• On Sep 3, 2016
    Antonia from MA 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.

    what is more economical for 1 day visit to a water park on an 9 day visit to WDW using 8 day tickets with park hopper. Just buy one day admission for family of 4 (3 adults, 1 child-16) or option to tickets water parks & more.

    Hi, Antonia! I am so glad you brought this question to us! So many friends call me while planning their vacations, questioning which ticket configuration would be best for their family. The "Mickey Math" does sometimes get confusing, but I think I do have a good answer for you.

    I took a look at current ticket prices and I believe adding the Water Park & More option will be more economical in your situation. Since you already have the Park Hopper Option added to your 8-day Magic Your Way tickets, it will only cost you an additional $26 per person to also add the Water Park & More option. At this time, a one-day ticket to the Disney Water Parks without blackout dates costs $60 plus tax. This is not only great savings for you, but you will get the added bonus of being able to visit the water parks more often! In our experience during long trips such as yours, we need a bit of a break away from the theme parks occasionally. On some days, we visit one of the theme parks for only a half day and "hang ten" at one of the water parks the other part of the day. During a ten-day trip a couple of years ago, I planned to only visit Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park one full day, but we ended up visiting both parks for a total of one full day and four half days! This really helped us relax and enjoy our vacation so much more.

    I hope my crash course in "Mickey Math" helped you decide your ticketing conundrum, Antonia! Please stop by again if you have any further questions for us.

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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