So our family has been pretty avid rope droppers and stay off property for our Disney vacations. We almost always are on popular rides at the earliest times possible to maximize our time spent not waiting in lines. Touring plans has been a huge help for us in the past. I have a few questions regarding the latest rope drop info I can find.
It appears to me that those coming into the parks via parking lot are essentially having to wait at the parking gates now til about 30-45 minutes prior to park opening and Disney buses and other forms of transportation are sliding in ahead of them. Given that the parks are already open and people allowed to head to rides, it appears this strategy may be more difficult now.
Has anyone had success getting to FOP, TT, 7DMT, or favorite HS ride in the early groups coming from off property? Is the only realistic way to do so to get an Uber or Lyft or is the same problem going to exist with getting to the gate?
Has anyone attempted to be dropped off near the path from the resorts to HS and walk over in their early hours there?
I ask these questions as the absolute worst thing to do in my mind is to arrive at the back end of the first rush and be in what appears to be the longest wait of the day for a headliner ride.
Thanks for any help and discussion.