Disney released the November 2012 operating schedule today. It’s available in its entirety here: http://media.disneywebcontent.com/StaticFiles/DTA-Domestic/pdf/ParkHours/WDW_Operating_Calendar_nov.pdf. As usual, this is the “official” operating schedule that will be posted at DisneyWorld.com closer to the end of the month. If “November 2012” doesn’t appear at the top left, click refresh on your browser. Some browsers don’t load new versions of documents if they have the same name.
One thing I noticed right off the bat is that the last Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is scheduled on November 2nd rather than November 1st as it has in past years. Evening Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom also aren’t scheduled on the first Saturday of the month as they have been over the last two years. We do see the evening Extra Magic Hours attached on the second Saturday of the month, which is one of the only Saturdays of the year that you’ll see that. There’s also a very odd 8am – 4pm day at Hollywood Studios on November 8th. I’ll try to see what’s going on that day as well as what’s going on at Animal Kingdom with no operating hours listed after November 1st.
As usual, I’ll focus on the May updates first and then tackle November. It usually takes about a week to put everything together. In the meantime, updates will be sparser than usual. If you’re having Josh withdrawal, you’re more than welcome to join the easyWDW forums or follow me on Twitter. I hate Twitter too, but I’m on it. You don’t necessarily have to “join” to check up on me. You can simply visit https://twitter.com/#!/easywdw. The most recent updates are at the top. Conversely, you can stare at my picture longingly.