Top Magic Kingdom Attractions to do BEFORE 10am

The concept of “Rope Drop” is second nature to many guests, but some guests need a little incentive to get up early! With the new change of herding guests in the Hub vs at the Train Station for the Welcome Show, things have changed a little bit…but not a ton!


One of my favourite attractions to do first thing in the morning is the Haunted Mansion, mostly due to the opening cast members still being in full “MAGIC” mode and starting the day in the stretching room is an incredible experience that we all should do at least once.

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There are two things to keep in mind with POTC in the AM.

The first is that the probability of getting your own boat (or sharing with one or two other families) is all depending on how fast you can walk to the attraction.

Secondly, they only have one side of the queue (and one half of the boats) running until around 1030-11am so keep that in the back of your head as you’re walking through the fort to board your boats!


If you head to the back of the park first thing, you could probably ride BTM and Splash a couple times before the rest of the folks make their way through the other attractions, but this can be hit or miss.


This is such a great attraction to get done before 10am because it’s hidden in a part of the Magic Kingdom that takes a little effort to get to if you’re in a hurry.

Remember that it’s a clamshell (similar to a Doombuggy @ The Haunted Mansion), so the constant loading attraction can go through a fair amount of guests an hour!

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If you’re planning on being at the Magic Kingdom during Morning Early Entry, keep in mind that only half of the park is open. Adventureland, Frontierland and Liberty Square don’t open until the park officially opens, so wandering over to try to get on the Haunted Mansion won’t work!


  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Under the Sea – The Journey of Little Mermaid
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin


  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Haunted Mansion (take the breezeway from Adventureland to Liberty Square)
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Then breakfast at Gaston’s Tavern!

Hope this helps! Any time that we can add value by providing insights…bonus!

Dustin Fuhs
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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