Hollywood Studios has a good day! Disney World wait times for Friday, July 9, 2021

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Today’s average posted wait times at Walt Disney World spanned the entire gamut from low to medium to high, with the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom leading the way.  Wait times were lower at EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, and Rise of the Resistance performed well today, for the first time in forever.  Also, we got 195 actual wait times today from our fabulous Lines community! Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

The Magic Kingdom’s posted wait times averaged 33 minutes today, good for 5th-highest over the past month.  However, the actual wait times we received averaged less than 60% of the posted wait time, meaning the posted wait times were inflated by over half, for the actual wait times we received.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 73% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Friday, July 9, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #159 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #182 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 41% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #191 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #4 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 #60 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #168 for the past year.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Mad Tea Party 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 15 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #95 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #255 for the past year.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 38 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 #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #212 for the past year. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 38% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 56 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #3 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #43 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 69 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #79 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #166 for the past year.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #72 for the past year. We received 14 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #184 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #128 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past year.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 73 minutes. Its 7-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #44 for the past year.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 57 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #73 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Friday, July 9, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #159 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #46 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 73% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 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 26 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #142 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 124 minutes. Its 7-day average is 104 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 84 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past year.  Based on actual wait times we’ve received for Flight of Passage over the past few days, I’m not sure I’d believe any posted wait time here that’s above 110 minutes.  It looks like posted wait times under 100 minutes are much more accurate estimates of your actual wait in line.

EPCOT Wait Times

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #181 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 94% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Friday, July 9, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #231 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #68 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 17 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #277 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #286 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 109% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #154 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 66 minutes. Its 7-day average is 72 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 75 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #105 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #127 for the past year.

Mission: SPACE Green had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #297 for the past year.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past year. We received 15 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Friday, July 9, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #10 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #340 for the past year.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past year.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #262 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 38% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #156 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 93 minutes. Its 7-day average is 89 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 82 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 54 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #116 for the past year. We received 7 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 66 minutes. Its 7-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #44 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 112% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance had its best day of operations in a long time today, getting all the way to boarding group 158 without any major malfunction.  Rise of the Resistance began calling boarding groups around 8:40 AM today, and ran steadily all day.  Taking a look at the graph below tells you what Rise of the Resistance is capable of, and how badly it has performed over the past week.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Friday, July 9, 2021

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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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