Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Dec 24, 2023
    Vinoth from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, We are a group of 8 and have 2-Day Flexible Dates Ticket with Park Hopper Option tickets to Disney World, Orlando FL. We are planning to visit the park on Dec 29,30th. Do we go to the park early to get admission?

    Hey there, Vinoth, and welcome to planDisney!

    Visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth with a party of 8 sounds like, well, a party! I just know that you’ll have the BEST time exploring the lands across the four theme parks. Let’s get into creating a game plan for your 2-day adventure. 

    First, make sure that you have made theme park reservations for your theme park tickets. You can link your tickets to your My Disney Experience account using the online linking tool. After linking, select "Theme Park Reservations” and then "Make or Modify Theme Park Reservations.”

    Although the tickets are flexible, your party is visiting during one of the busiest weeks of the year. Having a reservation doesn’t guarantee entry, but it does ensure that you are included in the count before a theme park is blocked out. For example, Magic Kingdom Park is already not available for the dates of December 29 and 30. If Magic Kingdom Park was on your wishlist, not all hope is lost! You can keep checking the theme park availability calendar to see if reservations open up until the day of or you can park hop there after 2 p.m. if the theme park hasn’t reached capacity.

    Speaking of park hopping, it’s fantastic that your tickets have the Park Hopper Option. This means that you can visit multiple theme parks on each day. You’ll want to arrive to your reserved theme park first, as early in the day as possible in order to maximize your time and to get ahead of the midday crowds. Getting in before a theme park hits capacity is key. From my experience, Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT are the two parks that have the highest likelihood of hitting capacity, so visit those first before park hopping in the afternoon. 

    This may sound a bit overwhelming. But trust me, after you make the theme park reservations and tap into the magic, you’ll be transported to “the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” Vinoth, if you have any other Disney vacation planning questions about your upcoming visit and beyond, ask me here at planDisney. I’m all ears! 

    Magic always, 
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