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N101 WDW Moonlight Magic Events Announced
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Shannon, Pete, and Sue discuss the Moonlight Magic Events announced for 2023 at Walt Disney World. Disney revealed TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4th, and cast members, annual passholders, and Disney Vacation Club members will have a chance to preview the ride. In a surprise announcement, Disney announced significant changes to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, including changes to park reservations, park hopping, and attraction photos. N101

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Return of Moonlight Magic

Disney Vacation Club has announced eight dates Moonlight Magic at Walt Disney World:

  • EPCOT: February 8 & 15
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios: May 11; September 13
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom: July 11; August 2
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon: May 23; August 23

Initial registration for the two EPCOT events will take place on January 25, 2023 for eligible Members with a qualifying Disney Resort hotel reservation on the event date. Members must have their reservation finalized by prior to January 22 in order to participate. Qualifying resort include all Walt Disney World resorts or Disney's Vero Beach Resort. Event registration opens to all eligible Members for the February 8th event on February 2, 2023. Event registration opens to all eligible Members for the February 15th event on February 2, 2023. 

Registration details for the remaining events will be announced at a later date.

Source: Disney Vacation Club website, DVCNews.com

TRON Lightcycle / Run opening date announced 

Disney announced TRON Lightcycle / Run will open on April 4th at Magic Kingdom Park. Cast Member, Annual Pass, and DVC previews will be offered prior to opening. Preview dates have not yet been announced.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Happily Ever After and Epcot Forever return dates

As Disney previously announced, “Disney enchantment” at Magic Kingdom and “Harmonious” at EPCOT will be ending on April 2nd.  On April 23rd, “Happily Ever After” and “EPCOT Forever” will return. 

Happily Ever After is expected to be a permanent replacement and will include all-new projections down Main Street, U.S.A. However, “EPCOT Forever” will be offered for a limited time, and a permanent replacement of an EPCOT nighttime show has not been revealed. 

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Changes to Walt Disney World 

Walt Disney World announced updates to improve the guest experience and respond to feedback, including Annual Passholders:

  • Starting January 10th, self-parking will be complimentary again for staying at Resort hotels.
  • Beginning in the next few months, Annual Passholders will be able to enter the parks WITHOUT a reservation after 2PM, with the exception of Magic Kingdom on Saturday and Sunday. Blackout dates are still in effect. Passholders will also receive access to Disney PhotoPass lenses and one complimentary Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories experience.
  • Attraction photo downloads will be included with Genie+ service in the next few months. 

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Changes to Disneyland Resort 

Disneyland Resort revealed a few updates to enhance guest experience in 2023:

  • Starting February 4th, park hopping will be offered at 11 AM, 2 hours earlier than currently offered. 
  • Disnelyand will offer more low price park days. The Disneyland Resort reservation calendar will offer nearly 60 days of $104 one day, one-park tickets this year.
  • Beginning February 4th, complimentary photopass ride photos during your visit will be offered for all guests.
  • Disneyland Resort will make select Magic Key passes available for new sales from time to time throughout 2023 as pass inventory becomes available.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Tiana’s Palace replacing French Market restaurant in 2023

French Market Restaurant (and Mint Julep Bar) will close on February 17, 2023, and will reopen as Tiana’s Palace (alongside Mint Julep Bar with its famous mint juleps and Mickey beignets) later in 2023 as previously announced.  Tiana's Palace will offer authentic New Orleans flavors in a quick-service style restaurant.

Source: Disney Parks Blog



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