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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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Sep 17, 2021

You Asked and We Answered!  Lots of questions about Disney Cruise line right now.  We also start the show with some dinning news.  Scroll below for a complete list of questions

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Do you expect the overall prices for Disney world vacations to go back down in the future? Seeing the price increase over the last few years and seeing it climb will they bring anything down to offset it or is this just the new normal?
 
What are the new timelines for different parts of check in? Is there any benefit to being platinum any more?
 
What are the post COVID DCL changes you like and those you dislike?
 
For someone who has never been on a cruise with 2 adult 2 kids 5 and 10 what would be a good one to do? And I get sea sick on sail boats do I need to worry on a cruise ship??
 
Is there any down time while on the cruise ships during the day? Are the days full of things to do during sailing or is there a lot of just hanging out in the rooms?
 
What are the mistakes you were doing on first DCL cruises and now you don't?
 
Is it worth going on DCL when your kids are too young for the free child care?/ is a Disney cruise worth it if you leave your child at home
 
Is DCL still offering Upgrades at the port?
 
How will Everest closing/refurbish affect animal Kingdom Tourin in early 2022?
 
When are character meets coming back?
 
Is WDW getting more spontaneity friendly?
 
Can you provide a “brake even” on the new Annual Passes?
 
How long would Doug last at WDW if he were wearing 2 left shoes? Would he even make it to the park entrance?
 
Worse name: Mickey and Minnie’s runaway railway or Creations shop
 
With the new Genie plus do you think it’s better to stay on property or would you save that money and go off property and pay for genie plus and lightning passes for the few that genie plus isn’t available for?
 
Question, breakfast spots in each part always seem to be a challenge any advice?
 
What is your favorite cruise destination and why? And favorite ship and why? Also: I’m a dentist too
Sep 9, 2021

Today Derek and Doug each give their Top 5 Disney Bucket list things they want to do.  These can be big trips, cruises, dinning, or more.  But you can only pick one thing (not say all the parks).  Enjoy and let us know what we missed @RopeDropRadio

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Sep 3, 2021

Doug and Michelle did stay at Walt Disney World before and after their recent Disney Cruise.  Hear about their stay and the newly refurbished Polynesian as well as some attractions they did at the parks

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Aug 31, 2021

After 18 months the McKnights are back out at sea on the Disney Dream.  Hear all about he new covid procedures, dinning, shows, Castaway, and more!  If you are thinking or already have a Disney Cruise booked, you need to listen to this weeks episode.

and too book a cruise email Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Aug 27, 2021

Disney Genie was been announced, and to answer all your questions we welcome on the Co-Athour of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and the man in charge of Touring Plans, Len Testa.  We talk with Len about the future of fast passes and how that looks as well as some strategies and what is happening with the DAS system.

Len discusses more with the Star Wars hotel on this weeks patreon episode, check that out at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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and book your next trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Aug 19, 2021

Today we count down some of the things we are looking forward to as Walt Disney World turns 50!  We discuss attractions opening, special events they are doing, merchandise, resorts, dinning, and more.

Make sure you take a trip to Walt Disney World as it turns FIFTY by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Aug 13, 2021

Today we welcome a special guest, TouringPlans Destination Specialist Lauren Shields who just had a vacation at Disney's Aulani in Hawaii.  Hear about this incredible paradise that's perfect for kids and adults.  We talk food, pools, travel, dole whips and more!  For more with Lauren follow her @TouringPlansLauren and us @RopeDropRadio

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Aug 6, 2021

Today we are discussing the best rides and shows for those kids who just are not tall enough.  We welcome fellow podcasters from the My DVC points newscast Shannon Ford to share with us.  She has a five year old and plenty of experience navigating the hight requirements at Walt Disney World.  For Shannon Follow her online @mrsshannonford and us @RopeDropRadio

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Jul 30, 2021

Today Doug and Derek discuss their favorite Walt Disney World Resorts.  We share our favorites at each level.  We discuss dinning, amenities, transportation and more.  Follow us @RopeDropRadio to join in the discussion.

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Jul 23, 2021

Michelle just got back from a trip to Walt Disney World with her three kids. Hear all about the new procedures, Happily Ever After, and the revised menu and Ohana.

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To book a trip with Michelle email her today at Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Jul 21, 2021

Time for some Adult Disney.  That's right Derek and his wife just spent a few days in Las Vegas.  Hear all about what Sin City is like right now on this weeks Bonus Episode.

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Jul 16, 2021

Doug and Michelle just got off a Royal Caribbean cruise and they share all about it.  What its like with Covid procedures from embarking and dinning, to shows and ports.  We also talk about the fun they had in Nassau and Perfect Day at CoCo Cay.  And finally Doug makes is Disney Cruise Line predictions.  If you are ready to cruise check out this weeks episode

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Jul 13, 2021

Doug and his family went to Washing DC for the Fourth of July and he shares all about it.  We discuss were to stay, museums and actives that are open, lack of dinning, and more.

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Book a trip today with Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Jul 9, 2021

Today we are discussing the Counter Services choices at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  We go park by park giving our top 2 and our least favorite place to dine.  To help us out with have Guy Selga from the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and TouringPlans.  You can find more with him @GuySelga

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Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Jul 2, 2021

You asked we answered!  for a complete list of questions scroll below.

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and book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

What is the best change in the lifting of C19 restrictions since your last trip ? What is the worst change in the lifting of C19 restrictions since your last trip?
What were some of the rejected podcast names before you landed on Rope Drop Radio?
What's your favorite Disney scent? Could be food or attraction or area.
David
My wife is pregnant and we’re traveling the last week of August, besides staying in air conditioning, any good ideas to make the trip memorable?
What Fast Pass system do you like to be implemented at WDW? Keep FP+, same but with cost, Max Pass, Universal Express Pass, another option?
Name one Resort, one food item and one attraction to bring to WDW from other Disney Resorts.
What is your favorite cruise itinerary (for different cruise lengths)?
If you could take a ride from any Disney resort and move it to WDW, which ride would it be?
What is your SECOND favourite snack?
I have two questions you can answer both or just one
What are your top 3 things to do in each park every time you visit WDW?
If your house caught fire and you could only save 3 pieces of Disney merchandise/memorabilia what would they be and why?
Travel planning with an agent:
Is it better to get your flights and then contact the agent or check with the agent about dates and then look for flights?
Who was the better CEO Eisner or Igor? And why?
How horrible is the disney transportation sitch there? Going 3rd week in Oct and from what ive read/heard, its bad. Hate spending soo much $ to waste time waiting for everything. Going with some 1st timers we hope wont be turned off. Some ADD kids in group not so great with lines
I am thinking about bringing my camel pack to WDW .. it’slike a backpack but for water. Will they be ok with that in the parks?
DHS rope drop strategy: what are your first three rides to hit (and in what order) if you want to do all DHS rides that day?
Tips or tricks for getting an ADR for a large group (10+). Thanks.
Jun 25, 2021

Today we welcome back Alex Cenac who just got back from a quick trip out to Disnelyand.  He shares everything he got to experience at the new Avengers Campus in Disney's California Adventure.  We talk Spiderman web singers, characters you'll meet, Pym test kitchen and more.  Follow Alex for more @Alexcenac  and us @RopeDropradio

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and book your trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Jun 18, 2021

Today you get to join Derek and Doug as they walk around Galaxy's Edge in Hollywood Studios and discuss what they like, dislike, and would want to change about Walt Disney Worlds newest land.

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Jun 15, 2021

BONUS EPISODE.  Derek and Doug get their microphones on and ride Star Tours.  Listen and ENJOY!

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Jun 11, 2021

Derek and Doug went down to Walt Disney World and share everything on their recent trip.  We discuss dinning, Monorail bar crawl, rides, and more.

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Jun 8, 2021

Derek and Doug record while hiding in Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom.  Today we share were you can find a place to relax at all four Walt Disney World Parks.

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Jun 4, 2021

Today we bring Michelle McKnight back on to discuss how she can help you plan a vacation as we round out the pandemic.  She shares how se can help you save money, book travel, reservations, and just make it easier for you.  So if you want to to go to Disney, Universal, and All inclusive, a cruise, Vegas, or more... contact Michelle today at Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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May 28, 2021

Can you believe we have been talking Disney for FIVE YEARS.  Today we look back on all the fun we've had.  We share our top episodes and our worse episode as well as some questions from our patrons.  We also answer DEREK'S TWISTED LIGHTNING ROUND!  And finally a lot of you left messages and we play those at the end. Thank you so much for listing for five years, here is to many more.

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book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

May 21, 2021

Today we welcome back Jennifer from the Disney Parks Panel.  She discusses her recent trip to Walt Disney World, and then we dive into the world of Disney Antiquing.  Jennifer shares the cool treasures she has found.

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May 13, 2021

Today we jump into a bunch of announcements Disney has made from Boo Bash to The Lion King Show.  We also discuss Covid travel fails people have been making at Walt Disney World.

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May 7, 2021

Today we welcome on Jeff who was at Disneyland when it reopened.  Hear all about the magic as well as what they are doing in California for the pandemic.

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