Holiday Weekend Traffic Starting to Arrive – Disney World Wait Times for Friday, January 15, 2021

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Although we are not expecting a massive increase in wait times this weekend, with the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday on Monday, things are getting a little busier today. We expect wait times to increase over the weekend and after a very slow few days this week, today brings an uptick in wait times in some of the parks.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios our team observed just 6 out of 500 guests that were not wearing their masks in accordance with Disney’s guidelines. That means 99% of observed guests were wearing this masks correctly. Let’s take a look at today’s average posted wait times and actual wait time data.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Magic Kingdom saw the greatest increase in wait times today, compared to the rest of the week, for the four theme parks. And wait times really picked up after park hopping hours after 2:00 p.m.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 46% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #123 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #115 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #106 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 93% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 62 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 78 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #122 for the past year.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #135 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

Another very quiet day at EPCOT, though right now the main attraction is the Festival of the Arts. Test Track had the highest wait times today, racing ahead of Frozen Ever After.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 6 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #226 for the past year. We miss you Donald Duck.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #244 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth 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 22 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #161 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #129 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #218 for the past year.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Today’s wait times at Hollywood Studios rank at number 28 out of the past 30 days. A rare day for Slinky Dog Dash to have the longest average wait time instead of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #32 for the past year.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 47% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 83% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 88% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance started the day out great, but around 11:30 a.m. until about 1:00 p.m. had some interruptions. Ever since it has been running behind pace of the past 7 days for Boarding Groups.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Yet another day in which Na’vi River Journey has a longer wait than Avatar Flight of Passage – so weird. Kali River Rapids is still under refurbishment. Although today had a slight increase in wait times, it is still ranked just 27 out of the past 30 days.

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 140% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait was just about five minutes – wow!

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 40% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #167 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

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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