• On Feb 22, 2017
    David from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What time does the International Gateway entrance to EPCOT open at?

    Hi David! I recently answered another question regarding the International Gateway entrance for the Epcot Theme Park. This is such a great way to arrive in Epcot especially from the Boardwalk resorts. There is a ticket booth as well as a Guest Relations booth located there so all issues can easily be taken care of as they would at the main park entrances. The security lines are also much shorter making this a less stressful way to start your day.

    This entrance will open when Future World opens which is generally at 9am. If Epcot has Extra Magic Hours that day then the International Gateway entrance will open at that time. If you find that you have early morning dining reservations somewhere in the park then they will allow you to enter before opening time. They will have a list of all dining reservations and match your name to that.

    Since this park is quite large plan on a bit of time to walk to a dining reservation. You want to enjoy the park without crowds so give yourself at least 20 minutes to get where you need to go. If you are hoping to hit the popular attractions without a FastPass then you might find yourself out of luck in getting there before anyone else. You will be further away by entering through that gate than the guests who enter through the front. But I would still use the International Gateway no matter what for its convenience.
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