Animal Kingdom Remains Popular – Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there!  Average posted wait times today at Walt Disney World were relatively low today at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios, while Animal Kingdom’s times were 11th-highest out of the past month. Some of that’s probably due to the return of a shortened version of Festival of the Lion King, titled A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King.  My guess is that whoever named this came over from the LaCroix beverage company, where they’d previously come up with the flavors “A Celebration of a Hint of Cranberry” and “Is This Pineapple?”

We’ve got 202 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community.  Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Wait times at the Magic Kingdom today were the lowest they’ve been in the past 30 days. And even then, the posted wait times overstated the actual wait times by about 50%, so waits weren’t even that bad.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #174 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #192 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #289 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 27% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #213 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 41% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel 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 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #259 for the past year.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #218 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 90% of the posted wait time.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #176 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic 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 29 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #96 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #190 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #238 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #127 for the past year.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 9 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #228 for the past year.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #235 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #180 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #160 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 7 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #286 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 82% 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 45 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #227 for the past year.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #197 for the past year.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Wait times at the Animal Kingdom were also inflated.  Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #142 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 101% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #80 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #49 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 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 18 minutes, so today ranks #98 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #107 for the past year.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #242 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 81 minutes. Its 7-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #100 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 43% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having another unusual day of operations.  Something strange seems to have happened over the last couple of days, either with the ride operations (which seems most likely) or with the way they’re calling boarding groups, or how those boarding groups are being displayed in MDE.  I suppose it’s also possible that there aren’t enough people in the Studios today who want to ride ROTR, but that seems less likely.  In any event, it looks like Rise of the Resistance is unlikely to make it to boarding group 160 today.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Sunday, May 9, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #95 for the past year.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #234 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #142 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #177 for the past year. 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 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #7 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #211 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #119 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 40% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #284 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 98% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #246 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy 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 26 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #132 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 47 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #108 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #92 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #118 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #106 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #137 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #191 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends 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 #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #61 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #177 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.

One thought on “Animal Kingdom Remains Popular – Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, May 9, 2021

  • May 10, 2021 at 9:19 am
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    Any chance that there are more people per boarding group now than in previous weeks?

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