Disney looks to be in the process of updating the October 2015 operating schedule on their site:
You can visit a link like this one: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars/2015-10-15/ and either click the calendar icon to the right of the date to change it or simply change the end of the link to the date you’re interested in. For example, https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/calendars/2015-10-12/ would go to October 12th instead. If the hours don’t show up the first time, click refresh.
This update marks the first time that I can remember Animal Kingdom closing on the half hour. October 27th also has a close of 5:30pm.
April 2016’s operating schedule is available internally, though I hesitate to post screenshots. This is what’s currently scheduled – keep in mind it will change:
- Animal Kingdom is open from 9am-5pm all month except for April 1st and 2nd, when the close is 6pm. Extra Magic Hour mornings are on Monday and Saturday.
- Epcot is open from 9am-9pm daily with morning Extra Magic Hour on Thursdays and evening Extra Magic Hours on Tuesdays.
- Hollywood Studios is open from 9am-7pm except on April 1st and 2nd when the close is 8pm. Morning Extra Magic Hours are on Sundays and evening Extra Magic Hours are on Fridays.
- Magic Kingdom is open from 9am-10pm except for April 1st and 2nd when the close is 11pm. Morning Extra Magic Hours are on Fridays and evening Extra Magic Hours are on Wednesdays.
So the operating schedule is basically identical to March and the recommendations should end up being very similar.
There are still some questions as to the fate of Fantasmic, which you might remember is not scheduled after January 31st according to the Travel Agent Calendars.
On the other hand, DisneyWorld.com was updated to include the show for February dates.
And on the other hand, internally the show is not scheduled after October 24th.
I should have a full rundown of the changes on Monday.