• On Dec 5, 2021
    Joan from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations for EPCOT on 12/11/21. If we enter and then leave the park, are we still guaranteed to to get back in? Also, does it matter when we arrive in order to be guaranteed entrance?

    Hi Joan! Welcome to planDisney!

    You will be exploring EPCOT in just a few days! EPCOT is my favorite of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, especially when festivals like the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays are taking place. I can almost taste the delicious treats available at the Holiday Kitchens as I read through the menus. You will have the best time!

    While re-entry is never guaranteed, I can share what my experience has always been. I've never had any trouble getting back into EPCOT. The only time that this usually is a concern is around Christmas and New Year's Eve/Day when crowds are at their highest. I took a peek at Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar and EPCOT is still currently available, which leads me to think that you'll be just fine! Plus, your reservation is valid for the entire day so arrival time doesn't matter.

    When Magic Kingdom Park celebrated the day of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, they closed to park hopping Guests, but still allowed Guests with reservations for Magic Kingdom Park to enter. Since you have reservations for EPCOT, you will be given priority even if something unlikely happens with EPCOT reaching capacity.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Joan! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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