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  • On Mar 12, 2024
    Geordan from MI 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 visiting the first week of April. We have Park Hopper+ and want our first day to be Animal King then hop to Magic King. We are concerned that MK will be full in the afternoon. Is there anyway to ensure we get in and the park doesn't reach cap?

    Hi Geordan!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question.

    Heading to Walt Disney World in April is a fantastic choice, with Spring in full bloom! Planning to start your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and then move on to Magic Kingdom Park sounds like a great plan. I'm happy to help with your concerns about park capacity and ensure your transition from park to park is smooth and simple!

    With your Theme Park Ticket with the Park Hopper Option, you have the flexibility to visit multiple parks in a single day, without the previous time restrictions that required hopping after 2 PM. This opens up more opportunities to plan your day exactly how you'd like it!

    My suggestion would be to arrive early at Animal Kingdom, allowing you to experience its most popular attractions while the crowds are lighter. Getting an early start will free up more of your day to enjoy Magic Kingdom later! Considering a late morning/midday hop to Magic Kingdom might be a good idea. Mornings and late afternoons tend to be peak times, so planning your hop during off-peak hours can help.

    The My Disney Experience Mobile App will be your magic mirror, reflecting real-time updates on park capacities and wait times. Staying informed will help you make the best decisions for your adventure! Keep in mind that hopping to another park depends on each park's capacity limits. If a park reaches its capacity and can't accommodate Park Hopper guests, you'll be informed with a real-time push notification through the My Disney Experience app. In my personal experience, I've only seen the parks reach capacity on holidays. Since you will be visiting on a holiday weekend (Happy Easter!), keep an eye on the app!

    While it's wonderful to have a plan, a bit of flexibility can add to the magic. If Magic Kingdom is super crowded, remember that Walt Disney World is full of fun experiences. Exploring the beautifully themed resorts or visiting Disney Springs are excellent alternatives.

    Disney's primary aim is to create wonderful experiences for all guests, so park capacities are managed with everyone's enjoyment in mind. With a sprinkle of planning and a dash of flexibility, your Disney vacation will be magical and memorable. I hope you have an awesome visit to Walt Disney World!

    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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