All Four Parks Relatively Quiet Including EPCOT – Disney World Wait Times for Friday, January 8, 2021

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Despite it being Friday and despite it being the first day of EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts, it’s a relatively slow day at Walt Disney World.  January is usually a good time to visit, though this is traditionally Walt Disney World Marathon weekend. With it being cancelled we’re in for a quieter weekend than normal. We received 164 actual wait times from our Lines app users – thank you, Liners! Our team observed 13 out of 500 guests were not wearing their masks in accordance with Disney’s guidelines. So that puts it at just under 98% of observed guests were wearing their masks correctly.

In honor of the first day of the Festival of the Arts, we’ll focus mainly on attractions that have an artful spin or inspiration. Let’s check out the data for Disney’s posted wait times and more!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

In the queue of Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain there are some great examples of local art and sculptures. Everest had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #170 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

No better attraction to get inspired to make animal themed art than Kilimanjaro Safaris which had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #226 for the past year.

Any artist would be inspired by the beauty of Na’vi River Journey and the thrill of Avatar Flight of Passage. River Journey had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #125 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #158 for the past year.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Humor is an art form all its own. Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past year.

Music of all styles is most certainly art. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #154 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

The art of the scare is alive and well at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror which had an average wait time today of 73 minutes. Its 7-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. It is also rare that Tower of Terror has the highest wait of all the attractions at Hollywood Studios, but such was the case today.

Perfect the art of the perfect score at Toy Story Mania! which had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #154 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Some of the visual gags in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway are works of art. Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #168 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance is having a slightly rough day, like a Padawan in training. There were two slight gaps in operation at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and boarding group distribution is about the middle of pace for the past 7 days.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Enjoy the earthly hues of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #107 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

The inspiration for much whimsical art, Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #133 for the past year.

Perhaps the most art-inspired attraction of them all, thank you Mary Blair, “it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #115 for the past year.

Showcasing the art of music and animation, Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past year.

So many artists are inspired by outer space. Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #109 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

Macabre themes in art can evoke emotion. The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #172 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Like a child’s storybook illustrations come to life, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #167 for the past year.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs marked the birth of a new artform, the animated full length film. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 82 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 81 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

The Little Mermaid is credited as resurrected Disney’s animated film artform. Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #152 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 30% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

The way the animatronics in the finale scene come and go is an artform all its own. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 6 minutes. Its 7-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #204 for the past year.

Figment is one of the stars of the Festival of the Arts. Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #70 for the past year.

What better inspiration than nature, Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #145 for the past year.

Journey back to the Renaissance aboard Spaceship Earth which had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #125 for the past year.

For many, cars are works of art. Test Track had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #91 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Our beautiful oceans can certainly inspire art. The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #146 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After was unexpectedly down, not operating at all today. Maybe Anna and Elsa decided to check out the festival instead.

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

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