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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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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

Nov 30, 2018

Today we discuss Derek's recent trip to Palm Springs and Disneyland.  We talk where he stayed including a hotel linked to meth, as well as going to Newport beach, and all things Disneyland.

Be sure to follow us @RopeDropRadio

And for more content and for support please visit our patreon 

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
 
If you'd like to take a magical Disney vacation get a free quote from Michelle.  Micehlle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
 
Nov 23, 2018

Today we welcome back Disney Author Aaron H Goldberg, who is going to help us rank the Walt Disney World resorts but first we discuss some Disney news, from new things coming to Epcot to the naming of the Star Wars attractions at Hollywood Studios.

Be sure to follow Aaron online @AaronHGoldberg and for more information about his books visit his site.  aaronhgoldberg.com

Also if you'd like to book a magical Disney Vacation at a resort of your choosing, let Michelle McKnight do all your travel planning needs.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Follow us @RopeDropRadio

Visit our website: WDWRopeDroppers.com

Become a patreon: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

And subscribe for future episodes
Nov 16, 2018

Today we bring in an expert who knows about every drink in Epcot.  You can find him on twitter @EpcotBarCrawl.  We go country by country discussing the best drinks to get.  We share some secret drinking areas you might not know about and we let you know our favorite Disney cocktails.

Be sure to follow @EpcotBarCrawl 

And us @RopeDropRadio

And for your next Disney Vacation, let Michelle McKnight help you plan it.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

and check out our patreon page www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

 

 

 

Nov 9, 2018

Want to hear Doug's Chewbacca... becoming a Patreon 

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Today we welcome back professional voice actor Ryan Wiley.  He's got a new role in an upcoming game called AVARIAvs and wanted to share his character with us.  We also discuss his recent trip to Disney's Vero Beach in Florida and of course he shares all his voices including Mickey Mouse and Chewbacca.

For more information about AVARIAvs you can follow them on twitter @AVARIAvs

and for Ryan check out @RyanWileyVO

If you would like to book a Disney Vacation contact Michelle, she can hook you up with all the best deals.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

follow us @ropedropradio

 

 

 

Nov 2, 2018

We welcome Doug back from his recent Disney Cruise to Bermuda.  He shares his review of the new itinerary out of New York.  We also discuss things to do on board from the new Rapunzel restaurant and also Halloween on the high seas.

If you'd like to book a magical Disney Cruise email Michelle today.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

And if you'd like to help support our show and get some free stuff, visit our patreaon site.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

 

Oct 26, 2018

Today we discuss what to do when the sun goes down.  A lot of attractions change and becoming more immersive.  We go park by park and talk our favorite things to do at night. 

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

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE and follow us @RopeDropRadio

And check our our website WDWRopeDroppers.com

Also thank you to all our Patreons!  If you'd like to join these amazing people and get more Disney Stuff click the link below.

www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

 

  

Oct 19, 2018

First Shout out to our NEW Patreons Elizabeth and Matt!  We would greatly appreciate your supports as we continue to grow.  Visit our patreon site www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Today we go EPIC and to do that we bring on Kristina and Kelli from Epic Disney Escape.  They do all sorts of crazy challenges at Walt Disney World and we talk about the best ones.  

If you want to become epic you can join the group on facebook 

www.facebook.com/EpicDisneyEscape/

Also on twitter and instagram @EpicDisneyEscape

And if you'd like to take a magical Disney Vacation, contact Michelle, she'll get you an Epic Deal email her today: Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and follow us @RopeDropRadio

Oct 12, 2018

We would love for you to join us on patreon... $1 a month, helps so much and gets you bonus episodes.    www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

If you have been at Walt Disney World lately, you've noticed the cranes and construction walls.  Wonder what they are all for? Today we discuss everything coming to Walt Disney World in the next couple of years, including Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Gondola System.

If you'd like to take a magical Disney Vacation, let the Rope Drop Queen book it for you.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe and visit our website.  WDWRopeDroppers.com

@RopeDropRadio

Oct 5, 2018

Today we welcome back to the show Jenn from WillSaveForTravel.com.  Her and her husband just did a couples only Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom.  We hear about that version versus Derek and Doug who have taken kids.  We discuss dressing up, rides, characters, Hallowishes, and strategies on what to wait in line for and what to skip.  If you are thinking of taking a trip to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, then this is a must listen.

If you'd like to be like Jenn and become one of our patreons visit our site  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

For more about Jenn Visit WillSaveForTravel.com

And to book a trip for Mickey's Not So Scary or any Magical Disney Vacation, email Michelle for a free quote.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to subscribe for future episodes!

Sep 28, 2018

Today we welcome back Kent Mullins who loves Universal Studios Florida Halloween Horror Nights.  He gives his top ten review of the the houses, shares some strategies on how to get the most in, and talks specialty food and scare zones.  If you are planing on going this October, this show is a must!

If you'd like to book a trip to Universal Studios, make sure you talk to Michelle McKnight.  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Be sure to visit us online at WDWRopeDroppers.com

and find us on social media.  @RopeDropRadio

 

Sep 21, 2018

Today we welcome a very special guest, Ryan from the Disney Pins Blog.  We talk everything pin trading from etiquette and lingo to events and high value pins.  This subject is fascinating and Ryan knows it all!

For more information about pins visit disneypinsblog.com

and follow Ryan on social media @disneypinsblog 

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

Be sure to subscribe

Follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio

and check out our website and blog.  WDWRopeDroppers.com

 

 

Sep 17, 2018

While at Walt Disney World Derek and Kent Mullins recorded a special bonus episode on how Kent did all 48 open attractions in one day.

Be sure to follow Kent @UCFKent

and us @RopeDropRadio

Check out our new website WDWRopeDroppers.com

And book any Disney travel with Michelle.  Email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Sep 14, 2018

Five day Walt Disney World trip with two kids and a baby... some may call it crazy.  Today we discuss Derek's trip report!  We talk Caribbean Beach resort, 50's Prime Time, attraction strategy, and what it's like to have a non walking baby at the parks.

If you'd like to take a Disney Vacation contact Michelle Today!  You can email her at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com

Check out our new website WDWRopeDroppers.com

Be sure to find us on social and subscribe for future episodes!

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