Edit: The correct date for Winnie the Pooh is February 3rd, rather than March 3rd.
The daily analysis for all of August 2012 is now available.
Disney added Fantasmic on April 24th and 25th. This changed the recommendations during that week slightly. You don’t necessarily need to switch your days around if you’ve already made plans and dining reservations. As always, you can conquer Hollywood Studios with little stress if you arrive prior to Park opening and take care of Toy Story Midway Mania and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster first thing. You may also want to prioritize the Toy Story Meet and Greet and/or Phineas and Ferb.
I removed references to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Test Track in the daily analysis where applicable. Test Track is expected to close for refurbishment from April 15 – September 21. The official dates have not been announced. Currently, all we know is “April – September,” but it’s unlikely Disney would close the attraction during the very busy Easter weeks. Interestingly, Epcot is busier during the Food and Wine Festival than it is during Easter Week or most days over the summer, at least in 2011. That’s why the plan is to get it open and operational before the Food and Wine Festival starts at the end of September.
This website was mentioned in this Sunday’s edition of “Practical Traveler”in the New York Times. You can view the article here. In an effort to remain mysteriously sexy, I normally refuse all interviews and podcast requests. But this was done without my knowledge. If nothing else, it gives my mom something to brag about.
Word is that the Dumbo refurbishment/movement will continue through the end of March. You may recall that the original reopening date was February 17th and then March 12th. This has not yet been officially changed, but I am expecting it to be shortly.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends in Epcot will return to the Toy Soldier Shop on February 3rd. They are currently meeting at the International Gateway.
The Aladdin’s Magical Carpets refurbishment is no longer scheduled.
The Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure refurbishment is no longer scheduled.
House of Innoventions is now expected to reopen as the Vision House in April instead of May.
Basin at Downtown Disney will be closed for refurbishment through mid-March.
The Contemporary Resort’s Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment through February 17th. Pool remains open.
The Piano Pool at All-Star Music will be closed for refurbishment from February 6 – March 2.
The Meadow Feature Pool Slide will be closed for refurbishment from February 6 – March 2. Pool remains open.
The Grand Floridian’s Pool Slide at the Beach Pool will be closed for refurbishment from February 6 – March 2. Pool remains open.
The Port Orleans’ Resort’s Ol’ Man Island Feature Pool will be closed for refurbishment from February 6 – 8.