Morning Castle Picture with New Rope Drop


#1

I had morning ADR for Crystal Palace at 8am, only to be able to take a castle picture of my family before the crowds are let in at 9am. However, I hear there's a new rope drop, and everyone is allowed in 1 hour before opening, for a show at the castle. Is there any way for me to get in earlier than these crowds? I am staying at disney resort, so if there is a way with EMH, please do tell!


#2

If that is true, and your reservation is for 8am, you'd still be allowed in before everyone else.


#3

Everyone gets in at 7:45 for a 9am open. Just head straight to the castle and get your pic before going to breakfast. We had an 8am BOG for a 9am open last month and there was still plenty of chance to get a morning castle picture before heading to BOG. There will be multiple photopass photographers out, just head to the one closest to the castle and no one will be behind you.


#4

Is this is a temporary or permanent change?


#5

Not sure. It started last month, possibly due to security issues having so many people outside the gates. Seems to work fine.


#6

I saw that it's because of railroad refurb, but not sure if its a permanent change once the railroad is fixed.
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Whats the point of EMH, if everyone gets in early now?


#7

EMH lets you ride rides. The "everyone gets in now" just gets you into main street/stores/the hub early but doesn't let you get past the hub to ride any rides early.


#8

Thank you for explaining this, I was wondering what the difference was!