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Being at Epcot for rope drop is important if you want to beat the crowds and go on popular rides like Test Track, Soarin', or Frozen Ever After with little to no wait. The following tips will help you make the most of Rope Drop at Epcot. Note that Disney occasionally tinkers with its opening procedures, so the information here is subject to change.

  • Guests are admitted through the turnstiles about 15-30 minutes prior to official opening but held behind ropes in the plaza between the Innoventions buildings. About 10 minutes before official opening, guests are led to their first attractions by cast members.
  • When approaching the Land Pavilion after rope drop, take the path and doors on the right along with everyone else. Clever people who try to take the parallel path on the left will be stopped by cast members and directed to the right door.
  • During busy times of years, to improve traffic flow cast members will force those entering the Land Pavilion to travel in one direction (for example, counterclockwise) upon entering. Do not let that confuse you.
  • Frozen Ever After opens at regular park opening and is a good first stop. It is a longer walk to the Norway Pavilion, but that doesn't deter many families from hiking back there; expect a bit of a crowd to develop.
  • There is a separate rope drop for World Showcase when it opens (usually at 11:00 a.m.). These ropes are located between Norway and China and between United Kingdom and France. Because the attractions behind them handle crowds well and because World Showcase is more popular later in the day, lines seldom form at these ropes. (Note that the ropes are positioned to allow guests from International Gateway to enter the park, as well as to let guests with Akershus Royal Banquet Hall breakfast reservations get to the restaurant in the Norway Pavillion and pastry lovers to get to Les Halles Boulangerie & P√Ętisserie in France.)

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Last updated by Len Testa on September 8, 2021

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