Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 24, 2013
    Jennifer Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    If staying at on offsite hotel, how do I gain access to Epcot before 9:00am opening time since USASF/IASF Dance Worlds being held at World Showcase Paviillion begins at 9:00am ?

    Hi Jennifer! My daughter dances competitively and I wish she was participating in this event -- it looks super fun! The Epcot parking lots will open well before 9 a.m., so you can drive to the park from your offsite hotel. While Epcot doesn't officially open until 9 a.m. on the day you're visiting, guests who need to enter for character breakfasts are allowed inside the park early, and I assume similar accommodations will be made for those participating in this dance event. The USAF/IASF schedule indicates that participants will be able to enter the park at 7:30 a.m. Be sure to bring any credentials that indicate you're part of the dance event and look for a sign for the special event or a castmember with a clipboard at the entry turnstiles.

    Wishing you a magical day at Epcot! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We'd love to help!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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