• On Sep 11, 2016
    Diana from ON 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.

    Planing to go to Epcot first thing in the morning. Can I exit at international gateway for breakfast reservation @ beach club before world showcase is open? OR do I have to use the bus at front entrance?

    Hi Diana,

    Absolutely! The International Gateway entrance of Epcot is available whenever the park is open, so you will be able to zip right to Beach Club on foot for your dining reservation. 

    Even though most of the World Showcase doesn't open until 11 a.m., a few things in that part of the park are open as soon as the park opens. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in the France Pavilion opens early to serve up yummy pastries for breakfast. And on the other side of the World Showcase, Frozen Ever After and the character greeting with Anna and Elsa in Royal Sommerhus in Norway both open early as well.

    Diana, since you asked about navigating around Epcot, you might be interested in the new "Get Directions" feature of the My Disney Experience Mobile App, which helps you locate the best way to get from place to place within the parks and around all of Walt Disney World. 

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can answer any other planning questions for you. Enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation!

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