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Category — i. Itineraries for Walt Disney World

Next Week (September 4 through September 12, 2021) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: SEPTEMBER 4 TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, parades, and fireworks.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 9/4-9/12/21

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-9p 9/4 through 9/6, 9a-8.30p 9/7, 9a-9p 9/8 and 9/9, 9a-8.30p 9/10, 9a-9p 9/11, and 9a-8.30p 9/12

Epcot will be open from 11a-10p 9/4 and 9/5, 11a-9p 9/6 through 9/9, and 11a-10p 9/10 through 9/12

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 9a-9p 9/4 through 9/10, 9a-8p 9/11, and 9a-9p 9/12

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8a-7p every day

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 9/4-9/12/21

Extra Magic Hours will be replaced October 1 by a new Early Entry program.

PARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 9/4-9/12/21

There will be no parades until further notice.

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 9/4-9/12/21

At Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After is scheduled at 8.45p 9/4 through 9/6, and at 8.15p 9/7 through 9/12

At Epcot, Epcot Forever is scheduled at 10p 9/4 and 9/5, 9p 9/6 through 9/9, and 10p 9/10 through 9/12

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a minor evening show, Wonderful World of Animation, is scheduled at 9p 9/4 through 9/10, 8p 9/11, and 9p 9/12

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 9/4-9/12/21

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

 

 

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September 2, 2021   No Comments

Disney World’s Early Theme Park Entry Program

EARLY THEME PARK ENTRY AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Update–Early Entry will begin with a soft open on September 26. “Soft open” means it is not guaranteed to be available. Beginning October 1, 2021, Walt Disney World will kick of its new “Early Entry” program.

This program, which replaces the previous Extra Magic Hours offering that was cancelled in 2020, allows folks staying at any Disney World owned resort, or at any of fourteen other hotels on (or almost on) the Walt Disney World property (full list here) to enter any of the four Disney World theme parks at least 30 minutes before anyone else can enter these theme parks. (Contrary to some claims from others, the list of eligible hotels is exactly the same as the list of hotels eligible for EMH before the March 2020 close.)

There is no extra cost to taking advantage of Early Entry. However, each person entering a park early will be required to have a valid ticket, a valid reservation, and proof that one is a guest at an eligible resort hotel.

There has been much dismay that the Extra Magic Hours (“EMH”) replacement Early Entry program offers no evening hours, as EMH did—extra evening hours will likely be reserved for those staying at the equivalent of a deluxe resort (I’ll write more about that later) or for those paying extra for after-hours events. The absence of evening hours penalizes those from other time zones, those who prefer to sleep in in the mornings, etc. That said, in the FastPass+ era with its early park closes—especially at Magic Kingdom—compared to previous eras, there was not all that much value to evening EMH.

There has also been dismay that that the Early Entry period is only 30 minutes. (Disney’s initial messaging about this was that it would be “at least” 30 minutes. I expect longer periods may show up—especially over high crowd holiday weeks, and/or as Disney learns more about the impact on this program on guest satisfaction and on occupancy rates at eligible hotels.) However, I expect that this shortening will be more than offset—way more than offset—by the fact that every park will have Early Entry every day. Each week each park will have at least 210 minutes of early entry.

Common non-holiday EMH patterns before Disney World closed for COVID had 180 minutes a week of EMH at each of Epcot and Magic Kingdom, (one 60-minute morning and one 120-minute evening session at each), 120 minutes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (two morning sessions), and 60 minutes a week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. See the image above (note that it is for a nine-day period, and the figures above for a seven-day period; weekly history of EMH back to early 2012 is here.) That nets to a more than 50% increase in minutes/week of exclusive access.

At the parks, Early Entry eligibility, a well-planned itinerary and an arrival at least 30 minutes before Early Entry opens ought most time of the year to put eligible guests through at least one ride (more in Fantasyland) and in line for a second before anyone else can make their way into the lines. This, when combined with the possibilities created by Disney World’s replacement for the FastPass+ systems, will put eligible guests who can take advantage of both three to six steps ahead of everyone else—which will yield much lower waits over the course of a day than what guests who can’t, or won’t take, take advantage of these offerings

Even more important is that Disney World Early Access happens every day at every park. In the EMH period, having EMH at each park most weeks of the FastPass+ era only once or twice a week, and most commonly just one park offering EMH on any given day, meant that guests on shorter stays might have missed the EMH most valuable to them entirely, and that some parks could be more crowded all day from the draw to it of morning EMH among the ~75,000 guests in the eligible hotels.

Having Early Entry every day at every park means that not only can guests with any length of visit take advantage of Early Entry at any park they have reservations for, but also that every day eligible guests will be divided over four parks, rather than just one.

Finally, some have noted that the 30-minute Early Entry reduces the perks of staying in an eligible resort compared ot the 60 or 120 minutes of exclusive period during the FastPass+ part of the EMH era.

I suspect that in contrast, Early Entry will be the most valuable perk Disney World has offered to eligible resorts in the time I have covered it. The value of the perk is not just the advantage it offers to eligible guests, but also the disadvantage it confers on ineligible guests.

For the first time, every time ineligible guests enter the parks, they will face already existing lines from eligible guests, every day, at every park. The ability of those staying at an ineligible hotel, or coming from home on annual pass, to enter the parks on equal terms to everyone else five or six days a week is just gone.

The current list of rides planned ot be available during Early Entry is here—it is near identical with the stable of offerings during the last iteration of morning EMH.

A related program, for guests at a a much narrower set of resorts, is the Extended Evening Hours program.

 

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August 28, 2021   No Comments

Next Week (August 28 through September 5, 2021) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: AUGUST 28 TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, parades, and fireworks.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/28-9/5/21

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-9p every day

Epcot will be open from 11a-10p 8/28 and 8/29, 11a-9p 8/30 through 9/2, and 11a-10p 9/3 through 9/5

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8a-8p 8/28, and 8a-7p 8/29 through 9/5

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/28-9/5/21

There will be no Extra Magic Hours anymore.  They will be replaced October 1 by a new program.

PARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/28-9/5/21

There will be no parades until further notice.

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/28-9/5/21

At Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After is scheduled at 8.45p every night

At Epcot, Epcot Forever is scheduled at 10p 8/28 and 8/29, 9p 8/30 through 9/2, and 10p 9/3 through 9/5

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a minor evening show, Wonderful World of Animation, is scheduled at 9p every night

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/28-9/5/21

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

 

 

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August 27, 2021   No Comments

Disney World’s Coming New Means for Accessing its Attractions

Walt Disney World has announced a wreck and rebuild of its former FastPass+ system, with more and different options for accessing its rides, some for the first time at an extra fee.

While not nearly all the details are out, and some that are out I’ve probably misunderstood, and others are subject to change, below is a comprehensive overview of my current understanding of the different ways you will be able to access Walt Disney World’s rides and shows–its “attractions”–once this new program launches.

Note that I was unable to discuss the new means of accessing these rides without also talking about Disney’s new Early Entry program, a much more flexible and frankly much more important than commonly understood replacement for Disney’s former “Extra Magic Hours” program–see the link  for more on this program.

The new Early Entry program is slated to kick off October 1.  There’s no firm date for all the other changes detailed below.  October 1 is as good a planning date as any, but we’ll all find out soon…

ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE BY EITHER A FREE VIRTUAL QUEUE/STANDBY GROUP OR BY A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL PAYMENT FOR THEM

Attractions expected to be included. At launch, at minimum Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the new ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure formally opening October 1 at Epcot.

Attractions in this class will be either new very popular rides for which long standby lines are not attractive to Disney, and/or rides whose reliability is poor enough that the virtual queue/boarding group concept is the best way to manage guest satisfaction, as it promotes an order in which guests will be served, rather than a specific time window.

I expect headliner rides that will open later– Tron Lightcycle Power Run at Magic Kingdom and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Epcot—to open in this class, and that Remy will drop out of this class and enter the next at some point. There’s also some logic to adding the notoriously unreliable Test Track and perhaps Tower of Terror to this group…

Options for accessing these attractions. Free boarding groups, paid individual access. You will be able to attempt to sign up for a free virtual queue boarding group on these rides at 7a for rides later that same day, and perhaps again later in the day. Individual same-day paid access to these rides opens to Disney World resort hotel guests (and guests at a narrow list of non-Disney hotels on or near property) at 7a, and to everyone else when the park they are in officially opens.

Early Entry eligibility. No, because of the complexity of managing how a long line of early entrants might interact with the first boarding groups…

Pricing. Boarding groups are free. Individual paid access will be paid per person, and likely vary by ride, date, time of day, phase of the moon, etc. The best guess is that they will start in the range of $5/each to $25 each.

Capacity allocated among access options. The balance of capacity to be allocated to the boarding groups and the paid individual access is unclear. The more daily demand exceeds daily capacity, the better it is for Disney to assign a higher share of capacity to the paid individual access option.

Logistics, Limitations, Constraints, Things We—or I—Just Don’t Know Yet.

All guests will be able to book via individual paid access each day no more than two of either this class of rides or the class that comes next, and these two can’t be the same ride. You will not have to buy it for all in your party—only for those who wish to use it. Those with park hopper tickets will be allowed to book their two rides in two different parks, so long as the timing complies with whatever park hopper policies are in place the day of booking—and availably exists…

Genie+ (the third class, below) will NOT be required to access these rides, and these rides will NOT be a part of Genie+.

It is unclear whether the same guest will be able to reserve a time at one of these rides two times in a day—once via boarding groups and once via the paid individual access systems. It is also unclear whether you will be able to request target times. It is also unclear how Disney’s IT systems will balance among the three different ways (this, and the next two classes) you will be able to pre-schedule things to avoid time conflicts and impossibilities.

Cancellation policies/refunds/make-ups for unexpected operational changes are also up in the air.

Best for: Those staying at a Disney-owned or other hotel eligible for 7a paid virtual access, and for whom this day/this trip/their whole life would be powerfully harmed by missing out on the attractions in this class. Such will be pretty likely to be able access these rides, in the best case through good luck with the virtual queues/boarding groups, and more costly by signing up for paid individual access.

Worst for: Those not eligible for 7a paid access–because they are staying off-site, or are local Annual Passholders booking from home—will fight over the capacity allocated to free virtual queues, and, if they can budget for it, over whatever capacity remains in the paid individual access bucket after resort guests have been in it for a couple of hours.

ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE BY EITHER WAITING IN A FREE LINE OR BY A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL PAYMENT FOR THEM

Attractions expected to be included.

Attractions in this class are similar to those in the class above, except with the “virtual queue/boarding group” free access replaced with traditional “waiting in line” free access, and also a very high degree of participation in the Early Entry program. These rides have traditionally had high demand compared to capacity and, often, high waits, but either not as high demand or better operational reliability than the above class.

Disney has said that the total among both this class and the class above will be about ten. Expect this to evolve over time (just as the former Tier 1 FastPass+ evolved) as new rides open and as Disney learns more about demand patterns, willingness to pay, and the effects of the total program on guest satisfaction, resort occupancy, and total spend. Don’t be surprised to see at various times a total across these two classes of one to four rides per park, and a total across the four parks in these two classes of six to twelve at any given time.

  • At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the most likely ride to be in this class is Flight of Passage, and other possibilities include Expedition Everest and Na’vi River Journey. Rumors suggest that Kilimanjaro Safaris may be the other ride at Animal Kingdom in this class—but I find this unlikely, because it will not be included in Animal Kingdom’s Early Entry, and having Early Entry be a substitute for individual paid access could be an important selling point for the resort hotels eligible for Early Entry.
  • At Epcot, reasonable possibilities include Test Track (but see above), Soarin, and possibly Spaceship Earth if its closure for refurb gets a firm date.
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, possibilities include Slinky Dog Dash, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and less likely Tower of Terror (but see above) and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.
  • At Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the obvious choice, and other possibilities include the mountains (Space, Splash, Big Thunder) and Peter Pan’s Flight. My guess is that any other initial participants at Magic Kingdom in this class will be in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, as these are the two lands that will be open during the Early Access period. So possibly Space Mountain or Peter Pan, but probably no on Splash Mountain until its closure for refurb has a firm date.

Options for accessing these attractions. These rides may be accessed by everyone for free by waiting in standby lines during normal park hours; most or all will be accessible for free by Disney resort hotel and other eligible guests during Early Entry; all will be accessible via individual paid access, which will open for same-day reservations to Disney World resort hotel guests other eligible guest (and guests at a narrow list of non-Disney hotels on or near property) at 7a, and to everyone else when the park they are in officially opens..

Early Entry eligibility. I expect nearly of these rides to be available during Disney World’s Early Entry program—where Disney resort hotel guests, and guests at a limited number of other eligible guests, can enter any park any day at least 30 minutes before everyone else.

Having them available during early entry is both a valuable perk for Disney resort guests, and also a way to drive up the value of paid individual access for these rides—because at the “everyone else” park opening time, these rides will already have a line….

Pricing. Standby lines and Early Entry access are free. Individual paid access will be paid per person, and likely vary by ride, date, time of day, phase of the moon, etc. The best guess is that they will start in the range of $5/each to $25 each. Note that the more attractions that are included in this class, the less value that the next class will have. Over time, expect low-priced rides in this class to migrate to the third class.

Capacity allocated among access options. It is unclear how much of the capacity of these rides will be allocated to individual purchases vs. the traditional standby lines. The fairly simple point here is that the more capacity allocated to purchase, the longer the waits in the standby lines, thus strengthening the value proposition of purchase—but raising complexities for rides with operational closures common. There are additional, more complicated, interactions to think about as well…

Logistics, limitations, constraints, things we—or I—just don’t know yet.

All guests will be able to book via individual paid access each day no more than two of either this class of rides or the class above, and these two can’t be the same ride. Pricing will be per person, and you will not have to buy it for all in your party—only those who wish to use it. Those with park hopper tickets will be allowed to book their two rides in two different parks, so long as the timing complies with whatever park hopper policies are in place the day of booking—and availably exists…

Genie+ (the third class, below) will NOT be required to access these rides, and these rides will NOT be a part of Genie+.

It is unclear whether you will be able to request target times. It is also unclear how Disney’s IT systems will balance among the three different ways (this, the above, and the next class) you will be able to pre-schedule things to avoid time conflicts and impossibilities.

Cancellation policies/refunds/make-ups for unexpected operational changes are also up in the air.

Best for: Those staying at a Disney-owned or other hotel eligible for both 7a paid virtual access and also for Early Entry, and for whom this day/this trip/their entire life would be powerfully harmed by missing out on the attractions in this class. Such folks will be pretty likely to be able access these rides, via Early Access or by signing up for paid individual access at 7a.

Worst for: Everyone else.

ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE BY EITHER WAITING IN A FREE LINE OR AS A GROUP BY A SINGLE PAYMENT FOR THAT ENTIRE GROUP OF ATTRACTIONS–FORMALLY KNOWN AS “GENIE+”

Attractions expected to be included.

When Disney’s free FastPass+ shut down in March 2020, ~65ish attractions were available for FastPass+ booking or headed that way—~25 at Magic Kingdom, ~15 at AK, ~15 at Hollywood Studios, and ~10 at Epcot.

Disney has suggested that about forty rides will initially be available for the class I am now turning to. Getting from 65ish to 40ish likely means…

  • Disney is assuming that a certain number of formerly FastPass+ meet ‘n’ greets and shows won’t be operating at the time its new program opens, and/or
  • Among these 65ish, when Disney’s new program covered in this class kicks off, perhaps seven to ten will start in one of the two classes above, 15 to 20 will drop down to the class I’ll discuss next with no special access available, and roughly forty rides will remain in this class
  • Or the “40” number is wrong

Disney calls the program that lets you buy access to this entire group of rides for a day for a single fee “Genie+.”

Just on the math, I get something like the number of rides in this class–available both in paid Genie+ and free by waiting in line–to be 9ish at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 7ish at Epcot, 8ish at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and 16ish at Magic Kingdom, but reality commonly varies from math, especially since there is so little worth paying for at Epcot, and to a lesser degree at Animal Kingdom.

These rides are collectively attractive enough to enough people that there will be some value to paying for the entire group to either avoid lines or assure access, but not so attractive compared to their capacity to otherwise generate the kind of lines that might warrant individual paid access.

Options for accessing these attractions. Attractions in this “Genie+” class are available to experience both for free by waiting in line or as a group for special scheduling for a flat per-person per day fee—that is, one payment will grant you access to all ~forty rides, with no additional individual attraction payment required.

Early Entry eligibility. There almost forty attractions on the Early Entry attraction list—and that’s including only Fantasyland and Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. Thus, just on the mathematical overlap I expect that almost of the Genie+ attractions will be in the Early Entry Program, with the exceptions being those not in the two Early Entry lands at Magic Kingdom, and Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom.

Pricing. These attractions all can be accessed by standard standby lines for free. Access to Genie+ for this group of rides will be available either by the day or, likely, at some point, for all days of a Disney World package. By the day pricing will start at $15/person/day, and that pricing will almost certainly change as Disney learns more about the balance of supply and demand. Per day pricing will be per person. For per-day use, you will not have to buy it for all in your party—only those who wish to use it. (Length of package pricing, if/when it emerges, may not be so flexible.)

Capacity allocated among access options. It is unclear how many Genie+ will be sold per day, nor how much of the capacity of Genie+ attractions will be allocated to it vs. the traditional standby lines. The fairly simple point here is that the more capacity allocated to Genie+, the longer the waits in the standby lines, thus strengthening the value proposition of Genie+…but raising complexity in responding to operational closures. There are more complicated interactions to think about as well…

Logistics, limitations, constraints, things we—or I—just don’t know yet.

The way Genie+ will work is similar to the old paper FastPass days. You will be able to book one Genie+ attraction at a time, and then book your next either

When you enter the old FastPass+ return line (now called the Lightning Lane, and used not only for Genie+, but also for individual paid attractions, a point of massive confusion), or

After a set period—yet to be announced, but likely 90 minutes to two hours—expires.

There is no theoretical limit to how many Genie+ passes you can use in a day so long as a park remains open, but not all rides will be bookable all day long. Depending on how Disney manages both overall attendance at the park level (via the park reservation system) and balances individual ride capacity between waiting lines and Genie+, on many days some rides could sell out their Genie+ capacity early.

At the moment, Genie + for the day will be available for purchase beginning a tick after midnight, and the first bookings of an attraction among the 40 or so attractions in the group can be made by everyone who has already purchased Genie+ at 7a for that day’s touring—whether a Disney resort guest, someone staying off-site, or an annual passholder booking from Josh’s apartment.

Rides in the two classes above will NOT be available in Genie+. Rather, to access them, you will either pay individually, or successfully book a boarding group for boarding group rides, see those participating in it during Early Entry, or wait an amount of time tolerable to you in line for non-boarding group rides.

Best for: Because everyone who has bought Genie+ can book beginning at 7a, Disney World resort guests (and others eligible for the first two classes and for Early Entry) don’t at first glance have much advantage in Genie+ compared to everyone else.

However, there are a couple of nuances to this…

Because Disney World resort guests (and others eligible for the first two classes and for Early Entry) will be able—if they arrive early enough—to see one or two Genie+ rides during early entry, and be in line for another before anyone else can get in the park, with a well-designed itinerary, such guests can remain two to four steps ahead of everyone else over the course of their day. This can have a substantial impact on both waits and the availability of good Genie+ return times.

Worst for: Those not eligible for Early Entry will have the other side of the coin. In the best case these folks will inherit pre-existing lines in all the most attractive rides, be a couple of steps behind on the highest-demand rides, and will be likely many days of the year to move from rough line to rough line to rough line.

ATTRACTIONS AVAILABLE ONLY BY WAITING IN A FREE LINE

When Disney World is fully re-opened, there will be on the order of 100 attractions. (“On the order of” because people can disagree on whether something is an attraction or not. Is the petting zoo in Animal Kingdom’s Conservation Station an attraction? Is the Boneyard? What about the China Pavilion at Epcot? The vehicles on Main Street? Fantasmic? My answers: yes, yes, no, no, yes.)

Among these (at least as I’ve defined them), there’s about 40 attractions at Magic Kingdom, and about 20 each at the other three parks. Subtract 7-12 paid individual access rides, and 40ish Genie+ rides, and you’ve got 50ish (or 40ish or 60ish, depending on definitions) attractions that will be available only via waiting in line. Think Country Bears, Tiki Room, Carousel of Progress, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, etc.

All guests will have nominally equal access to these attractions–show up, wait in line–and most of the time waits will be reasonable. That said, for the reasons noted multiple times above, a lower proportion of Disney resort hotel (and other eligible) guests will be in long standby lines, so they will have more time, if they choose, to clot up Country Bears…

It’s likely that only a few of these rides will be available in Disney’s morning Early Entry program.

A BEST-CASE DAY AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

It’s clear that the way to optimize your overall wait-in line experience, and to not be shut out of the hottest new rides, is to take advantage of all the tools available to you, including your retirement savings. This means

  1. Staying in a Disney-owned or other resort eligible for the early entry program and for 7a booking of individual paid access rides, and
  2. Using multiple members of your party on multiple devices to book the highest demand rides first in the first three classes at 7a

By doing so, in the best case you’ll begin your day at for example Hollywood Studios with a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance, individually-paid access for whichever of Slinky Dog Dash or Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is in that class, and Genie+ access to whichever of these two is not in this class.

You’d then arrive at the Studios well before Early Entry begins, and while many other early entry folks are heading to one of the three rides you’ve already booked, you will see Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and get in line for Tower of Terror during early entry, booking your next Genie+ ride (if the system lets you do it that early) while in line for it the Tower. After you get off Tower of Terror and head to your first Genie+ ride, you will have seen two of the highest demand rides in the park, have as many as four of the highest demand rides already fixed in your schedule (your two paid rides, one from each of the first two classes, the Genie+ ride you booked at 7a, and the second Genie+ ride you booked while in line for Tower of Terror, if allowed) and will be three to six steps ahead of almost everyone else in the park…

A WORST-CASE DAY AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

There are many conceivable worst-case days, and I’ll be thinking about and writing about several later. But the worstest worse case is that Disney World’s IT platform serving these various classes crashes at 6.59a, no one can book nothing, and the only advantage the family trying to do the above is the Early Entry program. Showing up early for Early Entry still puts you in an optimal position compared to those who don’t or can’t—just not as good a position.

This may seem far-fetched to some, but those who interact a lot with Disney IT a lot know it is quite fetched…

 

 

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August 25, 2021   2 Comments

Next Week (August 21 through August 29, 2021) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: AUGUST 21 TO AUGUST 29, 2021

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, parades, and fireworks.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/21-8/29/21

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 9a-9p every day

Epcot will be open from 11a-10p 8/21 and 8/22, 11a-9p 8/23 through 8/26, and 11a-10p 8/27 through 8/29

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 9a-9p 8/21 through 8/25, 9a-8p 8/26, and 9a-9p 8/27 through 8/29

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8a-8p 8/21, 8a-7p 8/22 through 8/27, 8a-8p 8/28 and 8a-7p 8/29

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/21-8/29/21

There will be no Extra Magic Hours anymore.  They will be replaced October 1 by a new program.

PARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/21-8/29/21

There will be no parades until further notice.

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/21-8/29/21

At Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After is scheduled at 8.45p every night

At Epcot, Epcot Forever is scheduled at 10p 8/21 and 8/22, 9p 8/23 through 8/26, and 10p 8/27 through 8/29

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a minor evening show, Wonderful World of Animation, is scheduled at 9p 8/21 through 8/25 and 8/27 through 8/29

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/21-8/29/21

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

 

 

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August 19, 2021   No Comments

Next Week (August 14 through August 22, 2021) at Walt Disney World

DISNEY WORLD NEXT WEEK: AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 22, 2021

The material below details next week’s Disney World operating hours, parades, and fireworks.

OPERATING HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/14-8/22/21

The Magic Kingdom will be open from 8a-6p 8/14, 9a-10p 8/15, and 9a-9p 8/16 through 8/22

Epcot will be open from 10a-10p 8/14, 11a-10p 8/15, 11a-9p 8/16 through 8/19, and 11a-10p 8/20 through 8/22

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be open from 9a-9p every day

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be open from 8a-8p 8/14 and 8/15, , 8a-7p 8/16 through 8/20, 8a-8p 8/21 and 8a-7p 8/22

EXTRA MAGIC HOURS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/14-8/22/21

There will be no Extra Magic Hours anymore.  They will be replaced October 1 by a new program.

PARADES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/14-8/22/21

There will be no parades until further notice.

FIREWORKS AND EVENING SHOWS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/14-8/22/21

At Magic Kingdom, Happily Ever After is scheduled at 8.45p 8/15 through 8/22

At Epcot, Epcot Forever is scheduled at 10p 8/14 and 8/15, 9p 8/16 through 8/19, and 10p 8/20 through 8/22

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a minor evening show, Wonderful World of Animation, is scheduled at 9p every evening

SHOW SCHEDULES FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD 8/14-8/22/21

See Steve Soares’ site here. Click the park names at its top for show schedules.

 

 

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