Getting a Little Busy at the Kingdoms – Disney World Wait Times for Friday, November 13, 2020

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The Kingdoms – Magic and Animal – were the busiest parks today as we get past the remnants of Eta and head into the weekend.  We received 189 actual wait times today from folks in line at Walt Disney World – thanks to all of you! Besides using data to accurately provide Expected Wait Times in our Lines app, we also collect data on mask compliance in the parks. Today our field team counted 500 people at Magic Kingdom and 481 of those guests (96%) were wearing masks in accordance with Disney’s guidelines. Yesterday we counted 488 out of 500 (98%) wearing masks properly at EPCOT.

Let’s do the wait time numbers!

EPCOT Wait Times

Things usually get their busiest at EPCOT on the weekends, starting with Friday evenings. This trend continued today.

EPCOT crowds were middle of the road for the month, with average waits under 30 minutes all day.  Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Mission: SPACE Green’s wait times were lower, as always.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month.  We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 64% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 54% of the posted wait time.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month.

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Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month.We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 54% of the posted wait time.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #32 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 79% of the posted wait time.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month.  We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month.  We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 67 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month.

Actual wait times at the Magic Kingdom were just under 70% of the posted waits, which is in line with historical averages.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

After some not-so-nice weather the past few days, today’s weather was quite pleasant making it an ideal day to visit Animal Kingdom.

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 87% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 40% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 57 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time, which means the actual average wait time was around 43 minutes.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 46% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 47% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 67 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 78 minutes. Its 7-day average is 81 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 79 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #179 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 146% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance started calling boarding groups around 8:45 a.m. today, around an hour before they’ve been starting this week.  There have been three long pauses in calling Rise of the Resistance boarding groups so far today: one for about at hour starting at 9:30 a.m.; another for about 30 minutes at 11:30 a.m.; and a third from around 12:50 p.m. for about an hour.  Still, with increased ride capacity Rise is in good shape to get beyond a hundred boarding groups today.

 

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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