Lol have you done rope drop?
I don't know, I'm never at the parks that early anymore
The time I'm talking about is before they had the show in the morning and everyone was allowed into Main Street and you could go into the shops and wander down to the rope. When the rope was moved to the side, people used to run off trying to get to Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain. I'm talking about 20 years ago
They don't let you in the actual park now, Johnie. It used to be you could go in and mill about but not get "beyond the ropes" for the different lands. Hence, "rope drop."
I've done it both ways. The little shows are neat, but nothing to force yourselves to see. The Great Awakening at AK used to be really neat, but they've changed that up a bit.
At MK, the players come out and do a little welcoming scene, and then the singing group come out and sing... just a bit of entertainment to kick off the opening. Mickey shows up, too.
I've not seen it since Gay Day three years ago now, that I think about it! That's a fun one to be at! LOVE the enthusiasm of the guests and the joining in of the singing AND dancing!