EPCOT, Animal Kingdom Continue to Draw Crowds – Disney World wait times for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Average posted wait times today at EPCOT and Hollywood Studios continue to rank high as compared to the past 30 days, while wait times at the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios were more moderate.  EPCOT’s wait times are more interesting, because today’s average posted wait time of 34 minutes is 9 minutes higher than the matching date in 2019 (May 21, the third Tuesday), which was 25 minutes.  Of course, Future World wasn’t a construction zone in 2019, more restaurants were open throughout the park, and there was more live entertainment, so people had more things to do.

We’ve received 224 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community! Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #191 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 53% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #92 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #237 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #205 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 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 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant 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 17 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #99 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #230 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 114% of the posted wait time.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #112 for the past year.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #120 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #110 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #157 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 120% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #169 for the past year.

Tom Sawyer Island had an average wait time today of 20 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.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #130 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #156 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #210 for the past year.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #154 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #146 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 109% of the posted wait time.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 56% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had an average wait time today of 20 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 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #183 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 99% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #151 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 49% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 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 45 minutes, so today ranks #134 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 100% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #169 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #118 for the past year. We received 20 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 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #70 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #45 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 69 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #78 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 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 41 minutes, so today ranks #126 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 93% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having a better day today than it did yesterday, although it’s not an entirely trouble-free day.  Rise of the Resistance began calling boarding groups at 9:00 a.m. today, and called them steadily until around boarding group 109, just before 3:00 p.m.  It looks like there was a delay of about an hour in Rise of the Resistance calling more boarding groups at that time.  As I write this, ROTR is at boarding group 129 and has a decent chance to get to boarding group 160 today.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #35 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 79% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #78 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 73 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past year.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #104 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney Presents had an average wait time today of 20 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.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 79 minutes. Its 7-day average is 74 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 60 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past year. We received 4 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 28 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #101 for the past year.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #199 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 93% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #149 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 96% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 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 38 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #295 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #80 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #123 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #94 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 27% of the posted wait time.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 62 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 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 55 minutes, so today ranks #106 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #36 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Green had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 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 #3 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #106 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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