Weekend Crowds Begin to Arrive, Walt Disney World Wait Times – Friday, December 4, 2020

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Despite being a dreary day in Orlando, attendance and wait times are picking up today. Magic Kingdom is actually seeing its second busiest day in terms of average wait times in the past 30 days. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has long average wait times, thanks in part to another bumpy day of operations at Rise of the Resistance. At Magic Kingdom today our team observed 487 out of 500 guests wearing masks properly in accordance with Disney’s guidelines.

We received 188 actual wait time submissions in our Lines app today. Thanks to our Liners! Let’s jump in.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Since it’s a gloomy day, let’s brighten things up with looking at attractions that feature sunshine, tropical vibes, or bright lights.

Few attractions have more of a day-glow than Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in all its black light glory. Today’s average wait time was 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #89 for the past year.

There is just one moon and one golden sun at “it’s a small world” which had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 111% of the posted wait time.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #116 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 116% of the posted wait time.

Things always seem brighter in Neverland. Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year.

Sail the seas at Pirates of the Caribbean which had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 13 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 82% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait was around 42 minutes.

Plenty of sunshine heading your way at Splash Mountain which had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #75 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #88 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 47% of the posted wait time.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Let’s continue to brighten things up by featuring more bright light and sunny attractions.

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights. Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 25 minutes, which is pretty gonzo! Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Look out for the bright flashing lights from the paparazzi. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #90 for the past year.

Things are always brighter in Toy Story Land. Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #179 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #134 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Have a picnic perfect day at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway which had an average wait time today of 91 minutes. Its 7-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Bright suns! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 90% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance has been dealing with a bumpy day with a delay of almost an hour in calling boarding groups between 12:00 and 12:45 p.m, and some slow downs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It’s unlikely they’ll get anywhere close to 100 boarding groups today.

EPCOT Wait Times

There’s always a bright future at EPCOT. Let’s keep those sunshine vibes going.

Down sunny Mexico way, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 8 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #137 for the past year.

Figment always brightens our day. Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #114 for the past year.

The nourishing power of the sun is on display at Living with the Land which 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 12 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #100 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

In the big blue world, The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #133 for the past year.

As Olaf dreams of sunny summer, Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 78 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 72 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #42 for the past year.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Practically every attraction at Animal Kingdom is outdoors, but some bright lights and sunshine can still be found.

The ride formerly known as CTX may be a very dark ride, but when those strobe lights hit – whoa now! DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #86 for the past year.

Gloomy days are always better aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris which had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 55 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 62 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time, meaning the actual wait averaged about 43 minutes.

 

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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