Let’s Hop to EPCOT – Disney World Wait Times for Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Crowds were moderate across Walt Disney World today, with a noticeable bump in wait times at EPCOT after 2 p.m.  That might be guests hopping parks from Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, which opened much earlier in the day.  And although the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT had posted wait times that put today in the top 10 busiest of the past month, I don’t think crowds were as large as those times indicate.  The actual waits in line were just 58% or less of the posted wait times at those parks.  That means your actual waits in line were closer to half of the posted wait, than the posted wait itself.

We received 189 actual wait times today from fabulous users of our Lines app.  And we counted 488 of 500 guests (98%) wearing masks according to Disney’s guidelines.  Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #53 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 46% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Saturday, January 16, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
50
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
61
Actual Waits Were
46%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#53
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
47
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#43
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Average Posted Wait
40
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Country Bear Jamboree
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#49
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
46
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#29
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
44
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#114
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#24
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
30
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#24
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
45
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#74
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
59
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#22
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
65
Actual Waits Were
55%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#68
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
45
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#119
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
37
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#33
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
The Hall of Presidents
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
38
Actual Waits Were
43%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#99
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
21
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#61
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
33
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#63
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
29
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#56
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
84
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#70
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
35
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#31

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #109 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 56% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Saturday, January 16, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
66
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#16
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
56%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#109
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
31
Actual Waits Were
52%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#85
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
23
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#31
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#98
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
64
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#73
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
59
Actual Waits Were
93%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#120

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #146 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Saturday, January 16, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having a great day of operations. As of 5 p.m., Rise had called over 140 boarding groups without even one significant delay today.  They have a really good chance of getting in 160 boarding groups before the day is done. This is very good news for the ride and the park.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Saturday, January 16, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
27
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#32
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
44
Actual Waits Were
65%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#151
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#17
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
66
Actual Waits Were
123%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#59
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
66%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#87
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
61
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#146
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
29
Actual Waits Were
47%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#90
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
47
Actual Waits Were
62%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#147
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
65
Actual Waits Were
104%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#76

EPCOT Wait Times

Test Track had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #35 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Saturday, January 16, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
13
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#56
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
21
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#58
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
14
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#80
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
31
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#84
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
58
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#29
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
25
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#72
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
72
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#35
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#81
Mission: SPACE Green
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#246
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
38
Actual Waits Were
81%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#169

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.

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