What is DVC Moonlight Magic?
Disney Vacation Club (DVC) offers periodic private events for DVC Members and their family and friends. These events, titled Moonlight Magic, are held at various Disney parks. Attendance is limited to keep lines shorter, and each event offers rare character meets, free food and assorted entertainment. To learn more about DVC Moonlight Magic, click here.
Moonlight Magic at Hollywood Studios – September 26, 2018
This was the first DVC Moonlight Magic event held at Hollywood Studios. We attended the second of three nights that the event was happening, giving us the opportunity to plan out our night based on what happened at the first event. The guide for the event didn’t list Oswald or Ewoks, so we knew they’d be a priority for the night. Plus, Alana has met Halloween Dapper Mickey and Minnie, but never Halloween Dapper Goofy, so that would be a priority as well.
Meeting Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Oswald has exclusive met at California Adventure at Disneyland for the past several years. We met him when we visited California in 2017, however an appearance at Walt Disney World is extremely rare. In addition, Oswald was just discontinued at Disneyland, so we knew finding him was top priority for the night.
Meeting Halloween Dapper Mickey Mouse, Halloween Dapper Minnie Mouse and Halloween Dapper Goofy
This event offered a special dance party called the Batty Bash. Five characters would appear in their Halloween Dapper outfits – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Chip & Dale. We’ve previously met four of the five, so getting a picture with Halloween Dapper Goofy was top priority.
The dance party is held in the Indiana Jones stunt show floor. Getting to walk around on the floor is a special treat in itself. Alana was the first guest to enter the stadium so a picture of her with the background was a necessity.
Around 9pm, the first three VIPs came out. Because a lot of guests hadn’t yet arrived, Alana was free reign to play with the characters.
Mickey and Minnie were super sweet with Alana. Alana was totally into dancing with the DJ and would have spent the entire night there given the opportunity.
And of course, dancing with Halloween Dapper Goofy happened and we can add another character to our checklist.
Meeting Star War’s Ewoks – Paploo, Logray, Wicket and Teebo
Sweetums is a character who appears in the Muppets 3-D show, but doesn’t offer meet and greets. Alana has met him previously because of a magical moment, but we always need to seize an opportunity to visit him while he’s out. He was super playful with Alana!
Meeting Buzz Lightyear and Jessie
Jessie and Woody both meet at Toy Story Land, but not together – so we wanted to seize the opportunity to get these two together. They were both so sweet with Alana. They danced in a circle and played games together.
And in another magical moment, Alana got to walk Jessie and Buzz through the park after they finished getting pictures together. After they left, Alana spent some quality time in Toy Story Land with friends. She rode Slinky Dog Dash coaster and the Alien Swirling Saucers for the first time and loved them both.
Getting Interviewed by Disney Blogs
After the party ended, Disney Blogs caught up with Alana to interview her about her adventures through the party. Alana told them about all the characters she met and about her first time riding on the Slinky Dog coaster. This concluded our night at the DVC Moonlight Magic event at Hollywood Studios. It was a great night and so much fun. Our next party will be in California and we can’t wait!
Meeting Green Army Soldier
Before the party started, Alana met this Green Army Soldier patrolling the park.
Saying Goodbye to Star-Lord
Additionally due to some entertainment changes, Star-Lord needs to leave the park. He’ll be replaced with Monster Inc friends in early 2019. So before the party started, Alana wanted to visit him one more time to say goodbye. In the sweetest moment, Star-Lord actually remembered Alana’s name and asked her about school before one more dance-off and one more hug goodbye.