If you have your heart set on riding the new attractions over at Fantasyland but you’re worried the masses of people might keep you from the fun, Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland might be for you.
This premium ticketed event takes place on select days through the year and it definitely can help you knock out all the attractions in Fantasyland, but is it worth the cost?
All the details
Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland is an opportunity for guests to get a head start on their day at Magic Kingdom.
During the 75 minutes the event takes place, guests attending get unlimited rides on 7 of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom:
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Princess Fairytale Hall
- it’s a small world
- Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
In addition to the rides, guests are also treated to a breakfast buffet at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.
There aren’t any characters at this breakfast, but you will have your choice of several tasty treats.
Because this is a ticketed event, there is an additional cost to attend. And since this event takes place in the morning before the park opens, you’ll need to have a regular park ticket in addition to your event ticket.
Tickets are $79 for adults and $69 for kids (plus tax).
Dates and Time
The event takes place from 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on select dates (typically Sundays and Tuesdays) throughout the year.
Event dates are typically opened up 1-3 months in advance, so if your travel dates are further away than that you’ll probably have to wait until closer to see what will be available.
How to book it
If you’re interested in booking you’ll have a couple of options to do that:
- Book online
- Book by calling (407) 827-7350
What to expect
How to get there
You’ll be asked to check in out front of Magic Kingdom by 7:30 a.m.
There you’ll be given a brightly-colored wristband which lets the Cast Members know you’re cleared to go into Fantasyland early.
The attractions that are open during Early Morning Magic are some of the most popular in Fantasyland.
Because admission to the event is limited, guests attending will find it very easy to ride their favorites over and over again.
This is true even for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which historically tends to have some of the longest wait times in the entire park.
Breakfast is served at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, which is located next to the teacups of Mad Tea Party.
Because breakfast continues after the park opens, we recommend you eat around 9:30 and choose an attraction or 2 to visit from 9-9:30.
The selection may vary slightly but you can expect to find:
- oatmeal and toppings
- condiments such as ketchup & hot sauce
Basic touring plan for Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland
In order to maximize your morning, your best bet is to plan out your time so that you ride as many attractions as many times as possible before the crowds hit.
With that in mind, we recommend:
- 7:45 – 9:00 – Ride the rides that are part of Early Morning Magic as many times as you’d like, especially the ones that will have the longest lines later in the day
- 9:00 – 9:30 – Head over to a nearby attraction and do that before the lines build. Any of the attractions in Tomorrowland are perfect for that, but you may want to focus on something where lines build quickly, such as Space Mountain. Depending on what you choose, you may have time for a couple before it is time to eat.
- 9:30 – go to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe for breakfast
After breakfast, you can continue on with one of our Magic Kingdom touring plans, but you’ll be able to skip over any of the attractions you’ve already done.
Is this the same thing as Extra Magic Hours?
Disney did make things confusing when they gave 2 morning events very similar sounding names.
But Early Morning Magic and Extra Magic Hours are 2 totally different things, with the main differences being that one involves almost the entire park and is free to onsite guests (Extra Magic Hours), while the other (Early Morning Magic) costs money and is open to anybody.
Read more in the FAQ: What is the difference between Early Morning Magic and Extra Magic Hours?
I made a reservation at Be Our Guest so I could get onto Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and now Early Morning Magic is scheduled. Is my plan ruined?
Not at all!
At worst, you may wait a couple more minutes than you might have had there not been an Early Morning Magic scheduled that day, but it won’t be noticeable.
You’ll just be held back a little longer, but because you’re already in a line while you wait to get into the real line, your early morning breakfast reservation still puts you at an advantage to get onto Seven Dwarfs quickly.
Another thing to consider: when Early Morning Magic is scheduled, that means the Magic Kingdom opening time will not be moved to an earlier time that overlaps with your breakfast reservation, so your pre-park opening breakfast will stay before the official park opening.
Will the crowds be heavier on Early Morning Magic days?
Is it worth it?
If you can only pick one extra event and you have the option of doing Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom during your trip dates, you might consider doing that event instead.
It is more expensive, but most of the rides in the park are open during it so you could possibly see and ride most of the main Magic Kingdom attractions in one evening if you wanted.