When and Where Is Morning Magic Offered?
Morning Magic is only available at Disneyland, not at California Adventure. Instead of doing both pre and post park hours like the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland only offers a Morning Extra Magic Hour. Morning Magic begins one hour before regular park opening. Morning Magic is usually on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Who Can Go?
Since Disneyland doesn’t have the same number of on-site hotels as Disney World, attending Morning Magic isn’t limited to guests staying “on-property.” While guests staying in a Disneyland Resort Hotel can visit Morning Magic if they have valid admission for the day it is offered, other guests may participate, as well, including those who purchase select park-hopper tickets and vacation packages. Guests not staying in a Disneyland Resort Hotel may only use the Morning Magic one day per park ticket.
What Attractions Are Open?
During Morning Magic Fantasyland and Tomorrowland attractions are open. This includes Alice in Wonderland, Astro Orbitor, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Disneyland Monorail, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, King Arthur Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Space Mountain, and Star Tours (operating attractions are subject to change).
Why Should I Go?
Morning Magic is extremely early, often at 7 am. While it may seem not worth getting up, it most definitely is. Crowds are minimal: I have found them to be much less than at Morning Extra Magic Hours at Disney World. Most attractions are a walk-ons, and I have had many times where I was the only person on certain attractions. Morning Magic is also the only time I have ever been able to get pictures in front of the castle with no other guests in the shot.
Have you attended Morning Magic at Disneyland? What are your thoughts?