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Old 07-11-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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Thought this might be the best forum for this question. I'm staying at the CR and we have a party of 17 (parents 50th wedding anniversary!). We've made reservations for a portrait session one morning at Epcot and we were told to enter the park through the International Gateway (the back entrance). I have a car since we're driving down this time. My question is, can I drive and park in the parking lot for the Beach Club Resort? Will my parking pass for my resort let me park at any resort while we're there? Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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Your parking pass will let you park at any resort, but that's only supposed to be for dining, shopping, etc. at that resort, not for park entrance.

You have other options, though: 1) just park at the main EPCOT entrance and enter at the front. You can then walk to wherever the portrait session is.

2) Valet park at Beach Club (there is a cost for this). That allows you to enter EPCOT via the Intl. Gateway entrance.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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Resorts have signs all over stating parking at the resort is not for theme park access. So no. Pay to valet or park in the main lot.
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Thought this might be the best forum for this question. I'm staying at the CR and we have a party of 17 (parents 50th wedding anniversary!). We've made reservations for a portrait session one morning at Epcot and we were told to enter the park through the International Gateway (the back entrance). I have a car since we're driving down this time. My question is, can I drive and park in the parking lot for the Beach Club Resort? Will my parking pass for my resort let me park at any resort while we're there? Thanks!
Parking at the resorts is not meant for theme park access. It is meant for those staying at the resort or using the amenities of that resort for a period of time.

You can most likely park Valet and leave your car there, but I would not count on being able to park for free at the Epcot resorts. They are often the strictest about the rules.
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Thought this might be the best forum for this question. I'm staying at the CR and we have a party of 17 (parents 50th wedding anniversary!). We've made reservations for a portrait session one morning at Epcot and we were told to enter the park through the International Gateway (the back entrance). I have a car since we're driving down this time. My question is, can I drive and park in the parking lot for the Beach Club Resort? Will my parking pass for my resort let me park at any resort while we're there? Thanks!
I would call whoever told you to enter through the International Gateway and ask them about the parking. It's possible they could make arrangements for you to park at Beach Club or Boardwalk. If no, you could valet park at either ($20). Or take a taxi, or bus to DHS and take the boat.
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