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  • On May 16, 2022
    Adrienne from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we have a hopper ticket & swipe into park 1 then leave the park to go to a restaurant reservation are we guaranteed to get back into park 1 for later that day? OR do we have to go to another park? OR do we risk the chance of the park reaching cap?

    Hiya, Adrienne!

    Welcome to planDisney! Your summertime adventure in The Most Magical Place on Earth is coming up soon. I hope that everyone in your travel party is getting excited as you countdown the days until your arrival. This is an amazing year to visit. The World's Most Magical Celebration is still going strong. There are new nighttime spectaculars, beautiful Beacons of Magic, and best of all, traditional Character Greetings are back! You can hug your favorite pals and take home magical autographs as keepsakes for the first time in forever!

    Adding the Park Hopper option to a theme park ticket is one of my favorite ways to experience more magic in a day. I love starting a day with coffee on Main Street U.S.A. and finishing with a viewing of Harmonious over at EPCOT. The possibilities are endless! Your question about capacity and park hopping availability is a great one! Here is how Park Hopping currently works, and what happens if a particular theme park is full. You will need a Park Pass reservation to enter your first theme park of the day. A Park Pass reservation and valid theme park ticket are required for all Guests, regardless of ticket type. Let's use Disney's Animal Kingdom as an example. After purchasing your ticket and making a Park Pass reservation you can head to this park any time on the day of your reservation/visit. When you are ready to hop to the next park there are three simple rules to keep in mind. 
    1. You must wait until 2 PM to enter your next theme park.
    2. You are required to visit the park you made a Park Pass reservation for before hopping to the next theme park.
    3. The location you wish to hop to must have availability. 
    So what does availability look like? You will not need a reservation to enter any additional parks for the day. You can hop from one location to the next and back again. The only stipulation is that if a park that you are Hopping to reaches capacity, access cannot be granted. Even if you have a dining reservation in this location. While rare, this can happen. If a theme park is no longer admitting new Guests, you will receive a push notification through the My Disney Experience app that admission for that location is temporarily suspended. You will still be given access to the original park that you secured a reservation for on that day. So, if you want to start and end your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Hakuna Matata! You can come and go with no worries if this is your starting park.

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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