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  • On Dec 29, 2009
    Jennifer from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can't wait for our trip. Read the panel everyday!! I keep seeing you write about The Rope Drop. What is it exactly?? Is there a time that you should be there?? Thanks!!

    Hi Jennifer,

    I understand how exciting it is to count those days until your Disney World vacation. Thanks for "checking in" with us Moms daily. I hope you are finding some great tips and advice here.

    Rope Drop is simply the time the park opens. Each park has a designated opening time but typically guests are allowed past the turnstiles and into the front of the park around 15-20 minutes before opening. This helps control the crowds and gives guests a chance to get their park maps, rent their strollers and plan their attack. If you enter the turnstiles early, you will only be allowed up to a certain point, or "rope". For example, at Magic Kingdom, that rope may be at the end of Main Street. At "rope drop" the rope is removed and guests are allowed to advance into the park and enjoy the attractions and shows.

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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