Bikes at the Boardwalk
  • On Aug 23, 2023
    Lana from Cheshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, Can you leave Epcot via the International Gateway for easy access to the Boardwalk area? Even if you’re not staying at a Disney resort… Or are you only allowed to leave Epcot via the main entrance? Thanks Lana

    Hi Lana,

    Welcome to planDisney! I know you must be excited that your Walt Disney World Resort holiday is just days away, so I’m glad you stopped by with your question.

    One of my favorite things about EPCOT is being able to “sneak” out of International Gateway. The good news is that you really aren’t sneaking out, as any Guest is able to utilize this exit, but we can keep it our little secret. 

    Well, since it isn’t really a secret, let’s talk about some of the treasures you will find when you make your way out of EPCOT through International Gateway! First, you will walk right under the Disney Skyliner, which is a great way to get around Walt Disney World Resort, especially from EPCOT. You can hop aboard this Character-bedazzled gondola system from the station to your right after exiting EPCOT. 

    Or, you can continue on to Disney’s BoardWalk area for some delicious dining and other entertainment. I never miss a chance to stop in AbracadaBar, which is located by Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and has one of the most extensive specialty cocktail menus in all of Walt Disney World Resort. Look around and take in all the theming celebrating the mysteries of magic. The longer you stay the more curiouser and curiouser things get!  

    Lana, remember, if you parked your car in the EPCOT car park or if you need direct, complimentary Disney Bus Transportation back to your Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, you will need to re-enter EPCOT through International Gateway and make your way back to the front of the park. Along the way, you can sample more delectable offerings at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® – Global Marketplaces!

    It's no secret that you are going to have a wonderful holiday, Lana. If you have other questions, we would love to see you pop back by planDisney!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi friends! I'm Shannon, a dreamer and a doer who loves exploring everything from the new to the nostalgic at Walt Disney World Resort. For three generations my family has been making Walt Disney World memories, so I know about creating a lifetime of magical memories at any time of life. Whether it's your first or 50th Disney vacation, an ultimate dream trip, or a quick getaway, I'll help you navigate your planning so you can create your own magical memories!

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