2021 Starts With a Slow Down – Disney World Wait Times for Friday, January 1, 2021

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Welcome to 2021! It is exciting to kick off the new year with our first recap of the day’s wait times. We want to wish you a wonderful new year and thank you for starting the year with us! Today all but Disney’s Animal Kingdom saw a slight decline in the average posted wait times. Animal Kingdom had its highest average wait times of the past 30 days.

We received 156 actual wait times from our Lines app users today. EPCOT had the most inaccurate posted wait times of the four parks, which has been the case for some time now. Let’s do the numbers, for the first time in 2021!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Today ranks at number 6 of the past 30 days at Magic Kingdom. We do typically see a decline in wait times when comparing New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day.

Magic Kingdom Average Wait Times 01-01-2021

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #70 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 51% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #97 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 98% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 55 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #48 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 64% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 67 minutes. Its 7-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #75 for the past year.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 84 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 84 minutes. Its 7-day average is 88 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 78 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 74 minutes, so today ranks #84 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

EPCOT’s posted wait times have been much higher than the actual wait times, and today is no exception. At Soarin’ the average wait time today was 74 minutes. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time, meaning the actual average wait was around 40 minutes instead of 74 minutes.

EPCOT Average Wait Times 01-01-2021

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 16 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 #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #63 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 103 minutes. Its 7-day average is 93 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #144 for the past year.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Despite a bumpy day for the Resistance at Rise of the Resistance, Disney’s Hollywood Studios had a fairly average day.

Hollywood Studios Average Wait Times 01-01-2021

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #53 for the past year.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #55 for the past year.

Rise of the Resistance 01-01-2021

Rise of the Resistance started the new year by sleeping in. The first Boarding Groups were not called until a little after 9:00 a.m. and there were some slow downs in operations around 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is behind pace compared to the past 7 days.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Today the busiest park at Walt Disney World was Animal Kingdom, which is rare. Pandora – World of Avatar’s two attractions had the highest wait times which is pretty much always the case.

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 63 minutes. Its 7-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 46% of the posted wait time.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 41% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 87 minutes. Its 7-day average is 77 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 100 minutes. Its 7-day average is 85 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

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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 on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

One thought on “2021 Starts With a Slow Down – Disney World Wait Times for Friday, January 1, 2021

  • January 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm
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    Love these! My OCD isn’t letting me sleep until today’s update is posted lol

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