Entering Epcot through the International Gateway in the AM

I am staying at the Dolphin and will enter Epcot through the International Gateway. I want to beat the crowds to Soarin’. Will I be disadvantaged because I have to walk further to get to the Land Pavillon that those at the front gate? Or will I be allowed to walk over to some kind of holding area (ropes etc.) near the Land?

When I have entered through IG I have not been let in early. I head straight to Soarin. I was a little behind, but about a 5-10 minute wait.

We have entered through the IG a few times and ususally yet to Soarin’ just before or at the same time as other guests - we are very quick walkers. It probably depends on CM working each gate.