• On Sep 27, 2019
    Sara from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disney for one day before our cruise, so the question is what is the park hopper pass and how does it work?

    Hi Sara,

    How fun that you'll be experiencing the magic of Disney both on land AND at sea! You're going to have a BLAST and make memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime!

    If you only have one day to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, a Park Hopper Option ticket would be a great idea! It will allow you to visit any or all of the four theme parks, hitting your must-do experiences at as many of them as you'd like. Without adding the Park Hopper Option, you'll need to choose one theme park to visit, and while you may come and go from that one park as you'd like, you won't be able to experience multiple parks in one day. Some Guests like to complete what we call a Four Park Challenge where you visit each of the four theme parks, experiencing at least one attraction at each one, all within one day. It's a really fun way to experience "The Most Magical Place on Earth," but fair warning...the Walt Disney World Resort is quite large and that's a lot of moving around! Thankfully, Disney's complementary Resort transportation makes getting around really simple, so feel free to plan YOUR dream Disney day. If I were you and I had a Park Hopper Option ticket, I'd want to visit any must-dos at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and/or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, but I'd want to end my day at Magic Kingdom Park. Not only does this park embody the Disney spirit, but that's where you'll find my very favorite nighttime fireworks display, Happily Ever After. Watching the night sky light up with spectacular lasers, jaw-dropping projections, and inspiring music is the perfect end to a magical day!

    Thanks so much for visiting us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sara, and please feel free to bring us your Walt Disney World Resort or Disney Cruise Line questions as we're always here and happy to help! I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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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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