• On Mar 10, 2016
    Mike from MI 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.

    I am trying to plan our first ever trip to Disney. We will NOT be staying at the resort, can I still leave the park (to catch a quick nap or lunch) and reenter with no charge?

    Hi Mike!

    Congratulations on planning your very first trip to Walt Disney World Resort; you are going to have a magical time! I have lots of experience leaving and reentering the theme parks, so I'm happy to help answer this great question. My family's general game plan is to visit our theme park of choice early in the morning, head back to our Resort hotel for an afternoon break and then reenter the theme park for some evening fun. I'm happy to tell you that you will not experience any problems doing this, regardless of whether you are staying on-property or off-property.

    The purchase of a theme park admission ticket allows you to enter a theme park, leave and reenter that same theme park with no additional charge. If you select the Park Hopper Option, you will be able to leave and reenter any of the four theme parks, as many times as you wish. For example, with a theme park admission ticket, you can head to Magic Kingdom Park in the morning, leave for an afternoon break and reenter Magic Kingdom Park later that day with no problem. If you would like to visit Magic Kingdom Park in the morning and visit, say, Disney's Hollywood Studios later in the day, you would need to have the Park Hopper Option. You can decide which ticketing option works best for your family.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Mike. Please stop back and see us again real soon if you have any other questions regarding your first visit to the most Magical Place on Earth!

    Wishing you magical memories to last a lifetime,
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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