier(R) Hotel (minimum spending of $50 per adult, $15 per child); Napa Rose at
 Disney's Grand Californian Hotel or The Vineyard Room in the Golden Vine
 Winery at Disney's California Adventure(TM) (minimum spending of $75 per
 adult, $20 per child).
     "Candlelight" has been presented at Disneyland every holiday season since
 1958.  Past celebrity narrators have included, among many others, Cary Grant,
 James Earl Jones, Gregory Peck, Olympia Dukakis, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda,
 John Wayne and James Stewart.
 
     It's a whole new world of magic at the Disneyland Resort, featuring two
 theme parks, an entertainment district and three hotels.  All within walking
 distance are: Walt Disney's original theme park, Disneyland, "The Happiest
 Place on Earth"; Disney's California Adventure, Disney fun with a whole new
 attitude; Downtown Disney(R) District, a public esplanade of dining, family
 entertainment and shopping; the luxurious 745-room Disney's Grand Californian
 Hotel; the 502-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel; and the 990-room Disneyland
 Hotel.  For general information call (714) 781-4565 or visit
 www.disneyland.com .  For additional information on "Candlelight" dining
 packages, call Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE (781-3463).
 
 

SOURCE Disneyland Resort
    ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disneyland "Candlelight"
 Procession and Ceremony, a holiday tradition for more than 40 years, will
 return to its historic setting on Main Street, U.S.A., Saturday and Sunday,
 December 6 and 7.  The move follows several years of "Candlelight"
 presentations in the Fantasyland Theatre.
     The return to the Main Street setting will make "Candlelight" viewing
 available to more Disneyland guests.  The experience includes narration of the
 traditional Christmas story with a full orchestra and the candlelit procession
 through Disneyland by a choral ensemble.  The ensemble is composed of more
 than 700 singers including Disneyland cast members and more than 30 different
 choirs from the greater Southern California area and from communities as far
 away as Las Vegas, Modesto, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
     Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a
 Gentleman, Roots) will appear as "Candlelight" narrator this year.
 Performances will be 5:30 and 8 p.m. each day, December 6 and 7.
     Interested guests can get reserved seating for "Candlelight" (park
 admission not included) by dining at selected Disneyland Resort restaurants on
 the day of the presentation.  Participating restaurants include Hook's Pointe
 at the Disneyland Hotel, Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian
 Hotel(R) (minimum spending of $40 per adult, $15 per child age 3-9);
 Granville's Steak House at the Disneyland Hotel, Yamabuki at Disney's Paradise
 Pier(R) Hotel (minimum spending of $50 per adult, $15 per child); Napa Rose at
 Disney's Grand Californian Hotel or The Vineyard Room in the Golden Vine
 Winery at Disney's California Adventure(TM) (minimum spending of $75 per
 adult, $20 per child).
     "Candlelight" has been presented at Disneyland every holiday season since
 1958.  Past celebrity narrators have included, among many others, Cary Grant,
 James Earl Jones, Gregory Peck, Olympia Dukakis, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda,
 John Wayne and James Stewart.
 
     It's a whole new world of magic at the Disneyland Resort, featuring two
 theme parks, an entertainment district and three hotels.  All within walking
 distance are: Walt Disney's original theme park, Disneyland, "The Happiest
 Place on Earth"; Disney's California Adventure, Disney fun with a whole new
 attitude; Downtown Disney(R) District, a public esplanade of dining, family
 entertainment and shopping; the luxurious 745-room Disney's Grand Californian
 Hotel; the 502-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel; and the 990-room Disneyland
 Hotel.  For general information call (714) 781-4565 or visit
 www.disneyland.com .  For additional information on "Candlelight" dining
 packages, call Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE (781-3463).
 
 SOURCE  Disneyland Resort