We’re also hoppers. We have even occasionally enjoyed park hopper plus tickets. Which is what we have this trip. We have 5 day Armed Forces Salute tickets, but are staying 7 days. The plus part of the ticket adds a fraction of the gate admission to Typhoon Lagoon - day 6. With a five day hopper plus we get 5 “extras” which of course we’ll not use all. Sure would like to try to fit in the WinterSummerland mini golf. We crack up every time we do those courses.
As far as hoppers - we also get tired of a park. I can’t imagine doing one park all day long, from open to close. No reflection on folks who feel that’s the way to go. My eye doctor is a park commando but we’re happy to Disney geek with each other anyway.
We might be easily bored. We might also have rides in each park we’re not able to go on. It might also be a habit from when practically every park except Epcot closed at 6 pm. Didn’t hurt that we love to eat around the World.
We even, smh, went one morning to MK to go to the Harmony Barbershop and then hopped to HS. After about an hour at MK.
We are usually an extended family group from several states. So the dread hour long bus ride is both a cool rest and an opportunity to visit with family members in relative quiet. The Disney transportation is about the only way 9 or 11 or 17 are going to go from A to B together.
Also, few of us are young. That bus ride to the resort and subsequent feet up in the cool and quiet is almost the best part of the day. Except it wouldn’t be necessary if we hadn’t been in a park.
We also have some awesome memories from bus trips. One trip maybe 2004 or 2006 we were on a bus with some girls singing. Perhaps 8 - 10 year olds. Several members of our group never met a stranger and on this occasion one asked the lead singer what her name was. When she replied, Lora, our person said, Lora and the Lorakeets! Cousins as it turned out. This is still a favorite memory and I hope Lora and her Lorakeets and families remember as well.
Just as later days on a multi-day park ticket get cheaper and cheaper, the cost of hopping gets cheaper and cheaper, the more days you buy. That said, if I had a 2 day visit, I’d probably still get a hopper. Recently we were trying to figure out what park would we go to for just a one day visit and we can’t choose. We’d have to get a park hopper and hit each park for our favorite rides.
Finally, the reason for our upcoming trip is my grandniece’s 15th birthday celebration. She’s got must do activities all week. Typhoon Lagoon with this family member. Oak Trails golf with that one. Sunshine Seasons. San Angel Inn. A big finish at Raglan Road. MNSSHP with mom and grannie. Lots to cram in unless one park hops. The very first must do tho was to be sure she was going to be able to ride the Disney buses. She says it’s not Disney without. Another must do is Magic Carpets of Aladdin first thing first MK day.
We might also be used to an hour to get from here to there since we live so far from our post office, it’s a toll call (if you still have one of those landline telephones). Some times at Disney we’re like, we’re here already?