• On Oct 17, 2018
    Yuko from California Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi there! We are attending our first time Moonlight Magic Event at DCA. We are allowed to enter the park at 6:30 pm before the event starts at 9 pm, but I would like to avoid the entry crowd. What time is the best to arrive at the gate? Thank you!

    Hi Yuko,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel and hello to a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member!

    It's really exciting to hear you're attending Moonlight Magic at Disney California Adventure Park! I had the opportunity to attend Moonlight Magic events at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and absolutely loved both events. Yes, I enjoyed some of my favorite attractions, and what I enjoyed even more was the chance to meet up with some of my favorite (and seldom seen) Disney Character friends. At each event I found the dance parties, complimentary refreshments, and festive vibe made for a really memorable evening. I also really appreciated the opportunity to meet fellow Disney Vacation Club Members.

    Yuko, the registration for these events is very limited, so I wouldn't imagine or expect a major throng of Guests all arriving at the same time for the early entry. My suggestion is to arrive at the main entrance, giving yourself some comfortable time before your early entry time. In my two experiences, the evenings were so fun and felt like they went by really fast, and I didn't get the chance to take in everything that the events offered. I recommend taking a look at the event guide when you enter and plan out which Characters you really want to meet, and definitely enjoy the snacks and entertainment unique to the night.

    Enjoy your Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic!

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