Hello-tentatively planning a trip to DW for late August.
Our current plan is to stay in Kissimme August 11-14, visiting the park(s)on the 12th & 13th. Heading over to Daytona Beach the 14th-16th, back to Kissimme the 17th until the 23rd. The frame of mind behind that manuver is to 1) break up the park visits and 2)avoid the parks on the weekend.
It has been 8 years since our last visit and the passes have me a bit confused. Am I correct in understanding that our park passes will be good for 14 days from the first use? For example, if I buy 8 or 9 day passes, go the 11th for the first time, they won't expire until the 25th? (at which time I will be back in the "unhappiest" place on earth, aka Illinois)
Secondly, the difference between straight passes and adding a hopper and the water parks is $400 for the 4 of us. We "hopped" last time because it was included but do you think we could get away with not hopping? If I visit the Magic Kingdom in the morning, go to the hotel for a rest, and then go back to the Magic Kingdom, is that considered hopping?
Am I also correct in saying that if we don't purchase the waterpark option it will cost us $71 a head to get in to one of those? If so, I think I will add that option for sure.
Sorry for the world's longest question but truly appreciate any advice!