Just a heads up that Disney has moved our favorite version of the operating schedule to http://media.disneywebcontent.com/ from http://www.disneytravelagents.com. Here are the new links to each month:
The operating schedule is published about six and a half months in advanced of the start of a month at these links. The link is always the same regardless of year. Depending on your browser, you may need to click “refresh” after clicking into a PDF in order to load the new version of the document. Some browsers, like Firefox, will not load a new version of a document if it has the same name. Generally speaking, this is the most up to date calendar available. The only exception is as you get closer to a specific date (as in less than one week away from a particular date), DisneyWorld.com’s calendar may have updated operating hours and entertainment that aren’t published on the WebContent Calendar. This is common during extremely busy times like Christmas and Easter, but not common during most of the year. For example, Disney may decide on December 23rd to open Epcot at 8am rather than 9am on December 27th because crowds are heavier than expected. This update would most likely go live on DisneyWorld.com and not be updated at WebContent. I’m hoping that the move from the DisneyTravelAgents.com address to DisneyWebContent.com will make people a little more comfortable with believing what they see on this version of the operating schedule. While it would make sense that the “official” calendar at DisneyWorld.com would be the most up to date, this isn’t usually the case. The WebContent calendar is updated before DisneyWorld.com, is much easier to read than DisneyWorld.com, and is more often correct than DisneyWorld.com.