One of the biggest perks to staying at a Disney resort, is the Extra Magic Hours.
The Mouse plans to reduce the amount of extra time that it gives hotel guests inside its theme parks.
Disney would not give a reason for the reduction, but a spokesperson would say only that “we regularly evaluate and adjust our offerings based on a variety of factors.”
For those who are not familiar with the Extra Magic Hours program, one of Disney Worlds four theme parks either opens early, or closes late, solely for guests in Disney-owned hotels. This gives guests a chance to experience the parks with lighter crowds and often times shorter lines.
Disney said today, it has not decided whether this change will be permanent.
Beginning in January, Extra Magic Hours will include only an extra two hours after closing. The reduced hours will continue in February.
I feel that this is just another cost-effective measure, that needs to happen, to continue making Disney World a magical place to visit.