I was expecting a larger round of operating schedule updates to October today, but it looks like we only got one. I’m still expecting a wide ranging update, but I’m not sure when we’ll see it. Until a few months ago, Disney only updated the coming month about two weeks in advance. With MyMagic+ (theoretically) coming online, Disney began updating operating schedules about three and a half months early. One can assume Disney updated further out so people could lock in their ride reservations in advance. For example, if the original hours at Animal Kingdom were 9am – 5pm and they were going to be extended to 8am – 8pm, people would need to know so they could book reservations from 8am – 9am and after 5pm. I’ll update as updates happen.
Saturday October 19: Hollywood Studios hours extended to 9am – 7:30pm from 9am – 6pm. Fantasmic added at 7:30pm. No shows originally scheduled.