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  • On May 11, 2019
    John Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi We're visiting as DVC members for the first time over Christmas. I'm keen to start booking restaurants and events but nothing is available yet. I thought DVC members had earlier access. Is there will be a Moonlight Magic event?

    Hi John!

    Welcome to the Disney Park Moms Panel AND welcome home to the Disney Vacation Club! I'm so glad to hear that you've made the wonderful decision to join, and I know you are looking forward to your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation as a Member. I'm sure it will be extra magical!

    Unfortunately, Disney Vacation Club Members do not receive early access to making dining reservations or FastPass+ reservations. The same rules will apply as for regular resort reservations. So you can make dining reservations 180 days in advance of your check-in date, and then you can make your FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance. Since you'll be visiting during a very busy time of the year, be sure to be ready to make them as soon as you are able in order to ensure that you get the best selections. 

    As for Moonlight Magic, the only current events remaining for this year will be held in July and August at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and in September and October at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. These popular events sell out quickly so be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Vacation Club website for any announcements about new events. And don't forget to check out all of the special offers and perks available to Members like shopping and dining discounts and special events and tours. I'm sure you'll find plenty of things you can take advantage of on your upcoming trip!

    I hope you enjoy your Membership as much as I do and have many magical vacations for years to come. If we can help with anything else, just let us know!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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