A Busy Sunday With Some Surprises – Disney World Wait Times, November 15, 2020

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Looks like lots of folks spent their Sunday funday visiting Walt Disney World. Animal Kingdom had it’s 4th busiest day in the past 30 day period, and had the highest average wait times of the four theme parks. The weather was pretty lovely today which usually drives some extra attendance to Animal Kingdom as the weather makes for excellent animal viewing. Thanks to our awesome Lines app users, our Liners, we received 125 actual wait times today. Let’s do the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Let’s start with a surprise. Magic Kingdom actually had the lowest average wait times of the four Walt Disney World theme parks today. The temperature may have been mild today, but it was still in warm enough for Splash Mountain to have the highest average wait times today. It had an average wait time today of 66 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 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, which means the actual wait time was only about 35 minutes.

Another popular mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #102 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait times were around 27 minutes or so.

A family favorite coaster, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 81 minutes, so today ranks #140 for the past year.

Today was a busy day for Buzz, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 36 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 #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #116 for the past year.

Wait times soared a little at Dumbo the Flying Elephant which had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #118 for the past year.

Although today was busy at Peter Pan’s Flight with an average wait time of 33 minutes, the 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #152 for the past year – not bad. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Setting sail on Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #97 for the past year.

It may be a festive time of year, but plenty of guests still want to be spooked. The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #195 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

The second least busy park today, EPCOT, saw the unexpected arrival of Figment in a holiday sweater, complete with a tribute to the building’s dual pyramid shape. Usually EPCOT is quite busy on the weekends, and today’s wait times ranked as number 4 in the past 30 day period.

With the arrival of the Tomato Margarita, doing for a ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros sounds like a great idea. This classic attraction 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 9 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #125 for the past year.

It’s no surprise that today would be busy at Journey Into Imagination With Figment which had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #47 for the past year.

And now that it is decorated for the holidays, Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 17 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 #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #66 for the past year.

With so much attention on this side of the park, Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #77 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

And finally also at Future World West, The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #123 for the past year.

And as always the busiest attract of the day, Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #58 for the past year.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

It’s hard to believe Hollywood Studios did not have the highest overall wait times of the Disney parks today. Perhaps the added capacity of Rise of the Resistance and change in boarding group procedures is paying off.

It was a pretty smooth day for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run which had an average wait time today of 47 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month.  We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 88% of the posted wait time, so the actual wait time was in the 41 minute range.

It didn’t take too long to rock out on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith which had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 64% of the posted wait time.

Having some fun with Andy’s toys at Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #184 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

And Slinky Dog Dash continues to be popular with an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year.

Things were chugging along today at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway with an average wait time today of 71 minutes. Its 7-day average is 82 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 79 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #75 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance is having a really good day of operations. With the new procedures and increased capacity, we are seeing boarding groups in the 120 range and higher being called.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

With wonderful weather comes an increased interest in Animal Kingdom. The incredible animals here tend to be more active when the weather isn’t as hot.

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #71 for the past year.

The wait time at Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain reached new heights with an average wait time today of 47 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #99 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 54% of the posted wait time.

While Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 32 minutes, its actual average wait time was around 17 minutes. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #125 for the past year.

One attraction that is really driving up the average wait times of the park is Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 85% of the posted wait time.

And as always the busiest ride, Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 71 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 96 minutes, so today ranks #136 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

 

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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