• On Jan 20, 2018
    Shawn from IL 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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    Hi I was wondering about the park entrances. Are there separate entrances for hotel guest or does everyone have to use the same entrance? Thank you

    Hi Shawn, 

    Great question! At Disney's Animal Kingdom Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios, all guests enter through the same entrance. Walt Disney World Resort guests who are staying at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's Beach Club Resort, or Disney's BoardWalk Inn can enter Epcot through the International Gateway. This "backdoor entrance" of sorts is located in the World Showcase between France and the United Kingdom. The International Gateway provides a secondary entrance and exit and is much less chaotic than the main gate. If you are a guest at any of those resorts, you will definitely want to utilize this entrance when heading to Epcot. Guests who are staying at either Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, or Disney's Polynesian Resort can utilize the monorail to travel to the Magic Kingdom from their resort. However, once you arrive there, you head through the same entrance as all of the other guests. One special perk for guests staying in select resorts is that you can take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours. This means that you can enter the parks on select dates an hour earlier than non-resort guests. In a way, this means that Disney guests do in fact get to enter differently than others who are not eligible. 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Please let us know if we can assist you further. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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