So YOU are or have an early riser/s in your Disney squad?! Either by personal choice OR in my case kids that are up and raring to go by 5:30am, there are definitely ways to pass the time until it’s time to explore the parks!

1. Review your plan of attack for the day. I like to look over my Fastpass selections and dining reservations. I also take note of the locations of Disney snacks I have been Instagram stalking and wanting to try!


2. Explore your resort. Some of them are even equipped with playgrounds such as Port Orleans Riverside. My kids love this. Grab yourself a coffee and let them run wild!


3. Make your way to a neighboring resort. This would be an ideal time to check out a different resort and start making plans for your next Disney home away from home.

4. Make an early morning breakfast reservation. There are so many restaurants at Disney World that you can eat a fabulous breakfast at and if you are lucky, you can get a reservation at one of the parks BEFORE they open AND be in the park while it is relatively empty. Think of the photo opportunities!

5. Extra Magic Hours is one of the awesome perks of staying at a Disney resort. What a great way to let the memories begin AND get thru large parts of the parks before the busier regular park hours begin. Right now, there are special limited-entry events called Early Morning Magic. These events are offered in the Magic Kingdom at Fantasy Land or in Hollywood Studios at Toy Story Land. With the purchase of regular theme park admission and a reservation to Disney Early Morning Magic, guests can be among the first to enter either of these two popular Lands. Breakfast is even included!

6. Rope Drop! My favorite thing to do in the morning. We ALWAYS get to the parks BEFORE rope drop. We use this extra time to take photos, eat, and just revel in the fact that we are in the happiest place on earth.


Early riser? No problem! Disney has you covered. Planning a Disney vacation? I would love to help! Contact me at, on Facebook or by phone at 1-800-670-4312, ext. 143.