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To Hop or Not? When to Get Park Hoppers for Your Disney World Trip

by Leap on April 1, 2020 271 Orlando

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 park hoppers? Do you want to add on water parks? The biggest question people have about Disney World tickets is whether they should hop or not. 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!

Don’t froget, no matter which ticket you choose, we can save you some green with our discount Disney tickets.

By the way, here are more details about the major Disney ticket types, including the Disney Theme Park Base Ticket (formerly known as Magic Your Way), the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper and the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Plus Option.

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What the Heck is a Disney Park Hopper and What Does It Include?

Let's start with some lingo. The Disney park hopper is the nickname for the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option. While the formal name of this ticket type doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, it does allow you to park hop. Specifically with this ticket type, you can visit one or more of the following parks each day for the length of your ticket:

So 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.

Is the Disney Park Hopper Right for Me?

The park hopper offers more flexibility than the base ticket. You're not locked in to any one park per day, so it allows for more spontaneity. We're going to walk through all the scenarios that we think make the park hopper a good choice, but we also want to assure you that even if you buy a base ticket, you can always upgrade ... even when you get to the parks!

Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option - Disney Park Hopper Ticket - Splash MountainThe Disney Park Hopper is a good choice if …

  • You're party includes adults or teenagers: Grownups and older kids can move through the parks much faster than families with young kids. Plus we all know teenagers can change their minds about where they want to go and what they want to do.

If you have younger tadpoles, visiting one park per day may be plenty!

  • You have visited Disney before: There is so much to explore in each park. If you've never visited, you're more likely to need more time to see and do everything. If you’re a repeat visitor, you're more likely to pick and choose which rides and shows you want to see in each park, so you'll be ready to move onto the next park more quickly.
  • You want the option to see a different nighttime spectacular or fireworks show every night: If you have the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper Option, you can end your day watching whichever show you want, regardless of whatever park you visited earlier. For instance, you could spend your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then hop over to Disney's Hollywood Studios to see Fantasmic! that night.
  • You are visiting when it's not super crowded: When the crowds are lower, you can move through the parks much faster, riding more and waiting less. Keep in mind, too, that the more people there are visiting, the more time it will take to get between the parks.
  • You don’t want to commit to which park you want to visit: As mentioned above, the park hopper provides the most flexibility for the more spontaneous among us :)

If you don't hop, you really do have to pick your park and stick with it.

  • 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 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 know there are a lot of decisions to make as you plan your Disney World trip, and the decision to hop or not is one of them. We hope this overview of when to purchase park hoppers 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: Guide to the Disney Theme Park Base Ticket (formerly known as Magic Your Way),

Related: Guide to the Disney Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper

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

Keep Hopping!

Keep hopping, Leap!
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Feb 29, 2020 at 5:18 p.m. Tab Says...

Hi question Disney fans?? My husband and I are visiting no kid trip, we want to do multiple parks (possibly more than one park a day) not riding a whole lot so which ticket option is best?? I have never been just wanting to make sure I get the best options. TIA

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Mar 4, 2020 at 4:21 p.m. Susan Says...

All I can say is you can't plan enough. Make sure you and who ever is in your party map out an itinerary for your day! We just got back and I'm here to tell you it was packed! ALL parks you guys and ALL day!! So have your "fast passes" well in advance unless you like waiting in lines for well more than an hour. I'm not being negative, but realistic. Late February use to be the low season, but not anymore. Face it guys...there is no low season in any of the Disney Parks. But, if you know this while making your plans, you should be able to do at least a few things without a terribly long wait time. If you are a Star Wars fan or Toy Story fan and do not have fast passes...get in line at the gate VERY early and rush to your attractions.

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Mar 2, 2020 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tab!

If you're looking to do more than one park a day, you'll definitely want a hopper ticket! We'll let the Pond weigh in from here :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 25, 2020 at 3:23 p.m. Lisa Pontious Says...

If we buy the park hopper ticket but then don't park hop, do you lose the park hopper or can it be used at another time?

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Feb 25, 2020 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

The hopper is only valid during the length of the ticket, unfortunately, so it can't be saved. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 9, 2020 at 12:12 p.m. Gaby Says...

Hi!

If we went for the mail option for our choice of tickets. How long do they take to arrive?

Many thanks,

Gaby

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Feb 10, 2020 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gaby!

Shipping times for physical tickets are as follows: United States - 10 business days

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland (Republic of), Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom - 12 business days

Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 8, 2020 at 4:20 p.m. Skynet Says...

Hello, We are traveling to Disney late February. 2 adults, 7 & 8 yr old. Can we buy a 4 day base ticket and visit the same park multiple days? (i.e. Magic kingdom day 1 &2, then Epcot day 3, finally Animal kingdom day 4) We think hoping to multiple parks in same day may be too taxing. Thanks in advance for advice.

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Feb 10, 2020 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Skynet!

If you purchase a 4-day base ticket, you can toadally hit the same park more than once during your trip, just like your plan laid out :) A base ticket only limits you from hopping to more than one park in the same day. Have fun!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 6, 2020 at 3:42 a.m. Meghan Says...

Hello - we want to do 1 park on day one and 2 parks on day two. Do I purchase a 2-day ticket (and add the hopper option) or do I purchase a 3 day ticket (and add the hopper option)? Thanks!

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Feb 6, 2020 at 4:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan!

We'd suggest purchasing the 3-day ticket and adding the hopper option. (It'll be about $70 to add the hopper for either 2 or 3-day tickets.)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 3, 2020 at 8:54 p.m. Brenda Says...

If I buy a 2 day base ticket and then I want to upgrade to a park hopper can I do that at the Disneyland ticket window on the first day? Also can these tickets be upgraded to annual passes if I decide I want to upgrade on my first day? Thanks!

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Feb 3, 2020 at 4:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brenda!

You sure can, on both accounts! Hop by the ticket office and they'll be hoppy to get you upgraded to a Park Hopper or Annual Pass :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 17, 2020 at 1:45 a.m. Beth Mat Says...

What is the cost of adding on a park hopper?like the cost just for the hopper. We are looking at the 4 + 1 day tickets, so 5 days. Thank you.

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Jan 22, 2020 at 9:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

Adding the Hopper option to a 5-day base ticket will cost about $80/per ticket.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 9, 2020 at 7:21 p.m. Susan Says...

Hi there,

I just want to clarify, we want to do single park tickets for two days and a park hopper for the third day of our trip. What is the best way to do this without paying for the park hopper all 3 days? Should I get the upgrade on the 3rd day at the gate or can I buy 2 single day tix and then one park hopper ticket? It sounds like buying one park hopper ticket in advance is not possible with multiple day tix so I just want to clarify. Thanks so much, very informative site!

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Jan 10, 2020 at 9:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susan!

The Park Hopper add on is valid for the length of your ticket, so while you can upgrade on your last day, you'll pay about $60 for the upgrade. Purchasing the 2-day base and the one day hopper looks to be more expensive than it would be to upgrade the third day to a park hopper. But be sure to do some math, too, because $70 would cover a hopper for all three days of your ticket :) We'd recommend either going for the hopper in advance for all three days, or purchase base in advance and upgrade at the ticket booth on the third day. Have a great trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 15, 2019 at 4:08 p.m. Stefanie Says...

Are there any park to park passes to allow back and forth from WDW to US?

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Dec 16, 2019 at 7:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stefanie!

Park hoppers are limited to either Universal or Disney (Universal offers park-to-park tickets to allow you to hop back and forth between Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida; while Walt Disney World offers a park hopper that allows you to hop between Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot). There is not a park hopper offered for Walt Disney World and Universal combined. You can check out all of our ticket options here!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 16, 2019 at 1:49 a.m. Coey Says...

Hi there. I would like to ask if the prices shown on the website are in USD?

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Nov 18, 2019 at 8:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Coey!

Yes, the prices on our site are shown in US dollars.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 13, 2019 at 5:41 p.m. Kae Says...

Hi! If I buy a 6 day ticket (no hopper) and only visit the parks 4 days, can I use the remaining 2 days to visit multiple parks on 1 of those 4 days?

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Nov 13, 2019 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kae!

No, unfortunately Base tickets only allow you to enter one park per day. You could, however, buy a 4 day base ticket and a 1 day hopper!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2019 at 3:05 p.m. Annie Says...

Hi. I guess my question is do I need a base ticket to add the hopper option or does the hopper work as it'S own ticket to enter the park?

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Oct 30, 2019 at 12:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Annie!

The Park Hopper ticket is your admission - no need to add on a base ticket :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2019 at 2:37 a.m. Maria Pabilo Says...

I want to visit two parks in one day. What could be the best choice? buying one park hopper ticket? does it allows me to accomplish the "one day, two parks"? Or do I have to buy a park hopper ticket and a base ticket for the other park? Thanks in advance for your answer

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Sep 23, 2019 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

To visit two parks in one day, you'd just need a one day park hopper - that allows you access into any of the four parks in that same one day period :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 16, 2019 at 8:42 p.m. Kevin Says...

Hi, I’m planning to go to the Disney world at the beginning of October for two days with hopper tickets, can I use this hopper to go to animal kingdom in the morning then switch to the magic kingdom for the Halloween special night at the same day? Does it counts in park hopper or I still need to get a separate ticket for the Halloween ticket even though I have park hopper? Thank you.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 5:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

The Halloween party is a separately ticketed event, so you'd need a separate party ticket to be able to attend.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2019 at 5:11 a.m. Edwin Says...

Hello,

With the park hopper, can you return to the same park after visiting another park mid day.

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Edwin!

Yes, you sure can! You can hop in and out of the parks as many times as you'd like within your ticketed days. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 7, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. Zeke Says...

Hi! We have the park hopper tickets and we are planning on going to animal kingdom first and then magic Kingdom by 2 pm or so. Do you think it would be better to use our 3 fast passes for magic Kingdom and since we'll be at animal kingdom when they open just risk waiting in lines for the rides hoping we can "beat the rush" or does this not make any sense? We're going the first of August. Thank you!

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Jul 9, 2019 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Zeke!

In general, that's the strategy we recommend! It's also worth considering what your ride priorities are, though, because you can continue to book FastPasses once you use up your initial three. If you'd like to try to ride Flight of Passage, for example, and you're able to snag a reservation, it might be worth booking an additional two FastPasses in Animal Kingdom and then continuing to book in Magic Kingdom (which means you may not be able to snag a FastPass for Seven Dwarfs or Space Mountain). If the Pandora rides don't matter as much to you, we'd suggest rope dropping Animal Kingdom and heading for Everest or any other big ticket ride that isn't in Pandora (since that's where everyone heads!) and booking your FastPass reservations for Magic Kingdom.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 4, 2019 at 1:44 p.m. Tanika Says...

Hello,

I have a quick question. I'm buying a park hopper option to visiti universal studios and islands of adventure in the same day. my question is, if i start my day at US, then head over to IOA, can i go back to US? am i allowed to go to those 2 parts back and forth throughout that 1 day ticket or is for just one entry per 2 parks? hope this makes sense

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Jul 8, 2019 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tanika!

With a Park to Park ticket at Universal, you're able to bounce back and forth between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida as many times as you'd like. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 9, 2019 at 11:51 a.m. Marie Says...

We have 2 Day Park Hopper tickets for July 1-5. We would like to combine two parks a day. Which parks should we combine together? Also, which rides should we make sure we ride with a 12 and 5 year old?

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Jun 10, 2019 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie!

This one is tricky. Epcot and Hollywood Studios are the closest together in terms of proximity, so they make a lot of sense to hop between. However, the other two parks, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, will be where your tadpoles will likely want to spend the most time. Because of this, we suggest combining Animal Kingdom with either Epcot or Hollywood Studios (depending on the Crowd Calendar, including Extra Magic Hours). Then, hit whichever park is left with Magic Kingdom. We'd suggest hitting Magic Kingdom second so that you can finish off your evening with the fireworks. You can find more of our Park Plans here. Have a great trip!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Jodie Says...

We are planning our first trip to WDW from Australia and are staying onsite for 15 nights, we are planning on getting an 8 day park hopper ticket (as want to also do Universal whilst we are there). We currently plan to attend our first WDW park on the 8th Sept can you help me work out when my last date to go to a WDW Park would be as I have read things that say our tickets will expire 14 days after activation, 12 days after activation and I have to do 8 days straight. Thanks

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Jun 7, 2019 at 12:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jodie,

If you go to the details page of the ticket you are interested in, you can enter your date and get these details! For example, if you get an 8-day park hopper with a Sept. 8 start date, your ticket would be valid any 8 days between Sept. 9 and Sept. 19.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 3, 2019 at 4:34 a.m. Denisse Says...

How do you park hop ? Do you ride your car to the other park ? Are the parks conectes in the inside ?

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Jun 3, 2019 at 2:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denisse!

Disney offers several free modes of transportation to allow you to park hop. These include buses at all parks, boats and the monorail at some. Alternatively, Ubers, Minnie Vans and taxis are all available if you'd prefer.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 7, 2019 at 4:50 p.m. Nazira Constantino Says...

With each ticket, do you get a fast pass with it? I just want to make sure I understand correctly.

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May 7, 2019 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nazira,

That's correct! At Walt Disney World Resort, FastPass+ reservations are included in your ticket. Regardless of where you are staying, you'll have access to book 3 per day in advance (30 days for those not staying at a Disney Resort hotel, and 60 for those who are staying at a Disney Resort hotel). Once you've used your initial 3, you'll be able to book more, one by one, as many times as you'd like. These reservations can be made via My Disney Experience (be sure you link your tickets first!). We hope this helps - let us know if you have any additional questions!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 4, 2019 at 3:43 p.m. Robin Says...

I have 2 day base tickets already but only going for one day .... Can I use 1 day in the morning go to Animal Kingdom and get my 3 fast passes then in the evening use my 2nd day base ticket and reserve 3 separate fast passes. The reason I ask is because I already purchased the 2 day base ticket without park hopper option but I am only going to be there one day now so just trying to utilitze my time. I know way more expensive I am more asking if Disney would allow me to use 2 separate base tickets the same day....didn't know if finger scanner would prevent that one ticket is under my account and my other day is under my mom account but in my name

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May 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Robin!

You may get dinged at the gate because of the finger scan; we'd suggest heading to the ticket booth instead and seeing if they have any options for you that meet your needs without breaking the bank.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2019 at 12:08 a.m. Ann Says...

If I bought a hopper pass in 2000 and did not use all the days on it can I still use the day I have left?

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Apr 18, 2019 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ann!

This will depend on the type of ticket and whether or not any days were used on it. Check on the back of your ticket to find the expiration date, and any fine print about use date (as many have a 14-days from time of use expiration). You can verify the amount of days available on your ticket (and its validity) by calling (407) 939-1289 or visiting Guest Relations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 10, 2019 at 9:26 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

If I get a 3 day park hopper plus, can I go to Magic Kingdom fireworks all 3 days?

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Apr 11, 2019 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

You sure can. Enjoy!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 26, 2019 at 4:35 p.m. Kelly Says...

If I have purchased a 5-day PH+ and plan to stay 7 days; I have enough ticket days to get into the 4 major parks for 5 days and use the other 2 days for water parks , correct?

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Mar 26, 2019 at 12:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

That's correct! With the 5 day park hopper plus, you get 5 park hopper days, plus 5 "plus" visits to any of the "plus" activities (including the water parks). Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 22, 2019 at 7:45 p.m. tom Says...

can you buy a DW base 1 day ticket and add 1 day hopper to it?

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Mar 22, 2019 at 3:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tom!

You sure can - you can either purchase a 1 day Park Hopper ahead of time, or you can purchase a Base ticket and visit a Guest Services representative to upgrade during your visit.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mar 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. Mikayla G Says...

Question, if you go for a 4 day disney world trip for two and you want the park hopper,does the park hopper also include universal studios? I've read so many things that contradict the other.

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Mar 7, 2019 at 11:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mikayla!

The Park Hopper at Disney World only includes Disney Parks (Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom). Tickets to Universal Studios would need to be purchased separately.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 2, 2019 at 4:48 a.m. Maura Haviland Says...

Im coming for 7 days. Not going to hop day 1. Is it worth waiting & buying hoppers after arrival for day 2 on? Is there a penalty for not buying the hopper in advance?

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Mar 4, 2019 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maura!

This largely depends on who you are purchasing your tickets through; sometimes, when purchasing in advance, you can catch a great deal and it makes sense to take advantage now vs. upon arrival. But on the whole, there's no penalty for not buying the park hopper in advance :) They'll be able to upgrade you at Guest Services.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 1, 2019 at 2:53 p.m. Michele Says...

If I decide against the park hopper now and buy tickets from a discounted dealer, can I still upgrade later?

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Mar 4, 2019 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

Yes, you can. You will find all of our discount Disney tickets here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2019 at 11:21 p.m. Luis Says...

My plan is going 2 days, it's only the wife, my 5yo and the baby, so I'm inclining more on the base tickets rather than the hopper option. Question, should I buy independent 1-day tickets if I want to visit a different park each day? or would the 2-day option tickets do?

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Feb 21, 2019 at 5:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luis!

The 2-day ticket option is just fine for this instance. You can visit any park you'd like with the base tickets, you're just limited to one park per day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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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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