Disney Springs
  • On Mar 27, 2022
    Cindy from Ontario Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Day one of our trip we will arrive around 2pm. Do we have to use a full day ticket pass or the park pass portion of the ticket? Do you have to reserve a park when park hopping after 2pm? If so, do you only reserve on the day you wish to park hop?

    Hello again, Cindy! We here at planDisney are ready to help you tackle this question!

    When you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort sometimes it's hard to decide where to begin your vacation! My family and I often spend our first night at Disney Springs, especially if we're arriving later in the day.  This shopping, dining, and entertainment district has 65 over-the-top delicious dining options, like Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' and Maria & Enzo's Ristorante, and there's no limit to the time I would wait for an almost half-pound cookie from Gideon's Bakehouse!  You might even think of seeing the new show Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. I was lucky enough to see this show in December and have to tell you I was completely blown away.  It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.  Since visiting Disney Springs is free, we often spend our first night there and save our Theme Park Tickets for our full days visiting the Resort.  

    You and your party will need both a valid Theme Park Ticket as well as a Park Pass Reservation to enter your first Theme Park of each day.  If you have a Park Hopper Option ticket each time you scan in at the first turnstile of the day one of those days is deducted from your ticket.  Whether you're arriving for "rope drop" the moment the Park opens, or you're heading in for the first time for dinner, you will be using one "day" of your Ticket.  If you have a Park Hopper ticket you are able to "hop" to any other Park any time after 2 p.m.  Hopping does not reduce the number of days you are able to use your Theme Park Ticket. 

    Since this is a lot to process,  here's an example.  If you have a 4-day Park Hopper Option ticket, you have 4 days total to scan into the Parks.  On your first day, you may choose to start at Magic Kingdom and hop to EPCOT.  You and your party will need to make a Park Pass Reservation for Magic Kingdom and you must scan into Magic Kingdom before you can hop to EPCOT after 2 p.m.  At the moment, Park Pass Reservations are not needed for subsequent Parks you may be hopping to later in the day. 

    I hope I've answered your question, Cindy! Please come back and see us again if you need anything else for your magical vacation!
    Ashley M
thumbnail image for Ashley

Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for The best digital tools for Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.