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  • On Feb 13, 2023
    Teresa from MI 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 Pop Centuary in May and will be utilizing the early park entry but I heard that the World Showcase in Epcot doesn’t open until later, is that true? Also was told that some of the lands at Magic Kingdom aren’t open during early entry.

    Hi, Teresa!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I'm so glad to hear that you'll be staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel during your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort.  You're going to love all of the benefits of staying right in the middle of the magic, especially early theme park entry.

    Disney's Pop Century Resort is a great place to call your home away from home due to its convenient access to the Disney Skyliner.  When arriving at EPCOT via the Disney Skyliner, you will be able to enter the park using the International Gateway entrance.  This entrance will be open for early theme park entry.  Some of the shops and dining locations in EPCOT's World Showcase open later in the morning, however, several attractions located in World Showcase open earlier.  Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, and Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along can all be found in World Showcase, and these attractions are available during early theme park entry.

    Over at Magic Kingdom Park, resort hotel Guests taking advantage of early theme park entry will have access to the attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.  When you arrive for early theme park entry, I recommend heading either to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight, or Space Mountain.  These attractions all tend to have longer waits later in the day, so any of these would be a good use of your extra park time first thing in the morning.

    If we can help answer any other questions for you as you get ready for your trip, please don't hesitate to ask.  Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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