So have they really changed the way they handle rope drop at the International Gateway? Last trip (Aug'12) we stay at VWL so we didn't enter Epcot that way. But the trip before (Christmas'11) we did and it was infuriating. They had us all bottled up & didn't even open the bag check until after 9am. I couldn't believe it when it happened again at EMH causing us to miss the whole point of getting uo an hour earlier. It was so hard to shake it off & have fun anyway. Just want to know what to expect for our trip in 2 weeks.