Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Apr 10, 2023
    Paul from WI 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 are staying at the Beach Club this summer and are interested in the EPCOT after dark event. How do we get to the main entrance for checkin at EPCOT from the Beach Club if we don’t have a park ticket that day?

    Hi Paul! Welcome to planDisney!

    You have chosen one of the best places to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort! Disney's Beach Club Resort checks all of the boxes, including the proximity to EPCOT. One of the biggest perks to staying at this resort is being only steps away from the International Gateway to enter EPCOT. The ease of just walking outside of your resort room and being at the park in a matter of moments is priceless!

    I have great news for you, Paul! The International Gateway entrance will be open to Guests on nights that Disney After Hours is taking place. You will not need to make your way to the front entrance of the park in order to get in. Simply show up at the gate and use your admission card or MagicBand to enter. Even better yet, although you don't have a park ticket for regular park hours, you are allowed to enter as early as 7 PM on this night. This will give you a few extra hours to enjoy the park before the After Hours event officially kicks off.

    Disney After Hours is the perfect opportunity to ride as many attractions as you can with minimal wait times. You can also indulge in several tasty treats and snacks while you are exploring the park. To find them, look out for carts stationed throughout the park. This was my daughter's favorite part of the night, being able to snack on as many Mickey bars as she could handle.

    Paul, I hope you have a fantastic time at Disney's Beach Club Resort! Being so close to Disney's Boardwalk is a true gift. The views are stunning and the entertainment is a blast! You're also steps from the Disney Skyliner station, which can take you to neighboring Disney Resorts, as well as Disney's Hollywood Studios. You truly have endless options at your fingertips!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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