Written by: Sara Mahjoub, Senior Travel Planner
To hop or not to hop- that is the question!
Walt Disney World tickets come in several types: Base, Park Hopper, Water Parks & More, and Park Hopper Plus.
-Base ticket allows you entry into 1 of Disney’s 4 theme parks each day of your trip (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom). You are welcome to leave and return to the same park more the once, but only one park per day.
-Park Hopper: Allows you to flexibility to visit more than 1 park per day (example: morning in Magic Kingdom and evening in Epcot). You can even visit all 4 parks in one day if you like.
-Water Park and Sports: Base ticket with addition of being able to visit water parks and fun spots around Walt Disney World. This option is ideal if you have one or two “relax days” on your vacation.
-Park Hopper Plus: The best of all worlds! Includes all of the above benefits of a Park Hopper with the addition of water parks and other fun Disney World spots.
So, how do you know if Park Hopping is right for you? Park Hopping is ideal if you:
*Aren’t sure you want to spend an entire day at Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom, but you don’t want to miss them entirely
*Are traveling with little ones, who will want to return to their favorite rides in certain parks and ride them again before you leave.
*Are nap lovers. You can begin your day in one park, enjoy a nap and a swim, and then head out refreshed to a different park to enjoy your evening
*Plan to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Park hopper tickets will get you into the Magic Kingdom well before the crowds at the gate at 4pm, and you can enjoy the afternoon parade, some rides and even a meal before the party starts- without having to rush.
*Are staying at a Deluxe Resort Hotel, and have access to Extended Evening Theme Park Hours.Park Hopping means you can visit any park you like during the day, and then hop in the evening to take advantage of your extended hours.
*Want to experience the “greatest hits” of the parks, without spending an entire day at each one?
*Want to catch all of the evening shows and fireworks?
*Want to end your day eating and drinking around the world at Epcot?
*Want to attempt the Four Park Challenge?
There are lots of reasons why Park Hopping is great. If you want to book your next Walt Disney World vacation with Park Hopper tickets, let us help you! Middle of the Magic Travel’s experienced planners can design the perfect custom vacation package for you, and make sure you get the most out of your vacation time. If you’re ready, begin by requesting more information here.