Epcot Spaceship Earth
  • On May 13, 2021
    Jana from TN Asked

    How early can you enter Epcot? Is any thing open in the part before World Showcase?

    Heigh-Ho Jana,

    Let’s talk about starting your day at Walt Disney World’s Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. For those wishing to have an early start I recommend, from experience, arriving an hour before park opening at either entrance and I typically have a plan of attack. Future World is my first mission, with more attractions needing to be conquered and ridden, followed by a leisurely stroll around World Showcase, with picturesque opportunities and a foodies worldly dream come true. 

    When Guests enter early, Future World typically opens its main attractions such as Test Track, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’ Around the World, Spaceship Earth and others. Because FastPass+ is currently unavailable it is wise to hit the more popular rides earlier in the day before lines become longer. World Showcase comes alive with the smells and sips of different cuisines and beverages from around the world at the start of the set park hours. However, if Guests would like to make a trek to Norway for Frozen Ever After and Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, in Mexico, then these two attractions have been known to entertain Guests early, as well. I suggest thinking about what attractions you want to experience and making them your first priority and then finishing your day enjoying the beauty and taste of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival with a stop-off at Frozen Ever After.  

    As Epcot sets out to recreate its vision, I highly recommend checking out the exhibit the Epcot Experience. Located in the Odyssey’s Event Pavilion, between Future World and World Showcase, come see the changes happening and soon to be happening at this amazing Walt Disney World Theme Park. And I am anxiously awaiting the debut of Harmonious. This new nighttime spectacular is currently in the works and sure to take nighttime shows to a whole new level. 

    I hope this helps in planning your day at Epcot and if you need any further advice I am your Epcot Fan Girl. Stay up to date with changes and exciting news by following the Disney Parks Blog and may your upcoming visit be filled with many magical and memorable moments.

    Have a Practically Perfect Day,

    Amy M. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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