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Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Our job at Rope Drop Radio is to help you navigate all things Disney, from the Parks to Cruise, we've done it all. We love talking Disney and want to make sure you have a wonderful time on your vacation.
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Mar 27, 2020

Today we welcome Maddy onto the show who just recently attended the Disney College program.  She discusses the application process, dorms, work life, and more.  If you have a kid who loves Disney, this might be for them.

Thank you to Ryan @RyanWileyVO

Be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and visit our patreon site: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

For all your booking needs email The Rope Drop Queen at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

And for all things Disney Cruise, visit BackToTheMouse.com 

 

Mar 22, 2020

Today we welcome back Disney Run master Kent Mullens who shares his strategies on how to make the most of your day at all four parks.

For more with Kent follow him @UCFKent

And for Kents episode on pattern visit: www.patreon.com/RopeDropradio

Subscribe, Review, and Follow us @RopeDropRadio

Book today by emailing Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 19, 2020

Doug and his family where at Walt Disney World when we got the news that the parks will be closing.  Today we discuss with him and Michelle on what that was like.  We also hear their review of Mickey's Runaway Railway and Regal Eagle BBQ at Epcot.  Michelle also gives a trip planning update.

Be sure to subscribe, follow us @RopeDropRadio, and visit out patreon www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

For trip planing email Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Mar 13, 2020

Disney Parks and Cruise are closing.  Doug and Michelle are at Walt Disney World right now and they share what's going on and what you can do if you have a trip booked

Contact Michelle for rebookings or future bookings at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 13, 2020

Today we celebrate 200 episodes by answering personal questions you asked us on social media!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to our show!  Be sure to follow along on social media @RopeDropRadio

Patreon:  www.patreon.com/ropedropradio

And book your next trip with Michelle.  Email her for  quote today, Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 6, 2020

Today we welcome on Erin Foster author of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line and writer for Touringplans.com.  She shares about a recent article she wrote on listening to friends Disney advice.  We also discuss the Jungle Cruise boat sinking and more!

Follow Erin Foster @MRErinFoster

and us @RopeDropRadio

Be sure to leave a review, subscribe, and visit our patreon: www.patreon.com/ropedropradio

Full article: https://touringplans.com/blog/2020/01/29/why-your-friends-wdw-travel-advice-was-wrong/

and book your next cruise or trip with Michelle Today: Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Feb 28, 2020

We've created BINGO for all you Disney fanatics.  Play along at the parks.  First to get a blackout wins a Rope Drop Radio prize pack.  We also discuss the recent crowd levels and some strategies around it.

Want to play Bingo, get a trip booked with Michelle.  Email her today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Subscribe, leave a review, and check out www.patreon.com/ropedropradio

 

Feb 21, 2020

Ever lose your magic band?  Wish it was permanently a part of you? Today we welcome Jamie from Touringplans.com to discuss his recent implant and how he is putting his magic band in his hand.  The future is coming.

Follow Jamie on twitter @jrtoastyman

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Book your next trip today by emailing Michelle: Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Keep reviewing!  and visit our website www.WDWRopeDroppers.com

Feb 14, 2020

Have ever dreamed of cruising concierge?  Well today we welcome on Chris who has been on over a dozen Disney cruises in the concierge level.  He shares the special offerings, lounges, food, and more.  Warning, you might book a concierge room on your next DCL cruise after this episode.

Be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and visit us on patreon.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

For more with Chris follow him @CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL

Book your next cruise today, doesn't have to be Disney with Michelle McKnight.  You can email her and get a quote at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Feb 10, 2020

Today Derek and Madison discuss their recent Keys to The Kingdom Tour.  This take place only at the Magic Kingdom and is a wonderful experience for anyone who wants to learn more about the creation of the park, and if you want to see the behind the scenes stuff including the Utilidor.  This tour is 5 hours, includes a lunch, and is $99. 

To book Keys to the Kingdom contact Michelle today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe, review, and follow @RopeDropRadio

Feb 7, 2020

Derek and his wife spent 3 nights at Walt Disney World Celebrating 10 years of marriage.  Hear more about the trip including Beach club, Rope Dropping, Getting Sick, and of course how to get on Rise of the Resistance.

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Patreon: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next trip today with the Rope Drop Queen.  Email Michelle at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

 

Jan 31, 2020

Today we have a very special guest, The Dreamfinder himself, Ron Schneider.  Ron has 40 years of theme park experience including playing the first Dreamfinder at Epcot as well as creating Monsters Inc Laugh floor, and much much more.  He shares wonderful stories of his time at both Disney and Universal.  If you have any pictures of meeting the Dreamfinder, please share them on our social media pages @RopeDropRadio

For his book visit our blog at WDWRopeDroppers.com

Help Support the show by becoming a patreon.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next Disney adventure today by emailing Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

And click the link below to watch The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj0qwTmn0Ic

 

Jan 24, 2020

You ask, we answer!  It's time for listener questions!  For a complete list of questions check out below.

Be sure to subscribe, review, and follow on social media.

Store: www.teepublic.com/user/ropedropradio

Web: WDWRopeDroppers.com

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next trip by emailing Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

List of questions

What ride scares you the most?
Best Hotel For Resort only stay?
Favorite non park activités?
heading back for Rival Run and need to save the legs until race day!
Thanks for introducing me to the concept of reverse rope drop, we are going to try that at Epcot after the Rapunzel character breakfast.  Any more tips on reverse rope dropping at Epcot?
What is your favorite WDW hotel to stay at?
What is your favorite mode of Transportation around WDW?
What has been the best, unexpected outcome for you guys since you started this podcast?
What do you prefer Skyliner or monorail?
assuming you did a rope drop what’s the best window to take a break at each park?
Do you still stand by your advice from episode 58 to get a FP for FOP and Rope Drop Navi?
Early Feb, HS Rope Drop - Want to rope drop slinky dog but also want to sign my kid up for Jedi training.  How is Jedi Training these days?
We are planning a vacation to WDW in May.  Do you think May 7-11th or 14th - 18th would be less crowed.  Trying to figure out if cheer competitions are going to make a difference?
What style of t-shirt on Tee Public is closest to dry fit material?
 
How to convince a less than enthusiastic spouse to splurge on a trip 
How about fast pass strategies if you have a party member with severe motion sickness or scaredy-cats who won’t do thrill rides.
 
 I want to know extra magic hours strategy specifically hs evening. And Rope drop strategy specifically hs. (Especially if you want to do ALL the rides without a slinky FP)
 
I'm interested in the Tambu Lounge as well. I'd be interested in hearing any experience you guys have had with taking kids there, assuming you have.
 How to maximize your time at the park and not staying on property for a trip
 
Where should we go for dinner and to watch the July 4th fireworks at MK? I am unable to get reservations at Ohana, Narcoossee’s, or Cali grille. Should we go to the park or try and watch from one of the resorts?! Thanks!!
What is your recommendation for lodging if you want to maximize park time? Also what resort if you want to maximize relaxation time at resort?
Jan 17, 2020

Today we welcome Author, Podcaster, and former castmember Christine Fox.  We discuss how to keep a keto diet while dining at Walt Disney World.  We also talk some Disney park resolutions we have for 2020, and we also hear some great stories from Christine's time as a castmember.

Be sure to subscribe, follow us @RopeDropRadio, Leave a review and visit our patreon www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next Disney trip today by emailing Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

For more on Chrstine check out her twitter and podcast @DivasDishDix

and for a copy of her book click the link below

https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Keto-At-Disney-Through/dp/0578465523/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=ropedroprad0d-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=9b8bd9bf5ed149f4e64a14f874a3959d&creativeASIN=0578465523

Jan 13, 2020

We heard a bit from Doug but now his better half Michelle and three kids discuss what they liked and disliked from their recent Disney Dream cruise last week.

If you'd like to book a Disney cruise contact Michelle Today.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe, follow us on social, and visit our website www.WDWRopeDroppers.com

Jan 10, 2020

Want to know how crowded it gets on New Years at Walt Disney World, or how fast Rise of the Resistance boarding groups are going, this episode is for you!  Doug shares his recent Disney World and Disney Dream Cruise trip report.  Including missing out on Castaway because of weather.

Follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

Subscribe and visit out patreon.  Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your 2020 trip today!  Talk to Michelle for all your travel needs.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Jan 3, 2020

New Year, New strategies for Rope Dropping.  Today we discuss how to navigate all four parks at Walt Disney World.  We also share what we think will happen this year at WDW for 2020.

Thank you for listening, be sure to subscribe, review, and follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

To book a trip in 2020 get started by emailing Michelle for all your planning needs.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Dec 27, 2019

2019 comes to and end and we look back on Disney and Rope Drop Radio, this year.  We share our top episodes, talk about our trips, and discuss things Disney did in 2019.

Have a Happy New Year from Rope Drop Radio

Subscribe, follow us online @RopeDropRadio, and become a patreon at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your 2020 trip today with Michelle McKnight.  Email her for a quote at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Dec 21, 2019

Doug and Derek discuss what they liked and disliked form the recent Star Wars movie with special guest Samantha McKnight.

Follow us for more @RopeDropRadio

Need to visit Galaxy's Edge, talk to the Jedi Master Michelle McKnight for all your travel information.  Email her today at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Dec 20, 2019

Today we are discussing our favorite places to sit down and eat, but with a few categories.  Best places with toddlers, grade school age, teens, young adults, and adults only.  Joining us from the Touring Plans podcast is Angela Dahlgren.

For more with Angela follow her @AngelaDahlgren

And check out her podcast TouringPlans Podcast

Be sure to leave a review, subscribe, and visit our patreon site www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next trip today with the help of Michelle McKnight.  Email her for a quote, Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Dec 13, 2019

Doug just came back from a quick but packed filled Walt Disney World trip.  We discuss the events he did including Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot Holiday's with Candlelight Processional host Neil Patrick Harris, and of course Opening Day of Rise of the Resistance!

Be sure to subscribe, leave a review, follow us @RopeDropRadio, and become support the show www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your next trip Today by contacting Michelle McKnight.  Email her to get started, Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Dec 5, 2019

Star Wars Rise of the Resistance Opened TODAY at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Doug is there giving his hour by hour review.  From waking up at 2am, to the chaos of waiting in line, to his review.  Joining Doug is Anthony another Star Wars fanatic.  

This is a must for any Star Wars fan so book your trip with Michelle Today, Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Dec 5, 2019

Per a recent review we are going to talk about our favorite Walt Disney World Attractions.  To help us discuss we welcome Lesie and Joe from the Disney Deciphered Podcast.  All four parks, our three favorite attractions, and our least favorite.

For more from our friends at Disney Deciphered check out their website: disneydeciphered.com

Also for Leslie's blog:  tripswithtykes.com

And for Joe: AsTheJoeFlies.com

Visit our website and blog WDWRopeDroppers.com

Book your next vacation today with Michelle McKnight, email her for a quote; Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and leave a review

Nov 29, 2019

Don't know what to get? Today Derek and Doug discuss some fun Disney gift ideas you might want this holiday season.

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To give the git of a Disney Vacation contact Michelle Today.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Nov 22, 2019

There is a lot of pressure with Disney Vacations. You want to have the perfect experience, but life gets in the way. Today we discuss some situations where you might feel the pressure but need to let it go. Maybe the attraction you've been wanting to do goes down, or your kid get sick.

Be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

Want to take some pressure off, then book your next vacation with Michelle.  Email her today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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