Lighter Crowds Across The Parks – Walt Disney World Wait Times for Monday, October 19, 2020

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Crowds were lower on Monday at every park in Walt Disney World except Hollywood Studios, and the wait times there are almost too high to be believed.  It was also a tough day for Rise of the Resistance, after a pretty good week.  Let’s do the numbers.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Wait times at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad averaged 38 minutes today, well below its 7-day average of 48 minutes and its 30-day average of 45 minutes. And even then, actual wait times today averaged 45% of the posted wait time, so your average wait was under 20 minutes.

It was a similar story over at Splash Mountain, which had an average wait time today of 66 minutes (#5 week / # 11 month). But actual waits only averaged 62% of the posted wait time, so a posted wait of 66 minutes was an actual wait of about 41 minutes.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month (and #128 for the past year). The actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time, which is pretty good overall.  And Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 43 minutes (#5 week / #16 month / #150 year). The actual wait at Space averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. The actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

 

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EPCOT Wait Times

Monday was a good day to tour EPCOT, with wait times around the park averaging under 25 minutes.  Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 74 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month (#164 for the past year, too).

Test Track had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month.

 

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Wait times at the Studios today were sus, as the kids say.  Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. But the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.  That’s way off – it means the actual wait in line at TSM averaged around 12 minutes.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. The actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Actual waits averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 90 minutes. Its 7-day average is 83 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month.

Things were rough over at Rise of the Resistance today. It looks like they had a long outage starting around 10:30 this morning for about an hour, and then another long outage from around 3:10 p.m. to around 4:25 p.m.  It looks like Rise isn’t going to get to Boarding Group 90 today.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Wait times were pretty accurate over at Avatar: Flight of Passage today.  FoP had an average wait time today of 78 minutes. Its 7-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 104 minutes, so today ranks #153 for the past year. Actual waits averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month.

And Expedition Everest had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month.

Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

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