Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 26, 2008
    Kim Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    HI, we are going to Disney for the first time with our two kids, ages 6 & 2. We will be there 6 days and I have everything planned out, do we really need the park hopper since I have us at only one park each day? Just can't decide if it's worth it.

    I think the answer to this question depends on how much flexibility (or lack thereof) you feel comfortable with. I am a huge planner. I've got everything set months in advance and my reservations are made. But then we get to WDW and things always need tweaking. For example, let's say I've planned to go to the Animal Kingdom on Day 1. I go there, use my ticket, and then it starts to pour. I would probably have a better time in the rain at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Without the park hopper option, I'm stuck at the Animal Kingdom. Other unforeseen problems can derail the best laid plans, including a sick child or the temporary closure of a particular favorite ride. I myself get great comfort in knowing that I have options with the Park Hopper, but the choice is really up to you based on your own style of travel.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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