EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 5, 2016
    Gina from AR 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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    Thinking about staying in Epcot area hotel. Recommend? Have stayed at PC, GF, and CONT. We love MK. How can you access MK? Can you enter International Gateway before World Showcase opens 11:00? Would like to monorail to MK. (trying to avoid buses.....)

    Hi There Gina,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Epcot area Resort Hotels are fantastic, and I highly recommend staying at either Disney's Beach Club Resort or Disney's Yacht Club Resort. From either Resort Hotel you can easily walk to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios or take a Water taxi if you prefer. You can also travel to Magic Kingdom Park by way of the Epcot Monorail (or Bus), giving you access to 3 Theme Parks without needing to use Disney Bus Transportation. The location of these Resort Hotels makes them perfect for quick trips back to the Resort for snacks or a pool break at Stormalong Bay. Stormalong Bay has a lazy river, whirlpools, and a replica of a shipwreck with a 230 ft. long water slide. I also love the Character Dining Experience at Cape May Cafe located in Disney's Beach Club Resort. You'll get to meet classic Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious "all-you-care-to-enjoy" breakfast buffet. There's no better way to start the day than with Mickey waffles and Mickey himself! 

    Also, Disney's BoardWalk is just a short walk from the Resorts and has lots of great entertainment in the evening and, in my opinion, some of the best restaurants on property. My family loves to view Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks on the bridge just before the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. You can enter Epcot through the International Gateway entrance when the Park opens and enjoy the Entertainment and Attractions before World Showcase opens.

    Please stop back by if you have any additional vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,
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I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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