Top Magic Kingdom Attractions to do BEFORE 10am
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Top Magic Kingdom Attractions to do BEFORE 10am

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Top Magic Kingdom Attractions to do BEFORE 10am

The concept of “Rope Drop” is second nature to many guests, but some guests need a little incentive to get up early! With the new change of herding guests in the Hub vs at the Train Station for the Welcome Show, things have changed a little bit…but not a ton!

Rope Drop at the Magic Kingdom – Copyright How To MCO

Here are our recommendations for the
Top Magic Kingdom Attractions to do BEFORE 10am

–with a Morning Extra Magic Hours Tip at the end–

  1. Peter Pan’s Flight (Fantasyland) – By far and away our top pick to do first when you get to the Magic Kingdom for Rope Drop! Essentially, your goal is to walk on to the attraction while everyone else is heading to Space Mountain, Princess Fairytale Hall or Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train. It’s a difficult FastPass+ reservation to get, so why go through the hassle if you’re there early.
    Peter Pan and Captain Hook sword fight on the mast of a magical pirate ship at Peter Pan's Flight
    Peter Pan and Captain Hook sword fight on the mast of a magical pirate ship at Peter Pan’s Flight – Copyright Disney
  2. Haunted Mansion (Liberty Square) – One of my favourite attractions to do first thing in the morning, because the cast members are still in full “MAGIC” mode and being in the stretching room first thing in the morning means that it’s going to be a GREAT day!
    Haunted Mansion – Early Morning at the Magic Kingdom – Copyright How To MCO
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean (Adventureland) – There are two things to keep in mind with POTC in the AM. The first is that the probability of getting your own boat (or sharing with one or two other families) is all depending on how fast you can walk to the attraction. Secondly, they only have one side of the queue (and one half of the boats) running until around 1030-11am so keep that in the back of your head as you’re walking through the fort to board your boats!
    Early Morning at Pirates of the Caribbean – Copyright How To MCO
  4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Frontierland) – If you head to the back of the park first thing, you could probably ride BTM and Splash a couple times before the rest of the folks make their way through the other attractions.
    Front Row on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Copyright How To MCO
  5. Under the Sea – The Journey of the Little Mermaid (New Fantasyland) – This is such a great attraction to get done before 10am because it’s hidden in a part of the Magic Kingdom that takes a little effort to get to if you’re in a hurry. Remember that it’s a clamshell (similar to a Doombuggy @ The Haunted Mansion), so the constant loading attraction can go through a fair amount of guests an hour!
    Early Morning at the Journey of the Little Mermaid attraction at the Magic Kingdom – Copyright How To MCO

Morning Extra Magic Hour TIP

If you’re planning on being at the Magic Kingdom during Morning Extra Magic Hours, keep in mind that only half of the park is open. Adventureland, Frontierland and Liberty Square don’t open until the park officially opens, so wandering over to try to get on the Haunted Mansion won’t work!

What’s the best Touring Plan for Early Morning Extra Magic Hours?

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Under the Sea – The Journey of Little Mermaid
  • Barnstormer
  • Space Ranger Spin
  • Autopia
  • Then breakfast at Gaston’s Tavern!

Once the park opens

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion (take the breezeway from Adventureland to Liberty Square)
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain

Fastpass+ Reservations to get on this day

  • Jungle Cruise (9-10a)
  • Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train (10-11a)
  • Space Mountain (11-12p)

 

Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments below!

Here is the incentive to get up early! Get all the best rides done in the Magic Kingdom before you even eat lunch!!
Here is the incentive to get up early! Get all the best rides done in the Magic Kingdom before you even eat lunch!!

Dustin

Dustin's a former Walt Disney World and Disney Store Canada Cast Member. Since leaving the company in 2011, he's graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and now enjoys sharing tips and tricks with friends, family and now all of our guests at How To MCO.

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