July 9 Update: The Monorail at Epcot will no longer run during evening Extra Magic Hours beginning July 11th. The Monorail will cease operation one hour after regular close, which is usually 10pm. The Monorail at Magic Kingdom will no longer run during evening Extra Magic Hours beginning August 1st. The Monorail will cease operation one hour after regular close. Disney will provide bus transportation to the resorts serviced by the Monorails instead.
July 9 Update: Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade at Magic Kingdom will begin at 12pm and 3:30pm from July 18th through July 31st. The Monorail will no longer run during evening Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom.
July 8 Update: Tinker Bell and the rest of the Disney Fairies will be returning to Magic Kingdom beginning July 28th in the Adventureland Veranda.
July 6 Update 2: Also, the Phineas and Ferb Meet and Greet is now taking place from 10am – 2:30pm and 3:30pm – 7pm. They used to come on at 10:30am.
July 6 Update: The quiet pool in the Magnolia Bend section of Port Orleans Riverside will close for refurbishment from Monday September 5th through Friday October 7th. It will reopen Saturday October 8th. Wolfgang Puck Cafe (the casual sit down restaurant at Downtown Disney) will be closed through July 17th. It is scheduled to reopen Monday July 18th.
Disney has added several refurbishments to August and September. Like many Disney World sites, I keep an updated list of refurbishments here: https://www.easywdw.com/category/disneybest/besttime/.
The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland will be closed for refurbishment from Monday August 29th to Tuesday September 13th. It will reopen Wednesday September 14th.
Casey’s Corner on Main Street USA will be closed for refurbishment from Tuesday August 30th through Wednesday September 14th. It will reopen on Thursday September 15th.
Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios is scheduled to close Sunday September 4th though Saturday September 24th. It will reopen Sunday September 25th.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure at Hollywood Studios is scheduled to close Sunday September 4th though Saturday September 24th. It will reopen Sunday September 25th.
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse will be closed from Thursday September 8, 2011 to Thursday November 17, 2011. It is scheduled to reopen Friday November 18th.
During evening Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse and the Princesses will no longer appear inside Town Hall Theater beginning July 10th. They will continue appearing during regular theme park hours, usually until one hour before close.
During evening Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom, characters will no longer appear in the Fantasyland courtyard area near Prince Regal Carousel. This began July 3rd.
Specifically, the notice reads:
“Because of the popularity of the unique attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom Park will be adjusting character offerings for Extra Magic Hours (EMH) over the next two weeks.
Beginning July 3, characters will not appear in the Fantasyland courtyard for evening Extra Magic Hours.
Starting July 10, Town Square Theater will remain open during regular park hours, but will not be available during morning or evening Extra Magic Hours.
Guests wanting to meet the Disney characters will continue to have many opportunities to do so throughout the course of the main park operating hours. Mickey Mouse and the Disney Princesses are located at the Town Square Theater, with Disney’s FASTPASS available so guests can expedite their visit. There are also now more opportunities to visit with Rapunzel at Fairytale Garden, who has become a guest favorite since her debut last year.”