It's been lots of good Disney news lately around this house! And there is more coming too. DVC...I'm SO glad we bought in. It's pricey right now because we are still paying off our loan, but once that is done, it will pay for itself over and over again. If we do ever add on, we'll probably do re-sale and NOT do a loan though, just to have it over and done with right away. Rope Drop...we've only ever gone during quieter times of the year - October, November and January. While, I wouldn't deem it necessary during the quieter times, you do need to know how to work the FP system and be prepared to possibly be in the parks all day long to get everything in that you want...or just be OK with missing some things. I have to say, Joe and I moved much quicker in October on our Disneymoon than we do now with a baby! It's a different trip, but equally as wonderful in a different way. Most everyone says RD is worth it. I don't think it would be worth it to me if I had to wake up before the sunrise, or with it though. If I can get up no earlier than 7:00 am, then I'm alright with it!