Holiday Crowds Increase – Disney World Wait Times for Monday, December 28, 2020

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We’ve been waiting for the holiday crowds to truly materialize and it seems with the improved weather it’s happening. Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT had their busiest day of the past 30 days today. Ok well, today at Animal Kingdom ranked number 2 of the past 30, and EPCOT’s wait times are severely inflated. Our actual wait time data shows the waits are about half of what Disney posts.

Since it is the last Monday of 2020 we’ll look at attractions that make any Monday better, as well as the attractions at which we received actual wait times today. Speaking of, we received 151 actual wait times today from our Lines app users, thank you so much Liners!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Magic Kingdom Wait Times 12-28-2020

Soaring high above Tomorrowland on Astro Orbiter will improve any Monday. It had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 40% of the posted wait time, meaning the actual wait time was around 26 minutes – talk about a wild ride!

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Who wouldn’t love to see an elephant fly on a Monday? Dumbo the Flying Elephant 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 17 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #63 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight 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 40 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 88% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 72 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 78 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion 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 28 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

EPCOT Wait Times 12-28-2020

How about spending your Monday with Jose, Panchito, and Donald? Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 9 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 81 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 42% of the posted wait time.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 95 minutes. Its 7-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 38% of the posted wait time.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 21 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 #1 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 23% of the posted wait time.

A trip to Arendelle will help with the Monday blues. Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 53 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #148 for the past year.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Hollywood Studios Wait Times 12-28-2020

Rocking out to Phish, or ABBA, or I guess Aerosmith will do on a Monday. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #131 for the past year.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 67 minutes. Its 7-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #60 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 88% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 71 minutes. Its 7-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 70 minutes, so today ranks #108 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Taking the Falcon for a spin is a great way to improve your Monday mood. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 65 minutes. Its 7-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #79 for the past year.

Rise of the Resistance is having a pretty decent day of operations. A few hiccups this morning, but it did get an early start and it is fairly on pace with the last 7 days.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Animal Kingdom Wait Times 12-28-2020

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 71 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month.  We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 96% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

Seeing the incredible animals on safari definitely soothes the soul on a Monday. Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 34 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 #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #85 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 84 minutes. Its 7-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #47 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 80 minutes. Its 7-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 81 minutes, so today ranks #96 for the past year.

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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

One thought on “Holiday Crowds Increase – Disney World Wait Times for Monday, December 28, 2020

  • December 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm
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    How do we expect these wait times to compare to the week after New Years (Jan 4th-8th) ? I know that the crowds fall, but as we have been seeing with COVID, nothing is the same this year!

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