Have you heard of Disneyland’s Magic Mornings but aren’t quite sure what exactly they are? And more importantly how to utilize them?
Let’s just jump right in, Magic Mornings are Disneyland Hotel Guests special morning hour to enjoy the parks. If they open the park to the public at 8am, then you can head in at 7am! It’s not quite Magic, but when you are on a mission, it certainly can be.
Whenever you stay at an On-Site Disneyland Hotel, you automatically receive Magic Mornings with your hotel/park tickets package for every day of your stay. If you aren’t staying at a Disneyland Hotel option, then you can receive one Magic Morning when you purchase a 3 (or more) Day Park Hopper ticket. You are only allowed to attend the Magic Mornings at the Disneyland park. California Adventure is not offered to off-site guests at this time.
As their are two Disneyland Resort parks, there are 7 days of Magic Mornings split between the two. Disneyland Park offers Magic Mornings Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. California Adventure offers Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Not all areas of the parks are open during that hour. Disneyland Park opens Main Street, USA, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland during that time. California Adventure Park opens Cars Land, Condor Flats, Paradise Pier, Hollywoodland, and Grizzly Peak. TIP: Fastpasses for Radiator Springs Racers will not be available until California Adventure Park is open to the public. (I know, I know, I’m just the messenger).
Here’s how I personally use my Magic Mornings. I try to use the Monorail to get into the park from Downtown Disney, this is only available to on-site hotel guests during the Magic Morning Hour. I then stroll through the park. I generally will not even try to ride anything. This is a favorite time of mine. The park isn’t nearly as busy and the few people who are there have run to their favorite rides. Instead, I wander slowly down Main Street, USA, taking pictures and just enjoying the ability to walk freely without being in a line or in a hurry to my next ride. Here’s the time to slow down and enjoy the true Magic of Disneyland, the attention to details in the buildings, the names on the windows and so much more.
Disneyland Magic Mornings are enjoyed by everyone differently. I hope these tidbits of information will help you utilize them in the best way possible for your next vacation to Disneyland.
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