When it comes to purchasing Walt Disney World tickets, it seems as if there are endless options. Should you stick to one park per day or get hoppers? Do you want to add on water parks? When we planned our first visit to the parks, we weren't sure which ones to choose. Now we do, and we're hoppy to help you! We explain the details of the Disney Theme Park Base Ticket (formerly known as Magic Your Way) and the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Plus Option. This post is looking at what the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option includes, and we can help you decide whether it's right for you. Let's hop to it!
What Is the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option and What Does It Include?
The Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option allows you to visit one or more of the following parks each day of your ticket:
With the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option, you could visit all four parks in one day if you wanted. (Heck, you could visit all four parks every day of your trip with it, but your frog legs would probably be pretty tired!) Visiting two parks in one day is the more popular option. We'll hop into the reasons when we recommend the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option in a minute, but first we want to talk more about the ticket specifics.
Is the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option Right for Me?
The Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option offers more flexibility than the base ticket. You're not locked in to any one park per day, so it allows for more spontaneity.
- It’s an adult-only trip or you’re traveling with teenagers: Grownups and teens can move through the parks much faster than families with tadpoles. Plus we all know teenagers can change their minds on a dime.
- You have visited Disney before: If you’re a Disney regular, you're more likely to pick and choose which rides and shows you want to see in each park vs. doing it all, so you'll be ready to move onto the next park more quickly.
- You want to see a different nighttime entertainment or fireworks show every night: If you have the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option, you can plan to end your evening watching whichever show you want, regardless of whatever park you visited during the day. For instance, you could spend your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then hop over to Epcot and see IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth that night.
- You are visiting during a less busy time of year: When the crowds are low, you can move through the parks much faster, so park hopping makes more sense.
- You don’t want to commit to just one park per day or want the option to change your mind: As mentioned above, the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option provides the most flexibility for the more spontaneous among us :)
- You want maximum flexibility for ADRs and FastPass+ reservations: The most popular restaurants and attractions need to be booked as early as possible (up to 180+ for Advance Dining Reservations and up to 60 days for FastPass+ reservations), which means you are often committing to visiting a specific park on a specific day months in advance of your trip. Park Hoppers give you the flexibility to keep existing reservations, even if you decide to spend most of your day somewhere else.
We hope this overview of the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option has been hopful as you plan your trip. We frogs always hop through the parks, but we know that doesn't make sense for all families (especially those who aren't frogs). No matter which you choose, we've got a discount Disney ticket that's right for you! We've also got a ton of other resources in our Orlando planning guide. Short on time? Download our Disney World Quick-Start Guide.