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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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Jun 15, 2018

Today we welcome the DCL Dude onto to the show.  Wes has been on 15 Disney Cruises and shares his experience and details about navigating Castaway Cay, Disney's own private island.  We talk food, excursions, and best places to visit on the island.

Make sure you follow Wes on Twitter @theDCLDude

And if you'd like to check out Castaway Car on the Disney Cruise Line make sure you email Michelle for a quote!  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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Jun 8, 2018

Today we welcome back to the show our sponsor the Rope Drop Queen Michelle McKnight.  Last year she talked about trip planning 101 but today we are diving deeper.  This is trip planning 202!  We discuss advance strategies of when to plan your trip, reservations, fastpasses, and dinning.  We also announce the winner of our $50 gift card contest!  

If you'd like Michelle to plan your next Disney Vacation give her an email and she can get you some great quotes.  Michelle.McKnight@meil-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media!

Jun 1, 2018

We are full of spoilers today with our take one the most recent Star Wars film, Solo.

If you'd like to check out anything Star Wars at Walt Disney World, be sure to talk to Jedi Master Michelle.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

May 29, 2018

Last June we recorded a mini podcast tackling the question of what to do when it's raining at Walt Disney World.  With all the rain recently, we decided it'd be a good time to drop this episode.  

If you'd like to take a magical Disney vacation talk to our amazing sponsor Michelle.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

May 25, 2018

First things first, we are running a contest.  To enter give us a written review on iTunes or Stitcher, then message us (so we know your user name).  You could win a $50 Disney Gift Card!

Some BIG news is happening right now at WDW, listen for those details.

Finally we discuss how to do a 2 day park trip.  How to hop, what to focus on, and strategies to help you get everything you want in such a short time at Walt Disney World.

If you'd like to take a magical Disney Vacation contact Michelle for a FREE quote.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@me-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review for a chance to win!

May 18, 2018

Today we welcome Jenn from WillSavefortravel.com who is going to share some tips on what to do when you are not in the park.

Visit her website at WillSaveForTravel.com 

or on Twitter @willsave4travel

And if you'd like to take a magical vacation let Michelle give you a FREE quote! You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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May 11, 2018

Today we discuss the ESPN Wide World of Sports down with special guest Julie Jacobs.  We talk transportation, facilities, food, and more.  If you are going to be visiting Disney World and have an event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, this episode is for you!

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If you'd like a FREE Disney Vacation quote email Michelle at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

May 4, 2018

Today we start by answering some questions we get about what Marvel attractions and characters you can find in the parks.  We also talk Marvel Day at Sea, Disney Paris, and our favorite MCU films.  We then dive into our thoughts on Avengers Infinity War.

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If you'd like to take a Disney Vacation, get a FREE quote from Michelle.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Apr 27, 2018

Today we welcome Debbie and John Raises who met at Animal Kingdom 20 years ago when the park originally opened! They discuss what the park was like in 1998, how attractions have evolved, and their thoughts on Pandora.  You won't want to miss their stories or how the Animal Kingdom's 20th Anniversary celebration went down.

If you'd like to get a FREE quote on a magical Disney vacation contact Michelle with Mei-Travel.  You can email her at Michelle.MckNight@mei-travel.com

For more information about Animal Kingdom with Jon Raises visit discoveryriverboats.com

make sure you click the youtube link below to get a first hand glimpse of John on the River Boats 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UqQVO2FCO0

 

 

Apr 20, 2018

Today we welcome to show from Backtothemouse.com Joseph Kaplan, who discusses his recent Disney Cruise and trip to Walt Disney World.  He gives us a review of Swan and Dolphin and Flower and Garden.  

If you'd like a free quote on a Disney vacation contact Michelle Mcknight today, you can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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Apr 13, 2018

Thank you for listening to Rope Drop Radio!  Today we give thanks to all of those who have helped our show over the last two years!  We also dive into the future of what's to come with a Disney Meet up, Trivia Night, and a Rope Drop Radio Disney Cruise!  We finish with Doug and Derek taking a version of the lightning round, answering a bunch of Disney questions.  

In honor of our 100th episode we would love for you to leave a review!

If you'd like to take a magical Disney Vacation let Michelle McKnight give you a FREE quote.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Apr 6, 2018

After we discuss some Toy Story and Universal Horror Nights news we dive into a strategy on how best to do Magic Kingdom in a day.  We talk Dining, fastpasses, rope drop, with tall kids, and short kids... If you have a conference or family outing in Florida and can do only one Disney day, this episode is for you.

If you would like to book a Disney Vacation please contact Michelle McKnight for a Free quote, you can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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Mar 30, 2018

This week we relive Doug's recent trip onboard the Disney Dream.  Doug has been on all four Disney Cruise Line Ships, hear how this one stacks up.  We talk about the new Beauty and the Beast show, Dining, Kids clubs, and more.

If you'd like to get a FREE quote on your next cruise email Michelle and she can help you find the right ship and destination.

Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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Mar 23, 2018

Today we head North of Walt Disney World to Universal Studios where Doug and his family enjoyed 2 nights at Loews Portofino Bay and 2 full days at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.  Doug is joined by his 12 year old daughter Samantha who discusses Universal from the Tween viewpoint.  We cover rides, restaurants, and characters all in Universal Studios.

If you'd like to take a Universal Vacation get a FREE quote from Michelle McKnight.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@me-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!

 

 

Mar 16, 2018

After some festival news and a Black Panther Rumor, we answer your questions.

What time will Magical Express Pick me up?

Why we go back so often?

Will there be a discount before Star Wars Land opens?

How do you use the Fantasmic Dinner Package?

What Disney Cruise Line Dining hall needs refurbishment?

How do you get to Port Canaveral from WDW?

Thank you for asking, we love answering!

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If you'd like to take a Magical Disney Vacation get a FREE quote from Michelle McKnight, you can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 9, 2018

You're in for a real treat as we I interview Kent Mullins and learn how he successfully accomplished FORTHY-SEVEN Walt Disney World attractions in just one day.  He is one of only 19 people EVER that are able to boast that impressive feat! We are confident you'll love his story as much as we did.  Along with Kent's tips on this episode, you can follow him on Twitter @UFCKent for even more!

For your own magical vacation get a free quote from Michelle McKnight.  You can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 2, 2018

We've talked a lot about our favorite dining options from table service to character meals to quick service... but we've never touched on what to avoid until now! Find out what our reconditions would be to stay away from along with some Disney news hot off the press!

If you'd like a FREE quote on an upcoming Disney trip, please contact Michelle McKnight.  You can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Feb 23, 2018

This week we sit down with Aaron H. Goldberg, best-selling author of The Disney Story: Chronicling the Man, the Mouse, and Parks, and Disney Declassified: Tales of Real-Life Scandals, Sex, Accidents, and Deaths to discuss his latest Amazon chart-topper, The Wonders of Walt Disney World, along with his own story of writing about Disney! He shares some great insights on what has ben and what's to come for the parks as well as a few fun tips while visiting.  

You can find Aaron on Twitter at @aaronhgoldberg

and purchase his books on Amazon or at limited Barnes and Noble stores

Be sure to get a FREE quote for any possible Disney trips you may have, contact Michelle McKnight at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Feb 16, 2018

Today we discuss the ins and outs of 3 value resorts on Disney property, All Star Sports, Music, and Movies.  We talk about the dinning, transportation, rooms, and some tips to help you plan a better vacation from these affordable resorts.

If you'd like to stay at the All Stars let Michelle McKnight give you a FREE quote you can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Feb 12, 2018

Today we let Olivia and Declan help give a review live from Epcot.  We cover our recent dinning experience at The Garden Grill.  

Feb 9, 2018

Today's episode we relive Derek's Daddy-Kids trip and talk single-parent strategies for a Disney vacation.  From capitalizing on Fast Passes to making the most (or not) of the Dining Plan, we cover some great tips for a short trip with BIG wins for kids and grow ups alike!

Be sure to subscribe and leave us  a review!

If you'd like to take a Disney Vacation get a FREE quote from Michelle, you can email her directly at Michelle.Mcknight@mei-travel.com

Feb 2, 2018

Today we debate the age old question.  Should I book a cruise with Disney or Royal Caribbean.  And to help us answer that question we bring on Michelle McKnight who has been on a dozen cruises between the two lines.  She'll compare food, prices, room size, and more.  If you are debating between one or the other, this show is for you!

If you'd like to book a Royal Caribbean or Disney Cruise please let Michelle give you a FREE quote!  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe, like us on Fabeook and follow us on Twitter!

Jan 26, 2018

Get a mom's perspective today as we are joined by Jennifer L from the Disney Parks Mom's Panel!  She shares her story about becoming part of the Panel along with her own experiences and must-do's at the Parks!

If you'd like to take a magical family vacation be sure to get a FREE quote from Michelle McKnight!  You can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

Jan 19, 2018

Today we are spending $40 on food at Hollywood Studios and another $40 at Epcot.  We give tips for best value restaurants and help you save money while getting full!  If you like food this episode is for YOU!

If you'd like to take a Disney Vacation please get a FREE quote from Michelle McKnight, you can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to Subscribe for future episodes!

Jan 12, 2018

Today we welcome Wesley Snyder of @365daysofDisney.  Wesley has built an exciting following on Twitter with his tips and tricks for making the most of your time in the parks.  With his audacious goal of going to the Disney parks every day for a year and his Imagineering ideas, you're in for a real treat.

Follow Wesley on Twitter @365daysofDisney, and of course stay up to date with Derek and Doug at @ropedropradio.  Check us out on Facebook and be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

If you would like to take a magical Disney vacation let the Rope Drop Queen give you a FREE quote.  You can email her directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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