For $69 per adult and $59 per child (ages 3 through 9) — on top of required park admission — you get an hour and 15 minutes of early admission to Fantasyland, where three rides will be open: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The price also includes a buffet breakfast at the Village Haus, including Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, pastries, and such.
If you time it right and position yourself well, the early admission also gives you the ability to get a head start in walking to other popular attractions, such as Space Mountain and the Princess Fairytale Hall meet and greet, ahead of other guests entering the park. Tickets are available on Disney's website.
Disney also recently introduced an after-hours upcharge event, if you prefer to extend your day in the parks in the evening rather than the morning. Both events run on days when Extra Magic Hours for Disney's hotel guests are not offered.
Throw in the new preferred parking option, and Disney surveying guests about resort fees in its hotels, and Disney's theme park division clearly is accelerating its efforts to maximize revenue from its customers in advance of opening several new attractions that ought to draw more visitors to the resort, including a Frozen-themed ride in Epcot's Norway pavilion, a new "Soarin'" movie in Epcot's Land pavilion, a Star Wars-themed fireworks show at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the now-delayed Rivers of Light show at Disney's Animal Kingdom and next year's Avatar land in Animal Kingdom. And, of course, new Toy Story and Star Wars lands are on the horizon at the Studios park, too.Tweet
Hate to break it to you, but all the Disney Princesses in the world assisted by all the helpful woodland creatures that can be summoned by a song can't take up the slack of the human
custodial and maintenance teams.
I'm the type of person who is interested in and willing to pay for up-charge experiences with exclusive offerings. However, this is outrageously expensive and there is no way I would consider it.
What I don't understand is the article here states that it is only 1 hour and 15 minutes. However, according to Disney the separate ticketed event takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:45 AM to 10:00 AM, which is two hours and 15 minutes.
An hour and 15 minutes for attractions, plus breakfast is not enough time for this price point.
So I guess we can conclude that Magic Kingdom will not be opening at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Saturdays while this is taking place.
Lastly, Rob McCullough, the 3rd shift crew is finished by the time this event starts. If anything this will give them an extra hour to handle things for the rest of the park.
A fool and his money....
But. When is enough enough?
I'm kinda in the boat with Kelly that this is a thing I'd probably buy for my family as it seems valuable to me. Maybe I got a good deal on a hotel room in Orlando that isn't on WDW property and maybe I have my own car or a rental and plan on checking out other things in central Florida (like a grandparent). If the tickets are truely limited then we'd have some awesome quality time and a breakfast to start our day!
Granted, for the price of these tickets, I might have just blown all the savings I made being a Theme Park Insider.
See what I did there? ;)
For a similar price one can purchase a ticket to the Christmas or Halloween party and get the entire park with minimal wait times, plus added entertainment and free snacks.
What this add-on does is add more incentive to stay off-property. Why pay for over priced, on-property lodging when you can pay for the perks you receive with that lodging. Besides if you're actually going to Magic Mornings and Extra Magic Hours in the evening then you're making a huge error. That's what everyone staying on property does, making the added hours insanely crowded.
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