Ok, I'm pissed/confused/distraught. I planned a family vacation to DL (first in about 5 years) for April 28-30. At the time we booked everything last month, the open hours schedule wasn't available for these dates (which is sort of ridiculous, is it not?). Being that we're getting closer to peak season, I based my expectations on the hours of operation for the weeks in April that were available. The average hours for DL was 8a - 12a.
So imagine my horror when I check the site today to see that on the days we're going, DL is only open 10a - 9p. W. T. F?
Oh, and no fireworks or Fantasmic those days. Or Pirates. I've apparently planned our vacation for the worst days of the year at the park! Cause heaven forbid we release the schedule far enough in advance so responsible people-- for whom Disney vacations are very few and far between-- can have a reasonable expectation of hours!
I can't reschedule, but I'd at least like to know if there's a reason they've carved a week out of spring and reverted to winter hours. My wife is optimistic, thinking this must mean it will be less crowded those days. I'm praying she's right, but I suspect she's not. Can anybody help me out here? Why the reduced hours and hiatus for entertainment? And can I at least expect the consolation of lighter crowds?
I wish Disney would offer lower or pro-rated prices on days they're open fewer hours, provide (drastically) less entertainment, and have major attractions closed down. I'm officially bummed about my upcoming DL vacation.