Return Of The Rope Drop

Kenny The Pirate is reporting that starting yesterday (9/1/15), Disney has reinstated the rope drop entrance at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom will continue it's train station welcome show that starts each day. The other Walt Disney World Parks will be gathering people at the front of the park then rope walking them towards the big name attractions. At Animal Kingdom, guests will be let in to Discovery Island then walked to Expedition Everest as well as Kilmanjaro Safaris. At Epcot the walk will be for Test Trek and Saorin', with the pre open gathering around Spaceship Earth and the fountain. In the past Disney has sometimes let guests start riding Spaceship Earth before Future World actually opens, however, that is not guaranteed by any means. Over at Hollywood Studios, guests will be let on in to Hollywood Boulevard to be guided to Toy Story Midway Mania, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and The Tower of Terror. Starbucks and the Trolley Car Cafe will be open early for guests waiting at Hollywood Studios. Anyone with a bright an early ADR can still go on to their reservation, just talk to the Cast Members and they'll get you on your way.

While Disney has tried a few different things over the years, and you may be wondering why they are leading guests to the big name asttractions. That's because while the days of rushing to get a FastPass from the FastPass kiosk next to the attraction are gone, you still have people trying to rush to the attractions to be first in line. Prior to implementing FastPass+, it had gotten ridiculously bad with near stampedes to get to Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin'. Soarin' was bad even with the rope drop march as it ended at the pavillion and folks would try to charge thru the building with abandoned to get downstairs to the attraction.

Getting to the Parks for opening is a great way to start your day and get a lot of things done in a short amount of time. Just be sure to have fun and be safe.

 

 

Patrick

 

 

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