6. Separate Opening Times
Epcot opens at two separate times – Future World opens at 9 AM (or earlier if it is an Extra Magic Hours day), while World Showcase doesn’t open until 11 AM. We like the staggered opening because we are able to accomplish a lot in Future World before we get to start walking around the World Showcase!
5. Two Entrances/Exits
Guests can enter and exit Epcot from the main entrance at the front of the park, but can also use the International Gateway entrance located between the United Kingdom and France. The International Gateway is particularly useful if guests are staying at one of the Crescent Lake resorts, explore the Boardwalk, or park hop over to Hollywood Studios!