UPDATE: Wait Times Increase 29% at Magic Kingdom’s Most Popular Ride

By admin Apr1,2024

It’s Spring Break in Disney World…which is a nightmare for a lot of people. But it doesn’t have to be!

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Yes, Spring Break and Easter weekend are notoriously busy times in the parks, and that has stayed true this year. Genie+ is selling out at record-high prices, and Park Passes are filling upbut we’ve got tips on how to stay sane and still have an awesome Disney vacation! Now it’s time to take a look at the wait time patterns from the past week so you can prepare for your upcoming trip! Take a deep breath because (spoiler alert) they’ve increased. Like, a LOT.

Take a look at this week’s average wait times — going from highest to lowest!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Despite the decreases in wait times last week, things have made a harsh turnaround in Magic Kingdom. For example, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train went from a 67-minute average to a 90-minute average! And that’s just the start…keep scrolling to see the rest!

We’ve seen a lot of these lately with the long lines!

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train — 90 minutes
  • Space Mountain — 67 minutes
  • Peter Pan’s Flight — 66 minutes
  • Jungle Cruise — 61 minutes
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad — 50 minutes
  • Haunted Mansion — 44 minutes

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin — 37 minutes
  • Astro Orbiter — 37 minutes
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle — 37 minutes
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh — 35 minutes
  • Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini — 31 minutes
  • Pirates of the Caribbean — 29 minutes
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant — 29 minutes

Under the Sea

  • “it’s a small world” — 26 minutes
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin — 25 minutes
  • Tomorrowland Speedway — 23 minutes
  • Mad Tea Party — 18 minutes
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic — 14 minutes
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel — 14 minutes
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover — 13 minutes

Pirates of the Caribbean

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EPCOT Wait Times

Magic Kingdom was not the only week to see a jump in wait times! EPCOT is a fan-favorite park and with the Flower & Garden Festival in full swing, it’s PLENTY busy. There aren’t as many rides, but be prepared to wait for the popular ones like Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — 83 minutes
  • Frozen Ever After — 80 minutes
  • Test Track — 77 minutes
  • Mission: SPACE — 63 minutes
  • Soarin’ — 42 minutes

Spaceship Earth

  • Spaceship Earth — 20 minutes
  • Turtle Talk with Crush — 18 minutes
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends — 14 minutes
  • Journey into Imagination — 11 minutes
  • Gran Fiesta Tour — 10 minutes
  • Living with the Land — 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.

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Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Surprise, surprise…Flight of Passage is back to a triple-digit wait time average this week after dropping to 76 minutes last week. We’ve noticed Individual Lightning Lanes sell out incredibly fast for this attraction in the morning, so if you want one and see it available, grab it while you can!

Expedition Everest

  • Avatar Flight of Passage — 100 minutes
  • Na’vi River Journey — 63 minutes
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris — 47 minutes
  • Expedition Everest — 44 minutes

Dinosaur Loading Area

  • Dinosaur — 24 minutes
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug — 12 minutes
  • TriceraTop Spin — 11 minutes
  • The Boneyard — 0 minutes

TriceraTop Spin

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Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Last week, wait times at Hollywood Studios were shockingly mild. Unfortunately, that has changed this week with several attractions posting averages over an hour. Slinky Dog Dash had the longest lines in ALL of Disney World this week as well.

Slinky Dog Dash

  • Slinky Dog Dash — 109 minutes
  • Rise of the Resistance — 93 minutes
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — 80 minutes

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

  • Tower of Terror — 60 minutes
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway — 59 minutes
  • Toy Story Mania — 56 minutes
  • Alien Swirling Saucers — 38 minutes

Alien Swirling Saucers

  • Star Tours — 25 minutes
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy — 13 minutes
  • Muppet Vision 3D — 10 minutes
  • Walt Disney Presents — 9 minutes

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is currently closed for refurbishment and is set to reopen this summer.

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Stay tuned to DFB for more updates from Disney World!

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Oh boy, planning a Disney trip can be quite the adventure, and we totally get it! But fear not, dear friends, we compiled EVERYTHING you need (and the things to avoid!) to plan the ULTIMATE Disney vacation.

Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, our insider tips and tricks will have you exploring the parks like never before. So come along with us, and get planning your most magical vacation ever!

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