6 Activities For Early Risers At Walt Disney World

If you're up with the sun, even on vacation, it can sometimes be tricky to wait around for the rest of your party that's sleeping in soundly. You want to get up, get out, and get going " I get you. So what is there for the go getter's to do while everyone else sleeps in? Check out these 6 activities for early risers at Walt Disney World.


6 Activities for Early Risers at Walt Disney World6 Activities for Early Risers at Walt Disney World


Grab your camera and explore your resort! Early mornings are beautiful at the Disney resort hotels, and photographers are treated to some stunning scenes without having to manage cutting out tourists. A steamy Florida sunrise offers superb shots of waterways, green space, and native wildlife.


Take A Photography WalkTake A Photography Walk


Take a fishing excursion! Hop aboard a boat from one of Disney's many marinas for a 2-4 hour excursion with an experienced fishing guide. Disney will provide you with all the gear and tackle you may need - including a fishing rod and reel, artificial lures, live bait and non-alcoholic beverages.


Contemporary Resort MarinaContemporary Resort Marina


Morning Extra Magic Hours! While the majority of Disney Resort guests like to take advantage of nighttime Extra Magic Hours, early mornings at the Park tend to have even smaller crowds.


Wave 'hi' to Mickey Mouse!Wave 'hi' to Mickey Mouse!


Tee off with a Sunrise 9! Golf Tee Times begin at 6:00am on many of the Disney World Courses. Early birds can often get a discounted rate on a for a quick nine holes to get your day off to the right start.


A view of the Magnolia Golf CourseA view of the Magnolia Golf Course


Book a table service breakfast! First seatings can be found as early as 6:30am depending on the season and resort. Hop in a taxi and head off across property to explore some of the great Disney Dining available at other resort hotels. An early breakfast at Animal Kingdom Lodge's BOMA is a great treat because you can take some time to go view the animals out on AKL's private savanna.


Mickey Waffles, Biscuits, and GravyMickey Waffles, Biscuits, and Gravy


Be Pampered! The Senses Spas both the Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs Resorts accept reservations starting at 8:00am, with a suggestion of a half an hour prior arrival time. Begin your day with a lush spa experience, and limber up those muscles before hitting the Parks.


Massage Room at the Grand FloridianMassage Room at the Grand Floridian


Are you up with the sunrise? Leave a comment below and share your early morning Disney tips!

alicemouse wrote on Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:21:

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Go for a run (or stroll or bike ride)! Boardwalk and the path between Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness are my favorite spots!

LouisianaMike wrote on Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:57:

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I like to spend the early morning planning out the days' activities and also looking for Fast pass openings for hard to get on rides, since many FP's open up the morning of.. A leisurely stroll to the nearest coffee shop is a MUST, as well. Boardwalk is an excellent place for an early morning stroll or jog.

tim wrote on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 16:26:

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I like to wake up grab some coffee and walk around the resort to see some of the behind the scenes things that go on you never knew happened. I watched them comb the beaches every morning when I was at Caribbean Beach staying there. I watched some early morning clean up being done at the pool at beach club and had a great interaction with some cast members. It is also a great time to go into the back side of Epcot and world showcase and take some pictures before the area starts to fill up with people and its also very peaceful listening to the music and the start of the day there.

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