If you have your heart set on riding the new attractions over at Toy Story Land but you’re worried the masses of people might keep you from the fun, Early Morning Magic – Toy Story Land might be for you.
This premium ticketed event at Walt Disney World takes place on select days through the year and it definitely can help you knock out all the attractions in Toy Story Land,
Is It Worth Paying Extra?
This is a limited-availability event, and that means that if you choose to go, you’ll find very low crowd levels.
During the event, guests attending get unlimited rides on 3 three of the attractions located there:
- Toy Story Mania
- Slinky Dog Dash (must be 38″ to ride)
- Alien Swirling Saucers (must be 32″ to ride)
In addition to all that fun, guests will also find several photo ops where they’ll get the chance to meet Buzz, Woody, and Jessie.
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 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. on select dates throughout the year (typically on Mondays and Wednesdays).
The event is broken down like this:
- Breakfast is available starting at 7 a.m.
- Toy Story Land exclusive rides start at 7:15-7:30 and last until 8:45 – 9 a.m.
- Breakfast continues until 10 a.m.
When booking, there will often be a 7:00 and 7:30 time option. Both of these are the same thing with the same event hours.
How to Book It
If you’re interested in booking you’ll have a couple of options to do that:
- You can book Early Morning Magic – Toy Story Land online
- You can book it by phone by calling (407) 827-7350
How busy is it?
A limited number of tickets are sold so you can expect crowds to be light.
What to Expect
How to get there
While it is possible to arrive via Disney provided Buses, we don’t recommend it. Worrying about missing a bus or being late to such an expensive event is stressful and unnecessary.
We recommend self-driving or ride-share.
We recommend arriving by 7:00 as guests are usually allowed into the park before the event begins and held near the Chinese theater before being allowed into Toy Story Land
During Early Morning Magic, you’ll be able to enjoy all 3 of the Toy Story Land attractions, plus the character meets with Woody & Jessie and Buzz as many times you like.
Because only a limited number of tickets are sold to the event, you can expect the wait times to remain 15 minutes or less for all of the attractions.
The character meets (especially Woody & Jessie) can develop lines longer than those for the attractions, so keep that in mind when planning your morning.
PhotoPass photographers will be out if you’d like to take advantage of short waits.
Water and Coffee
Party attendees have complimentary water and coffee available to drink during the party.
In order to maximize your ride time, we recommend that you wait to eat breakfast until 9:30 a.m. or so.
Breakfast is served at Backlot Express which is outside of Toy Story Land
The selection may vary slightly, but you can expect to find:
- Breakfast Charcuterie Platter
- Smashed Avocado Toast and Egg Plate
- Mexican Corn Chilaquiles and Egg Bowl
- Shrimp and Southern Grits Bowl
- Fried Chicken and Cinnamon-Sugar French Donut Bowl
Continental breakfast offerings:
- beverages such as juices, coffee, and tea
- fruit & yogurt
Basic Touring Plan for Early Morning Magic – Toy Story Land
To get the most out of the cost of your tickets, plan to hit the attractions first and then eat last.
With that in mind, we recommend:
- 7:00 – 7:30: check in and take pics in the park before event begins
- 7:30 – 9:00: Visit Woody and Jessie first (their line is almost always the longest during this event), then ride the rides that are part of Early Morning Magic as many times as you’d like. Visit Buzz last before leaving Toy Story Land.
- 9:00 – 9:30: Fit in 1 or 2 more attractions outside of Toy Story Land before the lines build. Some good suggestions would be signing up for Jedi Training, Tower of Terror, Rock n Roller Coaster, or Star Tours.
- 9:30-10:00: have breakfast
After you are done eating, continue with one of the Hollywood Studios touring plans we have available. You’ll just need to skip any of the attractions you’ve already done.
Is this the same thing as Early Magic Hours?
Disney did make things confusing when they gave 2 morning events very similar sounding names.
But, Early Morning Magic (EMM) and Extra Magic Hours (EMH) are 2 totally different events, with the main differences being that one involves the entire park and is free to onsite guests (EMH), while the other (EMM) costs money and is open to anybody.
What does this mean for the crowds if I am not attending Early Morning Magic?
This can mean a few things for your touring plan.
1 – You can rest assured that Disney won’t be changing the opening times during the days that Early Morning Magic have been set. This is great for making early morning breakfast reservations and other Park touring strategies.
2 – Early Morning Magic is a limited Ticketed Event, which means not a whole lot of people will be in the parks before you. Those that are in Toy Story Land before rope drop, will most likely be heading out as you are heading in. It’s time for their breakfast.
Is it worth it?
The lower crowds mean you get to really “see” Toy Story Land. During regular park
Interested in the Magic Kingdom version? Read more about Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland.
Have you given Early Morning Magic at Hollywood Studios a try? Let us know how it went in the comments.
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