• On May 8, 2016
    Erin from TX 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 will be visiting Epcot but would like to go to the Boardwalk for dinner and then come back to Epcot for the Illuminations dessert party. Will we be able to exit and re-enter the park at the International Gateway? We are not staying on Disney property.

    Hi Erin,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Disney's BoardWalk is just a short walk from Epcot (and Disney's Hollywood Studios) and has lots of great entertainment in the evening. In my opinion, some of the best restaurants on property are on the BoardWalk so I'm sure you're going to enjoy a delicious meal no matter where you choose to dine! 

    You are more than welcome to use the International Gateway Entrance to Epcot to exit and enter the Park at any time. The location is my family's preferred way to enter Epcot since the area is much less crowded than the main entrance to the Theme Park and it's closer to World Showcase. 

    IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party is a magical way to end your day at the Park! Be sure to save room for the Pistachio cannoli that's currently on the dessert menu at the Party; it's amazing!

    Please visit us again if you have any additional vacation planning questions! 

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

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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