• On Aug 6, 2019
    Susan from FL 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.

    Hi! We will be a staying at the Boardwalk Inn in a couple months. If Epcot doesn’t open until 9 a.m., is it possible to walk to the Epcot monorail station before that to get to Magic Kingdom for morning Extra Magic Hours?

    Hi Susan!  Thank you for bringing another great question to us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I think you are going to love staying at Disney's BoardWalk Inn.  My family always makes time for a visit there during our trips.  We really enjoy the evening entertainment, watching jugglers and magicians.  One of our favorite things to do is take a Surrey Bike for a spin around Crescent Lake, followed by some ice cream at Ample Hills Creamery.  With so many delicious flavors, we have a hard time deciding which to choose. We'll order an ice cream flight to share so we can sample a bunch!

    One of the best features of Disney's BoardWalk Inn is its location, within walking distance to both Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway entrance to Epcot.  If you'd prefer to save some steps, water taxi service is also available.  This is a perfect location to enjoy the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, as you are just steps away from all the deliciousness of the Global Marketplaces.

    Epcot's monorail station is located at the main entrance to the park.  Guests are not permitted to enter International Gateway and walk through the park to the monorail station prior to opening.  There is not another path to walk there.  Your best bet would be to use Disney's complimentary bus transportation from your resort to Magic Kingdom Park.  Did you know, you can check bus arrival times on the My Disney Experience mobile app?  It is such a nice feature to know when the next bus to your destination is due to arrive.  If you prefer to arrive in style, check out Disney's Minnie Van service.

    Susan, although it would be possible for you to make your way to Magic Kingdom Park as you have described while Epcot is open, I still would not recommend it.  It is about a 20 minute walk from Disney's BoardWalk Inn through Epcot to the main entrance.  Your journey to Magic Kingdom Park would also involve a monorail transfer at the Transportation and Ticket Center.  Bus transportation is a much more efficient option.

    I hope that helps!  Please stop by the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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