Tis the season for holiday cheer, with the annual Disneyland Candlelight Processional and Ceremony kicking off the festivities at the Anaheim park.
Every year, Disney cast members don robes and gather on risers right outside Main Street USA to treat visitors to carols and spoken stories. Last night was the first of two nights of the 2017 event, and a special guest showed up to take role of narrator.
— DisneyExaminer (@DisneyExaminer) December 3, 2017
Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor Odinson in the Disney-owned Marvel Cinematic Universe films was on hand to narrate both the processional and ceremony.
The God of Thunder himself, @chrishemsworth, hosted the Candlelight Processional tonight at Disneyland. He and the choir did a THORific job! The second showing is at 7:45 and there will be two more tomorrow evening. pic.twitter.com/3CivDUh6nB
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Apparently someone in the crowd yelled out “I love you Chris” and he responded to the amusement of all there.
Here’s Chris Hemsworth’s monologue at the end of Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional and someone yelled “I LOVE YOU CHRIS” and he responded😂 pic.twitter.com/PP0RWIGXIn
— Nick Pelayo (@nickSCREENZ) December 3, 2017
Around 600 people made up the choir this year, including members of local schools, churches and other social groups as well as the volunteer Disney cast members. The live music accompanying the singers was a provided by a 50-piece orchestra.
If you’re planning to try to make it into the park for the festivities tonight (that kick off at 7:15pm) good luck! The DisneylandAP twitter account posted about an hour ago that all parking attached to the resort is completely full.
PARKING UPDATE: All Disneyland Resort parking is currently full. Updates to follow.
— Disneyland AP (@DisneylandAP) December 3, 2017