• On Jan 6, 2018
    Monica 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.

    We are staying at the Swan in March. We made early reservations for Akershus(8:15) and I am wondering if we can enter through the World Showcase that early. Thanks.

    Hi Monica,

    It sounds like you have a lovely breakfast with princesses in your not-so-distant future. How exciting! 

    You may enter Epcot before opening time through the International Gateway entrance if you have an early morning breakfast reservation at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. (The International Gateway is a pleasant walk from your resort.) A Cast Member will be at this entrance to Epcot to check in guests who have early morning tour or dining plans. During my visit to Epcot last spring, I gained early access to the park through the International Gateway. I just shared the details of my reservation for the Backstage Magic Tour and the friendly Cast Member waved my husband and me through the turnstiles. I recommend that you have your breakfast reservation pulled up on your My Disney Experience app so that you can show the Cast Member who greets you at the International Gateway that you do have an early reservation. Give yourself a little extra time to walk to the Norway Pavilion. It is positively delightful enjoying the sights and sounds of World Showcase before opening time.

    Wishing you many magical memories on your upcoming trip,
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