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What is Rope Drop at Walt Disney World?

For those who don’t know, rope drop is the moment when the parks open and guests are let in for the day. Rope drop usually happens around 8 or 9am, but the exact time varies depending on the park and the time of year. Guests usually line up early to get a good spot – sometimes even an hour or more before the park opens. When the time finally comes, everyone is let in through the main gates and the rope drop ceremony begins. A Disney cast member will generally welcome everyone to the park and give a short speech. After that, the guests are free to explore and have a magical day. Rope drop is more of a term describing the official park opening as there is not typically an actual rope involved.

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