This just in from the folks over at KingsIsle:
Extended Wizard101 Maintenance
As part of our ongoing effort to improve Wizard101, we will be performing extended maintenance on the game several times over the next few weeks.
Starting Wednesday July 28th, Wizard101 will be offline for 1 hour; from 3am to 4am Central US Time.
Once the game is back online, Paying Players* will be able to log in immediately and Free to Play players will have intermittent access. Throughout the day, all players may experience delays logging their characters in to the worlds.
Thank you for your patience while we continue to improve Wizard101 for all our players.
*paying players include those who are currently subscribed, or have purchased $10 in Crowns or more in the last 30 days.