• On Aug 24, 2018
    Annie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, I am confused about world show case at Epcot opening times. We are staying at the Beach Club & I assumed we could walk into Epcot for opening at 8 or 9am, I have just read it doesn't open till 11? Will we have to use the other entrance?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Annie! 

    I can understand your confusion on gate opening times with the different opening times at Epcot’s Future World and the World Showcase. But no worries. We’re here to help!

    Annie, both entrances at Epcot, the main entrance closer to Spaceship Earth and the International Gateway entrance on the World Showcase side will open at the same time. The pavilions at World Showcase will open a little later, but you can still use the entrance that is so conveniently located to your hotel to enter the park. Be sure to have your camera with you. You’ll get some magical photo-ops with a very empty park when entering early through the International Gateway.

    I hope this helps answer your question. Enjoy your journey around the world and into the future during your visit to Epcot. For any additional question, be sure to stop by and send those our way.

    See ya real soon! 

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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