It seems Disney are having a re-think about the way it runs its monorail services at the end of the day and also during its evening Extra Magic Hours. An official Statements released by Disney says:

β€œFrom time to time, we make adjustments to our operations to accommodate for planned transportation maintenance. With that in mind, operating hours for the Epcot Monorail system will be modified to operate one hour after regular park close beginning July 11, 2011 and the Magic Kingdom Monorail system will also operate one hour after regular park close beginning August 1, 2011. At that time, watercraft (where applicable) and additional buses will be available to transport guests to their destination.

Return service from evening Extra Magic Hours in the parks will be supported by watercraft (where applicable) and bus transportation.”

According to this new information and believing it it to be a permanent change, this will affect any evening Extra Magic Hours plus any after hours events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

What do you think? Is this a bad move by Disney or can you see a reason for the change?