This is my first time posting so I will apologize in advance for any mistakes I might make. We are planning on being at DCA on Friday August 16th, regular park opening being 8:00 am, it is an extra magic hour day that we are unfortunately not able to utilize. Last year when we were there on the exact same Friday and they did a rope drop type admission and let the general population in at 7:30 a half hour before official park opening, contained to BVS and allowing my husband to line up for RSR fastpasses. My question is two fold, are they still doing this rope drop half hour before park opening entrance and allowing people to line up for RSR fastpasses? And is arriving at the gates an hour before this opening still necessary? I'm sure that DCA mornings are still very busy but maybe they are slightly less crazed than last year, my husband would appreciate the extra sleep lol! Thank you for any help you can offer.