Park Hopper Plus
[Disney Vacation Planner]
From the 23rd of May 1999 Disney altered the ticketing
options for the Walt Disney World resort. dropping the All In
One Hopper passes in favour of the new Park Hopper Plus
The Park Hopper Plus passes are sold in the same day-denominations
as the All in One passes, and offer the same options for hopping
between the four major theme parks, however they have severe limitations
on access into the minor parks (the water parks, Pleasure Island
and the Wide World of Sports).
For example, the 7-day Park Hopper plus allows 7 days
of unrestricted access to any of the major four theme parks, but
only has 4 (four) "plus" admissions. These plus admissions
are used to access the minor parks, with one plus being used for
each minor park admission on a given day.
This means that if you visit a major park during the
morning and the go to one of the water parks in the afternoon
you'll have used a day's major park admission and one of
the minor park "plus" admissions. If you then go to
Pleasure Island in the evening you'll use a second of the "plus"
admissions in the same day leaving only two remaining on the ticket.
Note that as with the previous park hoppers and the
All in One hoppers, unused admission to the major parks never
expires. Unlike the earlier tickets though, unused "plus"
admission on the newer tickets also never expires, and can be
used on subsequent visits, so whilst on the whole the ticket offers
less value than the earlier All in One tickets, (which many people
thought were less value than the original 7-day hoppers) there
are some allbeit small benefits with the new admission media.
The other Park Hopper Plus tickets available are the
6 day, and 5 day Park Hopper Plus tickets, which have 3 and 2
"plus" options respectively.
The main disadvantage of the new park hopper plus tickets,
is that if you plan to visit a minor park on several occasions
during a visit, you will end up paying to gain entry after a few
days (after 4 days with a 7-day Park Hopper Plus), whereas with
the older All in One tickets you could gain access to the minor
parks for as many days as were on the ticket (ie 7 days for a
7-day All in One).
The advantage however, is that the 'plus' options (entry
to a minor park) can be used without affecting the major park
For example with the 7-day All in One pass, if you visited
a minor park on one day, and didn't visit a major park, you'd
have one day less on the ticket, and one day less in the major
parks. With the newer Park Hopper Plus hosever, you can visit
the minor park on a 'plus' visit, without affecting the number
of days access to the major parks.
So if you are a big fan of the minor parks, the new
ticket is more restrictive than the older All in One Hoppers,
whereas if you like to spend one day in each park, it allows more
freedom in that you can get more days use out of the same ticket.