Globe at ESPN entrance
  • On Apr 3, 2022
    Tara from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter is competing at the world cheer competition. Does going to watch her compete count as one of our park hopper plus days?

    Bonjour Tara!

    Thank you so much for visiting us, and welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet! I am always so happy whenever I see fellow Canadians in our queue, and I am thrilled to be answering your question today. Can you believe that in just a couple of weeks, you will be soaking in the warm and sunny Florida weather at the Walt Disney World Resort? Leaving the Canadian winters was always one of my favourite parts of a Disney vacation!

    To answer your question, since the competition is usually held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, some events do require valid admission. However, this does not mean that you need Walt Disney World theme park admission to enter the complex, though some events are included in your theme park admission. In this case, the tickets will most probably be separate from your theme park entry and be provided by your event coordinator, which means they would not count towards your Park Hopper Plus tickets! The main difference between your Park Hopper Plus tickets and other theme park admission is that they include admission to the water parks. Remember, though, that while visiting the four theme parks requires theme park reservations, you are not required to make a reservation to visit the water parks!

    Now, Tara, I thought I would share some of the things my mom and I love to do together on our visits to the Walt Disney World Resort. One of my mom and I's favourite activities was the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Not only is the view of EPCOT in full bloom breathtaking, but the various seasonal booths, activities and souvenirs add so much to your vacation! My mom and I loved doing Spike's Pollen-Nation scavenger hunt, as it allowed us to stop and look at all the unique plants and flowers that can currently be found at EPCOT. Also, we always have to stop by the Grand Floridian Cafe for brunch at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Not only is the food delicious, but the Cast Members are always so friendly, and my mom and I have a soft spot for the sunny and open dining room. 

    I hope this was helpful, Tara, and that you and your daughter have the best day ever on your upcoming Disney vacation! If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your visit, please don't hesitate to reach out. It is always my honour to help a fellow Canadian like you. Plus, we've got magic. Yes, we do! We've got magic, how about you?

    Have a magical day, 

    Ariane
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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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