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  • On Jun 10, 2012
    Ana mai 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.

    We are traveling the first week of July 2012. We want to purchase a 1-day hopper pass at the gate. Is there usually a long wait to purchase tickets at the gate? Since we are purchasing a hopper, which park should we go to first and what time do parks open?

    Hi Ana Mai!

    Since you will be coming during a busy time of year (July 4th), you can expect lines to be fairly long. My suggestion is to start at the Magic Kingdom and purchase just a one day non-park hopper ticket. If you decide you want to leave and check out another park, you can upgrade your ticket to a park hopper at any time at Guest Relations.

    The lines to purchase tickets at the Ticket and Transporation Center at the Magic Kingdom will be heavy, especially first thing in the morning. There are tons of ticket booths open, so the lines should move fairly quick. You can also take a chance and go straight to the Guest Relations window next to the turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom. The lines could be smaller there. If you are in town prior to the day you will be visiting the parks, you can head to Downtown Disney and purchase your tickets at Guest Relations. That way, you won't have to mess with standing in line the morning of and you can head straight into the gates to start your day.

    The Magic Kingdom opens at 9am the first week of July.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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