• On Jan 22, 2018
    Michelle from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello WDW lovers! I am looking for clarity on Moonlight Afterhours; what is the difference between normal after hours for Disney resort stayers and Moonlight Afterhours? We're DVC members staying at the Polynesian. Thank you!

    Hi Michelle!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    Enjoying Disney by the light of any silvery moon is a special experience, and you are right that there are differences between Moonlight Magic, Extra Magic Hours, and Disney After Hours.

    The complimentary Moonlight Magic after-hours events are for Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests. The events offer popular attractions, character meet and greets, refreshments, and dance parties.  For 2018, Disney Vacation Club is planning Moonlight Magic events for each of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, and Disney California Adventure Park in California. As I write this, there are 14 Moonlight Magic events scheduled for 2018. My wife and I are attending Moonlight Magic at Magic Kingdom Park in just two weeks and I can tell you we are so very much looking forward to it!

    Extra Magic Hours are for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and are offered on a   regular schedule. Extra Magic Hours for the 4 theme parks are offered both early morning before regular park hours and late evening after regular park hours.

    The Disney After Hours events are limited-attendee, purchased ticket events on select dates for guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park after hours.

    As you are DVC Members, I encourage you to visit Disney Vacation Club online and checkout Moonlight Magic!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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