Another quick update for those of you who like quick updates. If you prefer long updates, you can just read this quick update twice. We are expecting a major update to the February operating schedule in the next few days, likely by January 17th. We can expect a second Fantasmic show at Hollywood Studios to be added on days that currently have one Fantasmic show scheduled. The hours at Hollywood Studios will likely be extended by 60 to 90 minutes to accommodate the second Fantasmic, which is typically scheduled to begin 90 minutes after the first show begins. A second Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom will likely be added on Saturdays and potentially on Mondays as well. The Magic Kingdom’s hours will likely be extended over President’s Day Weekend, which is February 18th through the 21st. Expect a second Main Street Electrical Parade scheduled on each of those days as well. We might also see some 8am openings at Animal Kingdom over President’s Day Weekend, but that’s less clear. I will make the usual updates to the Crowd Calendar and make a list of the changes once they are released.
The August operating schedule will come out at the same time as the February update. August 1st through 13th will likely mirror July’s operating schedule very closely. Beginning August 14th, the Parks will likely begin to be open for a shorter period of time and the Extra Magic Hours schedule will revert back to “normal” with evening Extra Magic Hours scheduled at Magic Kingdom just one time per week and morning Extra Magic Hour scheduled just once. Main Street Electrical Parade and Fantasmic will also be scheduled less frequently.