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  • On Sep 2, 2008
    Maria from NY 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.

    Excitedly planning our first trip to Epcot Dec. 20. Is the International Gateway accessable to visiters staying off property? I'm trying to work around the crowds as best I can. Thanks.

    Anyone may enter Epcot at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot as long as you have a valid park admission ticket. The entrance is open to both on-site and off-site guests. The only issue I can think of for an off-site guest using this entrance is how would you get there. Off-site guests typically get to WDW using a car, which, of course, they need to park somewhere. The logical places to park and use the International Gateway would be at one of the Epcot area hotels (Yacht & Beach Clubs, Boardwalk). However, unless you are staying at these resorts, you can really only park there for about three hours. This is fine if you want to shop or dine at one of the resorts, but you can't park at the resorts and then go spend a long day in the theme park. So, if you can get to the International Gateway without needing to park your car at an Epcot resort for the day, then you are welcome to use that entrance.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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