The sublime time of the Walt Disney World parks being quiet and empty seem to be behind us, at least on the weekends. Our team is in the parks every day making sure we have the latest information and data to provide you with accurate planning tools.
This weekend we’ve seen higher attendance levels than we have during other days since the parks have been reopened, which of course leads to long wait times. Our Lines app is now more valuable than ever as it uses real-time data to provide Expected Wait Times that are more accurate than Disney’s Posted Wait Times. Let’s take a look at the crowds and wait times we are seeing in the parks this weekend, and how our Lines app makes it possible to still save hours of time, despite the increased crowds.
Expected Wait Times versus Disney’s Posted Wait Times – September 26, 2020
In order to keep social distancing practices in queues and on ride vehicles we’ve begun to see queue lines spill out into the main pathways, especially in Magic Kingdom. Thankfully Disney has set up extended queues with social distancing markers, and following these markers continues to go pretty well. Yesterday, the Expected Wait Times show in our Lines app average 10 -15 minutes lower than Disney’s Posted Wait Times.
Average Observed Wait Times at Magic Kingdom – September 26, 2020
Each weekend gets busier and busier, especially at Magic Kingdom. Last weekend was the busiest since the parks reopened in July. Now, this weekend is topping it. You can look back at wait times of any past day on our website. Looking at yesterday, wait times were on average 10 minutes higher than the prior Saturday (September 19, 2020).
With the increase in attendance we noticed the bypass along Main Street USA, which starts near Tony’s Town Square and leads to an open gate near the Plaza Restaurant and Tomorrowland, was open for guests to utilize.
Wait Times at Walt Disney World So Far Today – September 27, 2020
Today continues to show busy wait times across all the Walt Disney World theme parks. For the most popular attractions, the average Expected Wait Times according to our Lines app are averaging 45+ minutes today.
It is clear that Disney has expanded its availability of park reservations. It is now more important than ever that you be able to plan your trip well and save as much time is possible. Our Lines app makes it possible for you to adjust your day on-the-fly as changes happen inside the park.
Social distancing is still in place, and is still relatively easy to maintain even with the increase in attendance, but it does take individual diligence. Mask compliance continues to go well. We’ll continue to keep an eye on things are the situation continues to change.
Are you planning on visiting Walt Disney World soon? What planning questions do you have?