• On Feb 14, 2017
    Jennifer from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If we arrive at Epcot a bit before 9:00 opening, will we have time to do Soarin' then 9:15 FP Living w/the Land and make it to our 9:40 Akershus ADR in time? Assuming it will be busy (2nd wk in April). Thanks!

    Hi Jennifer! Whoa......your plan is truly ambitious for a morning in Epcot. Is your plan possible? Yes, but everything will have to play out without issues.

    First, I will suggest you arrive at Epcot at 8am if it indeed is a 9am opening. Be sure and check the park calendar for the time the day before because it is not unusual for Disney to change times if crowds are large. You will need to be at the FRONT of the line to get into the park. If you arrive close to opening time you will find yourself in a very long line to get in.

    Once you are into the park you will need to go very quickly to the Soarin attraction located in the Land Pavilion. Many guests will be doing the same thing so gather everyone and let them know to be on full speed ahead mode. Once you are done with the Soarin ride you will exit next to the Living With the Land attraction. Head there immediately. There should not be much of a wait at that time of the morning especially with the FastPass. The ride itself is about ten minutes so enjoy this very informative journey.

    Once you are done with this attraction you will have a hike over to the Norway Pavilion located in the World Showcase. It will depend on how fast you will walk...running is discouraged and cast members will likely tell you to slow down for the safety of all guests....but I would give yourself 10-20 minutes to reach the location. So as you can see it can work but everything must be in place. I understand that you want to do it all as we are in the same book when visiting Disney. Just be careful that you don't tire everyone out in the first hour so that the rest of the day is lost. Good luck and may the magic flow for the timing to work!
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