• On Mar 6, 2017
    Wendy from PA 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.

    My family of 5 including 3 teenage boys are heading to Orlando. We only have one day to visit all four disney theme parks on a hopper plus ticket. What's the best(and most economical) park to park transportation; and the top 10 attractions you suggest.

    Hi Wendy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your plan to visit all four parks in one day is exciting and ambitious! Here are my suggestions.

    First, I recommend that you purchase Express Transportation. With express transportation you get direct bus service to locations behind the main gates of the parks. Given that you only have one day to visit all four parks, I suggest that you use it.

    Since you will have to park your car before hopping on express transportation, please review the Parking Options. Just remember, depending on where you park, the regular Bus Service or the Monorail may be a better option to use when you return to the car at the end of the day. 

    For your teenage boys and you, here are my recommended rides for each park:
    • Magic Kingdom - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, and Haunted Mansion
    • Hollywood Studios - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania!, Star Tours : The Adventures Continue, Rock 'N' Roller Coaster
    • Animal Kingdom - Festival of the Lion King Show, Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Forest, and Kilimanjaro Safaris
    • Epcot - Mission Space, Test Track, and Soarin'
    You are a superstar! At most, we have managed to do two parks in one day. But the new express transportation option makes park hopping much easier. 

    Also, be sure to make an advanced dining reservation. You are going to need a good meal to sustain this intense park hopping!

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