How to do Disney Rope Drop to Beat the Crowds at Disney World

It’s nice to sleep in on vacation, but it’s even nicer to be at Disney with no lines! This is how you can rope drop and beat the crowds at Disney!

You would think that with parks staying open until 11 pm or later, they would also open a little later. However, most Disney parks start opening around 8 or 9 when they don’t have extra magic hours.

So if you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth getting up early to do a Disney rope drop and beat the crowds, here’s what you need to know!

What is rope drop?

Rope drop sounds like a fancy event at Disney, but all it means is when cast members start letting guests into the different areas of the park.

The closer you can get to rope drop, the more rides you can get on without a line or with shortened wait times in the morning.

Does getting up early for rope drop matter?

How early should I get to rope drop?

I recommend that you go about 45 minutes or even earlier before the park is about to open. This is if you want to be one of the first in line at a ride.

What are rides worth trying to hit at rope drop?

To make sure that you are making the most of your time at rope drop, here are some popular rides that are hard to get the same day.

Magic Kingdom


Hollywood Studios

- Jungle Cruise - Pirates of the Caribbean

- Test Track - Soarin’ Around the World

- Slinky Dog Dash - Toy Story Mania!