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We are two dads who love Disney. Our goal is help you navigate all things Disney from the parks to the cruise. We want to share tips and tricks, travel plans, and must see's to help you have an amazing Disney trip!

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast Derek Sasman & Doug McKnight

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We are two dads who love Disney. Our goal is help you navigate all things Disney from the parks to the cruise. We want to share tips and tricks, travel plans, and must see's to help you have an amazing Disney trip!

    RDR 196: Disney Cruise Line Concierge Level

    RDR 196: Disney Cruise Line Concierge Level

    Have ever dreamed of cruising concierge?  Well today we welcome on Chris who has been on over a dozen Disney cruises in the concierge level.  He shares the special offerings, lounges, food, and more.  Warning, you might book a concierge room on your next DCL cruise after this episode.
    Be sure to subscribe, leave a review, and visit us on patreon.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
    For more with Chris follow him @CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL
    Book your next cruise today, doesn't have to be Disney with Michelle McKnight.  You can email her and get a quote at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
     

    • 52 min
    Bonus Episode: Keys to the Kingdom Tour Review

    Bonus Episode: Keys to the Kingdom Tour Review

    Today Derek and Madison discuss their recent Keys to The Kingdom Tour.  This take place only at the Magic Kingdom and is a wonderful experience for anyone who wants to learn more about the creation of the park, and if you want to see the behind the scenes stuff including the Utilidor.  This tour is 5 hours, includes a lunch, and is $99. 
    To book Keys to the Kingdom contact Michelle today Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
    Be sure to subscribe, review, and follow @RopeDropRadio

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    RDR 195: Derek's WDW Wedding Anniversary Trip Report

    RDR 195: Derek's WDW Wedding Anniversary Trip Report

    Derek and his wife spent 3 nights at Walt Disney World Celebrating 10 years of marriage.  Hear more about the trip including Beach club, Rope Dropping, Getting Sick, and of course how to get on Rise of the Resistance.
    Be sure to subscribe, follow, and review
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
    Book your next trip today with the Rope Drop Queen.  Email Michelle at Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
     
     

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    RDR 194: The Dreamfinder; an interview with Ron Schneider

    RDR 194: The Dreamfinder; an interview with Ron Schneider

    Today we have a very special guest, The Dreamfinder himself, Ron Schneider.  Ron has 40 years of theme park experience including playing the first Dreamfinder at Epcot as well as creating Monsters Inc Laugh floor, and much much more.  He shares wonderful stories of his time at both Disney and Universal.  If you have any pictures of meeting the Dreamfinder, please share them on our social media pages @RopeDropRadio
    For his book visit our blog at WDWRopeDroppers.com
    Help Support the show by becoming a patreon.  www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
    Book your next Disney adventure today by emailing Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
    And click the link below to watch The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj0qwTmn0Ic
     

    • 46 min
    RDR 193: Listener Questions

    RDR 193: Listener Questions

    You ask, we answer!  It's time for listener questions!  For a complete list of questions check out below.
    Be sure to subscribe, review, and follow on social media.
    Store: www.teepublic.com/user/ropedropradio
    Web: WDWRopeDroppers.com
    Patreon: www.Patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
    Book your next trip by emailing Michelle.  Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
    List of questions
    What ride scares you the most?
    Best Hotel For Resort only stay?
    Favorite non park activités?
    heading back for Rival Run and need to save the legs until race day!
    Thanks for introducing me to the concept of reverse rope drop, we are going to try that at Epcot after the Rapunzel character breakfast.  Any more tips on reverse rope dropping at Epcot?
    What is your favorite WDW hotel to stay at?
    What is your favorite mode of Transportation around WDW?
    What has been the best, unexpected outcome for you guys since you started this podcast?
    What do you prefer Skyliner or monorail?
    assuming you did a rope drop what’s the best window to take a break at each park?
    Do you still stand by your advice from episode 58 to get a FP for FOP and Rope Drop Navi?
    Early Feb, HS Rope Drop - Want to rope drop slinky dog but also want to sign my kid up for Jedi training.  How is Jedi Training these days?
    We are planning a vacation to WDW in May.  Do you think May 7-11th or 14th - 18th would be less crowed.  Trying to figure out if cheer competitions are going to make a difference?
    What style of t-shirt on Tee Public is closest to dry fit material?
     
    How to convince a less than enthusiastic spouse to splurge on a trip 
    How about fast pass strategies if you have a party member with severe motion sickness or scaredy-cats who won’t do thrill rides.
     
     I want to know extra magic hours strategy specifically hs evening. And Rope drop strategy specifically hs. (Especially if you want to do ALL the rides without a slinky FP)
     
    I'm interested in the Tambu Lounge as well. I'd be interested in hearing any experience you guys have had with taking kids there, assuming you have.
     How to maximize your time at the park and not staying on property for a trip
     
    Where should we go for dinner and to watch the July 4th fireworks at MK? I am unable to get reservations at Ohana, Narcoossee’s, or Cali grille. Should we go to the park or try and watch from one of the resorts?! Thanks!!
    What is your recommendation for lodging if you want to maximize park time? Also what resort if you want to maximize relaxation time at resort?

    • 51 min
    RDR 192: Disney Resolutions with Chrsitine Fox, Author of Keeping Keto at Disney

    RDR 192: Disney Resolutions with Chrsitine Fox, Author of Keeping Keto at Disney

    Today we welcome Author, Podcaster, and former castmember Christine Fox.  We discuss how to keep a keto diet while dining at Walt Disney World.  We also talk some Disney park resolutions we have for 2020, and we also hear some great stories from Christine's time as a castmember.
    Be sure to subscribe, follow us @RopeDropRadio, Leave a review and visit our patreon www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio
    Book your next Disney trip today by emailing Michelle.McKnight@mei-travel.com
    For more on Chrstine check out her twitter and podcast @DivasDishDix
    and for a copy of her book click the link below
    https://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Keto-At-Disney-Through/dp/0578465523/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=ropedroprad0d-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=9b8bd9bf5ed149f4e64a14f874a3959d&creativeASIN=0578465523

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