Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 25, 2010
    Tara from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will be at Epcot, have reservations on the Boardwalk that night after the park closes.. We are considering parking at BW that morning to make an easier trip back to hotel. Can we enter through gateway that early (8am)


    Yes, the International Gateway to Epcot, popularly known as the theme park's "back door", opens at the same time as the front gates to the park. What Disney does is allow you in the gate, and then you follow a roped off walkway through the UK and Canada pavilions all the way to Future World.

    That is, of course, because the World Showcase does not open until around 11 am, but they need to make it easy for resort guests of the Yacht Club, Beach Club and Villas, BoardWalk Inn and Villas, Dolphin, and Swan resorts to get into the park.

    Now if the Future World park does not open until 9 am, then that is when the International Gateway entrance will open, just as with the main gates.

    I am glad to field any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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