Epcot and monorail at night
  • On Nov 7, 2018
    Christopher from TX Asked

    If you take the boat from the Boardwalk Inn to Epcot's World Showcase, where do you swipe your Magic Bands for park entry?

    Hi Christopher,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My husband and I joke that our retirement jobs will be Friendship Boat Captains. The Friendship Boats run between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios stopping at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Disney's BoardWalk, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. We enjoy staying at the Epcot Area Resort Hotels so we have taken the Friendship boats frequently. 

    When you take one of the Friendship Boats from Disney's BoardWalk to Epcot, you dock just outside the International Gateway. You will go through security and tap your MagicBand for entry to the park. The International Gateway is between Great Britain and France in the World Showcase. 

    Christopher, thank you for visiting with another question. I hope you'll let us know if you have any other planning questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I am married to my favorite person in the world and together we have a teenaged son and daughter plus an assortment of animals. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since before the kids were born so I have a family of experts supporting me. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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