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Old 08-09-2018, 09:08 PM   #21
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There have been times when Iíve paid for PH and not used it much ó trips where I spent days in a park but nights at Disney Springs for example.

You can upgrade your tickets after you get there too.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:13 PM   #22
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Totally worth it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:14 PM   #23
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If you're going for 4 days or more I think there is no question that you should get the park hopper. If it's only a few bucks more you might even consider getting the pass for water parks if you like that. I never go that route because I know we won't with my young son, but it's all about flexibility
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:16 PM   #24
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It's your honeymoon. Get the park hopper. It adds so much to the trip, taking away restrictions. Whether it's leaving a park for another because of crowds, or just on a whim to ride your favorite ride at Magic Kingdom when you are at Epcot, the hopper is always a good addition.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:16 AM   #25
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We always get park hoppers and many times have found available FastPasses in a different park than our first three were used. It's very easy to use the phone app to grab them, then use Disney transportation to get there.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:08 AM   #26
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I think it depends on how you plan to visit the parks. We normally make ADRs for dinner every night. Most of them are in Epcot and sometimes at another resort. Therefore if we go to MK, AK, or HS during the day we need the PH to be able to go to Epcot for dinner. So it's always APs for DW and I and PHs for our adult kids
PHs are also handy for going to one park in the morning for certain rides and then to another park later in the day for evening activities. I know that you can save some $$ by doing one park per day but we don't want to be restricted.
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I also like the park hoppers as it doesn't restrict you. If you're at a park and it just seems too busy then you can hop over to another one, especially if you've looked at the app and noticed the waits are shorter.

I also like to be able to throw in a few extra evenings at Epcot, for the food factor alone.

Exactly how we visit as well. It's a rare day that we don't hit up at least 2 parks in a day. Often 3. Sometimes 4.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:09 AM   #27
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When staying on property you get extra magic hours. With a park hopper you can do a park that is expected to be less crowded (check Touring Plans) and then head over to the park with extra magic hours when only guests staying on property can ride. In January at least you wont have to contend with the Halloween or Christmas parties taking away a lot of MK nights.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #28
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I don't think you really need Park Hoppers. We have APs and we usually just return to the same park we started with. It's a habit that we started when we used to hoard the old paper FPs and the return time was not enforced.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:46 AM   #29
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I think it also depends on where you stay. If you are at Epcot resorts it is nice to be able to hop over to Epcot at night for supper or for breakfast .
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:34 PM   #30
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I think it also depends on where you stay. If you are at Epcot resorts it is nice to be able to hop over to Epcot at night for supper or for breakfast .
or whatever!

I would say that at an Epcot resort you definitely should get park hoppers. You probably should at BLT as well for the same reasons. Otherwise it's up to you.
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