https://www.easywdw.com/easy/animal-kingdom/animal-kingdom-touring-plans-rope-drop-wait-times-and-fastpass-priority/[FONT=source_sans_proregular]the easiest way to do most everything is by arriving at least 75 minutes before open and heading straight to ride Flight of Passage in standby[/FONT]
That's when we hope to arrive Memorial Day weekend. I've found it especially frustrating when you're running late for rope drop at Animal Kingdom with the way the queues at the tapstiles run into the back of the ticket buildings. There isn't much room there, and there are only a few gaps between the buildings that allow people to extend the queue. We've been stuck in that before, and it's like the post-stretching room scrum once they open the park and the people in the extended queue fight for spots in the actual lines.5:45 seems crazy early, but that is what I would do.