EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Apr 13, 2024
    Erin from CT 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 Fort in August. Can a Minnie Van drop us at the back entrance to Epcot or does it have to drop you at an Epcot area resort and we would walk/take the skyliner from there.

    Hey Howdy Hey Erin and welcome to planDisney!

    How exciting it is knowing that your Magical vacation is coming up later this year! The Cabins or Campsite at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort is a great way to go for your upcoming vacation. Roughin' it Disney style gives you a mix of the great outdoors with the comforts of the resort just a short distance away. Thank you for stopping by with your question on the logistics of traveling to EPCOT. I will be happy to give you more information on entering through the International Gateway in the back of the park. Giddy up!

    Minnie Vans are a great way to get around almost anywhere on Disney property during your stay. One great part about Minnie Vans is their ability to access parts of the resort that other rideshares are not. They can drop you off closer to your destination in the parks and save you some time. If you are planning to enter EPCOT through the back entrance in the International Gateway, the closest they may be able to get you is to either Disney's Boardwalk Inn or Disney's Beach Club Resort. From either, the walk to the back of the park is maybe 5-10 minutes at most. 

    While there is a stop for the Disney Skyliner system around the International Gateway, you would not have to take this transportation to EPOCT as the entrance will be next to it. You are more than welcome to take the Skyliner to any one of the other stops at either Disney's Hollywood Studios or any of the resorts along the way. 

    Entering through the International Gateway to EPCOT gives you great access to many of the countries and attractions in this area. France would be my top recommendation of countries to visit along World Showcase. You can be one of the first to take a ride with Remy on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and then enjoy a bit at either Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie or La Creperie de Paris which is a great way to start your morning in EPCOT. Make sure you don't forget to join the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at 7:00 AM!

    I hope this helped to give you an idea of navigating to EPCOT through the International Gateway for your upcoming vacation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out and let us know, we are always happy to help!

    To Infinity and Beyond, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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