• On Jul 27, 2021
    Jennifer from IL 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 am not staying at a resort, can I still rope drop? Are shops like the Emporium open earlier than the regular posted time?

    Welcome to planDisney, Jennifer!

    My family are early-morning risers, so we always arrive at the theme parks well before they open. My kids love getting up and out the door in the morning, while I love taking advantage of the lower temperatures and the lower wait times. 

    Jennifer, starting in October, each theme park will open 30 minutes prior to the posted opening time only for guests of the Disney Resorts Collection and guests of select good neighbor hotels. So you will not be able to "officially" rope drop these parks. What you are able to do; however, is to browse the shops along Main Street, U.S.A. as these shops generally open their doors around an hour before the Magic Kingdom opens. 

    I hope that you have a magical vacation, Jennifer!

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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