Just a heads up if you’re planning a trip in February of 2011. The operating hours at Animal Kingdom have been shortened one hour from February 1st through the 12th. This means the Animal Kingdom will be open from 9am to 5pm rather than 9am to 6pm and evening Extra Magic Hours will be from 5pm to 8pm. The hours were also shortened from 9am – 7pm to 9am – 6pm on February 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. This doesn’t affect the Parks to visit or avoid, but you’ll want to note the shorter hours and possibly rethink dining reservations. The full calendar is available in its usual place, https://www.easywdw.com/category/calendar/02-february-2011-crowd-calendar/. Links to all the crowd calendars in easy to print PDF format are available at https://www.easywdw.com/calendar/disney-crowd-calendars-now-available-in-easy-to-print-pdf/.
Other than February and March 2011, no other changes to Park hours have been made recently. I am expecting changes to October 2010 to come in about 10 days. Disney usually tweaks the hours slightly and may add additional Fantasmic shows to meet demand. It’s also very possible they will change the February hours back to the way they were. We just never know.
Good luck and my Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party review should be up by the end of the evening.