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5 Secrets Disney Insiders Don’t Want You to Know

View from Main Street Train Station

5. Rope Drop: Arriving early to the parks is the most important tip to any Disney vacation. I know you’re thinking “Rope drop sounds like it’s early in the morning, and I don’t want to wake up early, I’m on vacation for crying out loud!” That mentality is precisely why folks like me can enjoy light crowds in the morning. So by all means, keep sleeping in at Disney World! But, if you’re serious about getting the most out of your Disney trip, make sure to get to the parks early to take advantage of cooler tempuratures and lighter crowds. You can walk on to major attractions that will have huge lines later in the day! Plus, Magic Kingdom has a darling show at the Railroad Station before the park opens. It begins about fifteen minutes before rope drop, and everyone should see it at least once!

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!