Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Aug 30, 2022
    Andrea from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are taking an adult (4 of us) trip to Disney World at the end of October. Any suggestions on the best type of park tickets to buy to make the most of our time--base? Hopper? Plus? And, where can we purchase tickets for the best value?

    Howdy, Andrea.

    I'm always happy to rustle up an answer for a fellow Texan, so thanks for boot-scooting by planDisney today. In less than two months, you'll be waltzing with 999 Happy Haunts, dropping in for a stay at the Hollywood Tower Hotel, and traveling to galaxies far, far away at The Most Magical Place on Earth. I bet you can’t wait!

    With so many variations of Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets to choose from, I know it can feel overwhelming to choose. Honestly, which ticket best fits your party’s needs depends on the length of your vacation. While I love Park Hopping, I recommend buying the base ticket that gains you access to one theme park per day for shorter trips. This saves precious time you would otherwise spend traveling from one park to another and allows you to really soak in all that each park has to offer.

    If, however, you will be on your magical vacation for a longer period of time, I think it’s best to go with a theme park ticket with the Park Hopper Option added on for the most flexibility. This allows you to Park Hop from one park to another when you want to take advantage of their longer park hours in the evenings or leave a park if it’s feeling too crowded and the attraction wait times are lower elsewhere. You won’t feel as pressured to “pack it all in” at a park within a single day this way, and the ability to move from park to park is always nice. Regardless of which theme park ticket option you choose, get to the parks at least an hour before their official opening time, and take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry if you will be a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel.

    I’ve found the best place to purchase theme park tickets is directly from the Walt Disney World Resort website. While there typically aren’t discounts on theme park tickets, there are Special Offers from time to time that can help you save a little on your Disney Resort hotel reservation to help balance the cost.

    Andrea, I hope this information helps. If you have further questions, please stop back by planDisney and let me lasso up another answer for you.

    Happy trails to you,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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