Walt Disney World Resort has started the year off on the right foot as they announced the return of a fan-favorite perk — Park Hopping!
Though Park Hopping in 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort is different than it has been in years past, it’s safe to say that Guests are eager to get back to visit multiple parks in one day, including attempting the Four Parks in One Day challenge which is when Guests Park Hop and visit all four of the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort — Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Guests visiting Walt Disney World on New Year’s Day took to social media to share their experiences with the new Park Hopping system. Heather on Twitter shared that the first day of Park Hopping returning was a successful one as she visited both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Started at MK and ended at EPCOT. Parkhopping is finally back! pic.twitter.com/gDOi11cK2X
— Heather J (@DisneyVIP12) January 2, 2021
Kristin shared her excitement of Park Hopping returning by taking to Twitter writing how much she has missed this perk.
— Kristin (@PplMovers) January 1, 2021
And, Scott Gustin also took to Twitter sharing that some of the people he knows completed the Four Parks One Day Challenge within the single hour Guests are allowed to Park Hop.
Keep in mind that Guests cannot switch between theme parks until 2 PM each day.
Update: Just talked to a few people who have already been to 4 parks today. No limits on hopping as long as no capacity issues. Enjoy it! ?? https://t.co/XBUajCGrAK
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 1, 2021
Disney World Guest, Vikki, took to Twitter to share that even though she can’t ride every ride (since some attractions remain closed due to safety guidelines), she can visit every park now that Park Hopping has returned!
— VikkiMouse (@VikkiMouse321) January 1, 2021
And TheDailyWoo on YouTube took us along with his Four Parks One Day journey on New Year’s Day, which you can check out here.
However on the other hand, some Guests don’t think Park Hopping is worth it with the park hours. For example, Kevin on Twitter shared that with the parks closing earlier than they have in the past, why even bother Park Hopping?
The parks close ass early these days… who’s wasting time park hopping?
— Kevin A (@TacoMan945) January 2, 2021
Lisa expressed her concerns with the return of Park Hopping to Twitter saying she doesn’t think it’s the best idea.
— Lisa G (@LisaGenovitch) January 1, 2021
If you are planning on visiting Walt Disney World now that Park Hopping has returned, be sure to brush up on everything you should know prior to arriving. As we previously mentioned, there are some new rules Guests must follow with the new Park Hopping system, including having a Park Hopper on your ticket type, securing a Park Reservation in order to visit the first park of the day and not being able to visit another theme park until 2 PM. Read more about Park Hopping in 2021 here.
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