Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Early Morning Magic: Magic Kingdom

There are a lot of hard ticket events going on at Walt Disney World these days.  If you have the extra budget to play with, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you.  On a recent trip, we opted to splurge on the Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom which takes place in Fantasyland.

We had to be up bright and early, but thankfully we were staying nearby at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort so it was only a 15 minute walk from our room to the front gates to check in.  The event started at 7:45am, before the Magic Kingdom opened to the rest of the days' guests. It was a little rough to get up, but if there's ever a reason to wake up at 6:30am, it is Disney!  After our quick walk over we arrived right around 7:45am and were quickly through the turnstiles and heading down Main Street, U.S.A.

The crowds heading towards the castle
Once we reached the hub area things really opened up and it was amazing to see such an empty Magic Kingdom.  We were steered towards Fantasyland where the rides were open and ready for us to have some fun.

Cinderella Castle

Fantasyland paths with minimal people

Another section with almost no guests!
With so little crowds it was hard to choose what to do first, but we quickly decided to go on a classic, Peter Pan's Flight.  In no time at all we were flying over Neverland!

Peter Pan's Fight vehicle
Now that we were warmed up, we headed over to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to get some morning thrills.  There were a handful of people here but we still essentially walked right on to the coaster.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Track

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride
We could have easily ridden those two all morning with the crowds still not building up, but we wanted to get a variety of Fantasyland in so we kept moving along to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and the Mad Tea Party.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Taking a spin on the tea cups

It was just after 8:30am at this point so we still had a little time before the park opened to the public at 9am.  We decided to head over to meet the princesses and Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid with Ariel.

Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall

Agent Maci by Under the Sea
With everything we wanted to accomplish in Fantasyland done, and the rest of the park nearing opening at 9am, we headed towards Big Thunder Mountain Railroad for another thrill before the lines started to build and were happily riding the wildest ride in the wilderness in just a few minutes through the queue.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
All that fun had us working up quite an appetite, so we finished the morning by heading to Cosmic Rays where the included breakfast was set up for the event. We were all given a plate of hot food that included eggs, sausage, bacon and pancakes and then there was a cold buffet with pastries, yogurt and fruit.  There was also coffee, tea, juice and water to round out the meal. It was quick and easy to get food and grab a seat and there was plenty to please everyone's pallet.

Pastries from cold buffet

Fruit, yogurt and cheese from the cold buffet

Plate of hot food from the counter


Breakfast (and the event) wrapped up at 10am and we had gotten so much done already! At the time of writing, this event is $79 for adults and $69 for children which seems steep at first glance, but we felt we got a great value by being able to ride so many things with little to no wait and getting a nice filling breakfast.  We wouldn't hesitate to do this again, especially if we were going during a crowded time of year. 

Are you interested in booking Early Morning Magic?  Contact your Kingdom Konsultant Agent today to get this added to your booking!

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