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  • On Jun 21, 2017
    Cecilia marta from buenos aires Asked

    Hello! I wanted to know if I purchase a basic ticket (1 park per day) can I, for example, go to Magic Kingdom in the morning, go back to my hotel in the afternoon and then come back to the park at night? Or do i need park hopper for that? Thanks!

    Hello Cecilia Marta!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Whenever I weigh the value of the Park Hopper Option for Theme Park Tickets at Walt Disney World Resort, I ask myself if my family will truly be able to visit multiple Theme Parks in 1 day or if returning to the same Theme Park will suffice.

    As a father of 2 young kids, I am a firm supporter of the midday break while on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.  The combination of the hot Florida Sun, peak midday crowds at the Theme Parks and a lower threshold for perseverance without a break, means that I frequently retire from a Theme Park at midday, retire to the Resort Pool for a dip, have a nap in our room and have an out-of-Theme-Park meal at a less hectic dining location before returning to the same Theme Park.

    Your 1-day Theme Park Admission grants you return access to the same Theme Park for the full-calendar day that it is used.  I'm sure you'll find that a midday break adds more to the Endless Magic of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation than pushing through when the sun, tired legs and cranky attitudes are working against you.

    A Walt Disney World Resort vacation is about spending time with your family, whether you spend all your day in a Theme Park or take a Midday break, you are still experiencing Endless Magic with those you love.

    I recommend that you book your 3 FastPass+ Selections for before your midday break.  During your downtime, you can use My Disney Experience to select an additional FastPass+ for your evening return.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    ~Todd
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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