How Many Parks Can You ACTUALLY Park Hop to in Disney World Now?

Today might be the beginning of 2021, but it’s also the return of Park Hopping in Disney World!

Cinderella Castle

As we’ve been taking you around the parks with us today, we have been checking out exactly how many parks you can actually visit in a day. And, you might be surprised by the answer!

Many features of Disney World have changed, and Park Hopping is one of them. Instead of being able to go to different parks all day long, Park Hopping hours don’t begin until 2PM across the parks. However, Disney transportation that runs from park-to-park begins prior to this in order to give guests the chance to arrive right at 2PM to their next destination.

Park-to-Park Transportation

Guests will need to visit their first park in the morning with a Disney Park Pass in order to take advantage of the modified Park Hopping option. While we were curious about whether we’d be able to park hop to more than one park during the day, we discovered that you can actually head to ALL FOUR parks with a bit of extra planning.

Disney Bus

We really recommend making sure you keep up-to-date on the Park Hopper hours in each theme park and the availability by calling Disney’s Park Hopping number. Disney Transportation is also your best friend when it comes to heading from one park to another, so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of driving your car around the whole property.

Park Hopper Sign

We started our day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where we had made our Disney Park Pass reservation for the day. It’s important to note again that you must check in at the park you have a Park Pass for prior to being able to park hop. Heading to the bus stop, we were greeted by Cast Members who scanned our MagicBand to ensure we had a ticket with a park hopper option.

Cast Member scanning for Park Hopping

The bus from Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Disney’s Hollywood Studios arrived about 20 minutes prior to the beginning of Park Hopping at 2PM.

Disney Bus

From there, we were able to go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where we scanned in as our second park of the day.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

After Hollywood Studios, we took the Skyliner over to EPCOT.

And at EPCOT, we scanned in…

EPCOT MagicBand Scanner

…making it our third park of the day!


Since the EPCOT Monorail line has still not resumed, the Disney transportation option to get over to Magic Kingdom from EPCOT is by bus.

Bus Transportation in EPCOT

We took the bus to Magic Kingdom…

Magic Kingdom Bus

…for our fourth park of the day!

Molly in Magic Kingdom

And there you have it! We can confirm that you are able to visit all four theme parks in one day at Disney World.

Cinderella Castle

It is important to remember that you will need to have a ticket with a Park Hopper option in order to go from park-to-park, and it is also required that you have checked in at your initial park, where you have a Park Pass reservation. In our time visiting the parks, we saw several guests turned away who had not checked in at their initial reservation, so it’s important to remember to do so if you’re looking to visit multiple parks in a day.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Bus Transportation

Additionally, at each park, you will need to undergo another security and temperature screening.

Temperature Checks

However, we’ll be sure to give you a look at the rest of our Park Hopping tips and tricks soon, so you can conquer Disney World during your next trip!

Free MagicBands are no longer available in Disney World!

Are you excited that Park Hopping is back? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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2 Replies to “How Many Parks Can You ACTUALLY Park Hop to in Disney World Now?”

  1. So you had to call in to check availability and make a reservation each time you went to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th park that day?