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    Magic Kingdom Rope Drop

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Being at Magic Kingdom for Rope Drop is important if you want to get a head start on the crowds that will arrive later in the day. The following tips will help you make the most of Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom.

Arriving at the Magic Kingdom 30–60 minutes before official opening ensures the shortest possible waits for rides. On-site guests who want to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry should arrive at the park entrance 60 minutes before official opening (that is, 30 minutes before Early Entry) on all days. Off-site guests, who aren’t eligible for Early Theme Park Entry, should arrive 30 minutes before official opening on all days.

Once in the park, you’ll find most of the rides in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland running. Rides in Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square may start operations closer to the park’s official opening time.

Main Street’s larger shops, such as the Emporium, will be open when you’re admitted into the park, in case you need sunscreen, ponchos, or aspirin. The Main Street Bakery (Starbucks) will also be open for coffee and breakfast items.

Upon entering the park, most guests head for one of the headliner attractions: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland gets the biggest crowds, followed by Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland in third place. When Tron Lightcycle Power Run opens in Tomorrowland (late 2022 or early 2023), it should be the biggest draw in the park for teens and adults

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