Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2022 DVC Moonlight Magic REVIEW

Final week kicked off the next spherical of DVC Moonlight Magic events for 2022! Amy and I joined a bunch of mates from our DVC Lover Fb Group to see how this function in contrast to the year’s past and the EPCOT functions before this 12 months. Right here is a rapid recap!

The Food stuff

There is just one singular thing that I consider DVC can do to make Moonlight Magic profitable: No cost Food stuff.

The very last issue you want is to have folks strolling close to hangry all night encountering extended than anticipated hold out times for both rides and food, which was the circumstance this week.

The Hollywood Studios DVC Moonlight Magic occasion adopted the identical protocol as EPCOT in offering company with snack vouchers that could be redeemed at different locations all through the park. 1 snack voucher was also reserved for the special Moonlight Magic popcorn bucket.

Vouchers could be redeemed at taking part foods & beverage areas for things marked with the Disney Dining Prepare Snack logo on the menu:

Prior to the function (7:00pm – 9:00pm)

  • Backlot Categorical
  • ABC Commissary
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Catalina Eddie’s

In the course of the night (7:00pm – 12:30am)

  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • Milk Stand
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • Industry
  • Anaheim Generate
  • Rosie’s All-American Cafe
  • Hollywood Scoops
  • KRNR: The Rock Station
  • Snack Carts

Popcorn buckets could be redeemed at one of the next spots:

  • Community Bakery (7:00pm – 12:30am)
  • PizzeRizzo (7:00pm – 12:30am)
  • Popcorn Carts (9:30pm – 12:30am)

By the close of the evening, strains for most snack destinations in the course of the park have been extended than the rides, which is anything I hope gets superior with long run situations.

I built the miscalculation of not ingesting a whole lot prior to the function, which left me hangry most of the night searching for treats. I attempted three instances to get a Mickey Pretzel, only to be turned away because the stand was out of pretzels.  

I warranty that if DVC can hold people’s bellies comprehensive, they will depart Moonlight Magic happy, irrespective of how the relaxation of the function goes. Also, a piece of assistance – Go out the popcorn buckets at test-in!

The Rides

Hollywood Studios’ most significant draw right now is that it is home to arguably some of the most effective rides at Walt Disney Entire world. If you are hunting for thrills and pleasure it undoubtedly will not disappoint and neither did Moonlight Magic!

Open for attendees to appreciate ended up the following points of interest:

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Star Excursions
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Past queue entry at 11:30 pm)
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Operate
  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Slinky Canine Dash
  • Toy Tale Mania!
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Our group finished up hitting 5 rides during the night, which is terrific for a a few-hour soon after-hrs party. I’m guessing if you hustled, you could possible trip them all.  

Characters and Amusement

Special character ordeals are typically the highlight of Moonlight Magic gatherings, and Hollywood Studios did not disappoint. A couple of we observed integrated:

  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
  • Chewbacca
  • R2-D2
  • Darth Vadar
  • Fats Cat (Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers)

The best character meet-up that I missed was aspect of the DJ Dance Social gathering in the Disney Junior Theater. Rumor has it Goofy and Max did the entire I2I dance from A Goofy Movie. Never know what I’m conversing about? Here’s a clip from the motion picture:

There was also a particular presentation of ‘Wonderful Planet of Animation‘ at 11:30 pm, the existing Hollywood Studios projection and “fireworks” demonstrate that performs nightly. I’d use the time period fireworks loosely due to the fact they are nominal, but this was surely an update from the specific Member Minute at EPCOT’s Moonlight Magic party.

Goods

None, Nada, Zilch

Many merchandise have been offered for sale at the Mickey’s of Hollywood store on Hollywood Boulevard. All the products being offered could possibly be acquired somewhere else all through Walt Disney Globe or on the web by means of shopDisney.

If any individual from Disney Family vacation Club is reading this, you should give us some authentic particular merch for the celebration. I observed various men and women that manufactured incredible custom made t-shirts for the night. If they can do it, I know you can and make 1000’s of bucks in the process. Just consider my cash!

All in all, Moonlight Magic is receiving better but still lacks in several key parts exactly where it excelled pre-pandemic. As the indicating goes, “if it ain’t broke, really do not deal with it.” I’m hopeful that as the 12 months goes on and Disney Holiday vacation Club carries on to tweak the event’s operations, it will preserve receiving superior. I know that I experienced a blast and just cannot wait around for the upcoming!

Let us know in the reviews what you considered of the Hollywood Studios DVC Moonlight Magic Event! What did you really like? What would you transform?