If you are planning a trip to Disney World, you probably have noticed the option to purchase a Park Hopper as an addition to your package. What is a Disney Park Hopper pass, do you need it, and how much does it cost? Today we are going to discuss these three questions and give you the information you need to make a solid decision.
What is a Disney Park Hopper pass?
Essentially, it is a pass that allows you to use your regular ticket to enter multiple parks during the course of a single day. Without it, you are forced to stay in one park and aren’t allow to “park hop” and visit multiple parks.
The park hopper can be used on any type of pass that you buy from Disney, whether it’s a single day pass, a ten-day pass or any package deals you might purchase from Disney.
Do I Need a Disney Park Hopper Pass?
There are a number of factors you need to consider before deciding whether you need this or not.
First of all, where are you going to be eating? If you are planning to eat at Epcot on a number of different days, it might be crucial for you to get a park hopper. Otherwise, you would be forced to tour only Epcot on each day that you eat there.
Second, have you planned out your trip? If, for instance, you are planning four days in Disney, and you plan to spend one full day touring each park, a park hopper pass is probably a waste of money. However, if you are unsure exactly what your disney park schedule is going to be, purchasing the park hopper could be good insurance.
Let’s look at a few reasons why you would buy it, as well as a few reasons why you might pass on this option.
Reasons to Add the Park Hopper
There are 5 reasons why you may want to add the park hopper.
Reasons you may Skip the Park Hopper
There are 4 reasons why you may choose to skip the park hopper pass
Personally, we always purchase the park hopper. It gives us plenty of flexibility. If it’s 2pm and we realize that we are done with a particular park, we can easily switch parks. If the kids want to see a fireworks show after a day at the Magic Kingdom, we can do that. The flexibility it provides to last-minute changes (which do happen!) is unparalleled.
How Much Does a Disney Park Hopper Pass Cost?
Currently (these prices are subject to change), it costs around 50 dollars to add the park hopper to a single-day pass, per person. The prices rises to $55 dollars for any multiple-day ticket package that you purchase. So whether you are staying 2 days or 10 days, it’s $57 dollars per person.
Especially when buying a longer pass, 5 dollars is pretty cheap. If you have a family of four, you will pay 228 dollars to have total flexibility for your entire vacation. It is well worth it, and I recommend it as a great addition to any plan.
Now that you’ve got the information to determine whether you need the park hopper, lets move on to planning a perfect Disney vacation!