• On Apr 25, 2018
    Rondi from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I currently have 3 day base park tickets for 3 adults and 2 children. I was wondering what would be my best option, for now I need an additional day and I need park hopper for just 1 of those days. what would be my best most cost efficient way to do this/

    Hi, Rondi! Each time we start planning our next visit, I start a new spreadsheet so I can keep track of "the Mickey math." This helps me see what I need to save and also compare different options. There are several options you have when trying to figure out the most cost effective way to add an extra magical day to your vacation. One-Day tickets, Park Hopper upgrades, add-on days, oh my! So many numbers to run!

    One thing to consider when thinking of adding One-Day tickets is that this specific ticket is priced differently than multi-day tickets. Its price will change depending on when you plan to use it and also at what theme park. Another thing to consider is that guests are unable to add the Park Hopper Option to just one day's admission on their theme park ticket. If you add this option, it will be applied to every admission on the ticket. 

    So, everything considered, I found that your best bet would be to add on a day and the Park Hopper option to your current tickets. Walt Disney World Resort offers great discounts on ticket prices the longer that you visit the theme parks versus just adding a One-Day ticket. To help you plan out the cost of the upgrade, the current cost of a Four-Day Park Hopper ticket is $484.58 for adults and $463.28 for children. Subtract out the price you paid for each of your current tickets to determine how much you will need to pay to make this change. You can call a Cast Member in Existing Tickets to see if you can upgrade your tickets now or if you will need to make the change in person at Guest Relations. Ticket prices are subject to change at any time, so please understand that the price I mentioned above may change before your visit.

    Thanks for stopping by today and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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