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  • On Jan 29, 2022
    Tracey from ON 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 have reservation for MK Am I able to go to a water park for a few hours before? Also what is the likelihood of being turned away later when park hopping to go to a dinner reservation

    Greetings, Tracey and welcome to planDisney, thank you!

    Tracey, please keep at the forefront of your plans, that Park Hopper hours begin at 2:00 PM ET daily and end at a theme park’s scheduled closing time, and continue to refer to the Park Hours calendar in the My Disney Experience app for current hours for your second theme park of choice. Using your Park Hopper theme park admission and with your Disney Park Pass reservation set for Magic Kingdom Park, as you are well aware, you must enter Magic Kingdom Park first before heading to a second theme park to enjoy your dinner. Building in a visit to one of Disney’s Water Parks is definitely a refreshing way to begin your day, as long as you strategize your timing wisely. Utilizing the convenience of the lockers at the water park would save you some time in heading to Magic Kingdom Park, where you could also store your swimming gear in a locker there.

    Before entry into Magic Kingdom Park, I would recommend consulting a transportation Cast Member or, use the real-time push notifications for Park Hopping capacity limitations via the My Disney Experience app. In the event that the Park Hopper option is unavailable at a theme park, you will be notified in real-time via a push notification from the My Disney Experience app. Lastly, during my recent visit, I was presented with a phone number (407) 560-5000 by a transportation Cast Member for checking Park Hopping theme park availability to hear an automated message apprising me of theme park availability, which I found useful. 

    Tracey, I think you have planned a most exciting day, and using Resort Transportation will get you to your second theme park of the day after visiting Magic Kingdom Park first. I hope you have a chance to catch the Disney Skyliner over to Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera for delightful bird’s eye views over a delicious meal!

    I hope you have a fantastic day of water and theme park fun, and a Disney-licious meal, Tracey!

    From a fellow Canadian, best Disney wishes ~ Jacqueline
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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