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    Hollywood Studios Rope Drop

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The following tips will help you navigate the park opening procedures at Hollywood Studios. Note that Disney occasionally tinkers with its opening procedures, so the information here is subject to change.

  • Hollywood Studios generally lets guests through the turnstiles 45-60 minutes before the official park opening time. Hollywood Boulevard, shops Oscars, Crossroads of the World, Mickey's of Hollywood, and the Starbucks Trolley Car Cafe will all be open for guests arriving early although the crowd is not allowed as far as Starbucks on less-busy days. Attractions may not start running until the official park opening time, but guests will be allowed to line up and on busier days the rides will start early. On crowded days (Thanksgiving, Christmas week, etc.), the turnstiles may start operating even earlier, so be there at the turnstiles least 90 minutes early during those times.
  • The standby queue for Slinky Dog Dash is long and the attraction that almost all of the pre-rope drop crowd heads to. If you aren't in the first half of the opening crowd, go elsewhere, almost every other ride will have no wait. Then you can wait for Slinky Dog Dash when the line settles some after an hour or so. See the video below for more.

Rope Drop at Hollywood Studios and Toy Story Land

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