Last week, Disney World added a new ticket option called Mid-Day Magic. I am jumping for joy at this new option, but not for the reason you may be thinking.
The Scoop on Disney World’s Mid-Day Magic Ticket
This ticket option costs lower than a normal ticket, but you can’t enter the parks until after 12:00 p.m. The ticket is not valid for morning Extra Magic Hours, and you can’t schedule any FastPass+ reservations before noon. You can choose, two-, three-, or four-day tickets. Mid-Day Magic ticket option is not available for single-day admission.
Cost for two-day Mid-Day Magic Ticket: $160.88+ (cost is more depending on the days you visit)
Regular two-day ticket: $212.33+
Cost for two-day Mid-Day Magic with Park Hopper: $230.88
Regular two-day ticket with Park Hopper: $282.33.
That’s a savings of over $50 per person. For a family of 4-5 people, that cost savings can really add up.
Currently, Mid-Day Magic tickets are only available through December 15, 2019.
Why I’m Excited about Mid-Day Magic Tickets
My family won’t be buying these new Mid-Day Magic tickets on our trip next summer. Why? My kids don’t sleep late. Even my 15-year-old rarely sleeps past 8 a.m. And on vacation, they get up even earlier.
However, I am excited about these tickets for another reason. If more people choose this Mid-Day Magic option, fewer people will be in the parks before noon. And that means my family can squeeze in more rides with shorter lines.
Last summer, we arrived at Disney Animal Kingdom at 8 a.m. We rode a ton of rides that morning before the crowds started pouring in. The early bird catches the worm!
My assumption is that these tickets are going away in mid-December because of holiday crowds. Over Christmas and New Year’s, the parks fill to capacity on some days before noon, so it doesn’t make sense to sell a ticket to arrive later in the day. I hope that Disney World brings back the Mid-Day Magic tickets next year.
What do you think of this new Mid-Day Magic ticket option? Does your family get an early start, or do you like to sleep in at Disney World?
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.