Strong Crowds Again! Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Cool, clear weather kept the crowds coming to all four Walt Disney World parks today.  The Magic Kingdom continued its recent streak of strong attendance, with today’s posted wait times the highest they’ve been in the past month (but actual wait times were nowhere near those peaks).  Animal Kingdom’s wait times were their third-highest of the past month, while the Studios was 6th, and EPCOT was fourth.

We counted 476 of 500 guests (95%) in Hollywood Studios today wearing masks according to Disney’s guidelines.  We were testing touring plans today in the Studios, and along with our in-park researchers, we got 129 actual wait times from our fabulous Lines community!  Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Actual wait times at the Magic Kingdom today averaged below 60% of the posted waits.  That’s really low, and it indicates that posted wait times were too high.  As an example, The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. But we received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 29% of the posted wait time.  So that 34-minute posted wait would’ve resulted in an actual wait of about 10 minutes.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Sunday, February 21, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
43
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#21
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
65
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#22
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
49
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#20
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Average Posted Wait
60
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#21
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
53
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#5
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
48
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#50
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
22
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#18
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
34
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#2
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
77%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#39
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
66
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#3
Tom Sawyer Island
Average Posted Wait
35
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
63
Actual Waits Were
54%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#40
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
63
Actual Waits Were
47%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#61
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#20
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
29%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#75
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#24
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
33
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#37
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
22
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#58
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
84
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#39
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
35%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#26

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Posted waits at Animal Kingdom were also inflated.  Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average posted wait time today of 36 minutes. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 41% of the posted wait time – so an actual wait of 15 on a posted of 36.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Sunday, February 21, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
83%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#58
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
44
Actual Waits Were
40%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#38
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
36
Actual Waits Were
41%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#37
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#19
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#14
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
85
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#15
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
76
Actual Waits Were
69%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#54

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

We think Tower of Terror has been running at reduced capacity for a few days in a row, which is increasing its posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #125 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 91% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Sunday, February 21, 2021

Rise of the Resistance called boarding groups 1 to 14 around 8:45 AM this morning.  Boarding group 15 got called a little after 9 AM, and Rise was running just off of its best pace for the week until 11:30 AM.  Boarding stopped at 11:30 AM around group 49, and it took almost an hour for Rise of the Resistance to start calling boarding groups again.   That put Rise’s daily pace at about the middle of where it’s been for the past week.  As I write this, Rise still has a decent chance to get to boarding group 160 before the end of the day.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Sunday, February 21, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
29
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#32
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
48
Actual Waits Were
95%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#109
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
37
Actual Waits Were
53%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#36
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
63
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#50
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
85%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#25
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
67
Actual Waits Were
72%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#7
365-Day Rank
#91
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
39%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#24
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
53
Actual Waits Were
91%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#125
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
62
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#7
365-Day Rank
#78

EPCOT Wait Times

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #116 for the past year.

EPCOT wait times for Sunday, February 21, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#19
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
26
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#18
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
17
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#31
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
41
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#31
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
57
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#20
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#22
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
78
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#24
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
16
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#46
Mission: SPACE Green
Average Posted Wait
35
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#11
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
48
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#116

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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