Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 15, 2012
    Rachel from PA 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.

    Park hopper vs base ticket, is it worth it to pay for the park hopper tickets just incase you might want to go to more then 1 park a day? Its $165 more for hopper based on my 5 day stay

    Hi Rachel!

    To hop, or not to hop ... that is the question!

    The flexibility that a Park Hopper Option adds to your Walt Disney World tickets is certainly advantageous in most circumstances, but not necessarily a necessity for all. It's a very individual decision.

    I myself, do certainly feel that it is worth the money to add this flexibility to your days. At a cost of roughly $33 extra/day in your case, you're being given the capability to change plans mid-day, enjoy attractions in one park and make dinner plans in another ... or even just return to your favourite evening fireworks display - even if it's not in the park you spent the day in! If you have a young family whose needs and plans may change frequently, or, if you just want to be able to change things up during the last few days of your vacation, the Park Hopper option is definitely a great plus and well worth the small extra amount daily.

    On the other hand, if you're on a tighter budget and that additional $165 could be better spent on a nice meal, souvenirs or a special 'extra' event for the family, then there are certainly ways to enjoy every bit as much of Walt Disney World without the Park Hopper. The key is in the planning. With the right plan made ahead of time, you can be sure you'll visit all the attractions, see all the great shows and experience the dining or Character Meals that are perfect for your family, without needing to 'hop.'

    I hope this helps you decide whether "hopping" is right for you and your family!
    Feel free to visit again if you'd like assistance or tips to make the most of your planning ahead.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Rachel!


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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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