Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jul 25, 2013
    Stacey 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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    I have a 5, 8 & 10 year old. Hoping to go for 7 days/ 6 nights in beginning of October. Not sure if we should bother with water parks or park hopper. Can I buy 5 base tickets and go to 1 park twice? Looking to budget also.

    Hi Stacey! Your kids are at great ages for a Walt Disney World vacation!

    To visit more than one park on the same day, you would need the Park Hopper option on your tickets. If you don't have the Park Hopper, once you use your base ticket for admission to one park, the ticket will not allow you to enter a second park that day. I'm a big fan of the Park Hopper and I almost always add it to my tickets because I like the flexibility of being able to visit multiple parks. However, if you're looking for ways to save money, you can have a great time without the Park Hopper. 

    The Disney water parks are a lot of fun, and if your kids love swimming and water slides, they would love Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. If, however, this visit will be your first Disney vacation, you could easily save money by forgoing the water parks on this trip -- your family would have plenty to do in the main parks for 7 days!

    The Special Offers page on the Disney website is a great source of discounts and deals at Walt Disney World. Keep an eye on that page for resort discounts and special vacation package deals. It's possible some great discounts for October are coming soon.

    We'd love to help you plan your Disney vacation! Just visit us again here at the Moms Panel!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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