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Wednesday 26 April 2017
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Have You Paid the Epcot Storytellers a Visit?

One of my favorite holiday traditions at Walt Disney World is listening to the storytellers in Epcot. I can spend a whole afternoon (or two) walking around World Showcase and hearing the stories of how the holiday season is celebrated in different parts of the world. The best part is, not only is it included in park admission, it is also a lot less crowded, which makes for an easy-going day. 
There are twelve storytellers that can be found in their respective countries around World Showcase. The stories are told many times a day. Make sure to consult your times guide for exact times and location.

Here is a list of the storytellers:

  • Mexico – The celebration of Christmastime in Mexico and Three Kings Day.
  • Norway – A tale will be told about the mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen. 
  • China – The Monkey King will tell the story of the Chinese New Year.
  • Germany – A story about the first Christmas and the significance of the nutcracker.
  • Italy – The story of Christmas and a witch named La Befana, a Christmas gift-giver.
  • The American Adventure – Hanukkah: An 8 day Jewish festival celebrated by the lighting of the candles.
  • The American Adventure – Kwanzaa : A celebration of family, creativity and community.
  • Japan – Hear about the customs of the Japanese New Year and the story of the Daruma doll.
  • Morocco – Taarji shares the customs of Ramadan and Ashura
  • France – Pere Noel shares a letter from a little girl and recreates the magic of Christmas through her eyes.
  • United Kingdom – Father Christmas teaches us about Christmas traditions.
  • Canada – The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs will go on a musical tour to celebrate the seasonal customs of their country.

Don’t forget to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the American Adventure, stop for a performance of Joyful! at the fountain stage and enjoy an evening with a celebrity narrator at the Candlelight Processional.

Happy Holidays!

~Crissy


Terri is owner, creator and an author for WDW Hints. She enjoys taking less-traveled paths of WDW and sharing her lesser-known discoveries with you!