Early Morning Magic in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World: a Cheapskate Guide

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Updated for 2018!

With Disney World so insanely busy lately, it’s no wonder they started offering tickets to get into Magic Kingdom before the park actually opens. You can make your Magic Kingdom morning more magical than ever with a limited-entry, first-access experience in the park, but it’s going to cost you extra money.

Is it worth the price?

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What You Need

You must purchase regular theme park admission and plus purchase a reservation to Disney Early Morning Magic.

What You Get

Rides: Early Morning Magic guests can ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight. Warn the kids – these are the only attractions that will be operational during this special event. The number of available tickets will be very limited.

You will receive an event sticker for identification upon check-in.

Breakfast: enjoy a morning meal breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus featuring the following items:

  • Chilled juices, coffee and teas
  • Seasonal fruit and berries
  • Freshly baked pastries
  • Cheese and cured meats
  • Scrambled eggs with assorted toppings
  • Vegetable frittata
  • Smoked bacon
  • Pork and chicken sausages
  • Fried potatoes with caramelized onions
  • French toast
  • Assorted yogurts

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When Do You Go

Disney Early Morning Magic takes place from 7:45 AM to 10:00 AM on select Sundays and Tuesdays. Admission is available for $69 per adult and $59 per child.

Use this link to see of any dates are scheduled. 

How Do You Purchase Tickets?

You can purchase tickets online, call the Disney Reservation Center at 407-827-7350 or have a Travel Agent book your tickets for you. Mike Ellis, our Disney Vacation Planner with Pixie Vacations, would be glad to offer his planning assistance. Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at mike@pixievacations.com.

Remember that all tickets are non-refundable, non-transferrable and are only valid for admission during the special event date and hours.

The Details

  • At 7:30 a.m., check-in near the far left turnstiles of the Main Entrance to Magic Kingdom park starting.
  • Starting at 7:45 a.m., event guests will be admitted into the park and guided into Fantasyland.
  • From 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., breakfast will be available at Pinocchio Village Haus.
  • Around 9:00 a.m., Magic Kingdom will open to guests with regular admission tickets. Your event-only attraction access will end.

Cheapskate Thoughts

I’ve said before that I would probably not pay for a night-time extravagance Like Disney After Hours unless it was a super special trip, mainly due to the $119 price tag for each ticket. You can read about that here: Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom: A Cheapskate Guide

However, if my children were younger, breakfast for my family with some shorter-line rides in the morning might be different… If I wanted to pay for an “experience,” breakfast for $69 per adult and $59 per child is not that much more expensive than a character meal at Chef Mickey’s. Plus you get park time with no huge crowds.

This is an extra ticket event I would definitely consider if I was already paying for character meals.

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Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess


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