Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On May 10, 2023
    Poonam from Gujarat Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. I plan to buy a 1 day ticket to Animal kingdom visiting in May 2023. Is it possible to upgrade to/ buy a Hopper ticket on the same day of the visit? If yes, can I buy it online ? Or do I need to buy a physical ticket? From where? Thanks

    Jambo, Poonam!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm thrilled to see that you'll be arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few days! Poonam, I'd be happy to discuss your options for purchasing or upgrading theme park tickets.

    There's so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, and the Park Hopper option will allow you to explore several theme parks on the same day! Just think - you could start your day with a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and cap off your evening by enjoying the Happily Ever After fireworks in Magic Kingdom Park. Poonam, I'm happy to inform you that, pending theme park reservation availability, you are welcome to purchase a ticket with the Park Hopper option or add the Park Hopper option to an existing One Park Per Day ticket on the same day of your visit! To upgrade a theme park ticket (or purchase a new one) on the same day of your visit, I encourage you to stop by a Guest Relations location at one of the theme parks or Disney Springs. There, a friendly Cast Member will be able to assist you with this transaction!  If upgrading a theme park ticket to include the Park Hopper option, you'll be responsible for the difference in cost between the original and upgraded tickets at the time of the upgrade.

    Poonam, you're in for a wild time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! If Avatar Flight of Passage is on your "must-do" list, I encourage you to plan on visiting that attraction first, as wait times can increase throughout the day. If you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll have access to early theme park entry which allows Guests to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before they open to the public! This early entry window is a great time to ride the more popular attractions while crowds are lower and wait times are reduced.

    I hope you've found this information helpful, Poonam. I'm wishing you safe travels and an outstanding time at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you have any additional planning questions, please revisit us at planDisney again anytime. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Hakuna Matata,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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