BLT and Rope Drop


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We will rope drop AK, MK, HS, and Epcot. What time will I need to leave Bay Lake Tower to get to each of the parks on time? (Early enough to be toward the front of the rope drop crowd...especially at AK). We are a family of 5 (no little kids) and we are going the first week of June.


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Are you driving or using Disney transportation? You can walk to MK, I’d allow about 15-20 minutes. When you want to arrive at MK kind of depends on where you’re headed first.


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We have found that it takes A LONG TIME for a bus to come for Epcot if the monorail isn't running. We are going to use a Minnie van this time. Allow at least 1 hour and 15 minutes for a bus. We allow 45 minutes for AK and HS.


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We stayed at BLT a couple of times in June. Walking from BLT to MK is a huge bonus and a major advantage of staying there. It is an easy walk. Leave out the BLT lobby and follow the path. Allow for 15 minutes. Might only take 10 depending on how fast your crew is. With 3 little ones we allowed for 15 minutes and it was fine.

You could be waiting 5 minutes or 20 minutes for a bus. And then there's the drive, traffic, loading and unloading, etc.

For Epcot we used the monorail, but preferred it when the bus was offered instead because there was no changing trains.