UPDATE: Friendship Boat Service to Epcot Suspended in November-December, International Gateway Will Remain Open

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A representative from Disney was nice enough to reach out to us today to give us the official word on what’s happening at Epcot’s International Gateway next month. This update comes just a few hours after our “rumor” post earlier today.

Despite what information is being distributed by the Swan and Dolphin Hotels, International Gateway will remain open November 28th through December 18th, 2018, but Friendship Boat service to the park will be unavailable. Disney will offer resort guests bus service to the front entrance of Epcot, or they can still walk to International Gateway and enter there.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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