• On Aug 31, 2022
    Danny from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm wondering I do not stay on property and because of Early Entry, Is Rope Drop (specifically at the Rope) no longer an extremely effective strategy to no line waits for the first few rides of the day?

    Hi Danny, and thanks for your question!

    I am a Magic Key holder and always visit the parks without Early Entry. Although I rarely rope drop, I still try to enter the gates no later than 9AM, and even then, I still find arriving at the park during early morning hours to be highly effective at riding multiple attractions with a minimal line.

    The thing to note about Early Entry is that only some attractions are open for that experience. If you were to rope drop, you would have the same advantage for a shorter wait time on certain attractions like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance or Radiator Springs Racers, which are not open during Early Entry. You can find a list of attractions available for Early Entry on the Disneyland Resort website. This may help you in planning for rope drop.

    One tip I have for rope drop – use Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering for a quick grab-and-go breakfast around 9:30AM. For example, I may order a quick breakfast at the Galactic Grill before making my way to the Matterhorn Bobsleds or Space Mountain.

    Best of luck rope dropping – it truly is a fun way to get the day started.

    Happy adventuring,
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