Epcot Rope Drop from International Gateway

Anyone do rope drop from international gateway lately? What’s the current procedure? How long of a wait time can I expect coming from IG if we get there before 8:30 and walk decently fast? We’re going in mid-April, so FastPass selection is coming up. Current thinking is to do Frozen at rope drop, do 3 FastPasses early (Spaceship Earth, Soarin’, and something else, either Turtle Talk or Space), and then try to get a 4th FastPass for Test Track in the afternoon… Any thoughts on this?

Check out this recent video frim touring plans!


It was a good video… one of the takeaways is that both people ropedropping FEA arrived at the ride within a minute of each other… One coming from the IG entrance and the other from the Main entrance.

I’m debating Soarin’ vs. FEA for rope drop – the other being a FastPass later in the morning…