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Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland Review

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.

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Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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).

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My opinion

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland 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. 

Photo Credits: Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations

My name is Jérémie Laviolette. I am happily married with 2 little princesses (11 and 10). 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. If we aren't at Walt Disney World Resort we are usually at sea with Disney Cruise Line. 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 Playcation Travel. 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 reservations, and providing detailed daily itineraries.

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    • 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.

  1. 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.

    • Long wait times are definitely unmagical. There are a few ways to avoid long lines and this would be one of the options for Magic Kingdom.

    • 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. My whole family is a huge Disney fan. We love going there and I’m a huge Cinderella fan. It’s a must visit place for any one wanting to explore Disney land.

  5. When did you go? Was it February of this year? A lot of the reviews are from 2016 so I am curious how it is now. Also, how old are your kids riding 7DMT? I have a 2, 4 and 6 and am trying to decide who to let ride.

    • Hi Ashley,
      We went mid-August 2017 and my clients have confirmed that the review is still accurate as of March 2018.

      My daughters were 4 & 5 at the time.

      The 7DMT has a height restriction of 38 inches and my daughters have been riding it since they were tall enough.

      Let me know if you would like help planning your trip.

      Pure Magic Vacations


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