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  • On Mar 26, 2022
    Amy from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a hopper pass for 5/ 28 starting in Animal kingdom and going to Epcot. How do I get park reservations for both so I can plan and reserve dining at epcot and use the genie to secure the attractions we want to see and do?

    Hello Amy,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. May will be here before you know it, and it looks like you are ready to start planning dining and all of the little details that will make your trip extra special!

    With the added Park Hopper Option, you only need to make a reservation at the FIRST park you plan to visit each day. In your case, you just need to reserve Disney's Animal Kingdom. Then, on the day of your visit, you can hop over to EPCOT at 2:00 PM (or whenever park hopping is allowed) without a reservation.

    You'll still be able to make your dining reservations to any of the amazing restaurants at EPCOT. When you are making the reservation you'll just be reminded that you have to have a valid park admission to dine there. 

    It sounds like you are planning on adding Disney Genie+ to your ticket, at least for that day. If you haven't already done that, it can be added beginning at midnight on the day you want to use it. Don't feel like you have to be a night owl, however. It only takes a minute to purchase, you'll just want to purchase it before 7:00 AM when you can select your first Lightning Lane.

    In your My Disney Experience app, you'll be able to let Genie know that you are park hopping. When you are using the FREE Disney Genie planning service, you'll see a link at the bottom of the screen that says "Plan for Your Next Park." You can click that and select your second park of the day. Even if you don't have Genie+, Disney Genie will use that information to give you touring suggestions throughout the day. It's a pretty fun feature! 

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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