2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced

Disney Vacation Club has released a schedule of the planned Moonlight Magic events throughout 2018.  Members will receive free access to Disney theme parks and waterparks on fourteen nights throughout the year, including the first ever event at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Moonlight Magic

Following is the full slate of activities for the coming year:

Magic Kingdom:  January 11 and 28, February 6.  Reservations open on December 7 for those with hotel reservations the night of the event; on December 21 for all others.

Disney's Animal Kingdom:  March 21, April 17, May 16.  Reservations open on February 8 for those with hotel reservations the night of the event; on February 22 for all others.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park:  May 30 and June 11.  Reservations open on April 19 for those with hotel reservations the night of the event; on May 3 for all others.

Epcot:  July 16 and August 15 (originally August 13, date change announced 1/31/18.)  Reservations open on June 6 for those with hotel reservations the night of the event; on June 20 for all others.

Disney's Hollywood Studios:  September 19 and 26, October 3.  Reservations open on August 30 for those with hotel reservations the night of the event; on September 13 for all others.

Disney California Adventure:  November 15.  Reservations open for all members on October 4.

The popular Moonlight Magic events debuted in 2016 in conjunction with Disney Vacation Club's 25th Anniversary celebration.  Members are treated to several hours of exclusive theme park access including complimentary refreshments, shorter-than-usual attraction lines, unique character greet opportunities, dance parties and more.  

Attendance is limited and advance registration is required.  For most events, those with confirmed hotel reservations on the event evening are given the first opportunity to book.  Members will be allowed to book the event for themeslves and all listed guests on their hotel reservation.  

Beginning in 2018, each Disney Vacation Club membership will only be able to book one event per theme park.  In other words, a single member--including all listed owners on their DVC contract--can only attend one of the three Moonlight Magic evenings at the Magic Kingdom, one event at Disney's Animal Kingdom, etc.   

Check out our detailed coverage of the 2017 Typhoon Lagoon Moonlight Magic celebration.  The final two parties of 2017 are scheduled for December 4 & 11 at Epcot.  

Moonlight Magic is part of DVC's "Membership Magic" perks program.  Owners must have purchased points direct from Disney Vacation Club--or via the resale marketplace prior to 4/4/16--in order to be eligible for Membership Magic perks and discounts.  

DVCNews Reader Comments:
Re: 2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced -- monorailbob
2017 Nov 28 01:04:30 PM
Hope to be going to the Epcot night in August! :)
Re: 2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced -- Micah008
2017 Nov 28 02:49:56 PM
I am glad they are continuing these events, and happy to see some in January which has typically been left out ... but I am frustrated they don't give more notice so people can actually plan around the dates. Ideally give a full 11/7 months to be able to book DVC rooms, but they are only giving 44 days notice for the first event on Jan 11th which is really hard to plan around when you have flights, rooms, and FP+ already booked for upcoming trips.
Re: 2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced -- denlo
2017 Nov 28 03:40:51 PM
It doesn’t look like any of these events match our travel dates. Good luck to everyone else.
Re: 2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced -- athenna
2017 Nov 28 04:40:26 PM
We may go for a couple of nights in March, if we decide to, we can try and go to the AK one.
Re: 2018 Moonlight Magic Dates Announced -- drcoulsey
2017 Nov 28 08:05:54 PM
This will be the first time my travel dates coincide with this event in January. Since I’ve never signed up before, do you sign up online through the DVC website under Membership Benefits?
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