Recent changes have been made to the park schedules for February and March 2011. Most affected is the Studios where park schedules have been reduced throughout February. Some minor changes to March have appeared as well. The crowd calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.
Reminder: we still expect these schedules to change in the coming months, perhaps several times, so stay tuned…
In this update we also took the chance to address an issue with Wednesdays at Epcot this fall that many of you noticed. In September through November Epcot is hosting Extra Magic Hour evenings on Wednesdays. Epcot is also hosting Extra Magic Hour mornings on Tuesdays during this period. This back-to-back Extra Magic Hour schedule is rare and caused a sort of ‘perfect storm’ in our models. The data that we have for these situations tells us that wait times should be very high. We feel uneasy about these estimates because of the time of year and the rarity of the schedule so we have made some adjustments. Make sure to double-check the calendar for your dates.
Disney tried this back-to-back EMH schedule last year as well during the Food and Wine Festival. If you were at Epcot on a Wednesday last year during Food and Wine we would love to hear about your experiences with wait times during the day.