Re: Ticket Questions
We visited WDW every year when my kids were small from age 2 months and the other 14 months.
I'd really recommend the hopper. You are spending big dollars and the hopper will take pressure off your touring. While there was plenty to do at the MK and Epcot for the young ( and great nap rides ) AK and DHS is a bit more limited on the selection for the very young although AK is like a small zoo for little kids at the one end. We often hit DHS in the morning and then after a quick nap, pool time, would head back to MK or Epcot in the evening. Fantasyland and the front end of Epcot are generally less crowded in the evening hours.
Kids melt at the weirdest of times in WDW, so your best planned itinerary goes out the window. If you can hop back to catch what you missed there isn't that stress to push the child beyond their limit. Recently my son (now in early 20's) was going to be in Orlando for a day. I gave him an old childs left over ticket from the early 90's. He spent the day there for what it cost me in 1991. Less than $20 for a park hopper day.
NOTE: Children's 4 day passport in 1991, $87.65, Adult 4 day: $109.85 yep, hold onto those old passports.
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