As your Disney trip approaches, you will start thinking about FastPasses and which rides are on your family’s must-ride list. When you start to look at that list and the FastPass+ availability you may start wondering how you are going to do all of it – and enjoy everything else the parks have to offer.
May we suggest Disney’s Early Morning Magic as a solution to your conundrum!
What is Early Morning Magic?
This is a separately ticketed (hard-ticket), extra fee event. Early Morning Magic gives you admission to the parks before the park opens and select rides are open. It also includes breakfast. The event is limited in capacity – basically meaning the rides and attractions that are open are pretty much walk-on rides.
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Magic Kingdom Early Morning Magic Details
During the Magic Kingdom’s Early Morning Magic, you get to enter the park at 7:45 a.m., before the park opens, to enjoy limited-to-no-lines for select attractions – and people-free photos if you’re a photographer! Select dates are available through mid-September. Be sure to check the Disney website for dates during your vacation.
Attractions and rides that are open during Magic Kingdom’s Early Morning Magic are:
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Princess Fairytale Hall
- “it’s a small world”
- Mad Tea Party
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Breakfast at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe includes:
- Scrambled eggs
- Smoked bacon
- Breakfast potatoes
- Freshly baked pastries
- Cheese and cured meats
- Seasonal fruit
- Assorted juices
- Coffee and teas
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Early Morning Magic Details
With Hollywood Studios’ Early Morning Magic, you get to enter the park at 7:30 a.m., before the park opens, to enjoy limited-to-no-lines for the new Toy Story Land attractions and meet and greets – and again, people-free photos! Select dates are available through August. Be sure to check the Disney website for dates during your vacation.
Attractions and rides that are open during Hollywood Studios’ Early Morning Magic are:
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Toy Story Mania!
- Opportunities to meet Buzz, Woody and Jessie
Breakfast at a select quick-service dining location outside of Toy Story Land includes:
- Continental buffet with yogurt, fruit, pastries and assorted cereal
- Plus your choice of a main dish such as avocado toast or fried chicken served with a tasty cronut.
This sounds too good to be true – are there any disadvantages?
There is one. The Early Morning Magic program in both parks does intersect with “regular” park opening hours. Though the program runs from either 7:30 or 7:45 until 10 a.m., the parks open at 9 a.m., meaning you only have 1.5 or 1.25 hours crowd-free. We recommend enjoying the attractions and rides during this crowd-free time, and when the park opens to all guests going to your private breakfast, which is included with your Early Morning Magic fee.
Our Family is More Night Owl than Early Bird, is there an Alternative to Early Morning Magic?
If staying up late is more your thing then Disney’s After Hours may be for you. After Hours is currently available in the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom through early April. Be sure to stay tuned to AllEars.net for updates on future dates for After Hours.
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