Was there life before TIVO?
- Mar 2, 2006
Swiss Family Tree House!
Tom Sawyer Island doesn't open until 11AM so that would not be a RD optionLeast popular RD at MK? I have to think Carousel of Progress. Maybe Tom Sawyer Island?
Not weird at all. In fact, back before New Fantasyland was built, Dumbo was the rope drop destination for many guests, especially those with little kids. Folks used to call it the "Dumbo Dash." There was even a maneuver called the "Chuck Bubba Relay" that families would use to help their kids get multiple rides. (Check it out here: https://www.disboards.com/threads/the-chuck-bubba-relay.2061439/ )We RD Dumbo. It may sound "weird" to others but as someone stated, it's our tradition to make it our first ride. We not the line won't be long nor will people rush to it but that's a plus in my book.
Once upon a time, they would hide paintbrushes throughout Tom Sawyer Island every morning ... whoever found them could redeem them for a Fastpass. That was in the days before FP+. I'm guessing this isn't a thing anymore.Tom Sawyer Island doesn't open until 11AM so that would not be a RD option
You can’t rope drop Country Bear cause it didn’t open till 11:00I know it sounds crazy but we usually rope drop Mad Tea Party or IASW on our first MK day. We’re usually the only people headed to either one of those things first It’s a tradition for us to have one of those two be our first ride of the trip and we rarely stray from it. We do it because we want to ride them to kick off the trip, not because of any type of advantage.
Sometimes there are a few other people headed to MTP hoping to get a ride with Alice.
Last visit, we broke tradition because my daughter was dressed as Tiana and meeting her was a priority (preferably before my daughter had a chance to mess up her hair/costume ), so we went to meet Tiana and Rapunzel first. There was one person in front of us and no one behind us.
I’d say the very least popular things to rope drop at MK would probably be Laugh Floor, Country Bears, COP.
If you want to rope drop Figment, go for it!
No, it was open and running. The crowds were really heavy. 30 minute FP waits, for example. When we showed up at 8:35am for RD, the lines at the tapstiles were all the way back to the ticket booths at the back of the plaza. It even took 30 minutes to get up to the counter in Epcot guest services. That was the only time I've ever seen the CMs set up queue ropes at guest services!I'm guessing Figment wasn't open yet.
If they had the original Figment back then we would rope drop. Figment is always there in memories from Epcot of long ago.Whatever makes you happy.
Personally, going on Figment now is just depresses me as I still remember how good the original was and they ruined it.
Check operating times. Some rides don't open at rd.