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  • On Mar 30, 2020
    Melissa from GA 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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    Hello, I was wondering, we have 3 day tickets in our package right now for September. I have been thinking about adding Park Hopper and would like to know if that has to be done now or can we add them when we arrive at Disney? Thank you and stay safe.

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for visiting us again while planning your next visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. One of the things I love about the Walt Disney World Resort is that no matter how many times you visit, each vacation is unique. 

    I tend to waffle back and forth about whether or not we need to add the Park Hopper Option to our tickets. I have found that we park hop more during shorter vacations than during longer ones. We might spend the whole day in one park then hop to another to take advantage of Evening Extra Magic Hours. I can understand why you would be considering the Park Hopper Option. You can upgrade your Theme Park Ticket before you arrive or at any time as long as there is still one valid admission on the ticket. Whether you upgrade before you arrive or on your last day at the parks, you will still pay the full cost to upgrade a 3-Day Theme Park Ticket. Conveniently, many Theme Park Tickets can be upgraded within the My Disney Experience app! 

    Personally, I would wait until you are absolutely sure before you upgrade your ticket. If you change your mind and decide not to park hop, the upgrade is nonrefundable. Giving yourself some time to decide is always a good idea. I also think it's smart to wait because you can spread the cost of your vacation over several months. I like to spread out our costs as much as possible to give our budget some breathing room. 

    Melissa, thank you again for stopping by with another question. I hope you will let us know if you have any other questions before your visit.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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