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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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Apr 19, 2019

Today we are joined by Jami and Kristi from the Hakuno Moscato Moms Blog.  We discuss strategies for taking your little ones to the parks.  From the best age to go to what rides to go on.  We even joke about bringing booze into the parks.

Visit the Moscato Moms today at

Twitter: @hakunamoms

Become a patreon for Rope Drop Radio

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
 
Book your next vacation today.  Email Michelle for a free quote.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
 
Be sure to subscribe, leave a review and follow us @RopeDropRadio
 
Apr 12, 2019

Have you ever wanted to take a VIP Disney Tour? Of course, we all have, but they don't come cheap.  Today we welcome back Disney Travel agent Alec Cenac who has not only booked a bunch of VIP tours but he has taken a few himself.  Alex discusses cost, type, and everything included.  For more about Alex follow him @ajcenac

Take a look at our new website WDWRopeDroppers.com

Want to make us feel like a VIP, support us via patreon

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

And if you'd like to take a magical Disney Vacation, let our own VIP travel agent help you out.  You can email Michelle at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to surbscribe for more episodes and follow us @RopeDropRadio

Apr 8, 2019

Doug gives his take on the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. 

Be sure to follow us @RopeDropRadio

And book your next Disney vacation with Michelle.  Email her for a quote today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com 

Apr 5, 2019

Today we welcome to the show, the amazing Mrs DrLupo.  She is a Harry Potter super fan and discusses with us her take on Universal Studios, Wizarding World.  We talk about riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey as well as Escape from Gringots.  We dive into the food options and butter beer.  Finally we share strategies on how to get all Harry Potter in and some tips to make your trip magical.

For more episode be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

For more with Mrs DrLupo you can follow her @MrsDrLupo

For special episode and more please join our patreon www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Thinking about taking a Universal or Disney Vacation? Let Michelle McKnight plan it for you.  You can email her for a quote today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

 

Mar 29, 2019

Today Doug's 9 year old daughter joins us to give her input on the Walt Disney World trip their family took without their dad.  She talks rope drops, dining, Toy Story Land hard ticket event, and what it's like to visit an urgent care on vacation.  She also dishes on her dad and what's like to not have him on vacation.

We would love for you to become a patreon, visit our site at

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
Be sure to subscribe and follow us @RopeDropRadio
And be sure to contact Michelle for your next magical Disney vacation.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
Mar 22, 2019

Today Kent Mullins from Park Escape Games and Larry Welnowski from the Disney Food Allergy group join us to play a game called Keep, Refurbish, and Replace.  We discuss all 4 Walt Disney World Theme Parks and tackle not only rides but food as well that we would love to see never change or our ideas on how to make things better.

We also talk about some recent Disney news from they new fireworks show at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party to the ticket increase over the holiday season.

We'd love for you to join our patreon community, visit our website at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Be sure to subscribe and follow us online @RopeDropRadio

And if you'd like to take a Magical Disney Vacation please contact Michelle McKnight for all your travel needs.  You can email her today at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Mar 18, 2019

Today Derek and his wife Madison discuss the strategies needed to take a baby on a Disney Cruise Line ship.  Are you worried about your little one falling overboard?  They discuss that (don't be) and more in this bonus episode of Rope Drop Radio.

Follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

To book a Magical Disney Vacation, contact Michelle.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Mar 15, 2019

Today we we discuss bad advice that you hear all the time on Disney social media groups.  Like "Don't buy fastpasses" or "Sleep in, you are on vacation"  And thank  you listeners for sharing yours, we discuss those on today's show as well.

If you'd like be a patreon please visit our site at

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
Also subscribe and follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio
And the best advice, use a travel agent.  We recommend Michelle McKnight and you can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
Thank you for listening
Mar 9, 2019

We now know when the lines will begin at Hollywood Studios, and they are sooner than we thought.  Disney released information on Galexy's Edge and when it will be opening.  Hear Derek and Doug's thoughts and there surprise when they realized one of them would already be there on opening day.

You need to start trip planing now if you want to visit Galexy's Edge.  Talk to Michelle ASAP for all your Star Wars traveling needs.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Mar 7, 2019

Check out this week's episode as we dive into Derek's family cruise on the Disney Magic! Four nights with three kids, one 90 second rainstorm, port excursions and a special guest at the end of the episode.  If you are looking at doing a Disney Cruise, this show is for you.

Thank you to our newest patreon Angel Woodard, we would love it if you'd help us grow our podcast by becoming a patreon, visit this site at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Take our survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/YN3DF6Z

And to book a Magical Disney Cruise you need to contact Michelle for dates and prices.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and follow us @RopeDropRadio

Mar 1, 2019

Today we are walking around Disney's Pop Century Resort and discussing all the things we have liked and disliked during our stay.

If you'd like to help support our show please visit our Patreon site: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

And to book Pop or any other Walt Disney World resort contanct Michelle Today.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com 

Please take our survey:
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Feb 22, 2019

We all know that a vital part of the “Disney difference” is in their cast members - they help make the magic real! We’ve got an inside look at what it means to work for our favorite mouse from Mitchell and Amanda of popular YouTube channel Happily Everett After. Have you wondered what it takes to work at the parks? Get the scoop on this week’s episode!

for more about Happily Everett After check out and subscribe to their Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyql7wpZorMtnZpg5Pcbyg

and twitter: @Everett_After

Please take a minute to fill out our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YN3DF6Z

Thinking about visiting the Disney parks then talk to Michelle about where to start.  Email her today at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Follow us online @RopeDropRadio

Support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

and subscribe for more shows!

 

Feb 15, 2019

Toady we have some fun with another Disney Podcast playing would you rather.  Example Would you rather do a 7 Walt Disney World Vacation or a 7 Day Disney Cruise? Or would you rather do a character meal at Tusker House or Garden Grill?  Play along as we discuss some common questions we get.

We recommend you follow Part of our World Podcast online @poowpodcast   and check out their show partofourworld.podbean.com

To become a patreon of Rope Drop Radio visit our site www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Ready for a Disney Vacation, then you need to talk to Michelle, email her today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Thank you for listening, subscribe for more and follow us online @RopeDropRadio

Feb 8, 2019

Today we are live from Walt Disney World and we discuss Epcot's Festival of the Arts.  We talk about the food options, activities for both kids and adults, and how this festival compares to other festivals at Epcot.

Also thank you to everyone entered our pin contest, we start today's show by announcing the winner!

And thank you to Lauren for becoming at Rope Drop Radio Patreon.  We'd love to have you join our group.  Visit www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio  for more information

If you'd like to visit Festival of the Arts or any of Epcot's amazing festivals, contact Michelle for all your travel planning needs.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and follow us online @RopeDropRadio

Feb 4, 2019

You voted for Doug to ride Space Mountain, so we did a Live podcast!  This is one you don't want to miss.  Thank you for voting!

Be sure to leave a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts

Follow us @RopeDropRadio

Contact Michelle for all your Disney travel needs... Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Feb 1, 2019

Today Doug and Derek talk about their recent trip to Walt Disney World.  This episode is full of strategies, dining, and a lot of fun as the guys share some embarrassing and fun moments.  

To become a patreon click the link and join.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Be sure to follow on social media @RopeDropRadio and subscribe for future episodes 

Now is the time to book a magical vacation. Contact Michelle for quotes and strategies.  Click the link to email her today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Jan 25, 2019

The Fastpass system has changed quit a bit over the last decade at Walt Disney World, and for people who have not gone in awhile, it can be confusing.  Today on Rope Drop Radio we answer some common questions, like how long before my trip can I book fastpasses, and give some tips for our more seasoned fastpass listeners.

If you need help with fastpasses and want to book a trip, get a quote today.  You can email Michelle directly at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com  

Be sure to follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

And please if you like what you hear, leave us a review!

Jan 17, 2019

Today we welcome to the show Len Testa who is the Co Author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, Co-host of the Disney Dish Podcast, and founder of Touring Plans.  Len brings some amazing stories of how he started the guide book and the strategies people have used to navigate Disney. We also play a little game of odds makers and Len answers the lighting round questions!

For more information about Len you can follow him @LenTesta

Check out his website Touringplans.com

You can also email Len directly Len@touringplans.com

If you'd like to book a magical Disney Vacation contact Michelle McKnight who can give you a free quote.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

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

 

Jan 11, 2019

Today we are answering your questions about the Disney Cruise Line with special guest Lance P. 

If you'd like to book a Disney Cruise, let Michelle do it for you.  You can email her by clicking Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com.  

Also if you'd like to support Rope Drop Radio visit our Patreon 

 

Here is a complete list of questions

1.  I want to get on the cruise as soon as possible, How do I do that? Gotta get on the Aqua Duck ASAP!
 
2.  First time cruiser here...what are some things I should pack that i probably won’t think of?
 
3. We’ve never been to the Bahamas. We’d like to get off at Nassau to say we’ve been but are there any excursions you’d say to do?

4. We are going on a double dip to Castaway Cay. How should we plan our days on Castaway Cay? We for sure want to do the 5k but what else? 
 
5. How does the photo package work?
 
6. How do the tips work? 
 
7. What activities do you like to do when at sea? 
 
9. What are the don’t-miss activities for Star Wars day at sea? We booked a couple of meet & greets, signed my son up for Jedi training, and are planning to do the fireworks at night. Anything else a must do? We are not a huge Star Wars family but things a casual fan would enjoy would be great since we do want to take part in the special event aspect of the cruise.
 
10. What are the best activities for adults on board if we find our kids are at the kids club at the same time? We are not “hang out by the pool” people, we like to stay active on vacation.
 
11. Also my son had a question about characters at the kids club. Can you find out in advance when characters will be there or is it a surprise appearance type of deal?
 
 
12.  Would you rather do a four day on the Dream (standard itinerary) or a five day on the Magic (Cozumel/Castaway Cay) if money was comparable.
 
13. Another from Joe  Would you rather have Palo Dinner or Palo Brunch?
 
 
14.  Do you book excursions or do your own thing?
 
15. For someone that has never gone on a cruise but loooooooooves Disney World, can you convince me that I’m missing out./ What makes DCL better then the rest?
 
Thank for all your questions. And ofcouse a great way to get your cruising questions answered by an experienced DCL cruiser and also Royal, Celebrity, and Norwegian is to book with Michelle.
 
 
Jan 4, 2019

Today we discuss everything the Disney Dining Plan has to offer.  From the different levels and structure to tips and strategies.  If you are debating if the Dining Plan is right for you, then this show is a must.  

If you'd like to take a Disney Vacation, with or without the dining plan, contact Michelle today.  You can email her by clicking Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio and be sure to subscribe for future episodes!

Dec 28, 2018

A lot has happened in 2018 and it's fun to remember everything and look to the future of what's to come.

Wonder what our top 5 shows where of 2018... we will share them, and our least downloaded show.  

We also discuss movies, what came and what will become a blockbuster next year.

2018 was the release of both our patreon and our website.  You can visit them both at WDWRopeDroppers.com

And to book a trip in 2019 you'll need a travel agent.  Email Michelle Today, especially if you want to see Star Wars Land.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Dec 21, 2018

Today we welcome to the show Michelle McKnight from Mei-Travel.  She recently spent a couple days at Walt Disney World taking in everything for the Holidays, including attended an Epcot Candlelight Processional featuring Neil Patrick Harris.  We discuss strategy, decor, resorts, Magic Kingdoms Very Merry Christmas Party, and more! If you have ever thought about traveling to Walt Disney World for the holiday, this episode is a must.

Thank you for subscribing and following us @RopeDropRadio

Visit our website WDWRopeDroppers.com

Be sure to book your next Disney Vacation with the Rope Drop Queen herself.  You can email her for a quote at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

 

Dec 14, 2018

Today we are joined by Kristin and Richard Hawkins as well as Kent Mullins who not only have mastered doing every Walt Disney World attraction in one day but also wrote a new novel that is part escape room, scavenger hunt, and novel that you play in Hollywood Studios.  The book is called Macallen's Secret: Park Studios and the three author discuss how they came up with it and the future of the series.

Please click the link below to purchase and know that 5% of sales goes to Give Kids the World.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/179069485X?fbclid=IwAR3bTXouF7h77EtQDL_8KEU7772alFfjvSeL40YHjNlloOEM1JD84y8muLk

Be sure to follow @ParkEscapeGames 

Also if you'd like to give the game a try, you'll need a ticket to Hollywood Studios. Let Michelle give you a quote today, you can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Follow us @RopeDropRadio

and Visit us online www.WDWRopeDroppers.com

  

Dec 7, 2018

Today we talk about our must haves on a Disney trip especially if you are traveling with kids.  These products are tested and approved by us.  You can read more on our latest blog post http://wdwropedroppers.com/trusted-travel-gear/

If you would like to book a Disney Vacation please contact Michelle and she can get you quote.  Email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Help us continue to grow this podcast by becoming a patreon

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

And follow us on social media @RopeDropeRadio

Dec 4, 2018

The Edge is the newest addition to the Celebrity Cruise line.  This is the future of modern luxury cruising and Doug is on-board experiencing all it has to offer.  He is joined by Alex Cenac and they give a full review. Discussing Dining, kid options, activities, and more.  If you are looking for an alternative to Disney Cruising, this ship might be perfect for you.

If you'd like to book a trip on the Celebrity Edge or any other Celebrity Ship, please contact Michelle McKnight and she can get the perfect itinerary set up for you.  You can email her today at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to follow Alex @AJCenac

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

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