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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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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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Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

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.

Follow them online @DclDuo and us @RopeDropRadio

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Book a cruise today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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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

Book a trip to the Galactic Starcruiser by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Apr 20, 2022

Derek and Doug just got off the newest Disney Resort, the Galacatic Starcruiser.  This one of a kind Star Wars experince is truly out of this world.  Hear all about the dinning, missions, characters, and more!  

To book this expeirence email Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Apr 14, 2022

Today we break down all the attractions at the Magic Kingdom.  We share our philosphy on which attractions you must do and which attractions you can skip.  Let us know what we got right and wrong @RopeDropRadio

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

 

Apr 7, 2022

Today we welcome back food blogger Jon Self to discuss all the dinning options at Disney Springs.  We share our favorite sit down meals and restuaratns and ones you need to skip.  We also dive into counter service and snacks options you can also find at Disney Springs.  Follow Jon today @pastorjonself 

and us @RopeDropRadio

Book a trip by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Mar 31, 2022

Derek and his family just spent 5 nights at Walt Disney World.  Hear their review of the Disney Riveria, Droid Depot, how they did with Lightning Lanes, dinning, and more.

Hear more stories from Derek at www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

Book your trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Mar 24, 2022

Welcome Back Doug and Michelle!  They just spent a few days with two of their kids at Walt Disney World for Spring Break.  Hear how the crowds are back, Lightning Lane Stratgies, were they stayed, and more!

Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Mar 18, 2022

Today we play a little game of this or that with our good friend Steve from the DCL Podcast.  For example would you rather eat at T-rex cafe or Rainforest cafe?  Would you prefer staying at Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kindgom Lodge? Any many more.

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Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Mar 11, 2022

Today we welcome back Destination Specalist Alex Cenac, who just experience a trip on the Galactic Starcruiser!  We pepper him with questions to understand what we need to do to be prepared for our Rope Drop Star Wars Trip.  This episode is mostly spoiler free!

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Book a trip on the Starcruiser today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Mar 4, 2022

You asked and we answered!  And for the extra help we welcome back Kathy K formerly of the Disney Mom's Panel.  See below for a complete list of questions.  Follow Kathy @kathyk671

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Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

From Patrick - Genie Plus Strategy, which parks are the best to buy it and which can make do without it.
From CT Swiech - when is the dining plan returning?
From Aaron Shileny - tips for using Genie+ with a large group (10 or more people)
Michelle-Microwaves can people really request them?
Ryan Brady - what if anything will Disney do to combat universal‘s new park? Because that park seems (mind the pun) to be pretty epic. Also will we ever have a ride that connects to parks like Hogwarts express?
Holly Griffin - on one of your last podcast you mentioned having multiple battery packs for your phone how do you travel on a plane with those?
Jacey Rademacher - when do you think Disney will get back to normal crowds? Or will it ever?
@stephwalker78 - if you make a genie plus reservation at 7 AM for later in the day say 4 PM what time can you make the next one? 9 AM or 11 AM?
@stolch314 - in case something goes awry, can you still modify tableservice reservation so long as it is before your check in time? Oh and how early can I park at a resort before a dining reservation so I have time to check it out?
Wendy asks - what is the best plan of action for extended evening hours at Magic Kingdom? Will be at Magic Kingdom three days and will hopefully get to utilize the extended our on one of our days
Shutterbug_0603
If I come to Disney solo with a five and seven year old will my kids miss out on things because we wouldn’t be able to sit together or in the seven year old wouldn’t be able to sit solo this will be our first time
Kcarlile12-
How far ahead does Disney share what rhymes will be down for refurbishment and win? What time of year are most refurbishment happening? Was bummed to realize Everest was down on most of our recent trip what are the pros and cons of a split Resort stay? Are there any hidden gem locations to rest? Our last trip and first trip in a long time we were in the Magic Kingdom from open to close but didn’t know of any nice off the beaten path places to be a little quiet and rest already looking for more tips and strategies for next time thank you for your podcast how greatly and preparing for our trip in January looking forward to the new episodes
Suds_n_sun best place to relax, rest your feet and grab a beer?
Danideeter - what are the best days to visit each park or days to avoid and each park best days typically to avoid high crowds or wait times?
Feb 25, 2022

Sometimes a trip just insn't perfect.  You could get hurt, or have bad weather.  Maybe the ride you wanted to do is down all day.  How do you deal with those sidutations.  We discuss that and more with Michelle!

book a trip with by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

follow us @RopeDropRadio and Michelle @RopeDropQueen

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Feb 18, 2022

Want to sleep in on your Walt Disney World vacation? Maybe you fly in and want to hit the parks after they open.  Or you you hop late in the day and want ot make the most out of it.  We share the best reverse Rope Dropping Strategies on this weeks episode!

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book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Feb 14, 2022

Derek and his wife Madison spent 5 nights in the Dominican Republic.  Hear more of their expeirences at the Hard Rock Punta Cana on this bonus episode.

Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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Feb 11, 2022

Derek and his wife Madison spent 6 nights at Walt Disney World celebrating their 12 years of marriage.  What do you do when you go without kids, find out on this weeks episode.   Leave a review and you could win!

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Book a trip today by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

 

Feb 4, 2022

You asked, we answered!  It's time for another round of DIsney Listener questions.  To become a patreon visist www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio

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

for a list of questions

If I can’t get into topolinos ‘s for breakfast the day we leave what is a good alternative? Looking for something that will carry us through the day and characters are a plus. No park tickets but plenty of time to travel around property
What was your most magical moment for dining experience? Extra Disney magic/character meet etc.
What’s your favorite character meal? What’s your favorite quick service not in a park? What’s your favorite pizza on property?
When it comes to Epcot should I make reservations if so where or since there is almost always a festival should I just do food booths? And what is your number one place to eat at each park?
What add-ons or experiences that are overrated versus ones that are worth the cost?
If you could only do one tableservice meal a trip what would you do? This is what we do and we struggle with this decision each trip
What’s your favorite Disney Springs meal?
What are your thoughts on New Year’s Eve at Epcot?
Let’s say your doing real cropped clothes with your families in each of the parks one day for each park no hopping. What are your must do things where do you eat etc. bonus points for lesser known or more overlook things on your list
Best vegetarian option a character meals they seem awfully expensive for just a salad I was wondering if something had a better option than others
Give us the order of operations for making individual lightning Lanes/Genie plus reservations if money is not an issue for each park especially Hollywood studios if you only have one tech savvy adult.
What are good Disneyland rope drip strategies
For extra evening hours for the Lux resorts how do they determine if you’re staying at a deluxe? Magic bands?
Has anyone to know the luxe resort bonus hours after the park close I’ve heard a lot about early entry but nothing about the one hour after park close
Are there any advantages of staying in and on property resort over a good neighbor hotel? Specifically comparing the Swan and dolphin as a Marriott member what you get at the pop century.

 

Jan 28, 2022

Today we welcome the Offcial Minion of TouringPlans, Chrissy.  She spends almost everyday in the parks at Walt Disney World.  She has overheard a lot of things, so today we all share what we have heard.

Follow her @TouringPlans and us @RopeDropradio

Book a trip by emailing Michelle@TouringPlans.com

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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

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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.

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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/

 

 

 

 

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