• On Mar 11, 2018
    Mary from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it cheaper to purchase park hopper tickets in advance than at the gate?

    Hi Mary!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so happy to help another Coloradoan prepare for a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Theme park tickets with the Park Hopper Option will be a great addition to your trip because it will allow you to visit multiple theme parks each day to make the most of every moment. Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets, including those with the Park Hopper Option, are the same price if you purchase them in advance or purchase them at any of the theme park ticket windows.

    The advantage to purchasing your theme park tickets in advance is that it will allow you to make advanced FastPass+ reservations for your trip. With FastPass+ reservations, you can enjoy some of the items on your "must-do" list while using the FastPass+ queue rather than the Standby queue, which can save you quite a bit of time for the most popular attractions. You can make FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance of your trip, or 60 days in advance if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel or select Disney Springs Area Resorts, provided that your theme park tickets have been purchased and linked to your My Disney Experience account. If you purchase your theme park tickets from the Walt Disney World Resort website, your tickets will automatically be linked in your My Disney Experience account. So I highly recommend purchasing your theme park tickets early so you can take advantage of this program as early as possible!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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