• On Sep 11, 2017
    Lisa from NY 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.

    What makes more sense? Buying a Hopper Pass and adding the Plus Dining Plan, or getting the Platinum Annual Pass that includes the dining discount? I'm torn. Which do you think makes the most economic sense?

    Hiya, pal! Lisa, I’m so excited about your question. I struggled with the same decision only last year, and I am so happy with the one I made! I’ll ask you a few questions that may lead you to the right choice for you!

    A Park Hopper Ticket Pass certainly adds some magic to your vacation, I think having a Park Hopper over a single park pass is a must, since my family often hits a “second” park after nap time has passed. The dining plan we have tried, and it’s just too much food for our little family. Since we don’t often get dessert, and split plates between kids, we save a ton of cash going a la carte. After having said that, I bought my first annual pass last year and couldn’t believe how quickly I paid for it. Within my first 5 day vacation in April, I had visited enough parks, saved 10-20% on dining AND merchandise as well as tours to pay for the pass.  I then have visited Walt Disney World a few other times this year, as I show my family and friends around, and reap the benefits of my pass, including my favorite Annual Passholder exclusive entry line (the touchpoint lines are so much shorter!). That being said, even with only one vacation on the books for next year (so far!) I will absolutely be renewing my Annual Pass for the benefit of parking, and dining and merchandise discounts (I even use my discounts along with my Chase Disney VISA, which stack up!).

    When you’re ready for that dessert, head over to the Main Street Confectionary in Magic Kingdom, and rack up on rice krispy treats… they pack so easily and are my favorite selection! Please let me know if I can help you any more with your ticket questions, and I’ll see ya’ real soon! ~ Lindsey P. 
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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