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  • On Jul 30, 2023
    Marquita from PA 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 the waterpark option with my tickets plus the park hopper. Am I allowed to park hop from one of the original parts to the waterpark?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    So yes, you could visit a theme park and a water park on the same day. But it is not really park hopping. Let me explain.

    The tickets you get with your package can be thought of as being in two different "buckets". You have your theme park tickets. You have a certain number of days, and it sounds like you got the Park Hopping option with that. So, you can go to more than one theme park on a given day, which can be tons of fun. That is one bucket.

    The Water Park and Sports Option that you also purchased gives you a separate "bucket" of admissions. These get you access to water parks, or some of the other activities listed in your package.

    Can you visit a theme park and a water park on the same day? Of course, you can. Let's say you go to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in the morning and then head to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in the afternoon. Sure, you can do that. However, when you do, you are going to "spend" one of your theme park admissions from that first bucket on the Animal Kingdom entry, and then one of your Water Park and Sports Option admissions from the second bucket on the Typhoon Lagoon entry. Hopping only speaks to moving from one theme park to another theme park.

    When we visit, we usually reserve a water park visit for a day unto itself. We only do that because we don't want to feel rushed in either the theme park or the water park. We want to feel like we had enough time to do all we wanted in one place or the other. But it could be a lot of fun to follow a busy morning at a theme park with an active, but somewhat more relaxing afternoon at a water park. I just want to be sure you know how it will count on your ticket package.

    BONUS TIP #1
    If you would like to plus up your water park visit, you might want to consider booking one of the reserved spaces, like the Beachcomber Shack or the Umbrella reservations at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park has similar options as well. Just call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 to make a reservation.  

    BONUS TIP #2
    Since you are visiting in 2023, know that while you do need to make a Theme Park Reservation using the Disney Park Pass System for a theme park visit, you do not for a water park visit.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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