Earlier this week we got up bright and early and headed to the first Early Morning Magic at Toy Story Land!
Crowds were low, and it was fun to feel like we had the park to ourselves. Read on for a full review, and our thoughts on whether the price tag is worth it… .
Early Morning Magic in Disney World’s Toy Story Land
Early Morning Magic in Toy Story Land runs from 7:30am – 10:00am. The Park opens to guests at 9:00am, giving you 1 1/2 hours of time in the park with limited guests.
Note that if tickets are in high demand, Disney may open up more arrival times for Early Morning Magic.
Resort buses are running at this time. If you are driving, we recommend you get there a little earlier than you planned. There are no parking attendants, so knowing where to park can be a little confusing.
Also, with the construction of the the new bus stop and Skyliner station, the walk to the park entrance is longer than usual.
Your Early Morning Magic ticket includes time in Toy Story Land and breakfast at ABC Commissary. We were part of a media group, so were directed to ABC Commissary first.
However, since you can get breakfast with your ticket as late as 10:00am (after the park officially opens), we recommend that you go to Toy Story Land first while the park is closed to other guests, and then head to ABC Commissary after the park opens to all guests so you can make the most of your morning.
Early Morning Magic in Toy Story Land Breakfast
Breakfast at Early Morning Magic is serious business. Head on over to ABC Commissary and choose your options from the posted menus — both an entree and continental breakfast buffet are included in your ticket.
Menus include several great options — it was really hard to choose!
The chefs told us they wanted to break away from the normal breakfast options and put a new twist on favorites. Check these out!
For our entree, we selected the Fried Chicken and Cinnamon Sugar French Donut Bowl.
We gotta say, we loved this – it was truly delicious. This is the chefs’ version of Chicken and Waffles, basically, paired with sweet potato tots. The donuts are made in-house.
The chicken has the slightest amount of spice, and it balances out the sweetness of the rest of the bowl.
If you’re wondering what to order, the Chefs’ two favorite entrees are the Fried Chicken and Cinnamon Sugar French Donut Bowl and the Mexican Corn Chilaquiles and Eggs Bowl.
For your kiddos, they have kids’ portions of Fried Chicken and Cinnamon Sugar French Donut or Scrambled Eggs. Both kids’ dishes come with Sweet Potato tots.
In addition to your entree, you’ll also have access to the Continental breakfast buffet. There is a selection of baked goods, fresh fruit, and yogurt parfaits on the buffet.
You’ve got fresh baked cinnamon rolls, pain au chocolate, and fruit danish…
…and fresh fruit…
…and make-your-own yogurt parfaits…
Plus, there are the breakfast drinks — coffee, tea, orange juice, apple juice, and water.
Don’t miss the Citrus Mint Infused Water.
Again, you can order your entree up until 10:00am, so if you can, wait until the park is open to all guests to enjoy your breakfast to maximize your Early Morning Magic Time in Toy Story Land.
Your breakfast is included with your Early Morning Magic ticket, so don’t miss it! After all how many times do you see a receipt like this at Disney? 🙂
Early Morning Magic in Toy Story Land Rides and Characters
After breakfast, we headed over to Toy Story Land. We loved seeing 5 and 10 minute wait times posted! But, basically everything was a walk-on status. Look at that 5 minute wait time for Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers!
We could even choose our row for Slinky Dog Dash. People who wanted the first row did have to wait behind one or two groups, but that is about it for the wait. (FYI, we prefer the back row — the first row has a view of…huge dog ears, plus it’s slower than the ride at the back, similar to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.)
Buzz, Woody, and Jessie were also available for photos and autographs.
This is a great time to knock these character meet and greets out for the day – and the lines are short. Remember these lines can be crazy long during the day – and hot – with little shade.
If you are a little parched while in Toy Story Land no need to run to ABC Commissary for a drink – Woody’s Lunch Box is offering free coffee and water during the event.
This event is a definite splurge. The cost for the extra event is $79 per adult, and $69 for children ages 3 to 9 (not including tax), so a larger family will be paying beau coup bucks. It starts at 7:30am and runs until 10:00, but the park opens to the public at 9:00am, giving you 1 1/2 hours in the park with a limited number of guests. And by limited we mean this:
When are you ever going to see Toy Story Land look this empty?
So yes, it is a splurge, and each family’s decision is conditional. After all, a family of five will be spending basically $365 for an hour and a half of short lines and a counter service breakfast. And that $365 could easily be another night’s hotel in a deluxe resort, or TWO nights’ hotel in a value or moderate resort. (Or, you know, could go toward your mortgage.)
But, if your Disney trip is short; you don’t have time for lines or playing fastpass tetris; you MUST go on Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania!; meeting Buzz, Jessie, and Woody without long lines is imperative; and experiencing Toy Story Land without crowds (and when it is a little cooler) is high on your family’s list, then this could be worth it for YOU. Plus, the breakfast entree was really, really enjoyable in addition to the continental buffet with the help-yourself drinks.
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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. For this event, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of Early Morning Magic Toy Story Land. We were not compensated to attend, but we did receive complimentary tickets for the event. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ