Disney Early Morning Magic Heading to Magic Kingdom

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©Rikki Niblett
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We’ve been talking a lot about these special extra ticketed events taking place at Walt Disney World. Well, beginning on April 26, Guests will be able to experience a new one. Disney Early Morning Magic will allow Guests extra time in the Magic Kingdom in the morning, the ability to ride attractions that commonly have long lines throughout the day, and enjoy a great breakfast.

Upon entry at this special event, Guests will have the option to ride 3 popular Magic Kingdom attractions – Seven Dwarf Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Plus, in addition to getting in some some early morning fun, Guests will also be able to enjoy a fantastic breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus. Breakfast will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Menu items will include:

  • Chilled juices, coffee and teas
  • Seasonal fruit and berries
  • Freshly baked pastries
  • Cheese and cured meats
  • Scrambled eggs with assorted toppings
  • Vegetable frittata
  • Smoked bacon
  • Pork and turkey sausages
  • Fried potatoes with caramelized onions
  • Waffles with butter and syrup

Due to its extra ticketed status, entry will be limited. In addition to the ticket for the event, Guests must have regular theme park admission.

Disney Early Morning Magic will take place on select Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Official check-in will take place near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park beginning at 7:30 a.m. Guests will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in. Then beginning at 7:45 a.m., Guests will be guided into Fantasyland.

Do keep in mind that the Magic Kingdom will open at 9:00 a.m. to Guests with regular Magic Kingdom admission and access to the event-only attractions will end.

Disney Early Morning Magic tickets are available for $69 per adult and $59 per child (tax not included). For tickets, you should be able to purchase online or call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7350. Currently this event is slated to take place until June 28.

Rikki Niblett

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19 thoughts on “Disney Early Morning Magic Heading to Magic Kingdom

  • April 6, 2016 at 9:11 am
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    I’ve always wondered why Disney World doesn’t have days with even earlier opening hours, especially in the summer. One year, we were waiting for opening — sitting on the concrete with hundreds of our closest friends — and absolutely melting. Especially for northern visitors, early morning hours would be great! (And the excitement of being at WDW makes it easy to wake up early!)

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  • April 6, 2016 at 9:17 am
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    “Entry will be limited” – do we have a guess as to how limited? Are we talking 100 or 1000 people?

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    • April 6, 2016 at 2:11 pm
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      You can get a feel for this just by looking at the capacity of the attractions and, more directly, the restaurant. Based on that, I can’t see them selling tickets to any more than 1000. Hopefully less.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 10:29 am
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    Any ideas on how this will impact the crowd calendars? We’ll be at WDW on both the 26th and 30th, though we haven’t specifically planned to be at Magic Kingdom on either of those days. On another note, I find it surprising that only 3 attractions will be open for the Early Morning Magic event.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 10:31 am
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    I’d also love to know if there is any feel for how limited entry will be. We have a Be Our Guest breakfast ADR one of these mornings, and had admittedly been looking forward to getting a jump on some of these attractions once the park opened.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    I’m going to be at MK April 26th, so I would have considered this, but the benefit just isn’t there for the cost. $70 for three rides and 75 extra minutes, plus a breakfast which will take up time when you ought to be on Space Mountain. Nope. If it started at 7:00 and/or included more attractions, we’d be talking.

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    • April 6, 2016 at 11:45 am
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      Price aside… You could probably do the 3 rides by 8:30, and finish breakfast before 9. And thus, not lose any touring time.
      So you are basically paying $13 per ride for 3 ultra fastpasses, and then right at opening, you can hit Space Mountain, etc… Before 10, you can probably have 5 or 6 premium attractions done, without yet having used any of your regular fastpasses.
      Sample touring plan:
      7:45-8:30: Mine Coaster, Peter Pan, Pooh
      8:30-8:55: Breakfast
      9-915: Haunted Mansion, no wait.
      9:15-9:30, BTMRR, with no wait.
      9:30-9:50 – Splash, with no wait.
      9:50-10:10 — Pirates of the Caribbean, minimal wait
      10:10-10:25 Jungle Cruise with FP
      … starting working back in the other direction..
      10:30-10:50, Small World with minimal wait
      10:50-11:10: Under the Sea with Minimal wait
      11:10-11:30: Buzz Lightyear with a moderate wait
      11:30-11:50: Space Mountain with FP
      12:00…. last FP for whatever.

      That’s 13 mostly top attractions, that could be done by around noon. Since Mine Coaster and Pan almost absolutely require FPs generally speaking, it’s as if you got an extra 2 fastpasses, that are used before 9am.

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      • April 6, 2016 at 12:13 pm
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        I’m not inclined to believe that I’m getting all three rides done in time to arrive at breakfast by 8:30, especially since one of them is 7DMT. The event may be limited, but the attendees are still going to pile up there. I guess it depends on how limited it is.

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        • April 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm
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          It will be limited, but just like EMH, not everyone will even show up right on time, and not everyone will do the rides in the same order. I’m guessing you won’t have more than 2-5 minute wait for any attraction, or people will be screaming their heads off after paying money for the event. The Mine Coaster can handle about 1500 riders per hour.. If they keep the early morning event tickets to 1000 or less, there should be no lines. And doing the event twice per week, 1000 tickets each time, they are looking at several million dollars of additional revenue per year.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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    Did anyone else get the Disney survey asking about whether or not having Extra Magic Hours taken away from the resorts would influence your decision to stay on property? Is this just a test to see if people would pay separately for something similar to Early Morning Magic Hours?

    It feels a little like a punishment for people who have more money than knowledge. The early morning turnout during EMH or at 8 am rope drop is so sparse already. It’s like they are enticing people to come early by putting a price tag on it, making them assume it’s something better than it actually is.

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    • April 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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      Bingo. That’s another good reason not to buy a ticket for this; it just encourages them to give the axe to EMH.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm
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    It says 7:45-10:00 but if gates open at 9:00. Isn’t it more like 7:45-9:00. That’s a lot of money for one hour and fifteen minutes. And if it’s only 3 rides, what are chances you can ride all three?

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    • April 6, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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      I think the idea is that you ride the rides first, then have breakfast after the park opens, between 9 and 10.

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    • April 7, 2016 at 11:12 am
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      I suspect you can get all 3 rides in, in 45 minutes or so, if they keep attendance low enough.
      Even during regular EMH, you can get all 3 rides in, in an hour.

      Whether it’s worth the price…. Really depends how you look at it. If you are looking at just buying a single day ticket, that’s over $100. If use that ticket for 8-12 attractions, you’re already paying $10 per attraction.
      So at $69 for 3 attractions, plus breakfast… It’s actually already close to the $10 per attraction you might already be paying. And with those 3 attractions out of the way before 9am, instead of doing 8-12 attractions, you can now do 11-15 attractions before leaving the park.

      Not saying it would be worth it, for me. But I can see the rationale for the pricing.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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    Thanks for the info… just my two cents – it bothers me that the ‘event’ goes until 10 but the park opens to regular guests at 9. If they want it to be exclusive, I would think a 30 minute overlap is plenty!

    Also, I seem to remember something like this a long time ago – we paid extra to stay late in MK. I’m thinking it was the late 90s or early 2000s? I remember lots of things being open and us thinking it was totally worth it. Of course it wasn’t 70 bucks!

    Last, not to be a Disney apologist, but I have found that we often avoid the park with EMH because it’s the most crowded. Maybe doing this instead of EMH will actually spread the crowds among all the parks? Especially if the ‘regular hours’ for the other parks are all similar? Just using my Mary Poppins optimism…

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    • April 7, 2016 at 4:24 am
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      The event runs until 10am as breakfast finishes at 10am.
      So there is exclusive ride access 07:45 – 09:00 and breakfast 08:30-10:00.
      So the sensible thing to do is to use the ride time for the first hour or so. Then maybe get breakfast and be back out in the park as the normal guests arrive around 0900.

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  • April 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm
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    Can’t we all agree to stop the insanity? If people will stop buying tickets for such nonsense they will stop offering it. The parties for this year are beyond crazy – it will be difficult for many non park hoppers to find one or two non party days to visit MK during a stay. With the recent money grabs of premium parking, etc I would expect to see party tickets closer to $85-100 this year. Really, ya’ll just stop it.

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    • April 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm
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      I could not agree more. The Disney parks are great and we’ve enjoyed our time there, but it’s just getting more and more ridiculous.

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  • April 7, 2016 at 11:08 am
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    How does this affect touringplans? Honestly I haven’t been in over two years so I haven’t purchased the current plans, but would you say that Fantasyland should be avoided to start? It was one thing when we were all rushing to fill up the lines, but if the lines are already filled, should I go back to Fantasyland later?

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