Mommy Frog's Note: Walt Disney World has stopped selling the Water Park Fun & More Ticket and will no longer offer a water park option with Magic Your Way. It has a new similar Park Hopper Plus Option that allows park hopping and visits to the Disney water parks.
We frogs love nothing more than splashing around the pond on a sunny, summer day. Leap sometimes goes all out and creates his own impromptu water slide out of an oversized banana leaf, so Tad and Lily can splash about when it's too hot to do anything else. Of course, we still love visiting a real water park, especially in Orlando, where it's summer practically year-round. Even in winter, at least one of the Disney water parks is open and all of its the pools are heated. So no matter when you plan to visit, there is Disney water park fun waiting for you. The best thing is that adding on the Disney water parks is quite reasonable from a cost perspective. Disney has introduced a new ticket type, the Park Hopper Plus Option, that includes the water parks ... and more. Disney's Water Park Fun & More Ticket has been discontinued.
Guide to Disney Park Hopper Plus Option
Admissions & 'Plus Visits'
The Disney Park Hopper Plus Option allows you admission to one or more of the four main parks (Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park) for the number of days on your ticket. It also includes the same number of Plus Visits, which are admissions to ...
- Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
- Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- One round of golf at Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course (tee time reservations required and subject to availability)
- ESPN Wide World of Sports (some events require additional admission, valid only on event days)
- Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (one mini golf visit per day before 4:00 p.m.; cannot be used on the same day as Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course)
- Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course (one mini golf visit per day before 4:00 p.m.; cannot be used on the same day as Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course)
Value of Disney's Park Hopper Plus Option
As the Frog Family CFO, I’m always looking for the best value, so let’s do the math on the Disney water parks savings …
A current 5-Day Park Hopper adult ticket from Undercover Tourist is $469.23 (including tax)*. A single day adult Disney Water Park ticket is $69.23. For five days hopping at the main theme parks and one day at a water park, your total cost would be $538.46. A 5-Day Park Hopper Plus Option adult ticket from Undercover Tourist is $486.65* and includes five days hopping in the theme parks and five plus visits. Not only do you save more by choosing the 5-Day Park Hopper Plus Option, but what's even better is that you get additional visits to the water parks or other activities. Now that’s a value!
Lots of Options with the Park Hopper Plus Option Ticket
Let’s look at the 6-Day Park Hopper Plus Option. If you use the Plus Visits on separate days, you would have something different to do for 12 whole days within a 14-day period. You can also use a Plus Visit on the same day that you go to the main parks. You can also use more than one Plus Visit in a day. See? The possibilities go on and on.
Here are some other examples of how to use the Park Hopper Plus Option.
Example One: Go to Epcot from park opening until about noon. Then head to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and cool off in Castaway Creek for a few hours during the hottest part of the day. Go back to your hotel room for a quick rest and change of clothes. Then head to Magic Kingdom around 6:30 p.m. for the nighttime parade and fireworks show. (You’ll have used one day and one Plus Visit.)
Example Two: Spend the first two days of your visit to Disney World in the theme parks. On your third day, spend the morning at Disney's Blizzard Beach. Head back to the hotel in the late afternoon and then hop over to Disney Springs in the evening for dinner and shopping.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Disney Park Hopper Plus Option
Here are the most frequently asked questions around the Park Hopper Plus Option.
Can I visit a Disney water park or golf course before I've gone to the theme parks with the Park Hopper Plus Option?
Yes, you can. Your ticket will be validated whether you start your visit at a theme park, water park or golf course. Your ticket expires 14 days after the date of first use.
Can I have more than one plus visit in a day?
Yes, if you're ticket has enough plus visits, you can. For example, if you had two plus visits, you could visit Disney's Blizzard Beach in the morning and then hop over to Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course in the early afternoon.
How does the 1-Day Park Hopper Plus Option Ticket work?
The 1-Day Park Hopper Plus Option is the only one of the tickets that offers more plus visits than days in the theme parks. To make it a value for guests, it offers two plus visits! If you purchased this ticket, you would get one day at a theme park and then two plus visits to be used within that 14-day period of ticket activation.
How do I use the Park Hopper Plus Option Ticket for Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course?
Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course is a 9-hole, par-36 walking course that is fun for the whole family (there are junior tees for younger golfers). You need to make a reservation for a tee time, which does require a credit card to hold the reservation. If you have the Park Hopper Plus Option ticket, you simply present it when you get to the course, and your credit card will not be charged. Note that you can only play one round on the course per day with the Park Hopper Plus Option Ticket.
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*Prices are as of May 7, 2018, and are subject to change.