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How to Register for Moonlight Magic Dates 2024

Moonlight Magic is back for 2024! This special free event for eligible Disney Vacation Club Members is one of the funnest member perks. Here are the Moonlight Magic dates for 2024 and how to register to attend one of these special events exclusively for Disney Vacation Club members. There are two more Moonlight Magic events left in 2024!

DVC Moonlight Magic

2024 Moonlight Magic Dates 

Moonlight Magic in 2024 is at Disney California Adventure, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Typhoon Lagoon. Registration for Moonlight Magic usually begins at 11:00 a.m. EST on the day of registration.

However you want to enter the queue for Moonlight Magic registration BEFORE 11 AM EST. 

During a Moonlight Magic event, eligible DVC Members can visit a select theme park for a special celebration after the park has closed to the public! There’s extra magic, free snacks and food, and special entertainment and character photo ops.

Here are the 2024 Moonlight Magic Dates:

  • Disney California Adventure ParkJanuary 29, 2024
  • EPCOTJanuary 25, 2024 and March 1, 2024
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme ParkFebruary 27, 2024 and April 23, 2024
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water ParkJune 4, 2024 and July 11, 2024
  • Disney’s Hollywood StudiosAugust 27, 2024

Moonlight Magic Dates 2023

Moonlight Magic 2024 Registration Dates

Here is a quick guide to all the Moonlight Magic registration dates in 2024.

EPCOT – January 25, 2024

  • Early Registration: January 9, 2024
  • General Registration: January 11, 2024

Disney California Adventure – January 29, 2024

  • General Registration: December 19, 2023

Animal Kingdom – February 27, 2024

  • Early Registration: February 1, 2024
  • General Registration: February 8, 2024

EPCOT – March 1, 2024

  • Early Registration: January 9, 2024
  • General Registration: February 15, 2024

Animal Kingdom – April 23, 2024

  • Early Registration: February 1, 2024
  • General Registration: April 11, 2024

Typhoon Lagoon – June 4, 2024

  • Early Registration: May 2, 2024
  • General Registration: May 9, 2024

Typhoon Lagoon – July 11, 2024

  • Early Registration: May 2, 2024
  • General Registration: June 27, 2024

Hollywood Studios – August 27, 2024

  • Early Registration: August 1, 2024
  • General Registration: August 15, 2024

EPCOT

Early Registration Window – Opens January 9, 2024
The early registration window for the January 25th and March 1st events is open to eligible Members with qualifying Resort reservations. All Resort reservations and modifications—including your party size—must be completed by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 7, 2024. Modifications to your Resort reservation party size after January 7, 2024 will not increase your party size for the event.

For the January 25, 2024 EPCOT event:

General Registration – Opens January 11, 2024
The general registration window for the January 25th event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

For the March 1, 2024 EPCOT event:

General Registration – Opens February 15, 2024
The general registration window for the March 1st event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

Event and registration dates are subject to change.

2024 Moonlight Magic Registration Dates

Disney California Adventure

Registration is closed already for the January 29th, 2024 Moonlight Magic event at Disney California Adventure.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Moonlight Magic

Early Registration Window – Opens February 1, 2024
The early registration window for the February 27th and April 23rd events is open to eligible Members with qualifying Resort reservations. All Resort reservations and modifications—including your party size—must be completed by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 28, 2024. Modifications to your Resort reservation party size after January 28, 2024 will not increase your party size for the event.

For the February 27, 2024 Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park event:

General Registration – Opens February 8, 2024
The general registration window for the February 27th event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

For the April 23, 2024 Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park event:

General Registration – Opens April 11, 2024
The general registration window for the April 23rd event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

Event and registration dates are subject to change.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Early Registration – Opens May 2, 2024
The early registration window for the June 4th and July 11th events is open to eligible Members with qualifying Resort reservations. All Resort reservations and modifications—including your party size—must be completed by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 28, 2024. Modifications to your Resort reservation party size after April 28, 2024 will not increase your party size for the event.

For the June 4, 2024 Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park event:

General Registration – Opens May 9, 2024
The general registration window for the June 4th event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

For the July 11, 2024 Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park event:

General Registration – Opens June 27, 2024
The general registration window for the July 11th is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

Event and registration dates are subject to change.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

Early Registration – Opens August 1, 2024
The early registration window for the August 27th event is open to eligible Members with qualifying Resort reservations. All Resort reservations and modifications—including your party size—must be completed by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 28, 2024. Modifications to your Resort reservation party size after July 28, 2024 will not increase your party size for the event.

General Registration – Opens August 15, 2024
The general registration window for the August 27th event is open to all eligible Members (pending availability).

Event and registration dates are subject to change.

How to Register for Moonlight Magic in 2024

Here’s how you can register for Moonlight Magic plus the best Moonlight Magic registration tips.

For each Moonlight Magic event, registration will open early for eligible members staying at a Disney Vacation Club Resort during an event date. 

When your registration date opens, visit the Disney Vacation Club page and select “RSVP online” BEFORE 11:00 a.m. ET.

Moonlight Magic Registration 2024

 

You will be taken to a virtual waiting room that will open AT 11 AM ET. Again, click on RSVP before 11:00 AM ET. Do not refresh your screen. Once 11 AM hits, you’ll be assigned a number in the waiting room, almost like a lottery. They scramble all the numbers and it’s not a first come, first served situation.

I usually get on about 15 minutes ahead of time to allow room for errors.

DVC Moonlight Magic Waiting Room

You’ll be able to see what your number is and the progress you’re making. Once your number goes down to 0, then you’ll be redirected to the registration form. Do not hit refresh during the process at all.

You’ll have 5 minutes to get through each screen, but have your memberships number ready. Try to move through the information as quickly as possible. Then you’ll get a confirmation email if you’re successfully registered. 

I do have multiple tabs open on my laptop and on my phone to see which number is better once 11 a.m. hits, just like for runDisney race registration. I know people who use different browsers and devices. Does it help? In theory, yes. But it also can stress people out.

However, the more options you have, the better your chances of getting into Moonlight Magic events.

How Many Guests can Register Per Membership for Moonlight Magic?

You can register up to 5 guests total per Moonlight Magic reservation or up to the number of Guests on your Resort reservation. 

Registration is required and limited and walk-ins will not be permitted.

Valid Disney Vacation Club Digital Membership Card and photo ID required at check-in. The Member who registers must be in attendance and be the person who checks in their full party.

Do Moonlight Magic Events Sell Out?

Yes, after all the spots are reserved, you’ll receive a note at the bottom of your screen notifying you the event has sold out. For the EPCOT event in 2023, my laptop was number 890 and my mobile device was 2200. I was in and registered on my laptop at 11:10 a.m. 

Out of curiosity I watched the numbers of my phone decrease, but the line was paused at 11:17 a.m. with the message added that there were limited spaces remaining, and I was at number 402. At 11:27 a message was posted that registration was closed.

For the EPCOT Moonlight Magic in 2024 in January, the event had sold out by 11:15 a.m.

Moonlight Magic Virtual Queue tips

Are You Limited to the Number of Moonlight Magic Events You Can Attend?

In order to allow as many Members as possible to enjoy Moonlight Magic, only one event date for each participating park will be available per Membership per calendar year.

What are the Hours for Moonlight Magic?

Moonlight Magic hours are from 10 PM to 1 AM and you can enter the park starting at 7 PM. You do not need to make a park reservation or need a park ticket to enter. You will need your Moonlight Magic Confirmation. Here are some Moonlight Magic tips from the EPCOT event in 2023.

Good luck and have fun! I love the extras and fun characters during the Moonlight Magic events. Being in the parks at night with fewer crowds is always special. That’s why Disney After Hours Events are great, too, if you are limited on your Disney vacation time.

And while you’re in town, check out the Disney Character Warehouse outlets.

Moonlight Magic Characters