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  • On May 23, 2017
    Art from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am staying at Coronado Springs and have a reservation at Tratoria al Forno before Epcot opens. I know you're allowed to enter early for Akershus, but can I do the same and get to the Boardwalk through the international gateway?

    Hi Art! 

    You are going to love Coronado Springs! This is my favorite Moderate resort at Disney World. 

    Epcot has two entrances to the park. The International Gateway is the entrance located in the World Showcase section near the Boardwalk. While this gate opens at the same time as the park for guests to enter the park via the Boardwalk, you may not enter the park prior to it opening (typically 9:00 a.m.) to walk through the park to get outside the park on the other end (International Gateway).

    Tratoria al Forno is not considered an Epcot dining location, therefore you are unable to enter the park early like you would be able to with an Advanced Dining Reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

    I suggest taking a bus to the Boardwalk and then walking over to Tratoria al Forno, then entering Epcot after your reservation through the International Gateway. 

    You are going to love Tratoria al Forno! Their food is great and dining with Rapunzel and Ariel is so much fun!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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