Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios begins August 1

Jul 12, 2016 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:33pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Early Morning Magic is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios later this summer.

Originally launched at the Magic Kingdom earlier this year, the package lets you experience a couple of the park's attractions before regular opening, along with an included breakfast.

Beginning August 1 2016 on select days, Early Morning Magic costs $69 plus tax for adults, and $59 plus tax for ages 3-9, on-top of your regular theme park admission. The Early Morning Magic begins with check-in at the park's main entrance at 7:45am. Once inside the park, the following attractions are available:

  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Buzz Lightyear and Woody character greeting
  • Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse character greeting
  • Olaf character greeting

The included breakfast at ABC Commissary is served from 8am to 10am, with the following items:

  • Sliced Seasonal Fruit & Berries Display
  • Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Spinach and Mushroom Frittata
  • Bacon and Pork Sausage
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Puffed French Toast with Butter & Syrup
  • Muesli with Assorted Toppings
  • Assorted Chilled Fruit Juices, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Selection of Teas

Disney Early Morning Magic takes place on days that are not already part of Extra Magic Hours, the program for Disney resort hotel guests that gives access to the park one hour before regular guests. Extra Magic Hours remains complimentary to Disney hotel guests.

Reservations for the event can be made now at 407-827-7350 or via DisneyWorld.com/EarlyMorningMagic

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21stampsAug 28, 2016

Oh shoot. My thread got taken off and put in this one. Hopefully someone sees it in this sea of rants.lol. Does anyone remember the time frame of when Early Morning Magic at MK was announced that it was being extended?

21stampsAug 28, 2016

Ha ha ha!!!! They're so sneaky. It's all one big conspiracy. The 3rd party crowd calenders, bumping up several numbers for this winter, are just to throw us off as well. I'm looking forward to taking photos in an empty park with unobstructed views!! I know all of these unavailable hotel rooms and predicted 8-9 crowd level calenders are all just a lie. They can't fool me!

King Raccoon 77Aug 28, 2016

Just thought i would get it in first ;)

monothingieAug 28, 2016

It's so bad that Disney is renting cars to park in their parking lots to throw the many car counters on this board off in the estimations of park attendance.

21stampsAug 28, 2016

Ha. Yes, attendance is so down and the fully booked hotels are only an illusion because Disney is holding back inventory and choosing to loose money that they could gain... Plus Zika is coming!!! It only makes sense to cancel everything.

King Raccoon 77Aug 28, 2016

I thought they were cancelling them due to the ZIKA virus .

21stampsAug 28, 2016

Does anyone know (more accurately-heard credible rumors) if these events will be extended through Fall and Winter? I can't imagine the Galactic Spectacular leaving..and would assume if there is a show there will a a Desert Party. Also with the shorter winter hours the Early Morning Magic would be great!

slappy magooJul 18, 2016

HERE'S a theory for you - maybe DHS is putting this early morning hour offer out there because some bean counter feels like they HAVE to. I'm sure this is obvious, but think of WDW like a department store. The store is The Store (and probably part of a larger chain of stores), but is comprised of smaller departments, each with their own management and assistant managers and staff. Some stores might have floating employees who go where needed, but some employees might just be menswear or appliances, it's their specialty and they solely work in that department...Some old-style department stores might even have lunch counters or other ancillary income. But that also means the department might have its own budget and projected targets of sales and profits it's expected to make or suffer consequences, a change in management, perhaps the department will just disappear (example - I remember when you could buy music at Sears, and they stopped doing that decades before most department stores gave up music to itunes/online). Now everyone here is saying it, DHS is a half-day park at best. So, maybe if no one is spending time in the park, that means they're not spending EXTRA time in the parks, which means they're not spending EXTRA money in the parks. Shops and counter service eateries might be hurting. That needs to be addressed long-term, but in the short-term, whoever's running DHS needs to bring in extra money. "We're rebuilding the parks" isn't an excuse stock holders is going to give a crap about. Management's job, more than making customers happy, is make customers poorer, give them a reason to spend more money. So...early morning hours. Short-term stop-gap solution to a long-term problem

21stampsJul 18, 2016

I agree. But if you give my child the choice between Star Wars and any other Disney movie or character meet- he will choose SW every time. So although some families may say that Hollywood Studios is a "construction site" or not worth visiting, or a few hour park at best, that's fine. However, Disney knows that there are also a lot of families like mine, one's with Star Wars obsessed little boys and HS can't be missed. Not only that, but we would probably pay to have early access to the park- so, now it's an option.

Speedy71Jul 17, 2016

What have they add to justify this? two new lands that haven't even began construction. :hilarious:

wvdisneyfamilyJul 17, 2016

Well said. This may not be something I'd pay for at this point, but I'm not ruling it out with a young Star Wars fan at my house.

The Empress LillyJul 17, 2016

Yes, but boys were into 'princess' movies too until they started calling them that. The Princess line is considered one of the greatest modern marketing feats of TWDC. But it is also true that Disney penetrated a market it already had (young girls), at the expense of alienating another market they once had (boys). Which they have been trying to repair with largely lacklustre attempts (Cars, Toy Story, renaming Rapunzel and Ice Queen into non-feminine titles) until they finally succeeded with Star Wars.

ScoppinJul 16, 2016

Thank you for all of the above. I will take all of it into consideration. I like to hear from those who have the experience. I am not too worried about getting him and his sister into the Jedi training, after hearing the extra news. I was thinking of trying to get one of the first Jedi times in order to get on with our day. Then we won't have to worry about coming back for our selected time slot. We do have a Fantasmic dinner package but not sure if I want to keep it. This is the information I have recently found from the WDW website regarding DHS on September 21st. DHS is open until 7:30. Fantasmic! is scheduled for 8:00. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is scheduled for 8:15. I understand they do at time change the park times, even up to the week before or even sooner. I also understand both nighttime shows are great. However we will not be able to do both, unless they change the times. Considering this is a 'Star Wars' day, we will probably lean towards attending the Star Wars event.

docdebbiJul 16, 2016

We had our boys do Jedi Training in April, similar crowd levels to what you can expect in September. A few pointers First- they were letting everyone go down Hollywood Blvd all the way to where you go to sign up before scheduled opening. We got through the gates at around 8:40 on a 9:00 o'clock opening day. And we were far from the first folks in line. We were able to walk all the way to the sign up spot before the park opened. Second- Go down Hollywood Blvd and make the first left, there will be a cast member there with a HUGE (Donald Trump style- HUGE) sign, pointing the way. Walk straight,once you turn and you will see the crowds, with other CMs pointing the way. Third- get in line and don't panic. We didn't know they would let us down early so didn't get there early, and the line looked horrible! We were through it in under 30 minutes and got the show time of our choice. Fourth- you said your ADR was close to opening, are you planning to eat and be done by 8:40? or sign up first and then arrive a little late for your ADR? This ADR may actually be a hindrance to your plan. And your son does need to be present to sign up. Fifth- take a deep breath and relax. What I learned from our experience was that since they have added multiple shows per day, far more than there use to be, it is not as hard to get a reservation anymore. You should get in by just getting there a little early. I'm not saying don't rush/run down the street, I'm saying don't worry from now until then Sixth, just a hint from us, we chose the 7:10 PM show because we could still have a full uninterrupted day on the rides without worrying about losing a FP (since you don't know what show you will actually get and if it will interfere) but were still done the show just in time to run over to Fantasmic and get seats without the theater being full. Actually, we made a 5:30 PM Fantasmic package dinner and knew that we would have a seat available even getting there a little late- you might think about switching your ADRs. Enjoy, it was a great experience and you and your son will love it. And you should be able to get in.