Christmas Crowds Continue to Grow – Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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The Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios were the busiest parks today, and EPCOT continues to have over-inflated posted wait times.  We received 207 actual wait times today from our fabulous Lines users.  And we counted 495 of 500 guests (99%) in EPCOT and 491 of 500 (98%) at Disney Springs wearing masks according to Disney’s guidelines. Let’s do the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Posted wait times were up at the Magic Kingdom, but actual wait times were lower than you’d expect based on those posted times.  For example, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 81 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. But we received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged just 43% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
49
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#4
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
81
Actual Waits Were
43%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#30
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
45
Actual Waits Were
52%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#67
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Average Posted Wait
50
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#58
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
64
Actual Waits Were
81%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
68
Actual Waits Were
104%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#64
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
26
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#23
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
41
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
42
Actual Waits Were
88%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#91
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
62
Actual Waits Were
79%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#13
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
81
Actual Waits Were
63%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#57
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
85
Actual Waits Were
68%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#15
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
41
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#35
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
40
Actual Waits Were
63%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#117
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#83
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
46
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#29
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#73
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
106
Actual Waits Were
61%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#72
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
46%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#47

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Actual wait times at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run continue to be pretty close to the posted waits.  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 92 minutes. Its 7-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 101% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Rise of the Resistance is having a solid day of operations.  Boarding groups began riding Rise of the Resistance around 8:30 a.m., and proceeded continuously until just after 11 a.m., when there was a delay of around 40 minutes in calling boarding group 47.  Boarding resumed around 11:45 a.m.  The usual delay in boarding groups around 3 p.m. only lasted around 15 minutes today, too, and that’ll allow more groups to experience Rise of the Resistance.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
50
Actual Waits Were
62%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#130
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
41
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#25
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
79
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#54
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
38
Actual Waits Were
75%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#85
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
76
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#86
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
42
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#25
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
43
Actual Waits Were
63%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#158
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
92
Actual Waits Were
101%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#32

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 89 minutes. Its 7-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 85 minutes, so today ranks #90 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 92% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
62
Actual Waits Were
83%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#26
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
39
Actual Waits Were
41%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#106
Kali River Rapids
Average Posted Wait
21
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#56
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
30
Actual Waits Were
51%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#101
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#3
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
9
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#7
365-Day Rank
#68
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
88
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#41
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
89
Actual Waits Were
92%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#90

EPCOT Wait Times

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month.  But we received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#13
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#146
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#188
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
43
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#37
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
45
Actual Waits Were
48%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#82
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
21
Actual Waits Were
49%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#117
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
69
Actual Waits Were
50%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#48
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#153
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
30
Actual Waits Were
90%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#211

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.

One thought on “Christmas Crowds Continue to Grow – Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  • December 22, 2020 at 7:16 pm
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    Love all your mask compliance stats! Have you done any research about how many guests at non-Disney parks are wearing their masks on any given day? I’d heard that compliance at Sea World and Busch isn’t good, but am interested in seeing the numbers!

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