• On Sep 8, 2016
    Victoria from NY Asked

    We have early ADR @ EPCOT's Garden Grille which we selected since not available at Akershus. Frozen Ever After is our #1 priority. If we eat quickly, can we make it to Norway to be there at first opening? What path would be open and where is rope drop?

    Hi Victoria! You did not mention the time of your dining reservation that morning but I will share some thoughts with you that hopefully will help.

    Epcot usually is open at 9am but there are days when they have Extra Magic Hours so please check the date you are thinking about. If your dining reservation is before park opening you will be allowed inside the park to reach the Garden Grill located in the Land Pavilion. You can eat as quickly as you would like but I hope you will enjoy this great experience while you are there.

    Once you have finished you will be allowed to walk over to the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase and line up for the attraction. Guests who have eaten at Akershus will also be doing the same thing so it will begin to be crowded quickly. Rope drop on a normal day in Epcot is at 9am but often they will bump that up by about 15 minutes if the crowds are heavy.

    Obviously the best way to secure a spot to see the new Frozen Ever After attraction is to grab a FastPass for it. It has now become a tough decision on what to get as a FastPass since Test Track and Soarin are also in the same tier. Good luck and I hope all your timing works out and you can be in line before the rest of the park gets crowded!
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