Your shoes are tied, your MagicBand is on, and coffee is in hand. You stare off in the distance and see the sun peeking over the horizon as you wait. Why are you up so early? What could you possibly be waiting for? The bus of course! Not just any bus, the bus heading to the Magic Kingdom! Here it comes, woohoo! You board the bus, give a solid good morning to the driver, and notice you’re the only one onboard. What!? You think, I’ve got be doing this wrong, but you’re not. You heading in for the brand new Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom!
Disney Parks recently announced updates to the Early Morning hard ticket event (additional cost, details can be found here) at the Magic Kingdom. This is the second expansion of the Early Morning Magic program, as Disney also added Toy Story Early Morning Magic at Hollywood Studios. Starting on December 2, 2018, Walt Disney World is adding additional Fantasyland attractions to the event. The event will include the following attractions:
· The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
· Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
· Peter Pan’s Flight
· “It’s a Small World”
· Mad Tea Party
· Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
· Princess Fairytale Hall – Character Meet and Greet
In addition to the attractions, your park ticket will also include breakfast over at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. The event begins at 7:45 am on select Sundays and Tuesdays.
Should We Do It?
Are the red eyes worth the price of admission? We’re hearing tons of positive feedback on the current Early Morning Magic event at Magic Kingdom. Guest who’ve attended the event are saying great things like, “no lines at all”, “we got to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 7 times”, “the cast members we fabulous, they told us when the event was coming to an end so we could head over to Space Mountain for park opening!” We’re definitely not surprised by the positive feedback. We did a little research and found out that Early Morning Magic events are limited to 200 tickets per morning and as far as we can tell have not been sold out.
Could we see an increase in attendance with the additional added attractions? Will Disney be increasing the total number of tickets? With the new program not beginning until December 2, we while have to wait and see if anything changes.
Would we recommend the Early Morning Magic event? We have not had the opportunity to attend one of these events yet. What we would say is, if you have a limited amount of time at Walt World Disney World, like 1 day per park, it may be worth it. The Magic Kingdom is usually a 2 to 3 day park if you’re looking to do everything. We wouldn’t say it’s a must-do, but something that would nice to do if it fits within your schedule and budget.
Would you go to one of the Early Morning Magic events on your next Walt Disney World trip? Let us know below or on our Facebook page!