Early Morning Magic adding additional tickets?

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  1. Mambo Junkie

    Mambo Junkie DIS Veteran

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    I got EMM for 7:30 and now I notice they have added a 7:00 time. Will this make it more crowded? I'm already preparing for the crowds at MNSSHP.
     
  2. ConnecticutNonna

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    My guess is the reason it's earlier is they are opening the park a bit earlier. This way you won't lose time. Did you check park times for your date?
     
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  4. Mambo Junkie

    Mambo Junkie DIS Veteran

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    Yes, still 9 am park opening.
     
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  5. Jkesmom

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    Is there usually a choice of times? My search for Magic Kingdom only shows one option - 7:45.
     
  6. Babs1975

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    They did this for many, but not all dates, for TSL EMM. I believe it will be more crowded than a date that only has the 7:30 time, but it still will not be crowded. They added the 7:00 time slot and now everyone can get in at 7:00 whether you have the 7:00 or 7:30 slot. You will not be able to go to the rides until close to 7:30 though. Instead they will funnel you to breakfast. Since there are more people with the 2 slots, they are trying to spread out the breakfast crowd by having the option to eat before or after your riding time.
     
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    Not Magic Kingdom. The 7:00 and 7:30 time slots are for EMM at HS...TSL.
     
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    They don't change park opening time when there is an EMM scheduled. That's one thing you can count on.
     
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    I read a review by Josh of Easywdw. He stated he expected it to be more crowded
     
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  10. ENJDisneyFan

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    You might want to check out the TSL EMM thread. There are lots of reviews from days there were 2 time slots.

    https://www.disboards.com/threads/d...aq-11-19-11-21-12-24-12-31-1-2-added.3701980/

    Here is the verbiage from p. 1 of that thread, which explains the 2 time slots:

    What's Up with the 7AM & 7:30AM Reservation Times?
    • Disney is doing something different with reservation slots for DHS/TSL EMM compared to MK EMM.
    • For most dates, Disney has been making a 7:30AM time slot available to book.
    • When/if the 7:30AM slot sells out or gets close to selling out, Disney has been adding a 7:00AM time slot for booking.
    • So far, all dates (except for the first two EMM events) have ultimately had "both" time slots bookable.
    • So far, there is NO difference in how Disney handles 7AM or 7:30AM reservations at the event - everyone is treated the same.
    • It appears this is a "slow loading" technique to encourage a more gradual arrival of guests vs all at once.
      • Note! Disney's website contains the following language: "Guests with a 7:30 AM reservation will first enjoy Toy Story Land followed by breakfast, served until 10:00 AM. Based on capacity, we may make other reservation times available, with breakfast preceding the park experience for these Guests."
      • Again, in practice, anyone can arrive early and eat before the event and anyone can eat up until 10am - there has been absolutely no difference in how 7AM and 7:30AM reservations are treated so far.
     
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