Rough Day at the Studios – Disney World Wait Times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Several headliner rides at Walt Disney World experienced extended outages today, including Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios and Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom.  Wait times were moderate at EPCOT and Magic Kingdom.  We received 140 actual wait times today – thanks Lines users!  And we counted 497 of 500 guests (that’s 99%) wearing masks in Animal Kingdom according to Disney’s guidelines today.  Let’s do the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 66 minutes. Its 7-day average is 72 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. And Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#118
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
52
Actual Waits Were
63%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#97
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
34
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#119
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#143
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
85%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#22
365-Day Rank
#131
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
40
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#151
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#153
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
22
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#2
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
31
Actual Waits Were
83%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#156
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
68%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#151
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
30
Actual Waits Were
54%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#163
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
19
Actual Waits Were
51%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#27
365-Day Rank
#186
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
19
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#126
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
25
Actual Waits Were
56%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#183
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#162
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#147
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
13
Actual Waits Were
104%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#174
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
66
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#131
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
17
Actual Waits Were
55%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#167

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

The most interesting wait time today might be at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Rise of the Resistance did not have a great afternoon.  Rise stopped calling boarding groups around noon, and didn’t resume calling boarding groups for almost two hours.  That restart lasted about fifteen minutes, and the ride shut down again just past 2 p.m., for over an hour.  As I write this, the ride was in the middle of a third hour-plus outage.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
49
Actual Waits Were
65%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#147
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#75
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
51
Actual Waits Were
94%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#116
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
28
Actual Waits Were
51%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#141
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
68
Actual Waits Were
73%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#134
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
25
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#139
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
56
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#105
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
57
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#134

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 54 minutes, and those posted wait times were a pretty good indicator of how long actual waits were:  We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 102% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
27
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#146
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
47
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#7
365-Day Rank
#93
Kali River Rapids
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#145
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
19
Actual Waits Were
43%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#157
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
13
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#90
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#120
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
45
Actual Waits Were
80%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#142
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
54
Actual Waits Were
102%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#146

EPCOT Wait Times

Test Track had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month.

EPCOT wait times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#208
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#162
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
12
Actual Waits Were
20%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#147
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
18
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#157
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
34
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#130
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
18
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#131
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
56
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#91
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
8
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#25
365-Day Rank
#191
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
61
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#121

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.

2 thoughts on “Rough Day at the Studios – Disney World Wait Times for Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • December 2, 2020 at 10:13 pm
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    Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad broke down at least twice—once while we were in line (after 60+ minutes), and once while we were on the ride. It was a rough day at Hollywood, for sure.

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  • December 3, 2020 at 6:58 am
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    It was indeed a rough day! We were unlucky in getting a boarding group in the morning, got a backup group at 2pm. They only called through group 90. We were group 93 🙁
    The breakdowns seemed to make the lines surge at the other attractions. Even with the lower crowds, they just don’t have enough to do but wait in lines.

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