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Old 07-16-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Merida At Rope Drop?

With all the hubbub about A & E is it still necessary to get to Merida at rope drop, or have her wait times dropped enough to see her later in the day?
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i've met merida at various times throughout the day and i'd say the longest i've ever waited was 45 minutes. personally, i don't think rope drop makes it necessary, but if it's a must-do for yourself or anyone else in your party, it would be a fun thing to do as the park opens!
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i've met merida at various times throughout the day and i'd say the longest i've ever waited was 45 minutes. personally, i don't think rope drop makes it necessary, but if it's a must-do for yourself or anyone else in your party, it would be a fun thing to do as the park opens!
Does she still start at 915am instead of 9am like everyone else? If so, why?
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I will say hitting the characters at rope drop makes it easy to zip through a bunch.

We went two weeks ago and got to MK at open and went right to Merida and were second in line to see her when she came out at 9:15. Then over to Tiana for a very short wait to see her when she came out at 9:30. Next past the Castle where our longest wait was for the Fairy Godmother (probably about ten minutes) and then into the Princess Hall for Rapunzel and Cinderella (2-3 minutes wait). Finished with Ariel (ten minutes), did the Ariel ride and were at Enchanted Tales of Belle for our first FP of the day at 10:25...so if characters and short waits work for you I think we did pretty well.

Saw a couple of other characters later in the day with longer waits (Jessie and Woody) and then Anna and Elsa with FPs at night.

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Does she still start at 915am instead of 9am like everyone else? If so, why?
i honestly have no idea! i'd assume it's to let the line build a little, since she meets outside, maybe?
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:05 PM   #6
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Where is Merida?

Where exactly is Merida's Meet and Greet now?
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:11 AM   #7
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Where exactly is Merida's Meet and Greet now?
Its in the same area where Rapunzel & Flynn used to meet. I believe it used to be Storytime with Belle before the Fantasyland expansion.
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Its in the same area where Rapunzel & Flynn used to meet. I believe it used to be Storytime with Belle before the Fantasyland expansion.
"Brave Meet & Greet" Fairytale Garden-

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I will say hitting the characters at rope drop makes it easy to zip through a bunch.

We went two weeks ago and got to MK at open and went right to Merida and were second in line to see her when she came out at 9:15. Then over to Tiana for a very short wait to see her when she came out at 9:30. Next past the Castle where our longest wait was for the Fairy Godmother (probably about ten minutes) and then into the Princess Hall for Rapunzel and Cinderella (2-3 minutes wait). Finished with Ariel (ten minutes), did the Ariel ride and were at Enchanted Tales of Belle for our first FP of the day at 10:25...so if characters and short waits work for you I think we did pretty well.

Saw a couple of other characters later in the day with longer waits (Jessie and Woody) and then Anna and Elsa with FPs at night.

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One more question.....do Tiana and Merida meet during the FOF parade? I assume Fairytale Hall stays open....is there a way to find the schedule for the week online before you get there??
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1- do Tiana and Merida meet during the FOF parade?

2- I assume Fairytale Hall stays open….

3- is there a way to find the schedule for the week online before you get there??

1- Nope.

2- Yes.

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If I had an ADR at Crystal Palace for the morning we wanted to see Merida, could I get in line before 9am or will there a rope and smiling CM's in my way?
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If I had an ADR at Crystal Palace for the morning we wanted to see Merida, could I get in line before 9am or will there a rope and smiling CM's in my way?
If (IF) they don't HOLD you at/near the restaurant (unlikely,)
you can go over to the bridge nearest to Fairytale Garden
and wait at the rope (if any that day.)



Use the map below to see a wider shot of the HUB. You want the "Bridge to Fantasyland."
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I'm so worried about not knowing where I'm going. Even with a map, I'm not the best navigator. I have 4 princesses counting on me and one special red head who loves Merida!
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