- Feb 11, 2009
When you say DLR has 8-day parkhoppers, do you mean buying 5-day parkhoppers and then upgrading each one at the park?Lets say you have a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children ages 3-9. WDW parkhopper tickets for 8 days is $204 more then DLR parkhoppers for 8 days.
Also, IMO park hopping at DLR is a definite must-do, while park hopping at WDW is not nearly as convenient and something I never buy until I know I will use it (heading to the ticket booth at the 2nd park of the day). Several families with young kids only go to the MK (or maybe one day at AK) while at WDW. I can't imagine going to DLR and not going to see Cars Land. But even comparing a 5-day One-park ticket at WDW ($285/$266) vs. DLR park hopper ($290/$270), it's very comparable.
The reason DLR is more for us is the lodging. We wanted to stay onsite for the immersion, so we are renting DVC points for the Grand Californian, costing us $178.33 per night for 6 nights ($1,070 total). In Florida, we rented a Studio at the BWV for $107.50 per night for 8 nights ($860 total). So we went 2 nights longer for $210 less. Most WDW DVC hotels I can get for under $130 per night. So WDW is a significant savings for DVC renters.