To hop or not to hop…..
Many people always ask me “Do you get the hopper tickets for every visit?” and my answer is always “Yes” because that is what works for my family. Here is some information to help you decide what will work for your family.
First, an explanation of the parks at Walt Disney World for those who have not visited:
There are 4 theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom), 2 water parks (Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach), Downtown Disney (shopping and DisneyQuest – a 5 story indoor arcade) and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney really has a little bit of everything for everyone!
Now, an explanation of the ticket options:
Base ticket option – you may visit 1 of the 4 theme parks per day. You can come and go from that park, but you may only go to that 1 theme park.
Hopper ticket option – you can visit as many of the 4 theme parks in a day as much as you want.
What is best for your family? This is where having a planner can really help. A planner (like me) can talk with you about what each theme park has to offer your family and help you decide between the hopper and base ticket. For us, especially when Robert was younger, we would only spend half of a day at some of the theme parks. This is why hopping works for us. When we did everything we wanted to do at one park, we can “hop” on over to another park.
Now, you may be wondering the best option for enjoying the water parks or ESPN Sports Complex. Walt Disney World also offers the Water Park Fun and More option. This option gives you access to both water parks, DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney, the ESPN Sports Complex and 2 Miniature Golf courses. This option can easily be added to either the base or hopper tickets. This is a great and inexpensive way to enhance your stay.
I hope this helps to shed a little more light on to the ticket options for Walt Disney World. If you have any questions and would like to use a planner for free – contact me at Robyn@traelwiththemagic.com or call me directly at 1-800-670-4312 ext 125. I have an unexplained passion for Disney and making sure that everyone is getting the most that they can out of every visit!