• On May 19, 2013
    Christine 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 going to WDW for 7 nights. Based on our reservations are I don't think that we have a chance to park hop. My DH wants to have the flexibility to hop. Can we buy the base ticket and add the hopper at the gate for the same price as buying ahead?

    Hello Christine!

    I can appreciate your discussion about whether or not to purchase the Park Hopper Option for your theme park tickets.  If it's any help to you, I always recommend this option if possible.  Here's why!  You may spend the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, for example,  and go back to your resort for some relaxation.   Later, you might decide you really want to see Wishes Nighttime Spectacular inside Magic Kingdom Park.  The Park Hopper Option allows you to do just that.  

    If you choose to upgrade to that option at the gate, you can absolutely do so.  You would need to do this at any of the 4 major theme parks or at Guest Relations at Downtown Disney.  There is no discount for purchasing theme park tickets ahead of time through Disney, so your upgrade price will be the same at the gate.  

    Feel free to write back and ask me any additional planning questions.  I'm happy to help.

    Until then, I wish you a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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