Thursday, February 5, 2004 2:10 PM
We are leaving Sunday for a week in Orlando and I was wondering about the Park Hopper passes for WDW. Does anybody have positive or negative feedback on those passes?
Thursday, February 5, 2004 2:55 PM
Pretty much you'd be a boob not to get them. The cost per day isn't much cheaper usually, but if you buy 2 or 3 one day passes you can only go to one park each day. Even if you won't use all your days this trip, if you ever think you'll go back go ahead and buy the park hoppers now and save the extra days for next time (they don't expire).
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Thursday, February 5, 2004 3:42 PM
Besides, the extra days seel like crazy on Ebay. We bought 5 days and sold the remaining 2 days on Ebay for like 125 apiece.
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Thursday, February 5, 2004 4:30 PM
It also is extremly handy when the park you choose for the day is more crowded then usual, you can just switch. Also Animal Kingdom and MGM can be done in a half a day so it is worthwild to go to another park for that other half a day (but be sure to see Fantasmic! at MGM).
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Thursday, February 5, 2004 10:12 PM
Get the five day hopper (plus gives you entrance to the water parks, Wide World of Sports and whatnot), use them until you've seen everything you want to see. If you end up with days spare, you can put them away for your next Orlando trip, or if you're that cheap, sell them on Ebay as mentioned above. :)
If you know you'll definitely be back, it might even be worth your while to go all out and get the six or seven day passes. It's a hefty amount to cough up, but it's the cheapest way to go when future trips are concerned.
Saturday, February 7, 2004 1:59 AM
Wow, we are leaving this sunday for a week in orlando as well.
We bought the 4 day park hopper pass for disney, along with a 2 day park hopper pass to universal/islands of adventure.
Saturday, February 7, 2004 1:15 PM
One thing I didn't see mentioned was that we got discounts at on-property restaurants a couple of times, plus, it was nice that they doubled as our room keys at the all-star sports resort too. And at Pleasure Island, (someone refresh my memory), but there was a 4-story entertainment complex there, and I think it was called Disney Imaginarium (?) where we used our cards to drive the Bumper Cars and play video games and such. But it was great to have the Park Hoppers adavantages!
Sunday, February 8, 2004 5:00 PM
Chadley...the place you are thinking of is Disney Quest at Downtown Disney West Side.
Keep in mind not all park hopper passes give you access to Pleasure Island, Disney Quest, water parks, etc. Only the ones with the "plus" option. 4 day plus hoppers give you 4 days of theme park admission and 1 plus option (water park, p.i., etc), 5 days gives 2...those plusses can only be used ONCE each!
The best thing to get (if you are staying on property...that is) is to get an Ultimate Hopper which includes everything for the length of your stay!