When purchasing your tickets for Disney World you'll have a couple of different standard options beyond the Base Ticket:
Park Hopper & Park Hopper Plus
Park Hopper tickets allow you to visit more than 1 theme park on the same day, but what is a Park Hopper Plus ticket and how do they work?
First of all, a Park Hopper Plus ticket (formerly called Water Park Fun & More) will let you enter all four of the theme parks at Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom) as many times as you want, for the same number of days that you purchased on your ticket.
You can "Park Hop" every day or just a couple days of your vacation. Whatever combination you want, for the length of your ticket, you can enter, leave, and go to a different park as many times as your heart desires.
The Plus part of your ticket gives you even more options.
In addition to being able to hop between parks, if you have a Park Hopper Plus ticket you'll be able to extend your fun beyond the 4 theme parks and into:
- Disney's water parks (Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon)
- golf course (Oak Trail Golf Course), and,
- miniature golf courses (Winter Summerland & Fantasia Gardens).
But, while hopping from theme park to theme park is unlimited during the length of your ticket, the Plus options are not.
You are eligible for the same number of "Plus" option entries as the number of days on your ticket.
So, for example, if you have a 5 day Park Hopper Plus you'd get 5 "Plus" entrances. A 10 day Park Hopper Plus would give you 10 "Plus" entrances, etc.
Common questions about Park Hopper Plus tickets
Can I use more than 1 Plus entry per day?
Sure! For example if you wanted you could play a round of golf and then hit one of the water parks, but keep in mind that would use 2 of your "Plus" entries.
Do I have to go to a Theme Park on the same day I want to use one of the Plus entries?
Nope! The 2 types of entries (Theme Park entries and Plus entries) are totally separate. You can do both on 1 day (which would use 1 day of your park tickets and one of your Plus entries) if you wanted to, but you don't have to.
Do I have to visit a theme park before I can use any of my Plus entries?
Nope! But, keep in mind that no matter how you use your ticket, whenever you scan it for the first time that starts the 14-day clock ticking (tickets expire 14-days after you first use them).
Can I use my Plus entries after I've used all of my Theme Park entries?
Yes. As long as you are within that 14-day window you can use either your Theme Park entries or Plus entries.
Can I repeat things or can I only do each "Plus" activity once?
You can repeat them if you want to!
I didn't originally purchase a Park Hopper Plus but now that I'm here, I want to. Can I upgrade?
Yes you can! Just visit any Guest Relations location at the parks or at Disney Springs and they'll be able to upgrade your ticket.
Keep in mind, however, that no matter how many days you have left you'll still pay the same flat rate to upgrade.
Park Hopper Plus cost and details
Park Hopper Plus add-on prices are a flat fee but they vary slightly depending on the length of your ticket.
In addition to the standard cost of your base ticket, it would cost you the following to add on or upgrade to a Park Hopper Plus:
|Number of days||Add-on fee for Park Hopper Plus tickets|
|2-3 day base tickets||$79.88|
|4-10 day base tickets||$95.86|
Each Plus entry can be one of the following (and you can repeat things if you wanted to):
- 1 entry to Blizzard Beach water park
- 1 entry to Typhoon Lagoon water park
- 1 admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (note: your entry does not include any special event ticket costs)
- 1 round of mini golf at Fantasia Gardens (must be played before 4:00 pm)
- 1 round of mini golf at Winter Summerland (must be played before 4:00 pm)
- 1 round of golf at Oak Trail par 3 course (advance reservations are required, and the club rental is not included for adults)