• On Feb 22, 2016
    Rebecca 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 Resort in August and whilst planning our visit I noticed that the World Showcase and Future World at EPCOT have different opening times. Can we only use the back entrance to EPCOT through the World Showcase when it is open?

    Hey, Rebecca!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love Disney's Beach Club Resort. After pounding the pavement as theme park warriors, we need some down time. We want the sand, the ship slide and the lazy river. There is only one place to get these … Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. We loved waking up in the morning and heading down for a day of beach balls, games and dancing poolside. You are going to have a blast and the fact that you are an 8-10 minute walk from your room to Epcot's International Gateway makes this Resort hotel even better.

    Guests may enter Epcot at the International Gateway when the park opens and head straight to attractions. The World Showcase activities, attractions, shops and restaurants open at 11:00 a.m. 

    Disney Dad Tip: The World Showcase is best for pictures before it officially opens at 11:00 a.m.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions to help make your Walt Disney World vacation more special.

    Rebecca, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    -Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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