Wait Times Increase as Halloween Approaches – Walt Disney World Wait Times Friday, October 30, 2020

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It’s no surprise that crowds and wait times increased today. Fridays usually show us an increase in wait times, and what’s more is we have a busy Halloween weekend ahead of us. Two parks, however, had easy breezy days showing that Animal Kingdom and EPCOT are your best picks for a less hectic day at Walt Disney World, if you’re not visiting on a weekend, that is. Let’s look at the numbers.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Let’s go in order of average wait times. Animal Kingdom usually has the lowest average wait times, and today that continues to be true. The attraction with the lowest wait is always TriceraTop Spin and it averaged a 5 minute wait today.

The other dino attraction in the park was relatively easy to ride today, DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #182 for the past year.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #165 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Surprisingly, Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Today’s wait time being a little higher today is surprising because the weather was much milder today than any recent day, and usually water rides are most popular on a very hot day. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #104 for the past year.

Another water ride, though one you won’t get wet on, Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #169 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 105% of the posted wait time.

It didn’t take too long to uh… fly today as Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 102 minutes, so today ranks #176 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

EPCOT had the second lowest average wait times of the four parks today, and yet all but one attraction reached its number 1 or number 2 highest average wait time for the 7-day average.

With Dias de los Muertos approaching it’s a festive time to ride Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, which had an average wait time today of 9 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #130 for the past year.

Another relaxing boat ride, Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #122 for the past year.

The not-so-relaxing Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #159 for the past year.

Another flight attraction, Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

The classic Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #126 for the past year.

And the ever-popular Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 60 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #127 for the past year.

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Magic Kingdom Wait Times

The one that started it all, and sure to be very popular on Halloween tomorrow, Magic Kingdom had the second longest average wait times. The attraction with the lowest average wait time, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, still had a wait time over 10 minutes, at 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week.

It took about a half hour to help defeat Zurg at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin which had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #142 for the past year.

Another spinning attraction, Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #120 for the past year.

It took quite a while to explore the rivers of the world on Jungle Cruise which had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

A journey to the second star to the right, Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Another attraction that reached number 1 today, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 365-day average is 83 minutes, so today ranks #161 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 85% of the posted wait time.

A journey to the land of scurvy scallywags, Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Venturing to out space at Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Another great mountain, Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

A Halloween appropriate attraction, The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time. So if you went to The Haunted Mansion today your actual wait time would have been around 31 minutes instead of 44 minutes.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

No surprise today that Disney’s Hollywood Studios had the highest wait times. The big cheese himself usually earns the highest wait time every day, and sure enough today continued that streak. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 76 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 82 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #53 for the past year.

Another runaway, a runaway elevator that is, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #169 for the past year.

Next door, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #172 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Another coaster, Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #162 for the past year.

It’s not all super long waits as Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #173 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 38% of the posted wait time.

And it didn’t take too long to go for a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers which had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #174 for the past year.

A galaxy far, far away took less than an hour to get to as Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #174 for the past year.

Boarding groups at Rise of the Resistance took a little longer than the last 7 days, but the attraction ran well most of the day.

 

Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

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