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  • On Mar 29, 2011
    Jessica from MA 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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    Can you use an entire day on a ticket to park hop? We are going to WDW for 5 days and were planning to only get a basic ticket. BUT we might want to hop 1 night. It's much cheaper to buy a 6 day pass and use 2 days at once than to buy the hopper. Can we?

    Hi Jessica! I'm always looking for creative ways to save money on my Disney vacations, but I'm sorry to tell you that this isn't one that works. You can't use a multi-day base ticket to visit different Disney parks on the same day. To enter more than one of the theme parks on the same day, you'll need to have the Park Hopper option on your multi-day base ticket. Without the Park Hopper, if you attempted to use your base ticket at a second park on the same day, the system would reject it, rather than taking an additional day off. Your base ticket will allow you to go in and out of the same park each day, but it won't allow you to visit multiple parks.
    Although I can be frugal, I always pay the extra money to have the Park Hopper option on my tickets. I like to avoid long lines at the attractions, and when the park I'm visiting becomes crowded, I like being able to hop to a park with lower attendance. I don't always need to do that, but having the Park Hopper prevents me from getting stuck in an overly-crowded park.  To me, that flexibility and the ability to avoid lines is priceless.

    Have a wonderful vacation! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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