Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 1, 2012
    Colleen from MN 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.

    Can you leave the park if you are not staying at a Disney property hotel and come back later in the day without paying another parking fee or any other additional admission fees? Do you recommend the hopper pass if you only have 2 days? (4 families 6kids

    Hi Colleen,

    Guests staying off-site only need to pay the theme park parking fee once per day. They will give you a receipt when you pay. If you leave and return, simply show the receipt to the gate attendant and you will be allowed into the lot with no additional fee. This works at any of the theme parks and at multiple theme parks. For example, if you paid for parking at the Magic Kingdom in the morning, you could show your receipt to the Epcot parking attendant in the afternoon and be allowed to park with no additional fee. 

    The choice about whether to get a Park Hopper is very personal. Many guests are able to fill two full days by only visiting the Magic Kingdom. Other guests with two days would choose to spend one day at the Magic Kingdom and one day at another park. Still other guests would spend one day at the MK and half a day at each of two other parks. It really depends on your unique interests and budget. I would encourage you to take a look at all the attractions listed on the Walt Disney World website. If it seems like the attractions you want are at multiple parks, then a Park Hopper may make sense for you. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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