Disney’s Animal Kingdom park allows its guests to enter 30 minutes before regular park opening and gathers guests in the upper oasis / Discovery Island area. When the park opens, guests are guided to Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest.
Epcot also allows this earlier entry and takes the guests past Spaceship Earth, all the way down near the fountain. Guests are usually allowed to ride Spaceship Earth before the rest of the park is open, but may not always happen. I wouldn’t do this as I prefer to be among the first on Test Track or Soarin’. Guests are slowly guided toward Test Track and Soarin’ at “rope drop.”
Hollywood Studios has now rejoined the rope drop party by allowing guests to enter early and fill Hollywood Boulevard while waiting on the park to officially open. Starbucks at the Trolley Car Cafe will be open. Guests will be slowly guided toward Rock n Roller Coaster / Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania.
The Magic Kingdom continues to offer the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show at the Train Station daily.
Guests with confirmed dining reservations will still be able to enter the park and make their way to their breakfast reservations with no issues.
I actually preferred the version with no rope drop because it avoided the giant cluster of guests pressing toward the front to be among the first to the E-ticket attractions.
What do you think?