All Parks but Magic Kingdom Post High Wait Times – Disney World Waits for Monday, May 17, 2021

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Average posted wait times today at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom ranked in the top 5 for the past month, while wait times at the Magic Kingdom were moderate.  Hollywood Studios’ wait times were not helped by what seems to be reduced capacity at Tower of Terror, and ongoing issues at Rise of the Resistance.

We’ve received 208 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines users! Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #159 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Monday, May 17, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #161 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #288 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin 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 26 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #205 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 43% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Country Bear Jamboree had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #111 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #234 for the past year.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #69 for the past year.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #82 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #117 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #166 for the past year.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #181 for the past year.

Tom Sawyer Island had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #169 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #209 for the past year.

The Haunted Mansion 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 23 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #177 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 51% of the posted wait time.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #110 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #106 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #251 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #233 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 104% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #160 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #160 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Monday, May 17, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #66 for the past year.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #98 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #57 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #38 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #44 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 6 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #95 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #65 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 96% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #103 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Monday, May 17, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having a bad day of operations.  Rise of the Resistance’s day began promising, as it started calling boarding groups around 8:45 a.m.  But Rise of the Resistance ran into problems almost immediately, with a two-hour delay in calling new boarding groups after boarding group 15 at 9:00 a.m.  And that wasn’t the only long delay between boarding groups at Rise of the Resistance.  It looks like ROTR only called three boarding groups between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.  At this rate, it’s unlikely that Rise of the Resistance will get to boarding group 160 – it’s running at the worst rate of the past week.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Monday, May 17, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 87% of the posted wait time.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #135 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% 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 59 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #31 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 89% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #81 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney Presents had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 78 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 85% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #84 for the past year.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #198 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 100% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #108 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 139% of the posted wait time.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is -1 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is -1 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past year.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #146 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 57 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #45 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Monday, May 17, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #294 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #41 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #96 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 15% of the posted wait time.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 23 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 #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #114 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #120 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Green had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #107 for the past year.

 

 

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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.

4 thoughts on “All Parks but Magic Kingdom Post High Wait Times – Disney World Waits for Monday, May 17, 2021

  • May 18, 2021 at 9:58 am
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    Just bring back fastpass .. now that things are going back to a more normal time… Bringing it back will let guests feel like the park is looking out for them!

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  • May 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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    Hi Len,

    I’m due to go in three weeks, and the projected times in my touring plans are noticeably lower than the actual wait times yesterday, even though the crowd level yesterday was 2-4 and will be 3-6 when I go.

    I crunched some numbers, and the projected wait times for the days I am going (6/7, 6/8, 6/10, 6/13) are on average 11 minutes or 27% lower than the posted wait times yesterday, even with the higher crowd calendar projection. The projections for most rides are off from yesterday’s wait times by 10-15 minutes, but there are some outliers: Slinky Dog at 39 minutes vs. 78 yesterday, Millennium Falcon at 38 minutes vs. 59 yesterday, Test Track at 31 minutes vs. 59 yesterday, Expedition Everest at 7 minutes vs. 27 yesterday, etc.

    I know it’s hard to predict what crowds will be like in three weeks, especially with all the external factors this year due to changing COVID restrictions and capacity. At a high level, though, should I place faith in the wait times in the touring plans I created for those days, or should I anticipate they will be higher than projected (i.e. closer to yesterday’s numbers) and pare down my plans to my must-do attractions?

    Thanks for all you do. Your site is always invaluable to my Disney vacations!

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    • May 18, 2021 at 3:29 pm
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      Hi Will-

      Actual wait times are typically 80% or lower than posted wait times. If you are looking at the expected wait time on a Personalized Touringplan vs average posted wait time, there can be an even bigger discrepancy, a Personalized Touringplan is going to try to minimize your wait times.

      With that all said, we are in the process of updating our predictions for this summer. With all the changes happening, we expect wait times will be more like 2018 and 2019, than 2020 and 2021.

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      • May 19, 2021 at 12:46 am
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        Thanks, Steve! I should have clarified that when I said “projected wait times” for those days, I meant that I went to the wait times pages for each park for the day I’ll be there (such as https://touringplans.com/hollywood-studios/wait-times/date/2021-06-07) and averaged the times across the 3-4 times of day.

        For my Animal Kingdom day on 6/10, the personalized touring plan times are close to the projected wait times. For my Hollywood Studios day on 6/7, there is a bigger discrepancy, like you mentioned. For example:
        – Toy Story Mania at 6:27 pm is expected to have a 15-minute wait time in my personalized touring plan and a 49-minute wait time on the wait times page.
        – Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 9:21 a.m. is expected to have a 30-minute wait time in my personalized touring plan and a 103-108-minute wait time on the wait times page.

        I’ll keep an eye on the wait times as it gets closer and adjust my plans accordingly.

        Thanks for the tip about 2018 and 2019! I’ll go back and look at the historical data for those days to get a better idea. I know this year is hard to predict with so much uncertainty baked in, so it’s understandable that even with the best predictions, there will likely be discrepancy.

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