When we were there last fall (9 nights at CBR) we never used the hopper option on our tickets once! This time around I was hoping to just get base tix, but with the summer crowds will hoppers be a necessity?
This will be one of the busiest times in the parks. You also have extended hours as well. You may find that you will want to hop more often especially if the park you chose for the day is unbearably crowded. Go ahead and buy the base ticket. You can always add the park hopper at guest services
We got hoppers for our trip in December but didn't end up using them at all in 9 days. The parks were mostly only open until 7:00 p.m. and we didn't want to waste time switching parks.
If we went during the summer when the parks were open much later, we would probably hop at least a few times. Since you're going during a crowded week, you might want the option of hopping. If one park starts getting insanely crowded or you just decide you've had enough of it for the day, you might want to hop over to another park.
We'll be there the same time (July 2 -14)!!! I didn't buy the park hoppers either. We used to park hop all the time, but on our last few trips, we haven't been. We just go to the park, take our mid-day break, and usually went back to the same park (or just stayed at the hotel and swam!)!!!
If the need really comes up, I'll just add it when we're there. But right now, we're not really planning to park hop!
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