Morning rope drop expands at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Nov 11, 2015 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Wednesday November 11, 2015 11:25am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Hollywood Studios has expanded the areas available during the park's morning opening rope drop.

The morning rope drop was restored back in September, but has now been expanded to allow guests further into the park.

The Sunset Blvd rope is between Reel Vogue and the Planet Hollywood store. The Animation Courtyard and Mickey Avenue rope is between the Brown Derby and Center Stage. Finally, the Echo Lake side rope is between Center Stage and Min and Bill's Dockside Diner, and between Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Dinosaur Gertie.

On non-Extra Magic Hours mornings, guests without breakfast reservations are allowed through the touch points at 8:30am.

The rope drop will then take place at each of those three locations at 8:45am, including welcome announcement, with cast on-hand to lead guests to the attractions.

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admiral-ari-xNov 16, 2015

A similar practice is being used at Cedar Point now (giant rollercoaster park in ohio, not even close to disney's theming and planning but a lot of good fun), and having experienced it, I think this is a positive change. People get a taste of the park and don't feel so frustrated about being outside of the park. It's a good feeling, and a good plan.

French QuarterNov 11, 2015

Me too. And why not duck into a store or Starbucks to get out of the sun and spend some money? A win-win for all.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 11, 2015

Seems like they like to stop doing the rope drop only to bring it back due to crowd control...If they did that at MK by the Hub and bypass the morning opening...Things would really hit the fan...

dvitaliNov 11, 2015

Was another one between Great Movie Ride and the pop corn stand before Sfi-fi drive in started breakfast. May move that to prevent going on Star Tours early.

wdwmagicNov 11, 2015

Morning rope drop expands at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Horizons '83Sep 02, 2015

As much as many trash the park, its worth it to ride Toy Story, just a fantastic ride, as many times before the droves of people come in the park. Plus you can pretty much hit everything you want by lunch, grab some brown derby and then hit the next park. I do enjoy the EMH AM at DHS.

DisneyDebRobSep 02, 2015

There are people that still get up early and go to DHS? That blows my mind! I stroll in around noon, brown derby it and usually at Epcot by 2;30.;)

KingdomofDreamsSep 02, 2015

I think this is a great idea they need to adopt at all four parks. Soak in the atmosphere at bit, grab a coffee or a bite to eat, take a few photos, etc. I really enjoy the Magic Kingdom welcome show as well. It really starts the day off right! But with some modifications, couldn't it be done inside the park, around Town Square or along Main St?

Tony the TiggerSep 02, 2015

So I don't see any mention of a "show" – just the announcement. No storm troopers or anything? Just trying to figure out if I really want to wake up that early LOL. Is the tune in lounge open for a drink at 9 AM? LOL. It's probably the only time to get a seat at the bar without waiting. ;)

Tony the TiggerSep 02, 2015

I can see how that might be an issue. Me being me, I would not stand in the clump of people. So that means a whole bunch of people who came in after me will be in front of me in the clump lol. So why go early? However it seems like there's a lot more room to mill about at Hollywood studios (?)

asianwaySep 02, 2015

The welcome show was novel for the what, 13 years it's been running? It's time-I'd rather wander Main Street

matt9112Sep 01, 2015

i died laughing

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MichWolvSep 01, 2015

I wouldn't know. I've never been in a cramped cattle corral. :p