Park Hopper question..

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Registered: 02-19-2009
Park Hopper question..
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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:13am

Can someone please explain to me the park hopper's?

Amy-1
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Registered: 11-23-2010
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 11:31pm
Park hopping is all or nothing...it's the same price to add it for one day as it is to add it for 10 days.

However, water parks are not part of park hopping, that's for the major theme parks only. You have 2 options for water parks: you can pay for the one day, or you can get the water park and more option which will give you one water park entry per each day on your tickets...so if you buy 2 days tickets, you get 2 water park entries, 4 days tickets will get you 4 water park entries. If you are only going to one water park, it is usually cheaper to just buy for that day, but if you are going more than once, then it is cheaper to buy the water park & more option.

HTH

Alysha
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Registered: 06-28-2001
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 12:52pm
I think Alysha explained the water parks option really well. We've only done Blizzard Beach once - we bought the single day's tix since we didn't think we'd visit the water park more than once on the trip. Remember, unless you add on the no-expiration option to your tix, your tix (including the water park tix) will expire within 14 days of first use, I believe.

We love to park hop - visiting one of the parks in the morning and another in the late afternoon/evening so that we can take advantage of getting into one park really early at opening and then watch a parade or fireworks or show at another park on the same day. However, as Alysha mentioned, you can't add the PH option to just one tix, it has to be for the full amount of your tix. Since it's one price regardless of the number of tix/days you buy, it usually is a better buy the greater number of park tix/days that you purchase as the price is spread out over your full vacation.

If you can only use the PH once during the trip, it may not make sense financially depending on your budget. However, if you think you'll use the PH option more than once (perhaps visiting AK in the morning and having dinner in the MK and seeing fireworks there too as well as doing a nighttime at Epcot with a different park in the morning), then perhaps it would be worth the expense.

Hope that didn't confuse you more! :D

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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Registered: 02-19-2009
Fri, 12-30-2011 - 8:35pm

Thanks ladies:)

Amy-1
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Sat, 12-31-2011 - 10:48am

I wanted to add one other thing.

Disney 2010
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Registered: 11-23-2010
Sat, 12-31-2011 - 10:57pm
Also wanted to add one more thing. You can't buy more days than you need (non park hopper) and use more than one day's admission in one day. The computers at the turnstiles won't let you. Might not make sense to you anyway for the few days you're going, but some of the days (like day 6, day 7, day 8, etc) are only $5-10 more per ticket.

We've been buying 10 days non-expire with park hopping and use it for multiple trips, and then just continue to do that. We rarely go for more than 3 park days at a time (we have gone for up to 4 park days, but we prefer to come back often instead). If we were water parks or other options fans, then it would totally be cost efficient to add on that option, but we just aren't (If Pleasure Island were still open, maybe...lol). So cost-wise, our park days are much cheaper, like M'Shel was saying. Annual passes wouldn't be as cost-efficient for us because it takes more than 1 year to go through 10 days.