- Aug 1, 2016
I'd try to get them to head to MM on Saturday and point them in the direction of starting with Dumbo and the carousel. Even if they don't make it in for the full hour of MM it is a good head start on some of FL.Thanks, this is good information and suggests my Saturday to Tuesday plan might work, especially since we'd likely be flying out in the early evening as the party crowds are arriving. Of course, it occurred to me last night that my in-laws would be eligible for Magic Morning Saturday but we won't, which is a complicating factor (do we (1) have them go in and get through a few rides and then meet up after rope drop, (2) all go in together with the rope drop crowd and focus on the less-popular FL rides that I think the littles would like -- carousel, Casey Jr., storybook land boats, teacups; or (3) start with DCA Saturday instead which is unappealing since I think my 5-year old nephew will need some time to warm up to the bigger rides and DL seems like it's better to ease him in. If we picked option (2) or (3) they could possibly use MM on Tuesday. None of them are morning people, so I have some doubt about getting them to rope drop, let alone MM.
For first timer little kiddos I generally start with Dumbo since it is outside and they can see what will happen before they commit to it. Then carousel, the teacups and then Alice as the introduction to dark rides. You could plan to enter at about half hour into MM and they could just walk in while you wait at the ropes as by that time they are generally letting everyone in to line up for regular rope drop. Using MM on Tuesday is tough if that is your checkout day, since you will have to be packed up and ready to go early and you will likely be tired from staying out later in the evenings. Your other option would be to make a early dining reservation so that you got into the park with the MM crowd and it might incentivize the non-morning people to get up early if you are starting with a character breakfast or something.