Magic Kingdom 8am October Rope Drop on a Mickey’s Party Date – 10/12/17 Part Two

We pick things up from Part 1 in New Fantasyland at 10:47am on the morning of Thursday, October 12th. Our morning began with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight and we’re on our way to our tenth ride without having yet used a FastPass+.

Not too shabby for being inside the Park fewer than three hours. We’ll be back for Gaston’s cheese shortly.

Mine Train is up to 80 minutes with the standby line again threatening to spill outside the entrance just before 11am.

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Magic Kingdom 8am October Rope Drop on a Mickey’s Party Date – 10/12/17

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You may have caught my rope drop touring strategy posts from Saturday, October 7th, with Part 1 here and Part 2 here. While I enjoyed moderate success in the early morning, there’s no question that it was tough going in the afternoon with what will probably end up being one of the busiest days of the year outside of December 25th-January 1st. In an attempt to reassure the masses that things are going to be okay(?), I decided to rope drop on a Mickey’s Halloween Party weekday with an 8am regular open to see how much more I could accomplish. We’ll hit the same major attractions in the same order and see what else we can fit in ti the morning. Then, we’ll check out what afternoon crowds and wait times end up being. This is 7:23am, which is the exact same time that I arrived over the previous weekend. Let’s see how things shape up on the morning of Thursday, October 12th, 2k17.

Disney was already admitting guests into the courtyard, which I found surprising since they had been holding people outside the tapstiles on previous days.

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Magic Kingdom October 2017 Update – Halloween, Pineapple Cake Dole Whip, Pecos Bill Soft Tacos, New Menus, Walls, and Stuff – Part 1

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It’s been a while since we’ve taken a walk around Magic Kingdom, so we’ll take the opportunity to do just that on the afternoon of Friday October 6, 2017. This is a followup to the rope drop touring posts that discuss strategy and crowd movement. Both those posts are taken from one day later on Saturday October 7th, with Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Halloween has been in full force at the most popular theme park in the world since late August, when the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party debuted on the 25th of the late summer month.

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Magic Kingdom 8am Rope Drop On A Saturday in October – 10/7/17 Part 2

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We pick things up from Part 1, where we rope dropped Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then stopped in at Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh before bolting for Tomorrowland. It’s 10:45am in Frontierland on Saturday October 7, 2017.

Looking over wait times over the course of the day:

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We’re about three hours into the day and waits just about everywhere are prohibitive. Space Mountain is already over two and a half hours, Peter Pan’s Flight is nearing two hours; Mickey is 75 minutes; Pirates of the Caribbean is down for the majority of the day. Jungle Cruise is my next FastPass+ with a current wait of 60 minutes.

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Magic Kingdom 8am Rope Drop On A Saturday in October – 10/7/17 Part 1

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The website has been threatening October crowds for some number of months now, so I thought it would be prudent to pick the most humid morning possible and set out to see whether or not the people and wait times have materialized. This is 7:15am on the morning of Saturday October 7, 2017 as I stroll over from my penthouse in the clouds high above Bay Lake.

Spoiler: We are going to run into a considerable number of people. This is the extended queue sign for Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, which you do not want to see. I feel like it should say “Time to go home” underneath.

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