Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 26, 2009
    Traey from Victoria 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 Doug, thanks for answering my question in regard to where to stay in respect of my two teenage boys. You mentioned we would be thinking of a Park Hopper pass, which in fact we hadn't considered at all, why would we choose a Hopper pass?

    I think that with teenagers the Park Hopper is a great luxury. Yes, it is an added expense, but one that over a 12 day stay works out to very little per day. Why do I think it is such a plus? 

    1. Your boys may want to spend the morning with you, and then hit a different park in the afternoon. This way there is no fighting about what park to visit. They are not bound to that morning park you all went to together when they go off in the afternoon.
    2. For evening dining, especially for someone there a full 12 days, the World Showcase at Epcot provides a wealth of options. But to get in to these restaurants, you would have to be visiting Epcot every one of those days if you did not have the Park Hopper. 
    3. With the easy connections between Hollywood Studios and Epcot (by boat) and the Magic Kingdom and Epcot (by Monorail), it is nice to be able to impulsively change parks if you think it is too crowded where you are, or if you just want to try out a change of scenery.

    I hope that this helps? Again, I welcome follow-ups!

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