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  • On May 11, 2009
    Vicky from TX 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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    we are driving from texas. check in disney saratoga and springs on june 15th and check out june 21st. that is only 5 whole days. how can we plan to visit all 6 theme parks? if i didn't get the park hopper...can we visit 2 theme parks in a day?

    You shouldn't have trouble visiting all four major theme parks and both water parks in five days.  And you won't even need a park hopper to do it!  What you will need is the water parks fun and more addition on your tickets.  This option is an upgrade from the base ticket and purchasing it will allow you entrance into the water parks, DisneyQuest, and the Wide World of Sports complex.  Without this upgrade, if you want to visit both water parks, you will need to purchase one day entrance tickets for each park.  The more cost effective of those two options would be to upgrade your base tickets with the water parks fun and more option.

    Without purchasing the park hopper, you will not be permitted to visit two of the major theme parks in one day.

    If you want to see all four major theme parks as well as both water parks, I would recommend devoting one day to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  For your final full day I would suggest splitting your time between the two water parks.  You might also consider spending only a morning at both Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  You could then cool down at a water park for the second half of your day and you wouldn't need a park hopper to do that.  If you go that route, it would allow you to revisit the park you most enjoyed on that final day.

    Like I said, visiting all of the parks is definitely doable in a five day trip.  You'll want to keep in mind, though, that you won't see everything there is to see.  Not that that's a bad thing necessarily; it gives you an excuse to visit again! 
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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