Disney Vacation Club has announced that two of its signature member perks will return in 2019.
The private members-only lounge located above Epcot's Imagination Pavilion will remain open throughout 2019. The lounge originally debuted in 2016 as part of Disney Vacation Club's 25th anniversary celebration. Inside, members will find a semi-private spot to relax away from the heat, recharge their electronic devices and grab a complimentary snack.
Also returning are the exclusive members-only evenings at select Disney parks dubbed Moonlight Magic.
Expanding to a new high of 14 nights in 2018, Moonlight Magic provides complimentary access to a variety of Disney theme parks and waterparks with minimal wait time for attractions. Free food and refreshments are also provided, along with unique character meet-and-greet opportunities, dance parties and more.
Check out our coverage of the 2018 Moonlight Magic event at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon waterpark. The next event is scheduled for the night of August 15 at Epcot.
Specific 2019 dates for Moonlight Magic have not yet been revealed.
Moonlight Magic and the Epcot lounge are available only to members (and their traveling party) who qualify for DVC's Membership Magic perks programs. Effective April 4, 2016, new members must own a minimum of 25 points purchased direct from Disney Vacation Club in order to quality. On February 25, 2018 that threshold was raised to 75 direct purchase points.
I am looking forward to the Moonlight Magic 2019 dates to see if they match our vacation plans.
I'm just a little disappointed there is not more information about the dates for Moonlight Magic ahead of time (or info about these other events). It seems to be a common trend with Disney (not just DVC) the last few years to announce things pretty late in the year, beyond the time when it is really feasible to change plans anymore, especially for trips earlier in the year. Last year the dates for the Jan/Feb Moonlight Magic Events weren't released until late November... long after we had flights, rooms, and dining booked, and even after we had made our FP+. As we sit today almost exactly half of 2019 can already be booked at DVC Home Resorts, and all of January & February are bookable by everyone, and filling up fast.
I love that they do all these things, I just wish they would give us a little more time to actually plan for them, since right now it ends up more luck of the draw if your trip happens to line up.