Disney World Wait Times for May 4, 2021

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Based on the posted wait times we’ve seen today, guests in Walt Disney World decided that EPCOT was the place to celebrate May the Fourth and all things Star Wars.  So tomorrow, expect the Studios to host one fabulous Cinco de Mayo party.  Beyond that, wait times were low at Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios.

We’ve received 264 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community! And we counted 473 of 500 guests (95%) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios wearing masks according to Disney’s current guidelines. Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #81 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 83% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #211 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 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 33 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #250 for the past year. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 20% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #201 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 19 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 #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #124 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #124 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #254 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 91% of the posted wait time.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #193 for the past year. We received 7 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 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #144 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 #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #17 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 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #189 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #217 for the past year. We received 20 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 79% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #149 for the past year. We received 17 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #81 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 83% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #192 for the past year.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #152 for the past year. We received 15 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 30% of the posted wait time.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #240 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 25 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 #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #147 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 85% of the posted wait time.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #171 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 30 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 #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 54% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had an average wait time today of 11 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. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #224 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid 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 21 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #163 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #108 for the past year.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #210 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #42 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #54 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #104 for the past year.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #209 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 58 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #121 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having an excellent day of operations today! Rise of the Resistance began calling boarding groups at 8:30 AM, and the ride has run consistently on schedule since then.  At this rate, Rise of the Resistance made it to boarding group 180!

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #262 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #156 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 71% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #207 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 98% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #201 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #151 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 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 25 minutes, so today ranks #226 for the past year.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #293 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #223 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy had an average wait time today of 18 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 #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 57 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #42 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 6 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #281 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #51 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 16 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 #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 19% of the posted wait time.

Mission: SPACE Orange 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 45 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth 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 30 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #61 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #131 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 17 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #63 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Green had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 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 #11 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #151 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.

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