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 20, 2020

This weekend a bunch of Disney people are running a 5k wherever you are in help support Give Kids The World.  Join us by #CuarantineCay5k while you go out and run!  And if you also tag @RopeDropradio you'll get entered into a drawing for a prize pack

Go Run!



May 15, 2020

Today we discuss the paranormal at the Disney Parks with the Frightening Floyds, who authored the book; Be Our Ghost.

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May 8, 2020

Today we celebrate May the 4th and discuss all things Star Wars with Podcast Stardust.  We talk about Clone Wars, favorite scenes from the movies, memoirs, and of course Hollywood Studios.

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May 1, 2020

Today we talk about all four Parks and the attractions that inspire us.  Weather it be an attraction that leads to a career or a special feeling you get on a certain ride.  We Also discuss some of the most inspiration movies on Disney Plus.

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Apr 24, 2020

The Imagination Movers have entertained kids for years and now their show is on Disney Plus.  We get to discuss with Mover Dave the creation of the show, ups and downs, playing live shows, and more.  Take a minute and watch the Imagination Movers Today


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Apr 16, 2020

Today we play a little game of this or that.  Like would you rather be stuck on pirates or mansion?  And Bob Iger comes back to lead Disney.  We discuss this and more on this weeks episode.

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Apr 10, 2020

Today we have 12 year old Alden McKnight.  He knows everything and is here to answer your questions.

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Full list of questions

It’s all boys in our family but my wife wants to do some girly things next trip. What can we do that my 12 & 14 year old boys won’t hate?

What is the best Snack at Disney? I’m sure you will pick the mickey bar

How do i get from Hollywood Studios to the Poly without taking a bus or car from the park?
Alden do you prefer to Rope Drop or would you rather sleep later and park close? No pressure from the dad squad!

What do you think about Rope Dropping extra magic hours or is it better to rope drop on non-extra magic hour days. (you have no park hopper)

What is your favorite time of year to visit WDW and Why?
When rope dropping starbucks at the parks, what is your goto drink?

Since the basketball court won’t be on he new ships how do you plan to spend the extra time with your dad?

Who can you ask to refill a basketball if it’s Flat?  Aqueduct or aquaDunk?   Best flavor of ice-cream on board?  Soft Serve or Mickey bar?

Do you rather have DCL trip and then WDW or Vice-Versa?  If you can’t grab 7 dwarfs FP+ which other 3 do you target for MK?

What is the best viewing location for epcot fireworks and how early must you get to the location to secure that spot?

Dole whip or Mickey Pretzel?

7 Day DCL Cruise or 7 Day at the parks?

Most embarrassing moment at disney with your dad?
Who would win in Disney trivia you mom or dad?

What is the best way to get over your embarrassment after losing a game of knock out to your mother?

What is the best strategy to use if you want to ride override at Hollywood Studios as fast as you can?

My pre-teen wants to know where is the best place at WDW or on a ship to do a TikTok

Apr 3, 2020

What do you do when the parks are closed.... READ!

Today we welcome back Aaron Goldberg author to discuss his latest kids book.  Meet the Disney Brothers!  And because it's geared towards a younger audience, we have Samantha McKnight asking the questions.

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Mar 27, 2020

Today we welcome Maddy onto the show who just recently attended the Disney College program.  She discusses the application process, dorms, work life, and more.  If you have a kid who loves Disney, this might be for them.

Thank you to Ryan @RyanWileyVO

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Mar 22, 2020

Today we welcome back Disney Run master Kent Mullens who shares his strategies on how to make the most of your day at all four parks.

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Mar 19, 2020

Doug and his family where at Walt Disney World when we got the news that the parks will be closing.  Today we discuss with him and Michelle on what that was like.  We also hear their review of Mickey's Runaway Railway and Regal Eagle BBQ at Epcot.  Michelle also gives a trip planning update.

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Mar 13, 2020

Disney Parks and Cruise are closing.  Doug and Michelle are at Walt Disney World right now and they share what's going on and what you can do if you have a trip booked

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Mar 13, 2020

Today we celebrate 200 episodes by answering personal questions you asked us on social media!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to our show!  Be sure to follow along on social media @RopeDropRadio


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Mar 6, 2020

Today we welcome on Erin Foster author of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line and writer for  She shares about a recent article she wrote on listening to friends Disney advice.  We also discuss the Jungle Cruise boat sinking and more!

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Feb 28, 2020

We've created BINGO for all you Disney fanatics.  Play along at the parks.  First to get a blackout wins a Rope Drop Radio prize pack.  We also discuss the recent crowd levels and some strategies around it.

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Feb 21, 2020

Ever lose your magic band?  Wish it was permanently a part of you? Today we welcome Jamie from to discuss his recent implant and how he is putting his magic band in his hand.  The future is coming.

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Feb 14, 2020

Have ever dreamed of cruising concierge?  Well today we welcome on Chris who has been on over a dozen Disney cruises in the concierge level.  He shares the special offerings, lounges, food, and more.  Warning, you might book a concierge room on your next DCL cruise after this episode.

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For more with Chris follow him @CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL

Book your next cruise today, doesn't have to be Disney with Michelle McKnight.  You can email her and get a quote at


Feb 10, 2020

Today Derek and Madison discuss their recent Keys to The Kingdom Tour.  This take place only at the Magic Kingdom and is a wonderful experience for anyone who wants to learn more about the creation of the park, and if you want to see the behind the scenes stuff including the Utilidor.  This tour is 5 hours, includes a lunch, and is $99. 

To book Keys to the Kingdom contact Michelle today

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Feb 7, 2020

Derek and his wife spent 3 nights at Walt Disney World Celebrating 10 years of marriage.  Hear more about the trip including Beach club, Rope Dropping, Getting Sick, and of course how to get on Rise of the Resistance.

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Jan 31, 2020

Today we have a very special guest, The Dreamfinder himself, Ron Schneider.  Ron has 40 years of theme park experience including playing the first Dreamfinder at Epcot as well as creating Monsters Inc Laugh floor, and much much more.  He shares wonderful stories of his time at both Disney and Universal.  If you have any pictures of meeting the Dreamfinder, please share them on our social media pages @RopeDropRadio

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And click the link below to watch The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head


Jan 24, 2020

You ask, we answer!  It's time for listener questions!  For a complete list of questions check out below.

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List of questions

What ride scares you the most?
Best Hotel For Resort only stay?
Favorite non park activités?
heading back for Rival Run and need to save the legs until race day!
Thanks for introducing me to the concept of reverse rope drop, we are going to try that at Epcot after the Rapunzel character breakfast.  Any more tips on reverse rope dropping at Epcot?
What is your favorite WDW hotel to stay at?
What is your favorite mode of Transportation around WDW?
What has been the best, unexpected outcome for you guys since you started this podcast?
What do you prefer Skyliner or monorail?
assuming you did a rope drop what’s the best window to take a break at each park?
Do you still stand by your advice from episode 58 to get a FP for FOP and Rope Drop Navi?
Early Feb, HS Rope Drop - Want to rope drop slinky dog but also want to sign my kid up for Jedi training.  How is Jedi Training these days?
We are planning a vacation to WDW in May.  Do you think May 7-11th or 14th - 18th would be less crowed.  Trying to figure out if cheer competitions are going to make a difference?
What style of t-shirt on Tee Public is closest to dry fit material?
How to convince a less than enthusiastic spouse to splurge on a trip 
How about fast pass strategies if you have a party member with severe motion sickness or scaredy-cats who won’t do thrill rides.
 I want to know extra magic hours strategy specifically hs evening. And Rope drop strategy specifically hs. (Especially if you want to do ALL the rides without a slinky FP)
I'm interested in the Tambu Lounge as well. I'd be interested in hearing any experience you guys have had with taking kids there, assuming you have.
 How to maximize your time at the park and not staying on property for a trip
Where should we go for dinner and to watch the July 4th fireworks at MK? I am unable to get reservations at Ohana, Narcoossee’s, or Cali grille. Should we go to the park or try and watch from one of the resorts?! Thanks!!
What is your recommendation for lodging if you want to maximize park time? Also what resort if you want to maximize relaxation time at resort?
Jan 17, 2020

Today we welcome Author, Podcaster, and former castmember Christine Fox.  We discuss how to keep a keto diet while dining at Walt Disney World.  We also talk some Disney park resolutions we have for 2020, and we also hear some great stories from Christine's time as a castmember.

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For more on Chrstine check out her twitter and podcast @DivasDishDix

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Jan 13, 2020

We heard a bit from Doug but now his better half Michelle and three kids discuss what they liked and disliked from their recent Disney Dream cruise last week.

If you'd like to book a Disney cruise contact Michelle Today.

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Jan 10, 2020

Want to know how crowded it gets on New Years at Walt Disney World, or how fast Rise of the Resistance boarding groups are going, this episode is for you!  Doug shares his recent Disney World and Disney Dream Cruise trip report.  Including missing out on Castaway because of weather.

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Book your 2020 trip today!  Talk to Michelle for all your travel needs.

Jan 3, 2020

New Year, New strategies for Rope Dropping.  Today we discuss how to navigate all four parks at Walt Disney World.  We also share what we think will happen this year at WDW for 2020.

Thank you for listening, be sure to subscribe, review, and follow us on social media @RopeDropRadio


To book a trip in 2020 get started by emailing Michelle for all your planning needs.

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