Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 22, 2011
    Bill from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are visiting DW June for the first time & purchased the park hopper BUT I am hearing that it is not worth it , that most people visit one park per day instead of going from one to the other. What is your opinion? We will be there for 4 1/2 days..

    One of my standard pieces of advice for guests looking to save money is to skip the park hopper option, especially if you will be relying solely on Disney transportation.  Here's why: when using Disney buses you should plan on up to an hour of travel time from resort to park.  For guests who wish to park hop, that equates to a significant amount of travel time just to go from one park to another.  Since your visit is only 4.5 days, you'd probably make better use of your time sticking to a single park per day.  In my family, we seldom use park hoppers.  In fact, rarely (if ever) do we use them to experience attractions in multiple parks per day.  If anything, we will visit one park for the majority of the day and "hop" to Epcot for dinner in one of the World Showcase restaurants before calling it a night.  I consider the park hopper an unnecessary splurge, but one that adds some options if money is no object!   
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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