Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Aug 14, 2022
    Bruce from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are trying to experience rope drop at MK on our trip this week. How early should we get to MK to make it happen. We are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Thanks.

    Welcome to planDisney, Bruce!

    I am happy to help you with your rope-drop plan!  As a die-hard rope-dropper myself, I know that being among the first Guests to enter the parks allows me to experience several attractions with low wait times.  As a bonus, I can then enjoy the relatively cooler morning in the park before heading out to enjoy time by the pool at my resort during the warmer afternoon hours.

    Guests are admitted to Magic Kingdom Park up to an hour prior to the scheduled park opening time so they can make their way up Main Street, U.S.A. to enjoy the welcome ceremony, "Let the Magic Begin".  Arriving early is also a great way to capture photos in front of Cinderella Castle. Disney PhotoPass photographers will be out and about, and some shops will be open as well.  Cast Members will be stationed near the central hub to verify eligibility for access to Tomorrowland and Fantasyland for Early Theme Park Entry.  Guests staying at Disney Resorts Collection hotels and other select hotels may enjoy attractions in these areas 30 minutes prior to the park opening to the general public.

    To be among the first Guests to enter the park, I would plan to be at your resort's bus stop about 45 minutes to an hour prior to the first Guest entry.  On a day when Magic Kingdom Park opens at 9:00 am, Guests will be admitted beginning around 8:00 am, so I would plan to be at the bus stop between 7:00 and 7:15.  This should give you enough time in case you need to wait for a bus and to go through security screening so you can be toward the front of the line for the tapstyles.

    I hope that helps!  I will wish you luck on your rope-drop quest.  Have a wonderful visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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