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2024-25 DVC Refurbishment Schedule, Moonlight Magic details, and more!
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Join Peter and special guest host Chad Pennycuff to discuss the latest news, including the Disney Vacation Club refurbishment schedule for 2024 and 2025, announced registration dates for Moonlight Magic events, Disneyland After Dark events, and more! N130

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2024-25 DVC refurbishment schedule

At the recent Disney Vacation Club condo association meeting, an updated list of refurbishments scheduled for the next two years was shared. Typically a resort gets a “soft goods” refurbishment 7 years after opening, with a full “hard goods” refurbishment at 14 years, and the cycle repeats. These refurbishments are funded with Member dues. 

2024 Refurbishment Schedule

  • Complete Boardwalk Villas Hard Goods in first half 2024
  • Complete Hilton Head Island Hard Goods in first half 2024
  • Vero Beach Resort starting soon into 2024 – expected soft goods replacement.
  • Bay Lake Tower – start late in the year and expected to take most of 2025 (hard goods) 

2025 Refurbishment Schedule

  • Animal Kingdom – Kidani and Jambo house (hard goods)
  • Copper Creek Villas – Wilderness Lodge (soft goods – but include murphy beds)
  • Grand Californian Villas (hard goods – originally scheduled for 2024)
  • Saratoga Springs Treehouse Villas (hard goods) 

Source: DVC News

Moonlight Magic registration dates for 2024 have been announced

Disney Vacation Club has shared the registration dates for the scheduled Moonlight Magic in 2024. Note for each park, there is only ONE early registration date that covers both events in that park, but there is a different general registration date for each individual event. Virtual queue links will be sent out less than 24 hours before registration is set to occur. Registration typically opens at 11:00am eastern on the designated day.

  • Disney California Adventure – January 29, 2024
    • General Registration: December 19, 2023
  • EPCOT – January 25, 2024
    • Early Registration: January 9, 2024
    • General Registration: January 11, 2024
  • EPCOT – March 1, 2024
    • Early Registration: January 9, 2024
    • General Registration: February 15, 2024
  • Disney's 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
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom – April 23, 2024
    • Early Registration: February 1, 2024
    • General Registration: April 11, 2024
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon – June 4, 2024
    • Early Registration: May 2, 2024
    • General Registration: May 9, 2024
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon – July 11, 2024
    • Early Registration: May 2, 2024
    • General Registration: June 27, 2024
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios – August 27, 2024
    • Early Registration: August 1, 2024
    • General Registration: August 15, 2024

Source: Disney Vacation Club website, DVC News

Disneyland After Dark events return

Disney has announced a new round of Disneyland After Dark events in 2024. All events run from 9 PM to 1 AM, with early entry allowed at 6 PM. No discounts for DVC members or Magic Key holders are offered. 

Disneyland After Dark: Sweethearts’ Nite

  • Dates: Jan 23, 25, 30; Feb 1, 6, 8, 12, 14, 2024 at Disneyland Park
  • Ticket prices start at $139 per Guest (ages 3+) and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 14, 2023 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT).
  • A royal cavalcade will make its way through Disneyland Park, offering an enchanting gathering of some of Disney’s favorite royals, transported by equally splendid equines.
  • Near “it’s a small world,” dance along with princesses, princes and Disney characters at the evening’s royal ball.
  • Stitch and Angel will host their very own dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland.
  • Character Greets, Photo Ops, and sweet treats will be offered throughout the park. 

Disneyland After Dark: Disney Channel Nite

  • Dates: March 5 and March 7, 2024 at Disneyland Park
  • Ticket prices start at $139 per Guest (ages 3+) and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 14, 2023 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT).
  • The “High School Musical” pep rally will take place through the streets of Disneyland Park. 
  • The “Phineas and Ferb” dance party at the stage in Tomorrowland will be a high-energy dance party, complete with a DJ and appearances by your favorite “Phineas and Ferb” characters.
  • “Camp Rock” karaoke and The Ultimate Disney Channel Trivia Challenge will be held in The Golden Horseshoe.
  • “Descendants” at the Rivers of America will invite you to take a cruise on the Sailing Ship Columbia and enjoy music from the “Descendants” trilogy.  
  • Opportunities to step into imaginative photo backdrops representing favorite Disney Channel shows and movies, including “Lizzie McGuire,” “The Cheetah Girls,” “Teen Beach Movie” and more.

Prices, on-sale dates, and details of the last two events have not yet been released. 

Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite

  • April 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, May 2, 7 & 9, 2024 at Disneyland Park
  • Pricing listed as “Starts at $159”

Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite

  • June 18 & 20, 2024 at Disneyland Park
  • Pricing listed as “Starts at $159”

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Upcoming Ride refurbishments

  • Haunted Mansion in Disneyland is closing on January 21, 2024 for expansion of the queue area and new store announced earlier this year. No opening date has been announced.
  • On January 8th, Kali River Rapids will be closing for its annual winter refurbishment. No reopening date has been shared yet. 
  • Big Thunder Mountain at Magic Kingdom will be closing for a short refurbishment on January 16th and expected to reopen January 21st. 

Source: WDWNT – Haunted Mansion, WDWNT – Kali River Rapids, WDWNT – Big Thunder Mountain



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