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  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Stephen from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought a 1 day ticket to the Magic Kingdom. Can I updgrade this to a parkhopper? Should I?

    Hi there, Stephen!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    I'm happy to hear you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort! I understand the "FOMO" when it comes to trying to decide whether or not to upgrade to add the Park Hopper option, because there's so much to see and do in all four Walt Disney World theme parks! 

    With the Park Hopper option, you can visit multiple Disney theme parks in one day. You'll want to consider your budget, and your goals of what you want to see and do, before adding the Park Hopper to your ticket. 

    Pros:
    • You can experience more attractions and shows by visiting multiple parks.
    • You can switch parks if one feels too crowded.
    • You can enjoy more dining and entertainment options by visiting different parks.
    Cons:
    • Additional cost.
    • You have to consider the travel time between parks, as they are spread out within Walt Disney World Resort.
    • You might not have time to fully explore each park.
    Ultimately, the decision to upgrade your 1-Day, 1 Park Ticket to the Park Hopper option depends on your personal preferences and circumstances, and how much fun you want to fit into your day! If you're planning to park hop for one day only, I'd suggest an early start to the day to maximize your time in the theme parks. 

    It's a very simple process to upgrade your ticket - I recently helped answer a question for another Guest who wanted to add the Park Hopper option to a 1-Day Ticket - you can read my answer here

    Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have the most magical time ever on your Disney vacation!
    Diane W. 


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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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