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Mid-Day Magic Ticket Debuts at Disney World for Fall 2019

by Mommy Frog on August 26, 2019 28 Orlando

Between Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicking off soon, the fall season at Walt Disney World Resort is beginning with a bang! To top it off, Disney has announced a brand-new, limited-time Mid-Day Magic ticket that allows admission into the four theme parks after noon. Frog families who are on a budget and/or don't like waking up early should seriously consider hopping on it! We'll outline everything you need to know about this special discounted ticket.

Disney World Mid-Day Magic Ticket - Group at Epcot

Overview of Disney's Mid-Day Magic Ticket

The Mid-Day Magic Tickets, which allow admission to the parks after 12 p.m., must be used on or before Dec. 15, 2019, and are priced as low as $69 per day, plus tax. Two-day, three-day and four-day options are available for guests who are 10 years or older (tadpole rates are also available). Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, it's important to note that if you buy from us frogs, we can save you even more green on these already discounted tickets!

Here's a breakdown on select ticket prices:

The price varies based on the selected start date. If the first day of use falls on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, the ticket price is a couple of dollars cheaper than if you were to start using the Mid-Day Magic Ticket later in the week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). As it gets closer to the holidays, the prices slightly increase. The tickets do not have to be used on consecutive days. However, the three-day ticket expires five days after the selected start date; and the four-day ticket expires seven days after the selected start date.

Tickets are valid for one theme park per day after 12 p.m. Mid-Day Magic tickets cannot be used for admission during morning Extra Magic Hours. While Mid-Day Magic Tickets include advance FastPass+ reservations, FastPass+ selections before 12 p.m. will not be valid with this special ticket. (In other words, your FastPasses can only be booked once you're permitted valid entry into the parks after noon.)

While there isn't a one-day ticket offered, a Park Hopper option and a Park Hopper Plus option are both available to upgrade. For the Park Hopper Plus option, admission to the water parks and other fun activities would remain the same — you can only enter after 12 p.m.

Who Should Take Advantage of the Mid-Day Magic Ticket

Disney World Mid-Day Magic Ticket - Magic Kingdom

Families on a budget should definitely consider the Mid-Day Magic Tickets, as they can save as much as $28 per day per ticket! For example, the cost of a 4-Day Mid-Day Magic Ticket with an Oct. 1 start date works out to $74 a day vs. $101 for a regular 4-Day Base Ticket. If you're frugal frogs like us, that's a big savings!

Now if you're a family of frogs who don't like getting up early in the mornings, this ticket is especially good for you. With the Mid-Day Magic Ticket, you can sleep in, take your time getting ready and eat a nice leisurely brunch before hitting the parks. Of course, do keep in mind that a mid-day arrival means you will be arriving when crowds are at their peak. If you are most concerned about visiting the parks when crowds are at their lowest in the mornings, this is not the best ticket for you.

Keep in mind that this ticket is not valid during morning Extra Magic Hours, so it's not a good fit for those staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels or the select hotels that offer the Extra Magic Hours benefit (if you plan to use morning EMH). It's important to note that Disney World is offering Extra, Extra Magic Hours for the entire months of September and October in Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The Mid-Day Magic Ticket is definitely one to consider if you're staying off-site, especially if you like to sleep in, arrive later and stay as late as possible once crowds start to subside.

How to Get the Most Out of the Mid-Day Magic Ticket

Disney World Mid-Day Magic Ticket- Food and Wine Festival

If you plan on taking advantage of this new ticket option, arrive at noon and stay until park close to make the most out of the time available to you. Know that crowds may be heavier during the afternoons and plan accordingly. You can reserve up to three FastPass+ selections per park per day, up to 30 days in advance with the Mid-Day Magic Ticket. Make sure they have arrival times after noon, and allow enough time to get through security, enter the park and arrive at your first FastPass+ attraction.

If you follow the "arrive late, stay late" schedule, you'll find that crowds lighten up later in the evenings. During peak season, park hours are usually extended. You will also need to be aware that parks can potentially reach capacity on holidays, so you'll want to arrive as soon as the clock hits noon. Since the ticket cut-off start date is Dec. 15, reaching capacity isn't that likely, but you'll still run into crowd levels as high as 8, according to our Crowd Calendar. However, Thanksgiving Week is super hoppin' time with heavy crowds that reach up to a level 10. So, just keep that in mind if you plan to use the Mid-Day Magic Ticket during that timeframe.

What do you think of this new ticket option? Have any questions about the Mid-Day Magic Ticket? Be sure to hop to the comments below!

Related: The Best Time to Visit Disney World in 2019 & 2020

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Sep 29, 2019 at 1:21 a.m. Steven Pfanenstiel Says...

Can the mid-day tickets be used on consecutive days?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steven!

They sure can - they just have to be used within the expiration date, which will be listed on the ticket itself. 2-Day tickets expire 4 days after the selected start date, 3-Day tickets expire 5 days after the selected start date and 4-Day tickets expire 7 days after the selected start date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2019 at 4:15 a.m. Lauren McNicholas Says...

Can you purchase the mid day ticket at the gate? Or is it solely an online offer?

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauren!

You can purchase Mid-Day Magic tickets at the gate, but we highly recommend booking in advance to be able to take advantage of FastPass+ reservations ahead of your trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 26, 2019 at 1:19 a.m. Mayra Says...

Hi

Can you describe me Fast pass Reservation

Just knowing about mid day pass

Going around the 9th of october

And considerating this ticket option

But like to know abot the fast pasa too.

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Sep 26, 2019 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mayra!

FastPass is a skip-the-line feature that is a free perk to your Walt Disney World ticket. If you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can make these reservations up to 60 days in advance; if you're not staying on-site, you can make these reservations up to 30 days in advance. Combined with the Mid-Day Magic ticket, you'd need to make reservations (which can be done online or using the My Disney Experience app) after noon on the days you'll be visiting. You can learn more about how FastPass works in this post. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2019 at 12:24 p.m. lilly Says...

My family of three are going to DisneyWorl the first week of November. We do plan on puchasing the mid day passes. Do you suggest getting the passes asap or wait until its closer to the time frame? We are not familiar with fast passes so we dont know what to expect :/ Any advise?

Thanks!

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Sep 25, 2019 at 8:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lilly!

We recommend getting them at least 30 days out if you're staying off-site (60 if you're staying on-site!) so that you're able to book your FastPass reservations in advance. You'll get three advance FastPass reservations per person, per day to help skip the lines and maximize your time. With the Mid-Day Magic ticket, you'll just need to be sure that you book your FastPasses after noon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2019 at 5:02 a.m. Rosa Leal Says...

If I purchase the two day option can I use for 2 different people on the same day?

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Sep 23, 2019 at 3:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rosa!

For two people, you'd need two 2-day tickets, one for each guest. You'll need to attach names/accounts to these tickets, so you'll only be able to designate one name per ticket (so for a 2-day ticket, one name; 3-day ticket, one name; and so on.) Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2019 at 2:43 p.m. Dave Slusarz Says...

Will the mid day ticket program extend into 2020

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

We aren't certain just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open! We'll update this post as soon as we know more.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 15, 2019 at 5:24 a.m. Bria Says...

Do you know if this offer will be extended through the year?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bria!

Stay tuned - this offer hasn't been extended just yet, but we've got our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2019 at 3:09 a.m. Douglas Says...

Can these tickets be upgraded if you decide another option would be better once you arrive?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Doug!

You sure can! If you'd like to upgrade through Undercover Tourist, you can do so within 90 days of your order date and before your ticket's start date. Some upgrades can also be done within My Disney Experience (though this will void any returns or upgrades through Undercover Tourist). You can also always upgrade at the park before the last day of entitlement (in other words, before you enter the park on your ticket's last day). Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2019 at 8:40 p.m. shan Says...

So if i needed to upgrade once i've purchased tickets from you how would i do that. Would it have to be done before using first day?

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Sep 17, 2019 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shan!

You certainly can upgrade! There's a couple of ways to go about this. You can upgrade through Undercover Tourist if its before first day of use (and within 90 days of your order date) by calling us at 1 (800) 846-1302. Or, you can also upgrade your ticket directly at Disney World at any ticket counter before before the last day of entitlement.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2019 at 6:39 p.m. Sam Says...

What would be the earliest in park dining reservations we can go to with these mid day tickets? Would we be able to schedule 11:30ish reservations?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sam!

Noon is the earliest you'll be able to enter the park, so we'd shoot for dining reservations no earlier than 12:15 or 12:30 depending on the restaurant's location in the park so that you're able to hop to them upon entry.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 13, 2019 at 1:57 p.m. Arlene Says...

I think the Mid-Day Ticket option is great. I just wanted to confirm that we are able to make FastPass reservations for attractions after 12:00 p.m 30 days or 60 days before our arrival date. Thank You!

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Sep 13, 2019 at 10:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Arlene!

That's correct - if you're staying on-site at a Disney Resort hotel, you can book three FastPass+ reservations per day, per person 60 days in advance; if you aren't staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can book your FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance. These can be used after 12 p.m. each day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. Debbie Says...

How far in advance must you buy your ticket? Is there an option for just a single day?

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Sep 9, 2019 at 11:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie!

We always recommend buying at least 30 days in advance (or 60 days if staying on-site) to make sure you can make your FastPass+ reservations in advance! You can currently save up to $39 on a 3-day Mid-Day Magic base ticket by buying now.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 26, 2019 at 11:15 p.m. Marilyn Dowd Says...

Can you get this Mid Day ticket for 8 or nine days as a Parkhopper ticket .

Going in September 21-30th

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Aug 27, 2019 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marilyn!

A Four-Day ticket is the longest offered in this ticket type, unfortunately, though Park Hoppers are available!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2019 at 7:46 a.m. Karla Bertocco Says...

Is it possível to add more Days to the 4 Day ticket, as we do with the regular base ticket?

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Sep 16, 2019 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karla!

Days cannot be added on to the Mid-Day Magic ticket as they can with regular Base or Hoppers; the 4-day option is the longest available. You would need to purchase an additional 2-day Mid-Day Magic ticket (or longer!) if you wanted to extend your time, at the regular rate.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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