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  • On Mar 15, 2019
    Jaime from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Have 1-2 days at most to visit in April. I am stuck between a one day pass with park hopper or two day pass, no park hopper. I am hoping to visit Magic Kingdom and Epcot and think I can do both with 1 day park hopper and extra magic hours MK. Best option?

    Hi Jaime,

    As Pocahontas would say, your trip is "Just around the riverbend!" I bet you're counting down the days and getting so excited!

    If I were you and either option would work, I'd opt for two days at Disney theme parks instead of just one. While I'm sure you could squeeze quite a bit into one day, especially with Extra Magic Hours, there are some definite perks to spreading your visit over two days. First, and most obviously, it gives you more time. Having a full day at both Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, which both have enough to do to easily fill multiple days, will allow you to experience even more magic and fun. The other thing to think about is your FastPass+ selections. If you have theme park tickets for two days, you'll be able to schedule six attractions or experiences ahead of time (three per day) as opposed to just three. The FastPass+ service is such a wonderful time saver, and I'd love for you to be able to maximize its use! Once you've enjoyed your three initial selections, you'll be able to make additional selections, one at a time, with the My Disney Experience mobile app or an in-park kiosk, but additional availability may be limited, especially for the more popular attractions. Having a two-day ticket will allow you to get more use of that service. Plus, maybe this sounds silly, but one of my favorite things to do at the theme parks is try all of the delicious food. Having two days there will allow you a chance to experience even more beloved Mickey-shaped snacks and the wide variety of scrumptious table service and quick service restaurants.

    I hope that this has been helpful as you decide what works best for you, Jaime. Whatever you decide, I know that you'll have a BLAST!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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