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A Quick Guide to the Disney Park Hopper Ticket

by Leap on October 30, 2018 210 Orlando

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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!

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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.

How Many Days Do You Get with Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option?

Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option - Disney Park Hopper Ticket - Splash Mountain

As of Oct. 16, 2018, Disney moved to date-based ticket pricing, which means you need to know when you'll be visiting before you buy tickets. (You do have the option to purchase a Flexible-Date Ticket for an additional charge.) The date-based pricing applies to all ticket types, including the base ticket, the Park Hopper Option and the Park Hopper Plus Option.

Just like with the Disney Theme Park Base Ticket, the Park Hopper Option is available from one to 10 days. You do not have to use the tickets on consecutive days, but you do have to use them within a certain number of days after your start date. With the Flexible-Date Ticket, you have 14 days from first use, no matter how the number of ticket days.

Date-BASED Tickets Days of Admission Valid Use Period, Beginning on Start Date
2-Day 2 Within 4 days for Base and Park Hopper (5 days for Park Hopper Plus)
3-Day 3 Within 5 days for Base and Park Hopper (6 days for Park Hopper Plus)
4-Day 4 Within 7 days for Base and Park Hopper (8 days for Park Hopper Plus)
5-Day 5 Within 8 days for Base and Park Hopper (9 days for Park Hopper Plus)
6-Day 6 Within 9 days for Base and Park Hopper (10 days for Park Hopper Plus)
7-Day 7 Within 10 days for Base and Park Hopper (11 days for Park Hopper Plus)
8-Day 8 Within 12 days for Base and Park Hopper (13 days for Park Hopper Plus)
9-Day 9 Within 13 days for Base and Park Hopper (14 days for Park Hopper Plus)
10-Day 10 Within 14 days for Base and Park Hopper (15 days for Park Hopper Plus)

As an example, if you're planning a weeklong vacation to Disney World, you might decide to buy our 6-Day Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option. (By the way, this is one of our top-selling Park Hopper tickets!) This gives you and your tadpoles a few days away from the parks — maybe for a little rest and relaxation by the the pool or shopping at Disney Springs.

Keep in mind, that you save more per day the more days you play. For example, if you purchase the 6-Day Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option, it works out to a little more than $76 a day*. The 1-Day Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option, by comparison, is $178*.

*Prices as of October 2018; subject to change.

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.

The Disney Park Hopper Option ticket is a good choice if…

  • 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.

Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option - Disney Park Hopper Ticket - IllumiNations at Epcot

  • 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.

Related: A Quick Guide to the Disney Theme Park Base Ticket

Related: A Quick Guide to the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Plus Option

Keep Hopping!

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Sep 29, 2018 at 6:21 p.m. Linda J Stichman Says...

My husband, our two kids (girl age 9, boy age 7), and I are going to WDW for the week of Thanksgiving. We have 5 day park hopper tix, and are planning to visit the parks Nov. 19-23. I found all of your 1 + day park plans. Thank you!!! Do you have any plans for using 5 day park hopper tickets for this week? Or would you build me one? Please?

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Oct 5, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

We don’t offer pre-set plans for park hoppers since we don’t know which specific parks people are hopping to each day. But you can use the park maps that are included with each of our printable plans to see the best time to visit each ride or attraction within each park. We also include this information in our Orlando planning app for iPhone :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 5, 2018 at 1:51 a.m. Tyler Tackett Says...

We plan on Park Hopping Animal Kingdom one morning, and Hollywood Studios that afternoon/evening. This particular visit though, we are not staying on Disney property, so we will no be bussing from a resort to park. What do you recommend for getting around that day. Should we drive from park to park (7 in our party, Chevy Traverse), or take the terminal? We want to get to AK as early as possibly since fast passing the "Flight of Passage" is not an option this time. We will be there the last week of September, wait times will be down.

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Sep 5, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tyler!

We recommend driving your own vehicle from park to park. Be sure to keep your parking receipt from Animal Kingdom to park at Hollywood Studios as well!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 10:01 p.m. Paul Says...

We are headed to WDW for a 6 day trip. Rather than buy a park hopper ticket, we are thinking of buying a 10-day base ticket and using the 4 tickets to visit an additional park on some days. If we should do this, would it be possible to re-enter the first park we started the day with, after using the additional ticket to enter a second park? Also, are tickets required to enter a park for a dining reservation? Thanks!

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Aug 25, 2018 at 3:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul!

From our understanding, as soon as you activate your second ticket for the day, your first ticket is voided. Therefore, we don't think you would be able to re-visit your first park of the day after visiting your second park. Yes, tickets are required to enter a park for a dining reservation.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2018 at 2:51 p.m. KevinK Says...

We purchased 6 day base tickets and now are only going to visit Disney Parks 5 days, Can we use the extra one to Park Hop? So basically using 2 base tickets to visit 2 parks in one day without the hopper ticket.

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:16 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

Yes, you can do that! Just make sure to communicate that with the ticket attendant.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 8, 2018 at 11:41 p.m. Emily Says...

Can you buy a base ticket for one day and then park hop for the remaining days of travel. We are going for 5 days but get there late on the first day so I know we won't hop that day. Is it an all or nothing kind of thing?

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Aug 9, 2018 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

You can buy a one day base ticket and then a Park Hopper for the remaining days. You might check to see, though, if it's more cost effective to just purchase Park Hoppers for all of the days versus a base ticket and Park Hopper!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 26, 2018 at 12:05 a.m. Kevin Says...

Do you need a park hopper to leave a theme park to go back to your on-site room for mid day naps for kids and then return to the same park the same day?

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

Nope - as long as you are leaving and returning to the same park, you are toadally good to do so with a base ticket. No need for a park hopper!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 18, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. MARIA Says...

if i purchase a one day hopper can i use it twice, meaning can I go to mk and epcot today and disney studios and ak tomorrow? or do I need to purchase a two day hopper???

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Jul 18, 2018 at 3:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

If you plan on park-hopping for two days (even if you only visit two parks per day) you will need a 2-day park hopper ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 9, 2018 at 12:29 a.m. Ashley Says...

We are planning on purchasing a 6 day base ticket through you guys, if once we get to the parks and want to park hop how does that work? Will we be able to upgrade at the parks and if so does it go off of our discounted price or off of the listed price at the gate?

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Jul 9, 2018 at 11:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

Yes, you may upgrade your ticket at any ticket window once it has been activated by going through the gates. You will be credited the full GATE price for the ticket in your possession (not the price paid to Undercover Tourist) and then charged the difference between that and whichever ticket you upgrade to.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 29, 2018 at 11:08 p.m. Matthew Says...

This is great to know ... What happens if you purchase your 4 day + 2 day free ticket - are you credited the gate price for the 4 day rate, or the 6 day rate ?

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Aug 1, 2018 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Matthew!

You will be credited for the 6-day ticket, no worries!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 8, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. Tavia garrett Says...

Hey if we get park hopper tickets for 2 days can we go to all 4 parks in one day and then do the parks againt the next day or do we have to split it up ??

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tavia!

With the park hopper ticket, you can go back and forth from as many parks as you want each day ... and the next day too! No worries.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 28, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Cheryl J Downs Says...

I am visiting Disney World in September and staying at the resort. I only bought the base ticket. Will I be able to leave the park and then come back in the evening? Thanks

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Jun 28, 2018 at 10:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl,

Yes, you'll be able to leave and return to the same park in the evening!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 24, 2018 at 10:53 a.m. Jasmine Says...

I bought the park hopper 3 day this year in January and didn’t get to use the third one. Is it expired now? I read somewhere that we had until June 29th but it seems as though that could have changed since last I reviewed in May.

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Jun 25, 2018 at 3:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmine,

Please contact our customer service at 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA) or 1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 18, 2018 at 11:31 p.m. Kirsten Says...

Hi

We visited Disney world 2 years ago and still have the cards, are we able to reuse these cards when we visit again this year? How do we link our park hopper purchases to these cards? Thanks Kirsten

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kirsten!

Disney will provide you with new ticket cards for this trip, including your park hopper tickets.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 16, 2018 at 3:46 p.m. Lana Says...

Hi

We want to buy a one day hopper can we do all 4 parks if we choose.

Is it a regular hopper we need to buy.

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Jun 19, 2018 at 12:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lana!

Yes, a regular park hopper allows you to "hop" between all four parks as many times as you'd like.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 31, 2018 at 3:13 a.m. Alex Cook Says...

I'm planning on buying 2-day Park Hoppers for Disneyland for a quick weekend trip to LA later this summer, hopefully settled into our hotel by 7pm. If we go into the parks that first night, do those 3-4 hours count as a full day - should we just do Downtown Disney and start the tickets early the next day so we get 2 full days usage?

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May 31, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex,

Yes, it will count as a visit! If you want to get your two full days worth, then we recommend waiting and hopping to the parks early the next day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 24, 2018 at 9 p.m. Mattie Says...

My husband and I are taking our 8yr old son to Disney for the first time, our resort has offered us a 3day Hooper pass for $720, since I’ve never been either I was wondering if that was a good price? Also how much does it cost to get into Universal Studios? Thank you!

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Apr 26, 2018 at 9:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mattie!

Is $720 for one of you, or all three? We recommend checking out our discounted tickets for both Disney World and Universal Orlando.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 20, 2018 at 8:32 p.m. Martha J Harris Says...

My husband and I are planning to visit May 20-26. 7 day ticket. I noticed it list peak time May 20, 25, 26,and 27. How do we get tickets for peak & non peak?

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May 17, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martha,

Peak ticket pricing only applies to 1-Day tickets. The 7-day ticket will work for you!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Apr 12, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. Kristen Says...

Hi! I just have a question about the tickets. What is the limit of days for a multi day park hopper ticket? Thankyou!

: )

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Apr 12, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

Do you mean how many days you can use a multi-day Park Hopper? If so, that depends on the ticket! There are a ton of options when it comes to Park Hoppers, going all the way up to 10-Day Park Hoppers. The tickets do expire 14 days after the date of the first use!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 25, 2018 at 10:47 p.m. Todd P Says...

We are going in May. We are going to buy 3 day pass. Can we just put a hopper on one day or have to have it on all three days?

Thanks

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Mar 26, 2018 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Todd!

The only way to do this would be by purchasing your tickets separately (combining a one-day park-hopper ticket with two regular tickets) but that would be more costly. Otherwise, you do have to add park hopper for all three days.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 18, 2018 at 12:01 p.m. Shara Kennedy Says...

Hi there! I have the ultimate 14 days ticket with memory maker for this coming May. My fast pass goes live soon - and I am wondering about the park hopper and park hopper plus? I was hoping to visit two parks in one day - am I able to do this or do I have to upgrade to a park hopper type ticket?

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Mar 19, 2018 at 9:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shara!

All of the ultimate 14-day tickets we are familiar with include park hopper, so no worries! Just double check with the vendor who you purchased the ticket from. With that being said, you can only book FastPass+ reservations in advance at one park for day.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 15, 2018 at 11:11 p.m. Rita Says...

Hi... We're going to DW for the first time in December. Just my husband and myself...never been there before. We know there are certain rides we want to ride, but of course they are spread out over the parks. We have one day in Orlando, so we have purchased a one day ticket without the park hopper option...if we were to go and after in the park decide we'd like to hop...can we buy the hopper add on at that point or would have to be done before admission at the start of the day?

Thanks!!!

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Feb 16, 2018 at 8:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rita!

You can add the park hopper option at any point during your day at a ticket window or guest relations. However, we recommend planning your day and purchasing ahead of time.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 25, 2018 at 8 p.m. Cheryl Says...

How much is it to add the Hopper option to already purchased 1-day tickets?

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May 30, 2018 at 9:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl!

You can call our customer service at 1 (800) 846-1302 for details on upgrading your park tickets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 15, 2018 at 8:37 p.m. LESLEY SMITH Says...

We are going to purchase a 4 day hopper through our MWR. Can I use one of those days at Universal? If not what all parks do I have to choose from?

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Feb 15, 2018 at 3:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesley,

A Disney Park Hopper ticket gets you into the four Walt Disney World parks: Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom. You can visit all four of them or whichever you choose!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 13, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. Brandy King Says...

Hi! We are planning a 3 day trip and have 2 of those days planned out. Can i purchase a park hopper for the one day only? Thanks in advance

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Feb 14, 2018 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandy!

You can purchase tickets separately (or a la carte) - so do 2 day base tickets, 1 day park hopper - but this is likely to be more costly than a ticket package. When you buy ticket packages, tickets must all be (or not be) park hopper - so you can't select only one day to hop parks. We'd recommend purchasing park hopper for your whole trip.

Keep hopping!

Leap

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 8, 2018 at 10:16 a.m. Praveen Says...

Hi!! I am planning to come with my family in June this year. We are 6 adults and 2 kids. I'd be staying in LA for 2 nights. Could you suggest what would be best for me.

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Feb 8, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Praveen!

We would suggest a 2-day park hopper for your crew, so you can adventure throughout the parks and really experience everything they have to offer.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 6, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. Rumiko Says...

I m trying to come March 1 week.. n only I have 3 days time I have .. so I m interested all them n I want to sea dolphin n touch dolphin scoba I want to do so sea world is include those thing ????? Park hopper is include dolphin touch scuba or not ???

Thank you..

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Feb 6, 2018 at 3:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rumiko,

The Park Hopper is a Disney ticket, so you'll only have access to Walt Disney World Resort parks. You'll want to head to SeaWorld's Discovery Cove! While there, you can experience the SeaVenture Underwater Tour where you wear a diving helmet and take a tour through The Grand Reef. You can also swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 18, 2018 at 8:19 p.m. Karen Sullivan Says...

What is the possibility of upgrading a magic your way ticket to a park hopper at the gate and what is the fee for upgrading?

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Jan 18, 2018 at 3:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

If it is within 14 days of a Magic Your Way theme park ticket’s first use and the ticket has remaining admissions, you are able to upgrade the ticket at the park's gate. The cost depends on the ticket (the amount of days it's for), but can range from about $37 to $63 per ticket!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 18, 2018 at 3:31 p.m. Cassamdra Says...

Hi! Can you use the park hopper pass at universal? Does this also include access to harry potter?

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Jan 18, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

The Park Hoppers are Disney tickets used for only Disney Parks! For Universal Orlando park hopping, you'll need a Universal Park-to-Park ticket. These tickets allow you to hop back and forth between Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure in the same day. Both Universal Orlando parks have The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so you'll be to experience it. We highly recommend a Park-to-Park ticket, especially if you're a Harry Potter fan; with this ticket, you can hop on the Hogwarts Express to venture between the two parks!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 14, 2018 at 4:06 a.m. eduardo Says...

what would yo recommend if I want to go to two parks but one each day? a 2day hooper or a single day separate for each park?

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Jan 16, 2018 at 2:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eduardo,

We would recommend the 2-Day Magic Your Way Ticket to save a bit of money versus purchasing a Park Hopper. Park Hoppers tend to be slightly more expensive and if you wouldn't be utilizing the ticket by visiting multiple parks per day, then there wouldn't be any need for it!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 3, 2018 at 12:31 p.m. NP Says...

Where can I found good deals for hopper tickets looking for a four day

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Jan 3, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi NP,

You can find discounted 4-day park hopper tickets for your family here.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jan 3, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi NP,

You can find discounted 4-day park hopper tickets for your family here.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jan 3, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi NP,

You can find discounted 4-day park hopper tickets for your family here.

.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Jan 3, 2018 at 12:06 p.m. James Says...

Im looking at the park hopper for Disneyland how many times can you go back and forth between parks? is it endless? or can we only enter each park once?

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Jan 3, 2018 at 10:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi James,

You can go back and forth between parks as many times as you'd like with the Park Hopper ticket!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 3, 2018 at 9:36 p.m. James Says...

Is there any better deals than the %25 off for Canadians at Disney land ?

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Dec 16, 2017 at 4:18 p.m. Missy Says...

Hi,

I have a 6-day Disney trip coming up soon. I was given a one-day park-hopper ticket by a friend and I purchased an additional 5-day (non-park hopper) ticket plan.

My question: How do I make sure that I use the park-hopper ticket on a specific day rather than one of the 5 non-hopper tickets? (There is only one day that I want to hop between Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom and don't want to accidentally use a non-hopper ticket that day).

Thanks

-Missy

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Dec 22, 2017 at 9:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy,

If they are linked on our MDE account and you have MagicBands (assuming this vs. hard tickets because of the question), then the only way you can do this is when you arrive, head to guest services and have that one day ticket prioritized over the other one.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 3, 2017 at 3:36 a.m. Colleen Says...

I have park hoppers. I will be in MK on 12/14 which is a MVMCP day, so they close at 6. I have an ADR at Park Fare at 4:00. If I'm back at the MK gate by 6, will they let me back in to walk main street and see castle lighting before I have to leave at 7?

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Nov 28, 2017 at 11:53 a.m. Jill Says...

Hi we are currently at Disney. We have visited 3 of the parks so far and the forth today.. we have one more park pass for this week.. we have ages 2-12.. we really feel it would not be as fun for the 3 older kids to return to MK for another whole day.. there is one ride at AK we didn't get to do, and Epcot felt like a whirl wind trying to get to one FP to another.. we were wondering it it would be benificial or even doable and if so what's the best way to buy a hopper add on for the last day and go back to each park that we either missed a ride at or repeat a ride they really liked. Is there a way to do it and park at one place and use transportation to others. Example would be ..we didn't get to do avatar, and they really want to ride Everest again, some didn't get to ride frozen, and we havnt been to HW yet but should there be something there once the day is done that we need to go back to. I think we are satisfied not returning to MK. Thanks in advance!

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Dec 22, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jill,

I am so sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. We hope you were able to work it out and gave a great time!!!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 20, 2017 at 7:18 p.m. Rich Says...

Hello, I am going to Orlando for two days 1/15-1/16 and taking my three kids with me. They are 13, 11, and 8. They want to do Sea World but they can't decide on one Disney park so I am thinking about the hopper for one day. Is it worth the extra money for only one day and will I have the time to get through at least 3 out of 4 parks? Thanks, Rich

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Dec 22, 2017 at 8:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rich,

Sorry for the delay, but your comment ended up in our spam filter. If you only have one day for Disney, I would pick only one park, most likely Magic Kingdom. There is so much to do, and if you go on the 15th with the holiday, all of the parks will be busier.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 15, 2017 at 3:36 a.m. Tonya Weeks Says...

If we stay for the 8:00 Star Wars Fireworks at Hollywood Studios, then walk (briskly) over to Epcot (via the Boardwalk), will Epcot still let us in even if we get there a minute or two before their 9pm closing time (so we can see Illuminations)? ... Or will we be "stuck" on the Boardwalk looking for another source of transportation back to our resort?

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Dec 22, 2017 at 8:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tonya,

Sorry for the delay. Your comment ended up in our spam filter. If it's before park closing, you will be able to get in.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 8, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. Ann Says...

We go every year for Spring Break in March. With the addition of FOP in AK, I am considering purchasing Park Hopper. I just can’t see hanging out in AK for 2 full days. We will be in park 5 full days. My only concern is choosing FPs with hopper. I assume I can only choose the initial 3 in my first park, correct?

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Nov 15, 2017 at 10:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann,

You can only make advance FastPass+ reservations in one park per day. So, you can make the advance reservations for any park you like (whether it's the first or second park you visit in the day), but all three have to be in that one park. After you've used your first three, then you can continue to make reservations while inside the park. Check out our guide to using FastPass+. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 29, 2017 at 1:24 a.m. Michelle Says...

With my 3 day park hopper will I be able to go in and out of the same park multiple times in a day? For example will I be able to go for a couple hours in the morning, go back to the hotel and then re enter that night. Would this count as one day?

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Oct 29, 2017 at 8:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

Yes, all of that hopping would count as one day.

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Oct 29, 2017 at 12:10 a.m. Tanya Says...

Hello,

My kids are ages 3 and 6 and we are planning on going for Christmas. I just want to know which park is better? We have never gone for that time of the year.

Thanks

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Oct 29, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanya,

You can't go wrong with the Magic Kingdom during Christmas.

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Oct 27, 2017 at 1:49 a.m. Leslie Says...

Hello! My husband and I are taking our daughter (11) and son (7) to Disney at the end of January for a long weekend. We are only staying three nights so probably just two days in the parks (1/26 and 1/27). We are trying to decided the best use of our time. The three parks that I'm most interested in are MK, AK, and HS. My question is: can we reasonably do two parks in one day? If so, which two?

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Oct 27, 2017 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leslie,

It is very difficult to see two parks in one day. Also, it may take upwards of an hour to travel between the gates of parks you've listed. If two in one day is your only option, we recommend Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Those two parks are relatively close.

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Oct 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. Gary Says...

I have a six day park hopper for WDW.

For Fastpass, I understand I can only book 30 days in advance. But does that mean I have to wait for each 30th day before I can book the next park.

Or can I start using fastpass for the six days once it's activated.

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Oct 10, 2017 at 3:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

Yes, you will need to wait each 30th day to book Fastpass+ reservations.

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Oct 11, 2017 at 12:52 a.m. Gary Says...

So sad.

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Oct 3, 2017 at 5:33 p.m. Dana Says...

Hi,

I'll be coming in for 2.5 days in November with a 7 year old boy and a 9.5 year old girl. They went to Magic Kingdom years ago. Not sure which parks to choose this time. Thinking about waiting on Universal and trying Magic Kingdom or Legoland (they love legos) or Hollywood studio or Sea World. It's hard to decide.

Also, not sure what to do on our half day? We have a 3pm departure.

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Oct 4, 2017 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dana,

Our best advice is to get your kids involved in the decision process. Do they like Harry Potter? Universal! Frozen? Epcot! Dolphins and Penguins? SeaWorld. Getting them involved, showing them videos of rides on our YouTube channel, will make the trip great for everyone.

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Sep 26, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. Jessica Says...

Hello!

If I purchase if I am staying 4 nights 2 day tix with water park option ... Am I able to go to the park day one and day 2, and then do a water park on my third day? Hope this makes sense !

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Sep 26, 2017 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Yes! Your 2-day Park Hopper Hopper Plus ticket gives you two theme park visits and two plus visits.

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Jul 30, 2017 at 1:55 a.m. Roli Says...

I am planning to visit Disney first time with my 5 year old daughter at the end of september. I will be in Orlando from Sunday - friday. Since it will be slow time and it will be just me with a 5 year old, i am unable to decide if it is worth getting Park hopper. I am also wondering should i get 6 day ticket or 5 day and just take a rest day in between? if i don't buy park hopper which parks can be covered in a day and which park will take more than a day.

TIA,

Roli

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Aug 4, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roli,

With a first-timer and a 5-year old, it may not be a bad idea to take a day off. Relax by the pool. Visit Disney Springs.

Your five-year old will get the most fun out of the Magic Kingdom. Consider two-days at MK, then one day at the others. Hopping between parks can take out chunks of your day. Check out our Park Plans to get a better idea of what each park has that's fit for your first timer. With planning, you may find you don't need to hop between parks.

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Feb 22, 2017 at 12:24 a.m. Julie Says...

Hi

We will be visiting WDW in May for at least a week maybe 10 days. I was wondering what your take on buying a 7 or 8 day pass instead of a 4 or 5 day park hopper so we can see the shows at night? This way we would go to the less busy places for a full day and then the rest of the days just go for the evening.

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Feb 22, 2017 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

Smart move! That allows you some downtime and you won't need to rush.

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Apr 23, 2017 at 10:39 p.m. Faith Says...

Hello so we have the basic ticket so 1 park per day! But I was wondering could I go to Disney springs the same day I go to let's say Hollywood studios or do I have to only go to Hollywood studios or only Disney springs?

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Apr 25, 2017 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Faith,

Disney Springs is free, so you only need to use your ticket for Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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Feb 27, 2017 at 3:16 a.m. Dale Says...

I would just like to clarify. The cost of an 8 day MYW ticket is less than a 4 day park hopper. We plan to be in Orlando for 4 days. Can I go to 2 parks a day and just use an extra day. Basically using an 8 day ticket for 4 days at Disney

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Feb 27, 2017 at 7:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dale,

Yes, of now the 8 Day Magic Your Way is less expensive than the 4 Day Hopper. The Magic Your Way is only valid for one theme park per day. To visit two parks in one day, you would need the Park Hopper ticket.

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Feb 21, 2017 at 2:59 a.m. Diegus Says...

Hi, thanks for all your info!

i`d like to know if i can use a 5 days pass to use it 4 days visiting two different parks one day. E.g.: the fourth day i decide to go to epcot and MK (it will consume two passes but it will be ok for me, will they allow me to do so? thanks again

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Feb 21, 2017 at 8:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diegus,

The Magic Your Way ticket will not allow you to park hop on any day. With the Park Hopper pass you can visit two or even three parks in one day.

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Feb 15, 2017 at 3:51 p.m. Gustavo L Says...

How works an E Ticket? Do I Have to change it for real ticket? Where?

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Feb 15, 2017 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gustavo,

With an E-Ticket, you can either link it to My Disney Experience for FastPass+ and MagicBand usage, or you would neet to stop at a will call location and exchange it for an RF-enabled ticket before admission.

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Jan 19, 2017 at 1:08 a.m. Maria Says...

Hi!

I have been searching for an answer to my question through Google, but haven't found the answer yet. Can you help me?

I live in Southern California and have annual passes to Disneyland/California Adventure and really enjoy hopping several times a day between parks. My husband and I are in Florida for a conference the 1st week of February, but want to hit one or two of the parks on our last day there before flying out (Sunday, Feb.).

My question is: How does one easily and quickly "park hop" between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot or Hollywood Studios? I'm trying to figure out if it is worth if for me and my husband to purchase a Park Hopper ticket in order to visit the other parks also...though, we're only there one day. I don't want to waste my time if it takes a very long time and is cumbersome to "hop" between parks in one day.

What do you think?

I do have another question. Due to my diet restrictions I always bring my food into Disneyland park and put it in a locker. If we are park hopping, where is the most convenient locker that is central between Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios? Or maybe we just need to figure out what park we'll be at most for easier access to my food?

What do you think? :-)

Thanks so much!!!

Maria Smith

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Jan 19, 2017 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria,

The best spot for you to store your food is in a locker closest to where you are!

Geographically speaking, the two closest parks would be Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Convenience wise, you could take the Monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom with a one stop transfer. You could also take a Disney bus, or if you have a car, park at one then drive to the other. Depending on the mode of transportation, it could take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour to get between parks. Parking lots at the Disney World parks are huge, so it can be a hike to get from your car to the main gate.

With that, the best solution for your food is to store it in the locker outside the park where you are. Backtracking to pick it back up can take a long time. It's not as convenient as the Disneyland main entrance plaza.

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Dec 19, 2016 at 4:22 a.m. Gail Hundley Says...

I am bringing my grandchildren, twin girls age 8, and a brother 6 1/2. Last year we took them to Disneyland for the first time. Because if height restrictions a lot of the rides are not going to be available. The six year old is very small for his age, but I believe with thicker soles we can get him up to 40". We thought since we already went to Disneyland, we should try a park to park at Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. But, looking at the rides that are popular, the height restrictions might come into play. The more I read, I worry that the rides are more for teenagers. Also, my husband has trouble with motion rides, are most of them this kind? So because of all these possible exclusions, I'm wondering if instead of the 2 days I was planning, should we just do 1 day, park to park? Maybe take them one day to Epcot? Not sure what they would enjoy most. I know they liked Disneyland, but isn't Disney World more of the same?

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Dec 21, 2016 at 11:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail,

Choosing between Disney or Universal really depends on what your family would enjoy. Are they more interested in Harry Potter and Despicable Me than Frozen, Mickey Mouse, or Star Wars? If you're worried about height restrictions, consider choosing the park where that won't be too much of an issue. Having a child that's turned away from riding an attraction that they "might" be able to ride can spoil much of the experience.

As for motion rides, take a look at our YouTube page and watch the videos of the rides that you're curious about. That's the best way to see if they're too much,

Keep hopping!

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Dec 4, 2016 at 2:38 p.m. Priscilla Says...

I have a dilemma. This is the first time I'm going with my 5 year old to WDW and I can't seem to figure out what ticket to get. I want to do as many things with her as I can we arrive Thursday afternoon and leave sunday morning.

Do I get 3 Day Magic your way ticket with park hopper option? Any suggestions on itinerary would be great.

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Dec 20, 2016 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla,

For a first visit with a young child, I think you're probably just fine with Magic Your Way tickets.

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Nov 19, 2016 at 5:14 p.m. Jaya Says...

Travelling to Orlando in January - 2 adults and a 10 year old. Does this plan look good?

Jan 19 - reaching at noon (Any suggestions on what we could do this day?)

Jan 20 - Universal Studio

Jan 21 - Universal Studio

Jan 22 - Kennedy Space Center

Jan 23 - Animal Kingdom

Jan 24 - Magic Kingdom (doing this as we are staying on propery and the 24th has Extra Magic Hours for MK)

Do I need two days for Universal? Or should I just do one day with a Park Hopper option so that we can ride the Hogwarts Express and see the castle in IOA? Harry Potter is the only attraction we want to visit in IOA. The rest of all we want to do is in Universal Studio. Is leaving MK for the last day a bad idea? Thanks.

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Nov 22, 2016 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jaya,

Your plan looks pretty good, and you're picking a good time to visit in terms of crowds. If you really don't care about visiting Islands of Adventure, then two days at Universal Studios makes more sense. It's really about how important it is to see Hogsmeade and ride the Hogwarts Express.

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Nov 10, 2016 at 5:32 p.m. Anna Says...

If I already have my Magic Kingdom park ticket, can I add the park hopper to it? Magic Kingdom is closing at 4pm and would like to check out Epcot that night.

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

You can do that, but you would have to add Park Hopper to your ticket for all days. So if you had a 5-Day ticket, you would have to upgrade to a 5-Day Park Hopper.

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