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The increase in last minute vacation bookings has forced Disney to continue its recent practice of adjusting park hours and schedules on the fly. Park hours have been increased for certain days in July and August and Extra Magic Hour schedules for July through October have been affected as well. Since park hours and Extra Magic Hour schedules are key components of the Crowd Calendar estimates, the Crowd Calendar has been affected greatly. You may find that recommended parks and crowd index levels have changed for the dates of your trip.
With free dining causing lengthly queues for booking Advance Dining Reservations it is a wonder how Disney expects its guests to plan in advance while schedules are being changed.
Regardless, we remind you that your best use of planning time is to prioritize based on those factors that are most important to your travelling group.
- Advance Dining Reservations are difficult to come by. Schedule your week based on the ADRs that you are able to aquire. Spending time planning out which park you should visit on a given day may mean that you are missing out on dining availability.
- Consider using park hopper tickets to visit the recommended park on a given day then hop to the park with your ADR.
- Using a Touring Plan is still the best and most efficient way to beat any crowd. Hence the name of the site.
The Crowd Calendar as always, is subject to change. Check regularly, especially right before your trip, to see if any changes have been made.