Are you going during April vacation week or a spring break time when it will be super busy? Even if you are, I still think you are better off just going through the International Gateway and World Showcase. Sometimes the "rope" for the WS entrance will be dropped a few minutes before the main rope to equalize the slight advantage, but even if it is not, I think we are only talking about 5 minutes. IMHO, not worth the extra expense, or time or hassle of getting to the front of EPCOT, plus dealing wiht a much bigger crowd of people than you will coming from the other direction. Now other experts out there who have had recent trips- since the only rope drops I have ever done are the EMH, 8 am entry- Do they stop you at the turnstiles at IG before the park opens, or are you able to go through the WS and make it to the border of WS/Future World. I have heard both. Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences, friends.