• On Aug 13, 2018
    Michelle from GA 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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    does the world showcase opens when epcot does?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle! Thanks for stopping by with another question!

    There’s so much to see and experience at Epcot. From a visit with the Phoenicians at Spaceship Earth to a taste of the delicacies from 11 different countries during various yearly festivals at the World Showcase. There’s never a dull moment! You will notice that attractions in Future World welcome guests earlier than the World Showcase. Usually you will see that Epcot opens for the day at 9:00 a.m. while the World Showcase opens later, at 11:00 a.m.

    Michelle, there are exceptions, the Frozen Ever After attraction and Royal Sommerhus, a meet and greet with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, open earlier so that guests can have some extra time to explore Arrendelle at Epcot’s Norway pavilion in the World Showcase. 

    A good way to keep track of opening and closing times at all four theme parks is by viewing the Park Hours Calendars. I like to view times using the month view. It helps me to plan out my days depending on where those all-important Extra Magic Hours will be held daily.  

    I hope this information is helpful to you as you continue your planning. Feel free to stop by and see us again soon!

    Have a magical visit!

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Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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