- Sep 21, 2011
We lose the same hour you do. But that hour is well worth what we gain, by using the rest of the day to visit another park, or maybe even 2 other parks. Instead of paying for an entirely new park day , we pay a little more for a park hopper and hit 2 or 3 parks in the same day, regardless of the hour in between.A previous poster made a good point, that each traveling party should consider their preferences and habits when making decisions about the type of ticket media to purchase. Based on our experience, and for our family we find that it does not pay for us to purchase Park Hoppers. By the time, you leave one park, walk to the bus, boat or monorail line, board the bus, boat or monorail, arrive at another park, we figure that we've lost at least an hour on our day. Generally we visit Disney on the least crowded days, so we prefer to purchase the multi day, one park per day tickets. YMMV
Sometimes the transportation just getting there can be interesting (boat from EPCOT to DHS, Monorail from MK to EPCOT)
If you don't need all day trapped in just one park, paying for a day plus park hopper is cheaper than paying for 2 days without park hopper.