• On Dec 10, 2013
    Michael from CA 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.

    how far apart are each park and is it worth it to get park hoppers due to us being here to all four parks for 7 days???

    Hi, Michael!

    The various parks of Walt Disney World are far enough apart from one another that, with one exception, the distance is not walkable. (In the case of Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, the walk between the two is about 10 minutes, if you walk briskly.) Take a look at this Walt Disney World map for a more detailed look at the layout of WDW.

    Currently, adding the Park Hopper Option to your 7-Day Theme Park Tickets will cost you about $59 per ticket. As such, if that additional expense is not an issue, then you'll want to have the option of heading to more than one park per day / night. For example, an early morning breakfast in Epcot might pair nicely with dinner and a viewing of Wishes nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom. Transportation between these two parks is super-easy, so squeezing in a bit more magic is not a hassle at all.

    On the other hand, if you'd rather spend that $59 per ticket on food, souvenirs or just save it, there are many ways to plan a tour of Walt Disney World without park hopping. In fact, it's wise to keep your park hopping to a minimum whenever possible, as transportation between some parks can take quite a bit longer than those mentioned above.

    In short, if the cost is not a problem, then add Park Hopping; this will give you more flexibility in making your touring plans. If the cost makes you think twice, don't add it. Send me another question and I'll help you create a plan which does not require park hopping at all.

    Send more questions as you think of them, Michael; we love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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