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Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 5, 2011
    Melissa Asked

    We are taking our boys on 1/29/12 (will be 7 & almost 5 then). I am conflicted as to whether or not the parkhoppers will be worth the expense with kids that age? Do you think they will be able to hang in there for more than 1 park a day?

    One of my first pieces of advice to guests looking to trim down their WDW budget, Melissa, is to skip the park hopper option.  While it is a nice convenience, it certainly isn't a necessary component to have an absolutely magical vacation.  My family has visited without it many, many times.  That said, the ability to park hop truly is a bonus and even guests visiting with young children can benefit from the convenience.  When my family has used it in the past, we typically visit one park at opening and stay there until early afternoon.  From there we like to take a mid-day break and head back to the resort for naps or a dip in the pool.  We "hop" to a different park (typically Epcot) for dinner and evening entertainment before calling it a day.  In situations like that, even a young child could "hang in there" for multiple parks in one day.  I hope that helps!
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