DVC Flashback: Hollywood Studios Moonlight Magic 2018

With the 1st Hollywood Studios Moonlight Magic of 2022 behind us (extra on that soon), I assumed it would be a enjoyable flashback to appear at the excellent previous times of DVC Moonlight Magic. Factors utilized to be a large amount different… and but a lot of issues are nevertheless the very same.

Primary Post: 6/20/2019

As I sit below on a packed Southwest flight from Pittsburgh, PA to Orlando, FL heading “home”, I believed it would be exciting to revisit just one of the highlights of a past Disney Holiday vacation Club trip very last calendar year:  Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  

Moonlight Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Moonlight Magic is a specific soon after-hrs function that is scheduled several periods all over the calendar year as a specific thank you to DVC house owners.  Ordinarily developing on two or three independent dates at each individual park, the party includes complimentary refreshments, distinctive meet and greet chances with Disney Characters, and exclusive amusement.  These functions are regarded as a Membership More and are only open to direct DVC entrepreneurs keeping a legitimate blue membership card and their attendees.  

Despite the fact that the function was scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, the exciting commenced a very little above a thirty day period prior with the nerve-racking registration course of action. Although Disney has produced considerable advancements to this system due to the fact our occasion, our expertise was a anxiety inducing hour of ready, perspiring, and refreshing, with hopes that my spouse, Amy, and I would be able to protected a place. It sort of reminded me of when Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard attempted to protected tickets to Comedian-Con on an episode of The Huge Bang Principle.

Fried Inexperienced Tomato Sandwich at Rosie’s All-American Cafe

With a reservation secured, we were now all set to rest and have enjoyable. We arrived quite a few hours early to Hollywood Studios that night and quickly manufactured our way to Rosie’s All-American Cafe to get gain of the complimentary food voucher, valid for one entree and non-alcoholic drink per visitor.  Amy opted for the Fried Inexperienced Tomato Sandwich while I tackled the 1/3 lb New Angus Onion Straw Cheddar Cheeseburger.  How was the food stuff you question?  It was free of charge and when its at Disney and its no cost, anything preferences excellent.


Though a special exhibiting of the nighttime amazing, Fantasmic!, was scheduled for later in the night, Amy and I made the decision to go to the earlier exhibiting prior to park closing in order to optimize our time.  I come to feel it is truly worth emphasizing listed here that Fantasmic! expenses Disney an approximated $30,000 for each effectiveness due to the 50 live performers, outcomes, and pyrotechnics necessary for the show.  The simple fact that they set on a special showing of this just for DVC Members at Moonlight Magic is a advantage not to be ignored.  

As the display concluded and the park formally shut, we produced our way from Fantasmic! again to Sunset Boulevard and experienced 1 of the several highlights of the evening, walking onto Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith not when, but twice.

We then bit by bit made our way by way of the park, having in the magic of this exclusive night time, halting for a free Mickey High quality Ice Cream Bar and gradually making our way back to greatest draw of the evening: Toy Story Land!

Toy Tale Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

With this new addition to Hollywood Studios opening just a few short months prior, just after hours access to Toy Story Land was by far the greatest draw of the evening for numerous associates in attendance. Wait times for the lands signature attraction, Slinky Dog Dash, had been continue to 30-45 minutes in the course of the evening. Even so, the over-all crowds had been substantially much less because of to the intimate mother nature of the event. My only criticism would be that Woody’s Lunch Box was shut, limiting my late night time snack choices for the night.

Amy and I ended the night searching the outlets of Hollywood Boulevard, overjoyed with the evening’s functions, and still once again, our decision to sign up for this DVC community. My biggest disappointment is that all proprietors are not able to expertise Moonlight Magic thanks to possibly capacity difficulties or occasion dates. Program ahead and be confident to try to acquire benefit of just one of these specific events during your subsequent holiday vacation!