Dear Monorails & Mickey Tales: We'll be at the Beach Club and want to get into Epcot though the back way (International Gateway entrance). Does rope drop open at the same time as the main entrance? Will we be at a disadvantage (or advantage) in getting to the line for Soarin?
Yes, the International Gateway entrance opens at the same time as the main gate entrance. Sometimes they'll let you wait as far up as the bridge in front of the UK pavilion. You'll have a slightly longer walk but won't be at too much of a disadvantage for Soarin, especially since they added the third theater, which has meant shorter wait times.