• On Jan 21, 2020
    Terry from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I understand that at the end of early morning hours at Magic Kingdom cast members lead you to Tomorrowland for 9 am opening. We will be close to Haunted House at 9 am. Is there a way to go directly to that ride? Do you have to be led to Tomorrowland?

    Hi Terry! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's great to hear from a fellow Marylander! I'm happy to help with your planning question.

    I'm so glad you are considering taking part in Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom Park. My family and I are naturally early risers, so utilizing that extra time in the morning is one of our favorite benefits to staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. During Extra Magic Hours, you will be able to experience select attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland before the park is open to the general public. Cast Members will be positioned at the entrances to Liberty Square and Adventureland until official park opening. Once the park is open to the general public, you will not be led to a specific area, so feel free to join the 999 happy haunts in the Haunted Mansion at the conclusion of Extra Magic Hours. You can enter Liberty Square near the entrance to "it's a small world" and the Tangled themed restrooms.

    In case you are also considering the separate ticketed event, Early Morning Magic - Fantasyland, which takes place on select mornings in the Magic Kingdom, you will find yourself in a similar situation come official park opening. Cast Members will be positioned at the entrances to the lands not operational during the event, and you are free to explore the rest of the park wherever you choose at 9:00.

    I hope that helps with your morning plans, Terry. Bottom line - once the entire park is open, you are free to experience any land or attraction you like. I think you will really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of an early start in the Magic Kingdom. Be sure to get some morning photos in front of Cinderella Castle!

    Wishing you a magical vacation full of memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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