Last Minute Operating Schedule Additions Amid Heaviest Crowds of the Year Thus Far

by josh on March 26, 2014

As evident by the “9″ crowd levels on the March Crowd Calendar this week, we’re in the midst of some of the heaviest crowds of the year thus far. In fact, this past Monday had the highest attendance of the year so far and today (Wednesday) looks to be even worse. Disney has made several last-minute amendments to the next few days:

Animal Kingdom:

  • Thursday, March 27 – Park open has changed from 9:00am to 8:00am and Park close has changed from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 28 – Park close has been changed from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • For both days, Finding Nemo show added at 7pm; Rafiki’s Planet Watch close extended to 6pm; With the exception of Louie and Baloo, characters will appear for one additional hour after the stated end on the Times Guide. All food and beverage locations will stay open one additional hour.

Hollywood Studios:

  • Saturday, March 29- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular added a 10:00am show; Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage added a 10:30am show.

Magic Kingdom:

  • Wednesday, March 26 – Park close has changed from 12:00am to 1:00am
  • Thursday, March 27 – Park close has been changed from 12:00am to 1:00am

Magic Kingdom was also extended to 1am yesterday. Magic Kingdom’s parking lot closed to capacity yesterday and today. The website has otherwise received a number of amusing emails asserting that the crowd levels for this week are “off.”

It’s pretty easy, really. Virtually all of Florida is off for spring break this week.

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Pembo March 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

NE Ohio – schools here don’t all have the same week off, in fact in our county, there are spring breaks for somebody every week until after Easter.


Cary April 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

North Alabama schools were on spring break the last week of March. The crowd levels were certainly a 9 and seemed to be pushing 10. Since my family thinks I am crazy to pre-plan our parks they went to every least recommended park listed….that was fun with the new FP+ system…which sucks along with the Disney App. At least my family stuck with rope drop to stay a bit ahead of the masses. That being said, the next visit, the family finally agrees that we should follow the calendar here.


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