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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 23, 2022

Today we discuss the wonderful world of double rope dropping.  It can only be done at the Magic Kingdom.  Hear all about our strategies for a double rope drop.  Then we answer some Frequently asked questions about rope dropping from first rides, to strollers, and transportation.  If you'd like to try double rope dropping book a vacation today at www.TouringPlans.com/Travel and let them know we sent you.

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Sep 15, 2022

This last week Derek and Doug went down to Walt Disney World to do meet up's, giveaways, a VIP Tour, some new dinning, and more! Thank you everyone who came out and a sepcial thank you to TouringPlans for sponsoring our events.  Hear all about the trip from Dinning at Yachtsman to staying at French Quarter and more.

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Sep 8, 2022

This week we welcome on guest Lyn Mettler of the Families Fly Free Podcast. We talk a little Disney but mostly how to get to Disney when flying. Some general tips and tricks and Lyn shares some of her advice for flying  free!  She provides Rope Drop Listeners with a free EBook on how to get started in flying free.  

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Sep 1, 2022

Today we are joined by our friend Ed.  He has seen both Derek and Doug interact with characters and tells all about it.  We then play a game of Yes or No on different subjects in the Magic Kingdom.  We also have a few anouncesments on some future trips and if you would like to go www.TouringPlans.com/travel

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Aug 25, 2022

Today we discuss the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, and the campgrounds at Fort Wildenress.  Basiclly if you want to stay near the Magic Kindgom, on of these resorts will be perfect.  We discuss dinning, pools, activities, and more.

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Aug 23, 2022

Derek and his family spent 4 nights on the newest Disney cruise line ship, the Wish.  Hear all aobut his thoughts from kids play areas, to Sesne spa, dinning, and Hyperspace Lounge.

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Aug 18, 2022

Derek had some one on one quality time with 10 year old daughter Olivia at Walt Disney World.  Hear all bout their trip, from new dinning, staying at the Polynesian, Guardians review, Genie plus strategies, crowd levels, and more

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Aug 12, 2022
How long should you stay at Walt Disney World? That is the question of the day. What are the advantages of a short trip or a long trip? We talk about that and much more with special guest Jen Upton, Destination Specialist with TouringPlans. You can follow her on Instagram or on Facebook and contact her at jen@TouringPlans.com
 
Book a trip today by visiting www.TouringPlans.com/Travel and mention Rope Drop Radio. Follow them @touringplans
 
Join us in the parks this September 11th-14th for our Rope Drop Radio event. See all the details on our event page. http://wdwropedroppers.com/events/
 
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Aug 4, 2022

You asked and we answered!  For a complete list of questions scroll down.

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questions

Is there a best time to go or is it crowed year round?
 
 Is genie plus necessary or even helpful if doing early entry at Hollywood Studios or Epcot?
 
Is there better days of the week to visit certain parks ?
 
Now with the Wish at Port Canaveral, is Land & Sea trips more or less appealing for new timers?
 
Pick your favourite walk in ride / show / food at each park?
 
Is going to be any park related announcement at D23?
 
What is you favorite Disney cruise ship?
 
What is your most magical Disney experience so far?
 
The family and I have are going to WDW for Thanksgiving and have a trip planned to DL in the summer of 2023. What Disney railroad will we ride 1st?
 
What has changed the most in terms of visiting WDW since 2019? I need to get back up to speed quick!
 
Do you need to book concierge on the Wish to get a chance at doing things? And along those lines, are there too many concierge rooms on the wish to fully enjoy it?
 
This question about concierge is mine as well. Seems like a cash grab and they potentially over expanded concierge. Can they keep up the service they had on the older ships?
 
What would be the best way to surprise your spouse with an evening at MNSSHP? As of time of writing, she does not know but we are already going to be in the Disney area. As a food blogger, I do have a Topolino's breakfast reservation the morning of MNSSHP.
 
Staying on property for the first time ever! Haven’t been to WDW in 12 yrs. Going with Caribbean Beach - what do I need to know!? Tips/tricks? Anything in particular to scope out at the resort? Looking forward to the Skyliner and Riviera next door.
 
Any thoughts on what is going to happen with the ILL rides that have been temporarily moved to Genie+ (Everest, Space, Frozen, etc) when August 7th rolls around? Do they stay with G+, go back to ILL, or does everything get changed around?
 
I have a trip planned in January. If the dining plan comes back is it worth it for just my husband and I?
 
we have a trip coming up in two weeks - staying off property, one day at each park. Best current strategies for rope dropping each park since we don’t have early entry? Planning to go left in MK, but not sure about the rest! We have G+ for the entire trip.
 
after some of the things you didn’t like on the Wish would you still go on it?
 
our 5 year old hasn’t been in a stroller for a few years but we have heard we would use one on our 5 night WDW trip. What age did your kids stop using a stroller?

 

Jul 28, 2022

Doug and Michelle just got off the Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Lines NEWEST Ship.  Hear all about the dinning, pools, kids club, and Shows!  You will want to book a cruise after this episode and to do that visist www.TouringPlans.com/Travel and click the Rope Drop Radio

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Jul 21, 2022

Derek and Doug have been blessed to visit Walt Disney World many times over the years.  Today they are discussing what it's like to do different attractions, dinning, and resorts a second time around.  Which did better, which are we never doing again.  Find out on this weeks episode!

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Jul 14, 2022

Today we welcome back Doug's better half, TouringPlans Destination Specalist Michelle McKnight.  They sare their amazing Disney Magic cruise through Rome and Greece.  Hear all about the 6 ports, kids, a crazy itinerary, internet issues, and more!

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Jul 7, 2022

Today we welcome back a very special guest, Lauren Shields, TouringPlans Destination Specialist.  She just visited Walt Disney World with her family of 6 over the July 4th holiday.  Hear more about her experience with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Art of Animation, what it's like to travel with 4 kids and more!

for more with Lauren follow her @touringplanslauren and us @RopeDropRadio and @touringplans

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Jun 30, 2022

We finally made it to the Animal Kingdom.  Today we go around the park and share what attracations you must do, the ones you should do, and the don't even think about it just skip it attractions.

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Jun 23, 2022

We start this show by sharing some recent Disney news.  We then follow up by discussing the Epcot resorts.  We compare dinning, distance, ammeneties, rooms and more at Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk, Riveria, and Caribbean Beach Resort.  If you are thinking of staying at one of these resorts, then this episode is for you.

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Jun 16, 2022

Today we are discuss all things Marvel and Star Wars in Disney World and why somethings are different in Disneyland.  To help us we welcome a special guest from TouringPlans Savanna Sanders.  You can find her writting the MCU Direct and the Star Wars Direct blogs on www.TouringPlans.com you can follow her online at @DisneyParkSavvy

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Jun 9, 2022

Today we discuss Disney's Hollywood Studios.  We dive into each show and attraction to debate if it's a must do, should do, or skip, all to help you naviagte the park.

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Jun 8, 2022

Derek's son Declan celebrated his 9th birthday at Walt Disney World.  He went with his mom instead of his dad.  Hear about that, Savi's Workshop, his lightning round and more on this bonus trip report.

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Jun 2, 2022

Doug was at Epcot on Opening day of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, hear how he got on and how the ride went.  He also talks about his stay at Disney's Polynesian resot.  His family also got to eat the the new Connections Eatery.  As well as some more tips with Genie Plus and Lightning Lanes.

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May 26, 2022

You ask and we answer!  For a complete list of questions scroll below. To hear our patreon epsiode click this link www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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Obligatory; “When do you think the dining plan is returning?”
 
What do you guys think of the new Genie + changes?
 
What are the top 3 tips for first timers that know nothing about Disney parks?
 
What’s one recent Disney change, park pass reservation, genie plus etc you wish hadn’t of happened. And why?

Rank all 4 parks for 1. Family with small children 2. Family with teens 3. Young adults without kids 4. Seniors
How would your “rope drop” plans change for off property guests?
 
What WDW restaurant do you want to try that you have not been to yet? If you could retheme one attraction which one would it be and what changes would you make?
Is Darth Vader's mask a humidifier or a dehumidifier? ... AND... our strategy for the Studios has been to 1. Buy a Rise LL 2. Nab a Genie+ LL for Tower as first priority (with only one elevator working, it has jumped above several other attraction for that top spot) 3. Rope-Drop Slinky.
How would you rate this strategy and how would you change it?
 
How would you approach trying to do four parks in one day? (With genie+ and lightning lanes).
 
Our kids are 10,6,4,1. Oldest does not like coasters yet. What is the MINIMUM number of attractions you would find respectable/worth the vacation.
 
Do you think annual passes will return for non-Florida residents? And how often do you need to go to justify the cost?
 
What’s your Disney Parks guilty pleasure?
What are your best tips for navigating Disney as a family of 5? It seems like everything is geared towards families of 4.
What tricks should be used to rope drop when staying on property and not renting a car?? Disney transportation never gets us there early enough
 
What are the best strategies for Child Swap with Genie +? We'll have a 4 year old (guessing she'll be above 40 inches) and a 18 month old on our trip. (4 adults will be on this trip)
What land gets rethemed 1st. Tomorrowland or Frontierland?
Do you think meal plans will ever come back
 
What is the 1 thing from each park you would tell a new visitor they had to do.
 
What’s one recent Disney change, park pass reservation, genie plus etc you wish hadn’t of happened. And why?
May 19, 2022

Today we are joined by Kingdakha as we dive into things people might miss at Walt Disney World.  Could be a ride that's overlooked, or a meal you don't think about.  Maybe a hidden bathroom, or a magical secret spot to watch fireworks.  

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May 13, 2022

Today we break down our top.... 12ish tips for helping you navigate Genie plus.  It's becoming a necessary evil and it can be stressful trying to figure out what Lightning Lanes to get.  A lot more planning goes into a Walt Disney World Vacation, so let us help you.

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May 5, 2022
Today we welcome back the Disney Deciphered podcast.  We discuss things we didn't know we didn't know when traveling to Watl Disney World.  Learn from our mistakes and let us know yours.  For more with Leslie and Joe follow them @DisneyDeciphered and check out www.tripswithtykes.com Follow us @RopeDropRadio Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Apr 28, 2022

Today we welcome friends of the show, Brian and Sam aka the DCLDuo!  We talk about the new Disney Cruise Line itineraries that were just anoucned as well as some new covid proticals.  Sam shares her recent experience testing positive with covid on the Disney Wonder and of course does the lightning round.

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Apr 22, 2022

We are live on Disney's Galactic Starcruier, sharing all of the spoilers and fun we had over the two day experince.  We talk missions, food, characters, and more.  If you want to do this without any knowledge, maybe skip this episode.  SPOILERS

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