EPCOT Draws a Crowd – Disney World Wait Times for Saturday, December 12, 2020

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Drinking around the world during any festival at EPCOT is popular, but during the holidays season it is a holly jolly tradition. As a result, EPCOT had its busiest day of the past 30 days. And yet, Disney’s Animal Kingdom had the busiest average wait time of the four Disney World theme parks today.

Since EPCOT and Animal Kingdom were so busy today, we’ll start there. And since today is a double date, 12/12/2020 let’s look at attractions that are double the fun.

EPCOT Wait Times

This beloved boat ride has two major parts, the dark ride beginning, and the green house section in the second half. Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 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 #34 for the past year.

This out of this world attraction has two sides. Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #40 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Green had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #181 for the past year.

This pavilion has had two lives, first as a purely scientific themed pavilion, and the second life as a character driven pavilion. The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #80 for the past year.

This attraction takes place in two directions: forward and backwards. Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 94 minutes. Its 7-day average is 78 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 #6 for the past year.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

The surprise news of the day is that Animal Kingdom had the longest average wait times of all the Disney World parks.

Which do you prefer? The forward moving portion of this coaster, or the backwards? Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. We received 20 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 39% of the posted wait time, which means the average actual wait time was 12 minutes.

No two rides aboard Kilimanjaro Safaris are the same, which had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 15 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 45% of the posted wait time.

With the second highest posted wait time of the day, Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 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 56 minutes, so today ranks #80 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 83% of the posted wait time.

One ride aboard Avatar Flight of Passage is never enough. It had an average wait time today of 86 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 89 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Continuing our double date and pairs theme, let’s look at Magic Kingdom – the second Disney theme park to ever exist.

You’ve got to go to the second level of the building to get aboard Astro Orbiter which had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #81 for the past year.

There’s two blasters on each ride vehicle at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin which 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 36 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #82 for the past year.

It’s dueling Dumbos at Dumbo the Flying Elephant which had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #124 for the past year.

You can spin two ways aboard Mad Tea Party which had an average wait time today of 17 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 #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #74 for the past year.

You and your little driver can ride together on Tomorrowland Speedway which had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 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 22 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year.

Ride side by side on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train which had an average wait time today of 71 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 78 minutes, so today ranks #111 for the past year.

Ariel appears in both her human form and mermaid form in Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid which had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #99 for the past year.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

 

There’s only two speeds at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – fast and faster, which had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

It’s rare that two rides aboard Star Tours: The Adventures Continue are the same, which had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

You’re sure to drop at least two times on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror which had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 88% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait time was around 44 minutes.

Go head to head aboard Toy Story Mania! which had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 56% of the posted wait time.

Starring the perfect fair, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #150 for the past year. We received 20 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 71% 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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