• On Mar 8, 2017
    Amy 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.

    What time does the International Gateway Gate at Epcot open?

    Hi Amy! Many guests do not realize that the Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World does indeed have two entrances. The International Gateway is the entrance located in the World Showcase section and serves the guests of the Boardwalk Resort, Yacht and Beach Club Resorts and Villas, and the Swan and Dolphin hotels.

    This entrance opens each day at the same time the front entrance of Epcot opens. Those guests with early dining reservations are allowed entry early just as they would in the front. Guests who enter at this small location will have to take into mind that they will likely have a good walk to get where they need to go. When you enter you will only be allowed to go left past the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions. Those who wish to taste some French pastries will be allowed to go to that location but everything else in the countries is closed until 11am.

    Plan a little extra time to get to the Future World section of the park from the International Gateway. I do love this entrance though as there is a Guest Relations window and a ticket window here and the lines for everything are generally very short.
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