BCV - International Gateway opening time

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  1. kermit116

    kermit116 "Here you leave today and enter the world of yeste

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    Hey - we'll be staying at BCV for the first time and I'm wondering if we'll be able to get into Epcot via International Gateway at 9am (Future World opening) when World Showcase technically doesn't open until 11am. Anyone know if they'll let you go in that entrance & walk thru World Showcase to get to Future World first thing in the AM? We're hoping to just take the boat from BCV & avoid the bus to the main Epcot gate.
     
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  3. Pakey

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    You can walk to IG in about 5 minutes from BCV; it's no further than walking the other way to the boat dock.

    Yes, you can enter IG at the same time front gates are opening.
     
  4. kermit116

    kermit116 "Here you leave today and enter the world of yeste

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    Awesome - thanks so much!
     
  5. skelooch

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    It's as long of a walk to the boat dock as it is to the IG. Might as well just walk to IG, unless you wanted to go for the boat ride, which could take 30 min or so depending on how long you have to wait for the boat.
     
  6. DebbieB

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    There is not a bus from BC to the main Epcot gate, nor to DHS.
     
  7. londonderrydisneyfan

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    It would be much quicker to walk to Epcot rather than taking the boat. You may have to wait a while for the boat to arrive and then go across the lake to the Boardwalk before heading to Epcot.
     
  8. kermit116

    kermit116 "Here you leave today and enter the world of yeste

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    great - thanks!
     
  9. DemoBri1

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    Just returned and we were able to get in through IG at 9 A.M.
     
  10. Evasmommy

    Evasmommy Mouseketeer

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    A couple of weeks ago we entered from the IG at 8:45am. The CM waited for the phone call, very covert ;) , then started letting us through. You walk through the side of WS with UK then off to the rope near the fountain after MouseGears. They go through the whole rope drop ceremony and tell you what is going to happen, how to behave, then they drop the rope at 9. Very cool to see for the first time. They are super organized. Beware of the masses heading to Soarin. It felt like we were in some strange cult be summoned into the ride :rotfl: Enjoy it...it was fun.
     
  11. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    They open IG around 9.

    You can walk through the British and Canadian pavilions. None of the stores or restaurants will be open there until 11 but you can still walk through.

    The above posters were correct, there is no bus service to the Epcot front gate from the Epcot resorts. There is also no bus service to Hollywood Studios. To take the boat to Epcot you would have to walk to the pier at the Yacht Club and wait for the boat, which will then visit the Boardwalk before it goes to Epcot; you might as well just walk to Epcot.
     

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