A Midweek Break From The Crowds – Walt Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Tuesday brought a break from some of the higher wait times we’ve seen in Walt Disney World, since its reopening.  Today’s waits at the Magic Kingdom, for example, ranked only as high as #21 out of the last 30 days, and Animal Kingdom and EPCOT ranked #16 and #19 respectively.  We received 154 actual wait times today across Walt Disney World.  Let’s do the numbers.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Starting in Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month.  The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 21 minutes (#6 week / #25 month), and Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 30 minutes  (#5 week / #22 month); Peter Pan’s actual wait averaged 87% of the posted wait time, which is good accuracy.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 33 minutes, good for #6 this week and #20 for the month (and #169 for the year). We received 9 actual wait times at Space Mountain today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 27 minutes (#6 for the week / #19 month / #155 year).

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #129 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Over in Liberty Square, Haunted Mansion had an average wait time of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #144 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Actual wait times in the Magic Kingdom today averaged 73% of the posted wait, so a posted wait of 60 minutes at Splash Mountain would’ve been an actual wait of around 44 minutes.

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Hollywood Studios Wait Times

The fabulous Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 88 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 #8 for the past month.

In Toy Story Land, Toy Story Mania! had an average posted wait time today of 30 minutes, #3 for the week, #12 for the month, and #160 for the year. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 42% of the posted wait time.  That’s a really large difference between posted and actual waits, and it’s happened a couple of times recently at TSM.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 71 minutes, #3 for the week, #10 for the past month and #139 for the year. We received 6 actual wait times at Slinky today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time. And Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 26 minutes (#7 / #16 / #162).

 

Boarding groups at Rise of the Resistance got started a little later today than the past few days – around 10:30 a.m. – but ran well most of the rest of the day,  There appears to be a scheduled pause around 3 p.m. today, possibly for cleaning. Other than that, it was a much better day than yesterday.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Expedition Everest had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #174 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today at Everest, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 21 minutes, #5 for the week, #15 for the month, and #166 for the past year. We received 15 actual wait times today for the Safaris, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 74 minutes. Its 7-day average is 86 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 104 minutes, so today ranks #153 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait to ride a dragon averaged 89% of the posted wait time.

We got 43 actual wait times at Animal Kingdom today, and they averaged 74% of the posted wait times. So a posted wait time of 40 minutes at Na’Vi River Journey would’ve meant an actual wait of 30 minutes.

EPCOT Wait Times

Test Track’s average wait time today of 52 minutes was 21 minutes below its 7-day average. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #115 for the past year.

Every day is a great day to go on Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, but today was especially great because it had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. That’s the lowest average wait for the past week and past month.  Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #205 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #147 for the past year.

And the always fun Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #141 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time. Quinoa for everyone!

Actual wait times at EPCOT averaged 57% of the posted wait today, which is low by historical standards (it’s typically around 70-80%).  That means that a posted wait of 15 minutes at Spaceship Earth was a 9-minute actual wait.

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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