Walt Disney World recently announced a new separately-ticketed event for the Magic Kingdom called Extra Morning Magic. It basically consists of early morning access to three attractions in Fantasyland, plus breakfast.
Those who purchase tickets for this event (at $69 for adults and $59 for kids) will be allowed into Fantasyland at 7:45am, when they can experience Winnie the Pooh, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Peter Pan’s Flight before the park opens to regular guests at 9:00am. Breakfast will be served at the Village Haus Restaurant until 10:00am.
So far, announced dates for the event are the following Tuesdays and Saturdays:
April – 26, 30
May – 3, 7, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June – 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Although we obviously haven’t seen this program in practice yet, for now we’re going to assume the program will add twenty minutes to the wait time at park opening for each of these three rides, and the RideMax wait time estimates have been updated accordingly. Once we’ve had the chance to actually observe the program in action, we’ll adjust the RideMax estimates further as necessary.
Also, just to be on the safe side, we’ve updated our RideMax calendar to recommend avoiding these dates for now. Although I don’t expect the crowds for the new program to be huge, an extra twenty minutes at Mine Train, Peter Pan, and Winnie the Pooh right at opening can be very expensive in terms of how efficiently you can get through the day, especially if you don’t have FP+ reservations for one or more of these attractions.
It remains to be seen if they’ll continue the program after June. My guess is that Disney will wait to see how it works out before committing to new dates in July and beyond.
You can read more about Extra Morning Magic, as well as order tickets for the event, on Disney’s website.
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