• On Sep 16, 2012
    Gina from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    With kids (5,9,12) should we do 6 night/5 day park tickets or 5 night/4 day park tickets with park hopper? Would we like hopper better for extra hrs. or 5th day so we can spend more time in the parks. 2nd trip. Did 4 day with hopper last year. Thanks

    Welcome back to the Mom's Panel, Gina!  This is a great question!  I would personally recommend choosing a longer vacation with an additional day in the park rather than a shorter vacation with the Park Hopper Option added to your Magic Your Way Tickets. With that being said, my family usually purchases the Park Hopper Option on our Magic Your Way Tickets, but we have found that we do not always "park hop."  I personally think having one full day in each park and possibly two days in Magic Kingdom will give you ample time to really experience everything you would like to during your vacation. Although my family does enjoy taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours, you can schedule your park days based on which park will be offering Extra Magic Hours. Another advantage to spending six nights rather than five is being able to take your time and fully enjoy a magical, yet relaxed vacation. My family enjoys going back to our Disney Resort for a much needed break or nap on long days in the parks. During the summer months, we also like to plan a midday break for time at the pool and then return to the park in the early evening refreshed and ready to experience the nighttime activities. I hope this information helps!  Please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a Magical Trip, Gina!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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