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  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Emily from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Would it be a good idea, if going for four days to the parks, to book Hollywood studios two days and Magic Kingdom two days because those are the parks that sell out and then get the park hopper to park hop to Epcot and animal kingdom?

    Hi Emily! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth will be here before you know it! With this final countdown on I can see that you and your party are dotting all your I's and crossing all your T's when it comes to setting down your daily itinerary! Planning is half the fun of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, so let's get to it!

    There really is no wrong way to go about visiting the four incredible Theme Parks that are part of Walt Disney World Resort.  Whether you choose to spend all of your time at one or two Parks, never visit one, or hop to all four in one day, you and your family are definitely going to be feeling the magic. With a Park Hopper Option Theme Park Ticket your options are endless after "hopping" begins at 2 p.m., so you'll just need to decide if spending the mornings in two Parks is enough and you won't miss out on "rope dropping" (arriving before opening) at EPCOT and Disney's Animal Kingdom.  

    If you're worried about crowds being high enough to not be able to "hop" to Magic Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios in the afternoon, I wouldn't be.  I've never personally, nor do I know anyone, who has been turned away at the gate due to the Park being at capacity after 2 p.m.  While this is certainly a possibility I would not change my itinerary for it.  Guests are able to make a quick and easy phone call to (407) 560-5000 to hear a recording about Park Hopping Status, so before you plan to hop, give it a quick call to make sure your intended Park is in the clear!  

    The rest really depends on personal preference.  If you love seeing the sun rise over Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom and catching spectacular fireworks like Harmonious in EPCOT at night, or you're planning to head straight to the standby queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney's Hollywood Studios and end your nights a little earlier at Disney's Animal Kingdom, then your Theme Park Reservation idea seems to give you practically perfect Disney days. 

    Just remember, if you're going to be a Guest of a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you and your party can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry, when lines for the most popular attractions within each Park are usually the shortest.  My family and I LOVE getting up early and using this time to our benefit before many other Guests are even out of bed! If you're trying to catch a cool morning ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris when the animals are most active or to jump on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure with little wait at EPCOT, you might want to make Theme Park Reservations for these Parks as well.  

    Whatever you decide to do, you know that a Park Hopper Option Ticket gives you and your party the ability to hop over and over again anytime after 2 p.m., so if you decide to head back to Magic Kingdom after a dinner or show at EPCOT, jump on that monorail and try to arrive in time for the Disney Enchantment fireworks! 

    Enjoy every moment!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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