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Old 03-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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RSR FP rope drop question

On mornings when DLR hotel guests have EE (at 8am) and other guests are admitted into the park 15/30 minutes before official rope drop (at 9am), are guests without EE allowed to get in line for RSR FPs or do they have to wait until 9am to do so?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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when we did this in Jan we did not have EE and they opened the gates for off site guests about 30 minutes before rope drop. The RSR FP line was already started and I had no problem at all getting into the line. The first time on the trip I was there about 10 minutes after the gates opened and the line was already back to Disney playhouse theater and it took about 20-25 minutes after rope drop to get my FPs. The 2nd time I did it I got in line before the gates opened (same situation with EE for resort guests) and went straight to the FP line and this time the line was to carthay circle entrance so not as far back and only took 10-15 minutes to get FP after rope drop.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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To add to the prior comment, the EE folks can get in line for a FP before 8AM and the line is in front of the rope drop, so there are essentially two lines. At rope drop, the front of the regular line merges with the end of the EE line to form one FP queue. This is how it was in July, so it may have changed since them but I don't think it has based on some of the things I've read recently.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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...the EE folks can get in line for a FP before 8AM and the line is in front of the rope drop, so there are essentially two lines. At rope drop, the front of the regular line merges with the end of the EE line to form one FP queue. This is how it was in July...
It has not changed.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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To add to the prior comment, the EE folks can get in line for a FP before 8AM and the line is in front of the rope drop, so there are essentially two lines. At rope drop, the front of the regular line merges with the end of the EE line to form one FP queue. This is how it was in July, so it may have changed since them but I don't think it has based on some of the things I've read recently.
That's how it worked yesterday. It was great hopping into the FP line 5 minutes before opening in front of all the of site guests (not rubbing it in, but it was a great perk staying on site).
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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Perfect. I am staying onsite, and this helps me to plan my morning. I was hoping to not waste my EE standing in that line. I will hop in right before rope drop
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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We were just there last week staying on site. We arrived at DCA about 10 minutes before opening on both the mornings we had early entry. As a single parent with two younger kids, I really appreciated that they walked us right up to RSR once they let us in - otherwise I think the crowds would have crushed us . We knew to stay right so both mornings we were about 20th in line for the ride. We did RSR, then the flying tires, mator's jamboree, then took pictures. The first morning we even had a snack at Flo's and then started walking back to the main street and noticed the massive amount of people waiting behind the rope drop. I also noticed the FP line and as they counted down to let the people in, we hopped into the FP line. Once the park opened the line moved extremely fast as they had people helping get the FP's. We were in line for less than 10 minutes and got FP's for an hour later. When we rode the ride with our FP the line was massive and as we got off the ride there was a mechanical breakdown. I really felt bad for those in line.

I must say the best thing about staying onsite is getting in the parks early. I was always amazed how many rides we could get down in those first few hours with very little lineups. By then the kids were tired and we would head back to the hotel for rest and pool time before heading back for some nightime activities.
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