• On Jan 16, 2018
    Meredith from PA 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.

    We want to do rope drop when we visit in May! We are staying at Pop Century. What time should we plan on leaving the hotel?

    Hi Meredith! I love how detailed you are with your planning. Thank you so much for all of your questions! We love helping Guests plan their magical Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I know your questions are helping other Guests as they plan their vacations too. Truly appreciate you!

    When my family is at Walt Disney World Resort, regardless of which Resort hotel we are calling "home" that week, if we are using the Walt Disney World bus service, we try to be at the bus stop 1 hour prior to the theme park opening time. This gives us plenty of time to catch the 1st bus and then make our way to the theme park and go through baggage check, get in line, etc. There have been a few occasions where we missed the 1st bus but still had plenty of time to make it to the theme park prior to the park opening.

    It looks like you are trying to maximize every moment of your vacation and I love it. My husband and I were just talking about our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation and we plan to do the same as you. We will do our best to make it to the park opening each morning. In the afternoon, we will head back to our Resort hotel for some rest and pool time and then head back to either the same theme park or use our Park Hopper ticket to visit another theme park that evening. So many options!

    Disney's Pop Century Resort is so fun! You will love iconic themed decor. The pools are great so make sure you plan some "fun in the sun" time.

    Thanks again Meredith and happy planning!


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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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