• On Mar 12, 2018
    Nicol from PR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    In June my boyfriend and I are going to be taking my in-laws, my sister-in-law with her husband and our niece to Disney for the first time. It's a 4 day trip only and my question is park hooper tickets are recommended for first time visits?

    Hi Nicol,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First off, a big "Oh, Boy!" and "Hot Diggity Dog!" and yay to you for planning your first visit to Walt Disney World!

    For all the many years my wife and son and I traveled to Walt Disney World, we always went with the Park Hopper feature for our theme park tickets. Now that we enjoy the Annual Passholder program, we get to park hop as well.

    I, personally, very much recommend the Park Hopper option, even for first-time Guests.

    You're planning for 4 theme park days. With Park Hopper, you have so much flexibility to enjoy all of the Walt Disney World theme parks as you like.  Imagine you are on day 3 and you all say, "Let's hop back to Epcot World Showcase where we can each enjoy our personal favorite food choice from one of the country pavilions!" Or maybe you're on day 4 and you all say "Happily Ever After was an amazing fireworks show! Can we go back to Magic Kingdom and watch it again from a different spot?" Or maybe there is a special something you spotted in one of the merchandise locations. Instead of saying "I wish I had picked it up while I was there" you can say "I'm going to pop back over and pick up that special something."

    The Park Hopper option gives you so much flexibility to enjoy each of the Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day. In my opinion, it's well worth it for all Guests.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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