Today was the busiest day of the past month at Walt Disney World, with the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT recording their highest average posted wait times of the past 30 days, while Animal Kingdom’s tally put it as the fourth-highest of the past month. Hollywood Studios’ average wait times have been lowered by capacity increases at key rides, so posted wait time averages there don’t tell the whole story.
We received 157 actual wait times from people in lines today. Let’s do the numbers!
Magic Kingdom Wait Times
Every attraction except Dumbo the Flying Elephant posted its highest average wait time of the week today. The good news is that the actual waits we measured at Big Thunder Mountain were only 46% of the posted wait; at Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid it was just 32% of posted; and Splash Mountain was just 63%.
EPCOT Wait Times
Except for Living with the Land (#9), every attraction at EPCOT had its highest average posted wait time of the past month today. The good news is that actual wait times at Soarin’ averaged just 53% of the posted wait time when we measured them.
Animal Kingdom Wait Times
Every attraction at Animal Kingdom posted its highest average wait times of the past week today. It wasn’t all bad, though – the actual waits at Kilimanjaro Safaris were just 38% of the posted wait when we measured them. Likewise, actual waits at Expedition Everest were just 52% of the posted wait.
Hollywood Studios Wait Times
Things weren’t quite as dire over at the Studios, but it was still busy. Disney’s getting adjusted to estimating the actual wait at Runaway Railway, too – actual waits at Runaway Railway averaged 71% of the posted waits when we measured them today.
Rise of the Resistance had a good day of operations calling boarding groups, with only one delay – the one that usually happens around 3 p.m.