Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

| February 8, 2018 | 11 Comments

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

On select Sundays and Tuesdays, Walt Disney World offers a special event at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park called Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately, it is not included with your Walt Disney World park tickets. Theme park admission is required to attend this event. While it does not come cheap, it does have some benefits. Let’s see what you get.

 

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland

Taken during Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

 

Walt Disney World in Florida and especially Magic Kingdom Park is a magical experience for most families. My 2 little princesses are very much still into princesses and would be more than happy to fill their days with meet & greets. During our visits, the list of must-do attractions has only increased. The one ride that the girls just cannot get enough of at Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. They are clearly not the only ones as the attraction has an average standby wait time close to 2 hours. Participating in the rope drop (opening) mad dash is just about the only time that you can enjoy this attraction without a long wait.

This event includes a breakfast buffet and Early Access from 8 am to 9 am, with little to no lines, to 3 rides: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. These are all very popular rides with very long wait times for standby, 2 of the 3 typically require a Fastpass.

 

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland

Taken during Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

 

The Fastpass for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train were “sold out” when we booked 35 days prior to arrival. I continued to check every now and then but it did not become available.

Play-by-play

The buses started running for all the parks at 6:45 (maybe earlier). Our bus arrived at 7:10 and we were on our way with 2 princesses still half asleep. 

At check-in, we received some information and our event bracelets. By 7:45 we were in the park.

 

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland

Taken during Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

 

After a few pictures of a somewhat empty park. We were off to the races to ride the 3 rides as many times as possible. The little legs walking as fast as they could. We managed to do a total of 8 rides in 1 hour; Winnie the Pooh 1, Peter Pan 2 and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 5.

As the rush of people came into the standby line at 9 am, we headed over to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. The food was continuously replenished and everything was available until 10 am. The best items were the vegetable frittata, various cheese & meats as well as the bacon (of course).

 

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland

Taken during Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

 

My opinion

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it. The breakfast buffet was delicious with a good variety. It was a great opportunity to get pictures of Cinderella’s Castle with little to no one in them. This was a great way to get access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train since we were unable to get a Fastpass for it, plus we were able to use our Fastpass for another attraction. We had the rest of the day to enjoy the other attractions and not spend hours in line for these 3 attractions. 

 

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland

Taken during Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom by Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

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My name is Jérémie Laviolette. I am happily married with 2 little princesses (4 and 6). My love for Disney started when I was a little kid watching all the classics. My first visit to Walt Disney World was fairly late in life at 27. Since that first visit in 2010, our family goes back every chance we get. After planning numerous family trips as well as many trips for friends, family, and co-workers, I decided to do it for a living. I am now a travel agent that Specializes in Selling Disney Vacations with Pure Magic Vacations, a Canadian Disney Earmarked travel agency that charges no service fees. I will help you with every aspect of your Disney vacation, including but not limited to: answering all your questions, picking a resort for your family, suggesting and making dining and FastPass+ reservations, and providing detailed daily itineraries.

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  1. Calvin says:

    Never been to the one in florida, always hear it’s magical

    • Jérémie says:

      I am confident that millions of people agree that the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” When you are ready to be a part of the magic I would be more than happy to help you.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This definitely sounds like a worthwhile expenditure, it saves so much time on the popular rides. Waiting for 2 hours to get on a ride certainly dampens spirits.

  3. Brian Hwang says:

    Thanks for the info! I’m hoping to take the family to the “Magical Kingdom” in the next year or two!

  4. LisaM says:

    My folks would love to take us to Disney but I get so worried I’m gonna mess something up! Like not get the right fast passes etc.

    • Jérémie says:

      Lisa, It sounds like you are looking for someone to help you plan your vacation. Someone that can provide you with their personal experience. To make sure you pick the right fastpasses, dining, resort, flight, # of park days, magicband color, dining plan, mickey ears… I am available to help whenever you are ready to go and my services are free!

  5. Kristi says:

    I love the idea of being there when it’s so much quieter, and 8 rides in an hour is great. Makes everything more fun without all the waiting. A great way to see and do more.

  6. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This sounds like a great thing for early risers which is definitely not me. But if you’ve got young kids this would be so much fun for them

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