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A Quick Guide to the Disney Park Hopper Ticket

by Leap on October 30, 2018 240 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?

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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.
  • 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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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.

Keep hopping!

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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.

Keep Hopping!

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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.

Keep hopping!

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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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Sep 5, 2016 at 3:06 a.m. Jenelle Says...

My family and I are heading to disney world in oct. We were thinking about getting 10 day magic your way tickets. If we decided we wanted to go to a different park after already being at a park could we use another one our 10 day tickets to do that? Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jenelle,

No, you would not be able to visit more than one park in a day without upgrading your ticket to park hoppers.

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Aug 7, 2016 at 11:29 p.m. vivian Says...

Hello. My family and I bought the 3 day disneyworld tickets and the park hopper option. Does the park hopper option apply to ALL days I will be at disneyworld? So like for example, on Friday I go to animal kingdom and Hollywood studios. Am I allowed to go to two different parks the following day, which is Saturday?

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Aug 8, 2016 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vivian,

Yes, the hopping option will apply to however many days are on your ticket.

Keep hopping!

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Jun 10, 2016 at 4:54 p.m. Andy Says...

OK, were trying to the best of all worlds here. Coming over from the UK, with kids, 5, 10 and 12.

Arriving on the 18th August and want to do 19 and 20th at either disney or universal.

Then we disappear off to the beach for 5 days, returning to stay in a villa, so havng 26 th - 2nd sept for more disney / universal fun.

For us all its our first time. I know its complex but any ideas how we can get the best tickets for our time, including the rogue couple of days at the start. Want to do the disney parks and water parks and universal and we'll organise some other none park stuff on a couple of days.

ANY help would be lapped up and thanked for.

Cheers

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Jul 5, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Andy,

The easiest way would be to plan your first three days for Universal and then your return dates be for Disney. Tickets for both expire within 14 days of activation , so that splitting the two could address that.

Keep hopping!

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May 25, 2016 at 4:41 p.m. Bobby Says...

Sorry, some more questions that I thought about after submitting my previous comment.

Do you recommend purchasing a fastpass? If I were to get the 3 day base ticket option, how much additional cost would it be to get the fastpass?

If I purchase the 3 day base ticket option would I have to visit the parks on 3 consecutive days? or could we spread them out over our 5 day visit?

Thank you

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May 25, 2016 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobby,

FastPass+ is included with your tickets, and yes, you will have 14 days from activation to use your ticket.

Keep hopping!

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May 25, 2016 at 4:28 p.m. Bobby Says...

We are planning a trip to Disney August 5-9. We want to set apart 3 days for park visits. The trip will include myself, my wife and our 8 year old daughter. Per your advise it seems that it would be best for us to spend each day in the same park. My question is, what 3 parks do you recommend we visit? What are the pros and cons of each? What 3 parks do you think an 8 year old girl would like the most? We know we will go to the Magic Kingdom for sure!

Thank you!

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May 31, 2016 at 5:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bobby,

I would do Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Mar 5, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. Nancy Says...

Visiting Disney world next week for 2 days, Wednesday and Thurs. I currently am planning for MK day 1 and Epcot day 2 but my son wants to split day 2 to see Fantasmic. If I already have a 2 day pass, is possible to upgrade one to park hopper? And also, how long should I plan for travel between Epcot and Hollywood, using Disney transportation. And lastly, considering the crowds next week, how early should I be at Fantasmic to still get a seat? Thank you so much for your advice! Nancy

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Mar 8, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy,

You would have to upgrade both days to Park Hopper to do this. I would plan about 20 minutes for the bus. You could also take a boat from Epcot's World Showcase. I would try to be at Hollywood Studios by 6:00 and head over to the line for Fantasmic!, which starts at 7:30 p.m. One of your party could easily grab dinner from the Sunset quick-service spots, so you have something to do while you wait in line.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 2, 2016 at 5:34 a.m. Roland Says...

I plan on going to Disney for 3 days. If looks like it is cheaper to purchase a 4 day base ticket then a 3 day hopper ticket. Would I be able to visit 2 parks in one day with separate tickets? I called and they said yes, but looking through this blog it looks like no. Can you clarify?

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Mar 8, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roland,

If you have a Magic Your Way ticket, you cannot visit more than one park in the day.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 11, 2016 at 4:02 p.m. Tim Says...

I just spoke with a Disney representative as I had the same question. My hotel package will consist of 6 nights and 7 MYW base tickets. As we will be going for 7 days, 2 of those days will be travel days, so we will only be visiting parks for 5 days. In some cases, we may want to go to a park during the day and a different one in the evening. The Disney rep said we could use two MYW base tickets for the days when we visit 2 parks. So, in this case, we have 7 base day tickets. We would go to parks during the day for 5 days. And use the 6th and 7th base day tickets for two evenings at different parks during the 5 days. I hope this makes sense. Can you please confirm whether or not this is allowed? So, on Day 1...if we went to Epcot during the day and Magic Kingdom at night, we were told that 2 base tickets would be deducted from our bands, with 5 remaining from the original 7. I asked if the 7 tickets were "dated" for specific days and I was told no. And that they are all treated as separate tickets. Please advise accordingly. Thanks!

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Apr 25, 2016 at 12:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

Unfortunately, this is not correct. If you are purchasing Magic Your Way tickets, you cannot visit more than one park per day, no matter who you purchase your ticket from.

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Dec 21, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. Satra Says...

I'm planning to visit Orlando with a 5 yr old this weekend ( precisely next mon, tue and wed for parks) Magic kingdom, Seaworld and Kennedy space center are on the must-do list. I think SeaWorld and Kennedy would take 1 day each which keeps 1 day for magic kingdom. If I plan to increase it by a day, what options do i have in terms of tickets or an additonal park, don't wan't to go for a park hopper since i feel that would be too taxing for my child.

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Dec 21, 2015 at 3:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Satra,

You could add a day at Universal or another day at Disney. If you did Universal, this would be a separate ticket. For Disney, you would just opt for a two-day ticket instead of the one day. Here are all the Orlando the ticket options.

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Nov 26, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. Priscilla Says...

hello!

I'm planning a visit to Disney World in Dec before the new year! I'm still deciding between spending two or three days visiting parks. Particularly interested in Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studio and Universal Studio.

I'm slightly confused on how the Day Hopper Pass works. Let's say I purchased a one-day Magic Kingdom Park Ticket and add on the Day Hopper Pass, will I be able to go to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney Hollywood Studio as well? How about if I purchase a one-day Disney Hollywood Studio Ticket and add on the Day Hopper Pass, will I be able to visit Magic Kingdom as well?

Will there be a difference at all?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Priscilla,

The Park Hopper would allow you to visit more than one theme park per day. You could even visit all four in one day, if you'd like. If you are visiting for two or three days, purchase the two or three day Park Hopper. If you visit two or more days, you will start to see a discount vs. buying a separate ticket for each day. You can see all of our discount Disney World tickets here.

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Oct 9, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. Kay Says...

I plan to visit Disney this November eith my two preschoolers. If I buy the Myw and park hopper now, will we have a hard time getting back into the park if we leave.

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Oct 14, 2015 at 10:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kay,

Depends on when you are visiting, but generally it shouldn't be an issue this month.

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Aug 27, 2015 at 4:56 p.m. kristen Says...

Can you use 2 tickets in one day?

Example: Purchase a 5 day non hopper

Day1: MK (ticket 1)

Day 2:MK (ticket 2)

Day 3: Epcot and AK, (ticket 3 and 4)

Day 4: Epcot(ticket 5)

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Aug 31, 2015 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen,

Unfortunately, the tickets don't work this way. For four days, you would need a 4 Day Magic Your Way Ticket or a 4 Day Park Hopper if you wanted to visit more than one park in a day. You can see all of our ticket options here.

Keep hopping,

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Aug 3, 2015 at 4:13 p.m. Nicola Says...

Are MYW tickets available to buy internationally? On the UK sites they offer more expensive options.

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola,

Yes, our Disney tickets are available for international purchase!

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Aug 3, 2015 at 4:12 p.m. Nicola Says...

If I purchase the Magic Your Way tickets today, is there a date by which I must start using it by? I'm looking to go March/April 2016.

Thanks,

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Aug 3, 2015 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicola,

No, our MYW tickets do not expire! Enjoy!

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Jun 24, 2015 at 5:48 a.m. Mikesa Says...

Hi, I'm taking my 8 yr. old daughter and her 11 yr. old cousin to WDW in July. I'm still trying to decide what passes are best. We'd like the option of doing something different each day(including water parks). We'll be there July 18-25. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Jun 24, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mikesa,

Sounds like fun! If you want to do something every day of your trip, you could do a 5-Day Water Park Fun & More ticket, which would allow you to visit one theme park per day for five days, and then you would have five fun visits, which you could use at the water parks and DisneyQuest.

You can view this ticket and all of the Disney World ticket options here.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 20, 2015 at 2:58 a.m. Kennay Says...

Hello my fiancé and I have a park hopper pass but it's only for one day. We wanted to hit all 4 parks for the 24 hr event, starting in AK, ending in MK. We wanted to get reservations at be our guest but only could get on for a 1:30 pm which doesn't really work with our route of parks. Do you know if we will be able to go to MK for the reservation, leave and then return later that night with the park hopper?

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May 20, 2015 at 7:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kennay,

Yes, if you have a park hopper, you can come and go to as many parks as you would like in one day. The 24-hour event is a perfect time to do that! Enjoy your lunch.

Keep hopping!

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May 8, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. Alicia Says...

Hi,

Traveling in July with my husband and two pre-teen boys and a 5 year old girl. The boys want to do Universal and my daughter is gung-ho for all things Disney. We will be there for 8 days. What strategy should I use? I was thinking 2 or three days at universal and then 4 day hoppers for Disney.... Sound like a plan? Thanks!

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May 11, 2015 at 7:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alicia,

I think you're off to a good start! I would definitely do at least 2 days at Universal, and given that you are going during the busiest time, three days would be ideal.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 12, 2015 at 11:39 p.m. Mary Says...

Hello,

We will be visiting mid June with my son, daughter in law and our three grandchildren (1, 4 and 6).

Is it beneficial for us to get a hopper? Our vacation will be 1 week. Arriving very early a.m. on the first day and having to leave by 1:30 on the last day.

Can we buy hoppers for a couple of days and a regular pass for the other? Are we able to use them interchanged depending on what we will be doing that day?

Thank you

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Apr 13, 2015 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mary,

You could purchase two separate tickets, one for Park Hopping a couple of days and then the remainder a Magic Your Way. BUT it's still probably more economical to purchase the 7-day Park Hopper than two separate tickets if that makes sense. I am not sure what you mean by interchangeably, but if you get Park Hoppers, you could visit all four parks in one day if you wished.

Keep hopping!

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Apr 2, 2015 at 7:18 p.m. Sharita Says...

Hi... I'm planning a trip to Disney is August for a family of 5. We're taking our 3 children who are 6, 9 & 14. I was going to get the park hopper for 1 day. I figured we could hit Magic Kingdom, Epcot & Hollywood Studios so by the time we got back the kids would be completely exhausted & would want to do nothing, except go to bed. But now that I'm reading your blog, I'm seeing that the park hopper for 1 day may not be such a good idea. This will be a first for all of us & I wanna really blow the kids away with this trip. I see you talk about small children & teenagers, but what about the in between ages... and when you're traveling with children of different ages? What would be your recommendation for us? Also, how do you travel between parks? Do we have to leave one & go to another, and pay for parking again? Sorry to be so lengthy, I just want this trip to be perfect for them. We have some really great kids and they deserve it.

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Apr 7, 2015 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharita,

If you only have one day, I would spend it (or most of it) at Magic Kingdom. If you wanted to hop, you could add in Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios. Personally, I wouldn't try to do all three in one day for a first visit because there is so much to see in Magic Kingdom alone, but that is just me!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2015 at 3:17 p.m. Kaitlin Says...

Hi! I have a couple of days left on a no expiration park hopper ticket. If I get a non-park hopper ticket, am I able to alternate which tickets I use? Like if I know I'm only going to visit one park use the non-park hopper ticket and the next day use the park hopper ticket to visit multiple parks?

Thanks!

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Mar 16, 2015 at 7:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kaitlin,

If you are using your physical tickets, you can easily switch between the two. If you are using MagicBands, you would need to contact Disney or go to a guest services window to switch the order of the tickets.

Keep hopping!

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Mar 3, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. Kelsey Says...

If I purchase a 4 (or 5) day Magic Your Way Ticket, would I be able to leave a park and go to another if I use one of the other tickets for another day? Ultimately using 2 tickets in 1 day instead of using a park hopper ticket? I have never been before but I am going with someone who has been quite a few times and was only going to be at Disney World for 3 days, meaning I would miss going to one park only using Magic Your Way tickets. Both 4 & 5 day magic your way tickets are cheaper than the 3 day (+1 day) park hopper. Was just curious if it could be done if I was willing to use more than one ticket a day. Thanks for any help you can give!

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Mar 6, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelsey,

You cannot visit more than one park per day with the Magic Your Way ticket. You would need to purchase the Park Hopper to do what you are describing.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 9, 2015 at 5:49 a.m. Christina Says...

We are planning a trip for spring break. While I know it's going to be a busy time, can you give us some helpful tips as this will be our first time there. Family of 4 (14yr old and 7 yr old). I looked at your tickets to purchase for 4 days and my question is, does it include park hopper passes as well. Also is it better to purchase the dining plan with meals on the go since reserved sitting will be booked probably. Third, is the meals on the go the same as a sit down buffet type. Thanks for your help.

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Feb 9, 2015 at 8:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

We do have Park Hoppers. If you scroll down on our Disney World tickets page, these are the tickets listed under Park Hoppers. You can only get a dining plan if you purchase a package through Disney. I would suggest you do the math to see if it might make sense for your family, but yes, during spring break, it will be tougher to get table service reservations, although it can be done. The quick-service restaurants are where you order and then take your food to a table to eat. There is no one serving you. These are not buffets. Hope this helps!

We have some additional tips here for handling spring break crowds.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2015 at 2 a.m. Sharon Says...

I am bringing my grandchildren in June 2015 to Magic Kingdom . They are all under the age of 9.If they get tired in the middle of the day can we leave and come back that evening for the parade and fireworks

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Feb 9, 2015 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharon,

Yes, you can, and that is a great idea for younger kids.

Keep hopping!

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Feb 5, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. Ben Says...

Hi,

We are looking to visit WDW in May. It is two adults and two children (3 & 6).

We would like to purchase a five day ticket (for the price of four), and visit Magic Kingdon, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We are not fussed about doing multiple parks on the same day.

Would the Magic Your Way ticket allow us to visit each of the parks on separate days?

Thanks

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Feb 9, 2015 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ben,

Yes, Magic Your Way would be the way to go.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 31, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. Donna Says...

I have 2days left on a park hopper that never expires. Can I change it for 2 one day hoppers at Disney world magic kingdom customer service

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Feb 2, 2015 at 7:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Donna,

No, I am afraid not. You could use it upgrade to another single ticket option, such as an annual pass.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 31, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. Angela Says...

Hi,my husband and I are bringing our 3children to Orlando in April. This is our first time ever visiting Disney.We are staying for 10 days.We would like to take in as much as possible.What tickets would you recommend us purchasing?

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Feb 2, 2015 at 8:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

That depends a lot on you and your preferences. You should have plenty of time to experience everything at the parks with your length of time. The only question is if you want the flexibility of jumping to more than one park in a day. Also, do you want to go to the water parks?

If the first answer is yes, then you should choose park hoppers. If you want to visit the water parks, add on the Water Park Fun & More option.

Keep Hopping!

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Jan 28, 2015 at 10:54 p.m. Rachael Sulley Says...

Are you able to upgrade a base ticket to a hopper on the day? I am looking to purchase a 5 day base ticket as I am expecting to visit one park per day but might want to hop between Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom on the final day of the ticket?

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Feb 2, 2015 at 7:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachael,

You could upgrade your ticket on the final day, but you would have to pay for the upgrade for all 5 days. It would be better to upgrade on the first day.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 26, 2015 at 4:04 p.m. Karen Says...

Hi, I am brand new to the Disney experience. I am traveling Oct. 30- Nov. 6 2015, with my family, (kids are 7 & 4). I need some advice as to what I tickets I should purchase. I was thinking Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Universal? Can you make any suggestions? Thank you!!

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Mar 18, 2015 at 6:47 p.m. Rachel Says...

Universal is its own ticket nothing to do with the Disneyworld park. And with that age of kids I dont think they will enjoy Universal as much as Disneyworld because a lot of the rides they will probably not be tall enough. If you buy a normal pass to disneyworld you only get to go into one park each day. You can do Magic kingdom one day and animal kingdom the next. All 4 of the parks are included in the purchase. If you buy a park hopper with your ticket you can change parks throughout the day and are not limited to that one park once you entered it for the day. With that young of kids I believe they will enjoy Magic Kingdom the most.

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Jan 25, 2015 at 5:21 p.m. Raquel Says...

I have a 2 year old, and all the tickets that I see are for kids ages 3 to 9... do I have to purchase a ticket for my 2 year old?? Help?

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Jan 26, 2015 at 7:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raquel,

No, you don't. Children 2 and under are free in the parks.

Keep hopping!

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Jan 23, 2015 at 3:26 p.m. Kelly Says...

Hello!

We are considering a trip to WDW from Dec. 26, 2015-Jan.2, 2016. From your site, I can see this is a very busy time to go. Unfortunately, with our kids' school schedules (one in college, two not), it's difficult to find a time when we are all available. We are also bringing my sister, who has special needs (deaf, cognitively delayed and other medical issues). She walks slowly and cannot handle very hot days well which is why we are hesitant to do a summer trip (I've been there a couple times in the summer and it can be brutal). Are we crazy to try this trip the week after Christmas? Any tips for making the best of it? We are planning to rent a home about 10 minutes away and rent a car. We also hope to do a day at Universal. Thank you!

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Jan 23, 2015 at 11:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

We have some very good tips for Disney World during the time you will be visiting. It will be very busy, but you can still have a great time.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Jan 11, 2015 at 5 p.m. TimR Says...

Quick question, does a 3 day MYW pass have to be 3 consecutive days or can we take a break on day 2 and 4 of our trip and go elsewhere? ie...We are in Orlando for 6 days and might not want to go to Disney every day - or do we have to use pass for consecutive days?

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Jan 11, 2015 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim,

No, you have 14 days to use your tickets.

Best,

Leap

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Dec 17, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. Michael Says...

Do you think it will be an issue to leave the Magic Kingdom around noon the week of Christmas and being able to re enter the park around 6 or so? Or should we try to stick it out for the day?

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Dec 17, 2014 at 3:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael,

It is your call on sticking it out. I think you should be ok leaving and coming back. If the park reaches capacity, it will likely be in the late morning through afternoon. The later you go back in the evening, the better your chances of getting back in.

Best,

Leap

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Dec 14, 2014 at 2:34 a.m. vasu Says...

Hi

We are visiting disney during week of Christmas dec 21st to 26th.planning to buy 4 day park hopper+ 1 day free.kids are 6 & 2.Is it too crowded during that time and what are the best parks suited for their age

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Dec 15, 2014 at 7:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vasu,

Each of the Disney World parks offer plenty for the age ranges of your kids. I think Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom are particularly suited to your age ranges, though. The parks will be busy, and especially so toward the end of your trip, but if you arrive ahead of opening and tour during the earliest hours and then take a break in the afternoons and come back in the evenings, you will still find plenty of touring time with lower crowds. Have fun!!

Best,

Leap

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Dec 4, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. Star Says...

Hello my family will be visiting Disney World the week of Christmas December 22-26th. My husband and I will be traveling with our 9 year old and 6 year old. We are going to do the three day one day passes. Which parks would be best for their age, and which park will have fireworks on Christmas Night. I would also like to know where can I purchase tickets for the character breakfast, I would like to do that for one day. Can you also clarify the one day tickets that you offer, do they include the fast pass or do i have to purchase them sseperately? Thank YOu

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Dec 5, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Star,

All of the Disney parks are suited to your children's ages, so no worries on that end! Magic Kingdom and Epcot have fireworks nightly. You will need to use Disney's dining reservation system to book character breakfasts.

Finally, our tickets are exactly the same as what you would purchase from Disney and they include FastPass+!

Best,

Leap

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Dec 3, 2014 at 2:24 p.m. YD Says...

Hi, I noticed your response to a question above was a bit unclear. My Q? is: If I buy 5 day Magic Your Way in tickets (for the price of the 4 day sale), can I visit ALL 4 theme parks each separate day, AND on my 5th day visit which ever I choose (Magic Kingdom OR Epcot)? IF not, why not? If I am visiting 1 park per day?

Thank you!

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Dec 3, 2014 at 9:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

Yes, you can visit whichever park you would like each day. So, you could visit a different park each day for the first four days of your trip and then visit a park you've already visited on the first day, or you could visit Magic Kingdom every day if you wanted. Hope this helps!

Best,

Leap

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May 28, 2015 at 3:56 p.m. Albert Says...

I think what he is asking is, with a 5 day ticket without the hopper, can he visit 2 different parks on day 1 and 1 park each day on day 2,3,and 4 of his trip

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Nov 29, 2014 at 3:37 p.m. Lisa Says...

We are a family of 4 visiting Disneyworld for the first time. I didn't understand how many choices would have to be made and how far in advance I would have to book for the Christmas period, so I am now close to going, with no tickets yet and tons of pre-trip stress. Can you advise?

We arrive in Orlando on Christmas night, so by the time we check in to our hotel, around 6 pm, I'm not sure if we will want to go to the parks or just eat dinner and fall into bed. That gives us the 26 - 29th. We have decided to concentrate on WDW and skip the other parks this time...probably 1 day each at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and maybe Hollywood Studios, and 1/2 day on the 29th at Blizzard Beach if the weather is good enough (I'm assuming it will be open?). We are staying locally and renting a car, but probably won't hop from one park to the next during the day.

How do you get the most cost effective deal for that scenario?

Can you get a 3 day Magic Your Way pass and go to Epcot twice (on 2 separate days) if we decide to miss out Hollywood Studios? How do you add the water park to that?

The kids are 11 and 15 years old.

We don't have an enormous budget for eating, so it sounds like a Character Meal is out. Is any of the Express Dining of good quality and value, or should we pack our own? If we want to stay in the park to watch evening fireworks, do you recommend anywhere in particular for dinner, and are reservations required way ahead of time?

I look forward to your reply.

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Dec 1, 2014 at 7:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Don't panic! You have still have time to pull this off. The most economical choice would be the Magic Your Way ticket for the days you want to be in the park without adding the water park.

If you want to add the water park, you have two options: either purchasing the Water Park Fun & More ticket, which would give you the same number of "fun visits" (essentially a visit to the water park, DisneyQuest, mini golf, or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course) as your length of stay. Or you could simply purchase a 1-day ticket to Blizzard Beach. The former is the more economical choice, as you could get the 3 Day Water Park Fun & More Ticket + Extra Day Free for $357.08 (the listed price as of this writing). I know you said you didn't want Park Hoppers, but the 3 Day Park Hopper Plus Water Park Fun & More Ticket + Extra Day Free is only about $10 more. Do keep in mind that the parks will be super busy during your visit, so it will take longer to get to/from the parks and if a park reaches capacity, you will not be allowed inside until some folks leave. Also know that the water parks do close if it gets too cold.

Here are the answers to your other questions. With any of the above tickets, you could visit Epcot twice on separate days.

There are some good quick-service dining locations, but you might consider packing food in most of the time with some quick-service meals sprinkled in to save money. Here are our favorite at Magic Kingdom. For your dates, you really should look at reservations if you want table service. Epcot will have the most availability since it has a large number of restaurants.

Hope this helps. Please let us know what you decide!

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