Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Feb 22, 2022
    Ashley from NC 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 would like to know how the parks work. I want to stay for a week and want to make sure I can Jaír every park. P

    Hello there, Ashley. Welcome to planDisney. I always love seeing a fellow North Carolinian drop by with some questions. Waving hello from somewhere in the state! 

    Ashley, you are going to have so much fun visiting the Walt Disney World Theme Parks for a week in July. I'm guessing by your question, you'd like to make sure you visit and spend plenty of time at all four of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. There are several ways to do this and it mostly depends on the type of Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets that you have.

    If you have a standard theme park ticket that allows entry to one park per day, you'll need to plan on spending the entire day at one particular theme park. In addition to your tickets, you'll also need to make park pass reservations. This is basically like a virtual placeholder in line at the theme park you'd like to visit each day since Walt Disney World is still operating at a limited capacity. With your standard theme park ticket and your park pass reservation, you'll be able to leave and re-enter the same Walt Disney World Theme Park throughout the day. So if you'd like to take an afternoon break for a swim or go eat somewhere else, you are welcome to do so.

    Park hopper theme park tickets allow you to visit multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day, Ashley. This is my preferred way of spending a Disney day. Park hopping does look a little bit different than it did before. Right now to park hop you must have valid theme park admission with the park hopper option. Then, you'll still need to make a park pass reservation for the first Walt Disney World Theme Park you'd like to visit each day. Park hopping hours now start at 2:00 p.m. and last until each park closes in the evening. On the day of, you'll need to scan in and visit the theme park with the park pass reservation first before continuing on to other theme parks later in the day. There is no need to make other park pass selections throughout the day. Once it's 2:00 p.m. you are welcome to hop to any or all of the other theme parks. 

    Once you have your theme park tickets and your park pass reservations, Ashley, you are pretty much all set. All of the attractions and shows are included with your theme park admission. Advanced dining reservations can be made 60 days prior to your check-in day and you can always add on a special experience with the Enchanting Extras Collection

    I hope this helps, Ashely. If you have any other questions as you plan your vacation, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Happy planning! 
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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