First trip, so I’ve been researching and reading everything but I’ve got some things I’d love getting clued in on.
We’re staying at the Swan and Dolphin and walking or taking a boat to Epcot. When I started planning I posted a trip plan question here about issues with my Epcot plan and people said it was because the main section of Epcot opens hours before the International section does. Does that include the International Gateway entrance? If we want to go to Epcot before the International section opens do we have to make our way to the front gate? Or is this pre-Covid info and it’s all the same now?
I had just started agonizing over trying to flesh out our plans when they announced Genie and that stuff. At that point I just stopped with the detailed plans assuming everything is going to change when that comes into effect. Is there an estimate of how long that will need to be in operation before the site and experienced visitors can start to estimate how it’s going to affect plans and making a detailed touring plan? We’re not going till end of Jan so I assume it will be implemented well before that (I know that’s speculating though).
Does anyone know if there is anything special for 50th anniversary trips? We’re bringing my mom, and this will be her first trip to Disney in 50 years, I didn’t know if there was something they were doing to recognize people who visited the first year and, if so, what we would need to find for that. I think she has pictures somewhere, but it’s been decades since I’ve seen them.
My husband really wants to do as many fireworks as often as possible. Any suggestions or tips for good places to watch or if the dining parties are worth it would be appreciated as well.