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    Animal Kingdom Rope Drop

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Being at Animal Kingdom for rope drop is important if you want to beat the crowds and go on rides with little to no wait. The following tips will help you make the most of Rope Drop at Animal Kingdom. Note that Disney occasionally tinkers with its opening procedures, so the information here is subject to change.

Animal Kingdom is usually the first Disney World park to open in the morning, and the first to close. Expect it to open at 8 a.m. daily, and possibly earlier during holidays and other times of peak attendance.

On-site guests eligible for Early Theme Park Entry should arrive at the entrance 60 minutes before official opening (30 minutes before Early Entry) on all days. Off-site guests should arrive 30 minutes before official opening on all days.

Once you’re in the park, you’ll usually find all of Pandora, along with It’s Tough to be a Bug, Expedition Everest, DINOSAUR, and TriceraTop Spin, already open.

Because the park has relatively few attractions, most guests who arrive at park opening have left the park by midafternoon. The lack of attractions also means Animal Kingdom can get swamped from midmorning to early afternoon during holidays.

During slower or colder periods, the park may delay opening its secondary attractions: Kali River Rapids and Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia, as well as The Boneyard in DinoLand U.S.A. The Wildlife Express Train and Conservation Station may either open late or remain closed for the day.

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