• On May 9, 2018
    Susan from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What time do they actually open the gates at Epcot?

    Hi Susan! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    You are almost on your way to your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. How exciting! Are you ready for your fun-filled adventure?!

    In my experience, Epcot typically begins letting Guests in about 15 minutes before the official opening time. This can vary a little, but it is usually around that time. You may find that once you enter Epcot there are Cast Members that have roped off the pathways to the main attractions until the official opening time for that day.

    Arriving early is a great way to experience shorter wait times since you have already made your way through security and the entrance. You'll find yourself much closer to the front of the lines of the more popular attractions like Soarin' Around the World and Test Track, saving you a ton of time! Combining an early theme park arrival with FastPass+ selections a little later is a perfect time-saving duo!

    I know you will have a wonderful trip, Susan! Please visit us again with any other questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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