We've only been to WDW once and DL once so not a ton of experience, but we didn't rope drop. Really didn't want to get up at 5am on vacation. I think we still got up around 7 or 7:30am, shower (takes time with 4 of us) and grab quick breakfast at the hotel. We'd still arrive at a decent time...get there maybe around 9:30am or so and had no issues. This was before Star Wars land so don't know if that makes a difference. For our past trip, and one next year, we plan on one breakfast ADR so definitely won't be rope dropping that day...want to relax and enjoy breakfast and then head to a park. We also stay close to closing time so would be a very long day.