Making the most of Park Hopper and Water Parks Fun & More tickets – PREP088

You might be unsure if you should add options on to your Disney World tickets or maybe you got stuck with extras when you booked Free Dining. I've got suggestions today on how to maximize your Disney World park ticket add-ons.

I also have a quick tip from a listener with some suggestions on traveling with little ones.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Good uses for Park Hopper tickets

My favorite ways/reasons to use Park Hoppers are for people who:

  • Will be visiting parks during Extra Magic Hours
  • Are staying in an Epcot-area resort
  • Want to catch nighttime entertainment that's not scheduled every night
  • Want to hop from a park closing early to a park that's closing later
  • Have a short trip and need to combine 2 parks in 1 day

Ways to use Water Parks Fun and More tickets

  • Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon water parks (I recommend visiting the first few hours they're open or the last few hours)
  • DisneyQuest
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Either of the 2 miniature golf courses (Fantasia Gardens which is located near The Swan, and Winter Summerland which is located near Blizzard Beach) as long as you're playing before 4:00
  • Round of golf at Oak Trail golf course

Recent news

  • The theater that has been showing Captain EO at Epcot is now showing previews for the movie "Tomorrowland" and will begin showing previews for "Inside Out" on May 30
  • Innoventions West exhibits are now closed except for the Chase meet-and-greet
  • Pre-ordering via the "Express Order" app (available for iOS and Android) is being tested at Hollywood Studios through May 12
  • The monorail schedule is being adjusted from May 3 - early July. Here are the details of that.
  • My eBook has been freshly updated and redesigned.
  • I have private "Breakfast worth melting for" scheduled for November 6 at Epcot where you can meet the ice queen, princess, and snowman himself. The cost is is $103/person. Please email events at for details and to reserve your spot today. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • To celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the site, I'm inviting readers to meet me for drinks at a local restaurant. Here are the details:

Quick tip of the day

Briana called in with several tips about traveling with little ones, including her recommendation for using umbrella strollers and taking a carry-on bag to be prepared while you wait for Magical Express bags to be delivered to your resort room.

For more information, check out my stroller comparison and info about Magical Express so you can decide what's best for your family.

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