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  • On Apr 1, 2012
    Susan from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi I am a single mom with a soon to be 5 year old.I am trying to plan my trip for September, Is it better to gat a hopper pass or a basic your way pass. The difference in price for three days was about $175

    Hi, Susan!  I have to admit, my family doesn't hop all that much, and with little kids, I hopped even less.  My thinking with young children has always been to hit the parks early and hard, and then wrap it up early to give them some pool time or relaxation time at the resorts. 

    You can absolutely still have a great trip without park hopping.  The big advantage to being able to hop is that you can take advantage of extra magic hours in the morning and evening if you are a resort guest, plus, if you do decide to leave early for a nap or a break, you might want to go to a different park later on.

    Consider what your park style might be, and determine if you'd like to take advantage of a hopper option.  Then weigh out if it's worth the price difference.

    Have a great trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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