Disney has added Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios on Saturday May 21st at 9pm. Coupled with the Star Tours opening on May 20th and the first Star Wars Weekend, this is looking to be one of the busiest weekends of all time at Hollywood Studios. TouringPlans.com, in conjunction with StudiosCentral.com, launched a new site to cover the Star Tours 2 opening at: http://www.startours2live.com/. Just as an aside, I have been told that Disney is actually behind schedule on Star Tours 2, but they are doing everything possible to have it ready for a May 20th grand opening. Obviously, it would be disastrous if it wasn’t ready or wasn’t functioning properly for Star Wars Weekends.
Disney has extended operating hours at Animal Kingdom to 9am – 8pm on July 29th.
Magic Kingdom operating hours changed to 9am – 6pm with a morning Extra Magic Hour from 8am – 9am on September 15th (this update was made on March 31st). This usually indicates a press conference or private event scheduled after hours.
Finally, Disney reiterated the same 7pm closings at Magic Kingdom in September and October today, which is good news for those planning when they want to do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party because the tentative dates weren’t changed.