Disney World Wait Times Were on the RISE This Week

By admin Apr22,2024

Waits were LONGER across the board at Walt Disney World this week.

The Tree of Life

After last week saw wait times go down pretty much across the board at Walt Disney World, this week saw that trend unfortunately head in the opposite direction. Major attractions at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom saw increases in their average wait times, some as high as 10 MINUTES!

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

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Before we get to those big changes however, we start at the Magic Kingdom, where things remained relatively stable. Only Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean saw appreciable increases, bumping up by 5 and 6 minutes respectively. (NOTE: Since Tron Lightcycle/Run does not currently use a standby queue, it’s not included here)

Mine Train

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train — 66 minutes
  • Peter Pan’s Flight — 51 minutes
  • Jungle Cruise — 44 minutes
  • Space Mountain — 42 minutes
  • Haunted Mansion — 31 minutes
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad — 29 minutes

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh — 29 minutes
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin — 26 minutes
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle — 25 minutes
  • Astro Orbiter — 25 minutes
  • Pirates of the Caribbean — 20 minutes
  • “it’s a small world” — 19 minutes
  • Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini — 16 minutes


  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic — 14 minutes
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant — 13 minutes
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin — 13 minutes
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel — 13 minutes
  • Liberty Square Riverboat — 13 minutes
  • Tomorrowland Speedway — 12 minutes
  • Enchanted Tiki Room — 10 minutes
  • Mad Tea Party — 10 minutes

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EPCOT Wait Times

EPCOT’s wait times saw an interesting pattern develop this week. While the times for the park’s major attractions like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Frozen Ever After remained relatively stable, the average waits for the parks slightly lower tier attractions jumped. (NOTE: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind does not currently use a standby queue, it’s not included here)

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — 63 minutes
  • Frozen Ever After — 62 minutes
  • Test Track — 53 minutes
  • Mission: SPACE — 34 minutes
  • Soarin’ — 31 minutes


  • Turtle Talk with Crush — 15 minutes
  • Spaceship Earth — 11 minutes
  • Journey into Imagination — 11 minutes
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends — 9 minutes
  • Gran Fiesta Tour — 9 minutes
  • Living with the Land — 8 minutes

The Grand Finale!

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

Animal Kingdom is where times really started to go haywire this week. Waits were up pretty much across the board at the park, with Flight of Passage leading the way with a whopping roughly 18 minute jump.

Avatar Flight of Passage

  • Avatar Flight of Passage — 88 minutes
  • Na’vi River Journey — 49 minutes
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris — 32 minutes
  • Kali River Rapids — 27 minutes

Kali River Rapids

  • Expedition Everest — 26 minutes
  • Dinosaur — 18 minutes
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug — 9 minutes
  • TriceraTop Spin — 7 minutes
  • The Boneyard — 0 minutes

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Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Like Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios has also seen some BIG jumps this week. Toy Story Mania and Tower of Terror both saw toughly 10 minute jumps, while the park’s other major attractions saw incremental increases.

Rise of the Resistance

  • Slinky Dog Dash — 78 minutes
  • Rise of the Resistance — 64 minutes
  • Tower of Terror — 57 minutes

Tower of Terror

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — 49 minutes
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway — 47 minutes
  • Toy Story Mania — 47 minutes
  • Alien Swirling Saucers — 29 minutes

Star Tours queue in Hollywood Studios

  • Star Tours — 12 minutes
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy — 11 minutes
  • Muppet Vision 3D — 10 minutes
  • Walt Disney Presents — 1 minutes

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