In all the years (roughly 25) i've been going to WDW...I've never gone to Epcot via the International Gateway. Its only thanks to these boards that I now know that it even exists. I knew there was a boat that went to the Epcot resorts from WS, but never knew I could actually enter the park there. I would love to wow my parents and niece with my knowledge of insider secrets when we visit the parks next month by entering EPCOT through the IG. So my question is, without being a resort guest...is this do-able? I've read from some pretty angry Boardwalk Villa owners, that parking at the Boardwalk is a no-no. Could there be an exception in this case? Another option is to park at DHS and take the friendship boat to Epcot. My only concern is that the boat would not be making return trips at park close after Illuminations, back to DHS. Anyone out there know when the friendship boats stop running back to DHS? I know that DHS is opened til 10 on a few nights while we'll be there , while WS closes at 9 on the same night. Would the friendship boats run later if DHS was still open? FYI, my parents are older and walking is out of the question. Or, has anyone ever parked at an Epcot resort and made the walk-ride over to the park without incident? I know its a no-no...but I would like to think Walt would be lenient with me, let me off for time served. Any suggestions or info would be appreciated.