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Is Early Morning Magic worth it?

by Desiree




Here’s one from Desiree in New Jersey. Desire asks, I’m wondering if you’ve attended Early Morning Magic at Fantasyland? Is it worth the money?



Early Morning Magic Logo


Desiree, that’s a good question.


I haven’t been able to attend Early Morning Magic, but just yesterday, just this week, Danny, my Chief of Social Media went. From what I hear, and from what Danny says, it really is a well-done event. Last year, Disney rolled out the after hours event and the early morning event about the same time. The after hours event went away pretty quickly. People wouldn’t pay $150 for the after hours event. It was a little pricey, and didn’t include any food, but the morning event continues and has gotten good reviews.


The food is pretty good. Disney does a great job on breakfast buffets, and so the food is pretty good. The rides, you get access to some of the busiest rides in Fantasyland from unlimited access from the time, 7:30, when the Magic Kingdom opens until the guests get there at 9:00. An hour and a half of riding those Fantasyland rides without any lines at all.


Pastries at Early Morning Magic

The Pastries look really good – Photo by Danny McBride


I had another friend that did it. He said he and his family rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train seven times in just a few minutes, just round and round and round. In fact, he started just being able to cut through without having to go back all the way back through the long line. He said it was a great experience.


If you want to ride those rides, the Dumbo, Peter Pan’s Flight. Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the rides that has the longest lines in the Magic Kingdom. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, really, really long lines during the day. If you want to ride those rides without any lines at all, this is the way to do it.


Yeah, it’s $69, but you get breakfast. The breakfast is there until 10 o’clock. It’s a little pricey, but it’s a good deal.



Dad’s Bottom Line

Dad’s bottom line is if you can afford it, sure, it’s a pretty good deal. The food’s good. It’s more expensive than any of the character meals, but you do get access to those big, long line rides without having to stand in line all day long for them. If it’s going to stretch your budget, don’t worry about it. It’s not an essential thing, but you can afford it, go…


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Comments for

Jun 18, 2019 Extend into second half of 2019?
by: S.G. Do you think they will extend the early morning magic past August 2019? We were hoping to try this option in December of 2019 but they don’t have any dates out past August.

Feb 19, 2019 EMM and Crowds
by: Romina Hi Dad,My family is heading to WDW the second week of May for my birthday! YEAH! I just found out there is the ticketed EMM on the days we plan on attending HS (Monday) and MK (Tuesday). Yikes!!! Will this affect crowds? Should I change my park plan?
Romina from a wintery, snowy, cold Canada
PS: Love your website and Vlog! Its has been super helpful for our trip planning and my Disney Fix when not in the parks!

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