Recently, I wrote a post about the unique rope drop situation at Epcot. I made a mention in there about how Magic Kingdom has its own quirks when it comes to rope drop. I thought I would expand upon that here, and discuss the early entry and rope drop situation from a different perspective.
As a quick refresher, Early Theme Park Entry is available to any guests staying on Disney property. This allows guests to enter any park on any day thirty minutes earlier than non-resort guests. We have debated on vs. off property on this blog before, and I generally fall into the category of "it's worth it" to stay on property. There are fewer perks than before, but any "extra" park time (early entry, extra hours, etc) is often the best time to visit and those perks are available only to resort guests.