Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 3, 2014
    Kelly 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.

    We are staying at the Beach Club in November. Will we be able to access Epcot through the "back way" before 11am or will we have to take a bus to the front entrance?

    Hi Kelly,

    I've stayed at the Beach Club a dozen times. It's my family's overall favorite resort at Walt Disney World.

    The back International Gateway entrance opens at the same time the front gate opens. If the park and Future World attractions open at 9:00am, then you'll be able to enter the back Gateway at 9:00am also. This is specifically done to accommodate guests staying at the Yacht Club, Beach Club, and Boardwalk resorts. You won't need to take a bus.

    When you enter the Gateway, you'll simply be directed to walk the short arc past the UK and Canada pavilions and into Future World. If you want to grab a quick bite in the morning, the bakery in the France pavilion usually opens at 9:00, even though none of the other World Showcase restaurants opens until 11:00. They have delicious coffee and pastries to snack on while you wait for your turn on Test Track.

    Have a great trip!
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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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