Busiest day of year at Magic Kingdom – or was it? Disney World wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Average posted wait times at the Magic Kingdom today were 50 minutes the highest they’ve been in the past 365 days.  But that should be viewed with suspicion, because we’ve got 81 actual wait times so far today in that park, and the actual waits have averaged just 56% of the posted wait time.  That size difference is very rare – it’s highly unusual for the wait-time signs at Disney attractions to be roughly double your actual wait in line throughout the day.  For example, we got an actual wait time at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train today of 34 minutes when Disney’s posted wait time was 105 minutes.  And we got a 28-minute actual wait at Peter Pan’s Flight when the posted wait was 70 minutes.  So I’m hesitant to say that today was the most crowded day of the past year at the park.

Something similar may have happened at EPCOT too.  While we got just 18 actual wait times, they averaged just 45% of the posted wait times at those rides.

Through all four parks we’ve got 184 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community! Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #83 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 55 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 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 40 minutes, so today ranks #43 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 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 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 47 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 93 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 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 14 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic 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 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #92 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 47% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 74 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 40% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 84 minutes. Its 7-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 12 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 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 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 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had an average wait time today of 9 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 102 minutes. Its 7-day average is 85 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 33% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #130 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 76 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #175 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #73 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 137 minutes. Its 7-day average is 128 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 115 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #98 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #46 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #103 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #158 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 80 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #33 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #103 for the past year.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue 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 27 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #119 for the past year. We received 15 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #209 for the past year.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 79 minutes. Its 7-day average is 72 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 44 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 76 minutes. Its 7-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past year. We received 17 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 107 minutes. Its 7-day average is 98 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 94 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past year.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 79 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #45 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 109 minutes. Its 7-day average is 91 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Rise of the Resistance is not having a great day of operations.  Rise started running late today – around 9:30 AM, and had a delay of about an hour in calling new boarding groups at 10 AM.  Those two things have put Rise of the Resistance toward the back half of its performance for the past week – it’s unlikely that Rise will be able to call

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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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.

3 thoughts on “Busiest day of year at Magic Kingdom – or was it? Disney World wait times for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

  • July 28, 2021 at 3:50 am
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    Hi Len. We were at MK this day and left by 12:30 due to the sheer number of people. We rode 4 attractions (and one was Carousel of Progress) before calling it a day. Between the heat and the crowd we couldn’t do it any longer. We were first at the rope at opening! I couldn’t believe how many people were allowed in given the state of Covid cases in Orange Co, plus there being no FP. Do you think Disney is doing this intentionally and raising wait times so that when they start charging for FP people will pay willingly? We’ve been down many times in the summer and this is the first time we felt like crazy people for doing so.

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  • July 28, 2021 at 6:22 pm
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    This isn’t really the right thread to post this on, but seeing these wait times makes we want to ask about recent experiences regarding rope drop. We are going to MK on August 8th (Sunday). Posted hours are 9 am to 10 pm. We are staying off property. What time should we aim to arrive at the parking lot? We have not been during Covid and are not sure about timing due to recent changes. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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  • July 29, 2021 at 1:17 am
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    Wait times for some of the popular rides in the different parks from July 21-28 saw 2 hr. Wait or more. It was over- crowded especially with the rise in Varients. Young children were overheated and tired of waiting in long lines, I felt sorry for them and their parents.

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