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  • On Jan 24, 2022
    Nikki from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, My daughter is competing in the UCA All-Star Cheerleading Nationals March 12-13. Is it an option to purchase 1 day Park Hopper passes for our family to attend the parks? I only see 2, 3 or 4 day park passes to add onto her package. We just need 1 day

    Hi there, Nikki and welcome to planDisney!  

    Ah, UCA Nationals! What an exciting time for your daughter! As a UCA Collegiate Mascot National Champion (Go VOLS!) as well as a former cheer, tumbling and gymnastics coach, I have very fond memories of UCA events at all levels held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex! When you put together amazingly dedicated athletes, the thrill of competition, and a whole lot of Disney magic, how in the world could it not be an incredible time?! It's been a while, but I think I've still got it, but it's also been at least a decade since my last tumbling pass, so I'll leave it to your daughter and her squad. 

    Adding the parks to your Nationals experience this March is a great idea, and you're right to be on the lookout for a way to purchase one-day tickets with the Park Hopper option. It's a great day to get the most out of a single day!

    If memory serves, UCA usually offers resort and ticket packages, correct? If that's the case, booking through them likely won't give you the option for a single day ticket of any type, so your best bet is to rewind your way over to Walt Disney World Resort's Park Tickets page and purchase your park tickets there! Simply scroll down to "Standard Theme Park Ticket" and follow the prompts to select one day, add the Park Hopper option, and then select which day you'll plan on visiting the parks! Once you have your tickets, you'll be able to link them to your reservation in My Disney Experience!

    Oh, and make sure to decide which park you'll be visiting first on your whirlwind day through the parks - you'll have to make a Disney Park Pass reservation for the park you'll start off in, and after 2 p.m., you can hop to the other parks as long as you've got the energy! Currently, it looks like all the parks have availability, but hours, availability, and policies are subject to change, so I'd make your decision early.

    If you want to visit as many parks as possible in a single day, my fellow panelist Anne-Marie suggests starting with Disney's Animal Kingdom since it usually closes the earliest, and then visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, followed by EPCOT, and finishing in Magic Kingdom. Of course, you definitely don't NEED to do the four-park challenge, but with the Park Hopper option, you have the ability! 

    Alternatively, if you want to visit the parks but four in a single day seems overwhelming, you can always opt for the two day park passes offered through the UCA packages you mentioned.

    Whichever you decide, I know you're in for an absolutely wonderful weekend. I hope it's filled with a thrilling routine for your daughter's squad - I'll be wishing for them to hit! Whether your time in the parks is celebrating a National Championship or celebrating leaving it all out on the floor, I'm so glad you'll be spending the time together at The Most Magical Place on Earth during The World's Most Magical Celebration

    Thank you so much for your question, Nikki! If you run into any other questions while planning, you know where to find us! 

    5, 6, 7, 8... AND 1! 

    Andrew
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