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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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Jan 20, 2022

Today we welcome back top ten travel agent Michelle McKnight who discuss some strategies on picking the perfect resort for you at Walt Disney World.  Pools, Transportation, Beds, you name we discuss it.  

For more with Michelle follow her @RopeDropQueen and us @RopeDropRadio

to book a trip email Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Jan 14, 2022

Today we welcome Jess Siswick who famously designed the Ratatouille playbill.  She shares her wild ride designing the new famous playbill.  We also discuss all the broadway style performances you can see in the Walt Disney World parks and the ones currently running in New York.

You can follow Jess on TicTok at Siswij or on twitter @tinymallet

Please leave a review and follow us @RopeDropRadio

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

 

Jan 7, 2022

It's that time of year where discuss our strategies for Rope Dropping Walt Disney World.  If you are going in 2022 this is the perfect show for you! and if you need to book a trip email Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Dec 31, 2021

The year has come to and end.  Join us as we look back on the Disney trips we took in 2021.  As well as our favorite movies and TV Shows.  We also discuss some things to come in 2022.

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

 

Dec 24, 2021

Doug just got back from a few days at Walt Disney World. He shares his experiences including some not so fun travel on a budget airline, extra magic hours now being even earlier, his kids thoughts on the nighttime shows, and the trams... because they are back.

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Book your trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Dec 17, 2021

We begin todays show with Michelle discussing travel schedules with Disney World this winter and spring.  We then jump into today's topic.  What would we do if we were given all the Disney power as CEO.  We look at Walt Disney World and give our immediate, 5 year, and 10 year plans.

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book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

 

Dec 9, 2021

Today we welcome Becky from TouringPlans as she helps us answer your questions about Disney Genie and Lightning Lane strategies.  Going to Walt Disney World soon, you'll need to know these things.

Please leave a review, follow us @RopeDropRadio and support the show at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book a trip today be emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

For more with Becky follow her on IG @raisingminniemes and check out her latest blog post below

https://touringplans.com/blog/how-do-genie-return-times-shift-throughout-the-day-part-2/

 

 

 

 

Dec 8, 2021

Michelle once again joins us to share their pre cruise Walt Disney World Vacation.  They discuss how their kids enjoyed Ohana and Space 220.  As well also some Disney Genie strategies, and more

Book a trip today with by emailing the Rope Drop Queen at Michelle@TouringPlans.com

and follow her @RopeDropQueen and us @RopeDropradio

To support the show visit www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

 

Dec 3, 2021

Doug and Michelle just got off a 3 night sailing on the Disney Dream.  It was a Holiday cruise, so hear how it was decorated, if Santa came, fireworks and more.  They also were able to bring their 3 children and share more about kids clubs, trivia, and shows.

Right now is the time to book a Disney Cruise to do so emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com and follow her @RopeDropQueen

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Nov 24, 2021

Today we welcome on junior reporter, Derek's daughter Olivia who shares her experiences of Universal Studios and the Hard Rock Hotel.  We discuss everything from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, getting picked to do Olivander's wand experience, Butterbeer, and more!

Book your Universal trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Nov 19, 2021

Derek just got back from a stay at Yacht Club.  Hear all about his time at Walt Disney World, from Harmonious and Enchantment Review to what he thought of Space 220 and Ratatouille.  He also shares to the story of how he damaged his phone at the Magic Kingdom, as well as Disney+ Day!

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To book your own Disney Vacation Email Michelle@TouringPlans.com

and visit our patreon page at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

 

Nov 12, 2021

Today Doug and Michelle give all the advice and strategies when using Disney Genie, Genie +, Lightning Lanes and Individual attraction Lightning Lanes.  If you are planning on going to Walt Disney World, this episode is a must!  

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Book a trip by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Nov 5, 2021

Only way day at Epcot?  Doug and Derek discuss the things you have to do!  We go around the map and give details about every attraction.  

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book a trip by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Oct 28, 2021

Thank you everyone who submitted a question for us to discuss today.  For a full list of questions see below.

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

 

Odds park hopping returns to being able to park hop anytime and not just after 2 pm.

Hugging characters again? Over under of March if 2022

O/U from when they announce what are gonna replace Primeval Whirl to when it actually open. I say 5 years.

Odds Disney announce a new domestic park / land before Epic Universe.

What are the odds they'll bring back Halloween and Christmas parties next year.

What are the odds of Enchantment or Harmonious changing at the end of the 50th celebration after their poor initial receptions.

Over under for when the Railroad comes back to Magic Kingdom.  Pick a month. 

Odds Derek can get a Ohana reservation for his upcoming trip. 

Odds of Derek getting Doug on the new Guardians ride.

When will the Dining Plans return?  Odds the return before Christmas?  Next summers peak season?

Akershaus reopening pick a month

Minnie Vans, odds it comes back 

BBB make overs month it comes back 

info on next ship (after Wish). Pick date

Fixing the Yeti odds

Reflections happening odds

Skyliner to Animal Kingdom odds and when

Derek realizing he usually combines Caballeros and Habanero to say Cabaneros.  

Percent of people that will use genie plus.

When will we see a female captain on a DCL ship. 

Drink packages on DCL

Parking Trams returning pick a date

 

Oct 22, 2021

Want to do something with no wait at Walt Disney World? Today Derek and Doug share their favorite things to do at all four parks with no lines.

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

 

Oct 15, 2021

Today we are asking the hard questions like What if cover never happened, or Harry Potter Land was never built, or if Walt himself built Epcot.  Join us in our discussion and more.

And for our full What If review visit our patreon at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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

 

Oct 8, 2021

Big Episode Today!  Doug and Michelle share all about their recent trip during the 50th Celebration of Walt Disney World.  They talk about the final Happily Ever After, the beginning of Enchantment, Epcot's Harmonious, Animal Kingdoms Kite Tails, Space 220, Incredibles theme at the Contemporary, and MORE.  

Te hear more about the VIP Tour check out our patreon at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

and book you trip to the 50th today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Oct 1, 2021

Today we welcome from TouringPlans, Jon Self who helps us with our discussion on the best quick service and sit down meals at all four Walt Disney World Parks, Disney Springs, and Universal Studios Florida.

For more with Jon follow him @pastorjonself on twitter

Be sure to leave a review and visit out patreon at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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

 

Sep 24, 2021

Today Derek and Doug both share a bunch of Walt Disney World memories.  With the 50th coming up, it's always good to look back and the fun times we have had at the parks.

Please leave a review and follow us @RopeDropRadio

For patreon visit www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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

 

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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support the show www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

and book a trip by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 
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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book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

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

Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@touringplans.com

 

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

Follow us @RopeDropRadio and help support the show www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio 

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

Follow Len @LenTesta and check out is book our our website www.RopeDroppers.com

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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