Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 10, 2013
    Amber 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.

    First Disney trip! 4 day Hopper w WPM passes. How early can I arrive at our resort to get tickets? We are there for 8 days:1 day for each theme, water, and quest. Was thinking of adding a 5th day in case a water park isn't good or dropping hopper option


    First off, you should be able to get your tickets from your resort, even if the room is not ready, at a very early hour. I would say that visiting there around breakfast time you should be able to get them. Now they may not have them printed out yet, so even with Online Resort Check In you may have to wait a bit, but I expect they will be ready to go.

    As for adding the 5th day, I would do it. The added cost of another day is not as bad as you get past that fourth day. To do so gives you that backup plan if weather is not accommodating to your water park plans. And even if the weather is great, you could visit a park the evening of your water park day, making for a full and entertaining evening!

    As for possibly dropping the hopper option, I typically recommend keeping it, if your budget allows. Being able to switch up where you go at the last minute helps keep your vacation just a bit more spontaneous, and I think that is a good thing. You don't want to feel trapped by your pre-trip planning, and the Park Hopper gives you a bit more latitude.

    Have a magical vacation!
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