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October Disney World park hours updated and Maelstrom closing to be replaced by a Frozen attraction


Disney announced yesterday that Maelstrom will be closing “soon” for a transformation to a Frozen based theme.  They will also offer a meet and greet in the Norway pavilion again.  Many moons ago I mentioned that they were looking at transforming the theater area into a meet and greet area.  It remains to be seen if the meet and greet will offer a separate Fastpass.

The final date for Maelstrom will be Sunday, October 5th.  I booked our Fastpasses for the final hour this morning.  The new Frozen based attraction is scheduled to reopen in “Early 2016.”  So, don’t get too excited about running over to Norway next month to meet Anna and Elsa.  They will remain in the Magic Kingdom for quite some time.

Speaking of Anna and Elsa, we met them with a 15 minute wait last night at the Halloween Party and got in line around 11:15pm.   Anna was unusually excited and it was the best meet we’ve had with her.

Here’s the updates to the park hours for October 2015.  Be sure to check the Crowd Calendar for exact times that changed.

October 2  Animal Kingdom

October 3  Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios

October 4  Animal Kingdom & Magic Kingdom

October 5  Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios

October 6  Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

October 7  Magic Kingdom

October 8  Magic Kingdom

October 10  Hollywood Studios

October 11  Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

October 12  Magic Kingdom

October 12  Hollywood Studios

October 12  Hollywood Studios

October 14 Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

October 15 Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

October 17 Hollywood Studios

October 18 Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

October 19 Hollywood Studios

October 20  Magic Kingdom

October 21  Animal Kingdom

October 22  Magic Kingdom

October 25  Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

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  1. Booked fp+s for the HS Frozen sing a long on Nov 4th. Could you please tell if it will be in its current location or moved to the american idol location? thanks.

  2. Thanks for the update! Kinda stinks, we will be checking in the 5th and wont visit Epcot until Wed. None of us have ever seen Malestrom :( So close!

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