Not So Busy After All – Disney World Wait Times for Thursday, April 8, 2021

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It’s another lovely day in Orlando, and lots of news is popping up in the world of theme parks and travel. Disney’s posted wait times ranked in the middle of the past 30 days. We received 328 actual wait times in our Lines app from our awesome Liners community, thank you all! Actual wait times were about 70% of what Disney posted as the wait time, with EPCOT having the most inaccurate posted wait times.

At Magic Kingdom today we observed 486 out of 500 (97%) guests wearing their masks in accordance with Disney’s guidelines, which does include the updated version allowing masks to be removed for outdoor photos. Let’s dive into the rest of the numbers.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Magic Kingdom Wait Times for April 8, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #145 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #175 for the past year. We received 22 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 26% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time, so the average actual wait time was 27 minutes.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #87 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #87 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 120% of the posted wait time.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #40 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #50 for the past year.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #73 for the past year. We received 13 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 92% of the posted wait time.

Main Street Crowds 3pm April 8, 2021
Main Street Crowds 3pm April 8, 2021

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 75 minutes. Its 7-day average is 78 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #43 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #137 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 93% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time, so the average actual wait was 10 minutes.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 62 minutes. Its 7-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #107 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 73% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #7 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #31 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #182 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 42% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

EPCOT Wait Times for April 8, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 7 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #163 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 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 14 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #40 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 81% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #32 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 70 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #52 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #72 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 73% of the posted wait time.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Hollywood Studios Wait Times for April 8, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D 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 33 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #63 for the past year.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Prince (oh how I wish! I’m just excited to hear his estate will release an album of previously unreleased songs). Anyway, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 82% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 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 28 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 55 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #103 for the past year. We received 15 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #136 for the past year. We received 22 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #265 for the past year. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 108% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #7 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #184 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 117% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups for April 8, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having a “meh” day. No major hiccups and it is running along pace of the past 7 days. It should definitely break into boarding groups in the 180 range today.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Animal Kingdom Wait Times for April 8, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 47 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #72 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #136 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 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 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #47 for the past year.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #207 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 81% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #60 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

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Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

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