Rope drop means being at the park and ready to go as soon as they open. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!! Sometimes the parks will even open early- I have seen some parks open early- Hollywood Studios as much as 30 minutes and Epcot and Animal Kingdom 15 minutes early-BE PREPARED FOR THIS! Be there early because that is lower crowds-it may not seem that way but it is. Think back to school of the bell curve-that is the crowds in the Disney parks. Be there for rope drop and start the day off right and a head of the crowds!!