• On Apr 4, 2019
    Eve from Shropshire 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.

    Hi, if we want to make rope drop will the first buses from Coronado Springs get us there on time? Thanks

    Hi Eve! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Rope drop is one of my favourite things to do! Being some of the first people to enter the park, It is the perfect time of day, seeing everything coming to life. The Disney buses run approximately every 20 minutes, beginning from the Walt Disney World Resort hotels around 45 minutes before park opening (which on days with regular opening hours this would be 8.15am). If Extra Magic Hours are available at the theme park you are visiting (which would be 8.00-9.00am exclusively for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests), the buses will start running around 7.15am. However, as I would recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before rope drop to enable you to clear security and get ready in line, I am not convinced that even if you boarded the first bus, you would arrive before rope drop. Using your My Disney Experience mobile app you can look at directions/timing for your journey by tapping on My Plans, and then View Room Details of your Resort Reservation, you will see Get Directions at the bottom of the screen. As time is of the essence for rope drop, I would recommend using the Minnie Van Service. They accommodate up to 6 Guests, are driven by Cast Members and are a really fun way to start your day! You can make your booking on the Lyft app, which will also show the cost of this service. Alternatively, you can stop by the front desk of your resort hotel and ask them to call you a taxi cab. Please allow a little extra time for this as there may not be a taxi readily waiting at the resort.

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World. ~ Sue
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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