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  • On May 14, 2024
    Allison from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I am an annual pass holder can the others that are with my party park hop if they do not have annual passes?

    Hi there, Allison!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for coming by to discuss your next enchanting escape to the Most Magical Place on Earth. As a fellow member of the Annual Passholder family, I'd be delighted to address your question. Let's get going!

    One of the best aspects of my Disney Sorcerer Pass is the included Park Hopper Option. I love starting my day with a stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., in the morning, then ending the evening with a meal and nighttime spectacular in EPCOT. My husband and children don't visit Walt Disney World as often as I do, so they don't have Annual Passes. When we travel as a family, to maximize flexibility, we purchase regular theme park tickets with the Park Hopper Option for them; my Park Hopping entitlement does not extend to others in my party. If the rest of your group plans to visit more than one theme park per day, they must add this feature to their tickets.

    Your Annual Pass can benefit your travel crew in other ways, Allison. When vacationing with my family, I take advantage of dining and merchandise discounts to treat them to meals and souvenirs! This fall, we're planning to attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I can purchase tickets for this special event for my husband, two children, and myself at a discounted rate.

    I hope this is helpful! If your group decides to forego the Park Hopper Option on their tickets, you'll have a great time thoroughly immersing yourselves in one theme park at a time. When park hopping is off my itinerary, I break up each park day with a table service meal at a nearby resort. From Magic Kingdom Park, ride the monorail to Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort for a fantastic (air-conditioned!) lunch. Ale & Compass Restaurant is a hidden gem adjacent to the lobby at Disney's Yach Club Resort. Take the Friendship Boats from EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios to relax and escape the afternoon sun. During your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a resort bus will take you to Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. Enjoy a relaxing meal with a view of the savanna.

    Thanks for sending your question to planDisney, Allison. If there's anything else we can do to make your upcoming stay even more memorable, don't hesitate to reach out again. You've got a friend in me!

    Have a magical day,
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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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