You’ve all been there . . . sticky hot day in a park filled with fellow tourists. The old adage is get to the park at opening to stay a step ahead of the crowds. Want to see what that really looks like? Let’s take a trip to the Magic Kingdom!

Early in the morning there was no monorail service due to safety precautions that needed to be taken after it was struck by lightning Sunday night.


The DVC spot at the Polynesian is certainly coming along.

Welcome to the park!

The Hub project continues with lots of land moving over on the Tomorrowland side.


Special FP+ kiosk just for the large tour groups WDW encounters during the summer.
Astro Orbitor and Peoplemover still down for refurbishment.

The Space Mountain FP area is under walls, probably to install FP+ kiosks.

You can tell where all the guests go at rope drop!

The Seasonpass Podcast

In the latest Seasonpass Podcast Doug Barnes and company talk with Mystic Manor & Enchanted Tales with Belle WDI Creatives.


The park is so empty and fun to walk through first thing in the morning.

The FP sign and booths near Peter Pan have finally been removed.

Tarps are also down at it’s a small world.

Just a beautiful morning.
Emtpy Frontierland.
Workers on the roof of the Country Bear Jamboree.

The WDW Railroad is going down for a lengthy refurbishment soon.

Scrims are still up at the Tiki Room.

Work happening in the transition from Main Street USA to Adventureland.

Until next time!
And yes, they are advertising for Frozen at the Studios at the exit of MK.

That does it for this week’s column. Do you agree that Magic Kingdom mornings are magical? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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