Walt Disney World had a blockbuster holiday season over the past few weeks, and though crowd levels are still slightly elevated, as the park gets ready for the slow season, several schedule changes are going in to effect as the resort prepares for the slower January and February crowds.
1. Baseline Tap House and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance unavailable during Extra Magic Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Though Disney's Hollywood Studios has been shifting its schedule a lot recently thanks to the insane popularity of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests who are visiting this park in the coming weeks should keep in mind that both Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance as well as the popular Baseline Taphouse watering hole will not be available during evening Extra Magic Hours starting next week on January 12, 2020. This change is expected to stay in effect at least until the Spring Break crowds arrive, beginning in March.
2. Imagination Pavilion to stay open late this winter
Over at Epcot, hours at the Imagination pavilion are being extended. Now that this pavilion is home to several character meet and greets (in addition to the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival and of course Journey Into Imagination) this pavilion will operate from park open to park close for an the foreseeable future (these attractions previously closed early at 7:00 PM). This change will take effect immediately, and will likely remain in place while much of Epcot is closed for refurbishment.
3. Epcot Monorail running on modified schedule
Beginning next week, Epcot's monorail line will be running on a shortened schedule, opening at 10:00 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. This modified schedule will be in effect for the foreseeable future, so guests visiting this park should plan accordingly and take a Skyliner, Bus, or Minnie Van if they want to get to this park early (and don't have their own transportation).