Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 4, 2013
    Jenn from ON 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.

    Me and my 5 year old are coming to disney in a month and I didnt buy Hopper passes...I am reading on here most people did...are hopper passes better??? I alloted epcot 1 day, AK 1 day, US 1 day and MK 2 days..am I messing it all up?? DD in between HELP

    Hi Jenn,

    I am sure you are very excited about your upcoming trip! While the Park Hopper Option offers the flexibility to visit more than one park per day, it is not always the best option.  I find that with small children, I tend to stay in one park all-day. There is so much to see and do, you may not have time to park hop! Not to mention the fact that park hopping can tire the little ones out as well. 

    It seems that you have already planned out your days and it looks like a solid plan. I would suggest that you check out the park hours for the park you have chosen for each specific day, that way you have enough time to see and experience everything the Disney Parks have to offer!

    Also, keep in mind that Animal Kingdom closes the earliest of all other parks, (often as early as 5:00 p.m.), which gives you a great opportunity to hop over to Downtown Disney on that same day!
    Last but not least, always remember that you can also upgrade your tickets to the Park Hopper Option at Guest Services at any one of the Disney Parks and Downtown Disney during your visit!

    Have a great time!

    Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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