The wait is over. Holiday crowds have made their exit from Disney World!
We’ve seen decorations come down and new merchandise replace the festive finds on the shelves, but one of the biggest things that has changed is the crowds. Overall it felt less crowded on a day-to-day basis this week, even though Park Passes were selling out for Annual Passholders on certain days. So what does this mean for the wait times? Well, let’s just say we think you’re going to like the news!
Below, we will show you the average wait times from every attraction in Disney World over the past week. You’ll see that wait times took a major dip compared to last week, the first week of January. See for yourself!
Starting in Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time of 80 minutes. Last week, the average wait time was 109 minutes, so the average has decreased significantly since then.
Next, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 64 minutes, Space Mountain averaged 55 minutes, Jingle Cruise averaged 48 minutes, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Haunted Mansion at 42 minutes. Average wait times held Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 33 minutes, Enchanted Tales with Belle at 30 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 29 minutes, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean at 28 minutes.
After that, “it’s a small world” averaged 19 minutes, Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini averaged 20 minutes, Dumbo the Flying Elephant averaged 18 minutes, Tomorrowland Speedway and Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 17 minutes, Mickey’s PhilharMagic averaged 15 minutes, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover averaged 13 minutes, and Mad Tea Party averaged 12 minutes.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel averaged 11 minutes, Enchanted Tiki Room averaged 11 minutes, and other attractions like Hall of Presidents, Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, Carousel of Progress, and Liberty Square Riverboat all tied at 5-minute average wait times.
The Country Bear Jamboree averaged a 14-minute wait, and Tom Sawyer Island was a walk-on this week.
Heading over to EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure took the top spot for the highest average wait time with 80 minutes, which went down a LOT from last week’s 127-minute average. Then, Frozen Ever After had an average wait time of 67 minutes. This is a decrease from last week’s 98-minute average.
Test Track had a 63-minute average wait time this week. Next up is Soarin’ at 40 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 20 minutes, Spaceship Earth and Turtle Talk with Crush at 15 minutes, The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 11 minutes, Journey into Imagination at 11 minutes, Living with the Land at 10 minutes, and Gran Fiesta Tour at 9 minutes.
Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China had no wait times this week.
Slinky Dog Dash decreased this week from a 125-minute average to a 96-minute average. Rise of the Resistance is next in this park with 86 minutes, down quite a bit from 122 minutes last week. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster actually had the longest wait time in the park with a 103-minute average — this is due to its months-long closure that began on January 8th.
Other wait times in the park decreased this week, including Tower of Terror at 61 minutes, Toy Story Mania at 58 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 57 minutes, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 54 minutes.
After that, Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 30 minutes, Star Tours — The Adventure Continues averaged 15 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 15 minutes, Walt Disney Presents averaged 13 minutes, and Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 10 minutes.
Now, let’s head over to Animal Kingdom! After reaching a 170-minute average last week, Avatar Flight of Passage is down to a 96-minute average this week.
Following that, Na’vi River Journey at 62 minutes, Expedition Everest at 36 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 30 minutes, DINOSAUR at 19 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 10 minutes.
It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 11 minutes and TriceraTop Spin also averaged 8 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail were walk-ons.
Stay tuned to DFB for more updates from Disney World!
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