• On Jun 1, 2017
    Shawna from NC 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.

    Do I have to pay to enter a park (Epcot?) to get to the boardwalk and world showcase? Or can I just park and walk to them?

    Hi Shawna,

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. You are heading to a couple of my favorite locations at Walt Disney World! I love the hustle and bustle at Disney's BoardWalk, which offers great dining, entertainment, and recreation. World Showcase is another one of my favorite places to stroll around, grab some great bites to eat, and generally take in the lovely atmosphere.

    The answer to your question is twofold. Disney's BoardWalk does not require theme park admission. It is located adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk Inn, so the easiest way to access it is to park at Disney's BoardWalk Inn and let the cast member at the guard booth know that you are coming to spend some time on Disney's BoardWalk. Because World Showcase is a part of Epcot, it does require theme park admission to access. If you were considering parking at the main entrance of Epcot and walking through Future World to get to the World Showcase section and then out of the International Gateway to experience Disney's BoardWalk, this is possible; however, it would require theme park admission since you would be in Epcot.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Shawna. Have a wonderful time planning your magical vacation, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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