Moderate Holiday Crowds – Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Crowds were moderate throughout Walt Disney World today, halfway through the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend.  Cooler weather probably had something to do with that.  And actual wait times at most parks were 1/3rd less than posted waits.  We received 177 actual wait times today from families using our Lines app.  And we counted 491 of 500 guests (98%) in Animal Kingdom wearing masks according to Disney’s guidelines.   Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 52 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #92 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 66% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
44
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#12
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
60
Actual Waits Were
44%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#55
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
65%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#74
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
19
Actual Waits Were
53%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#78
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
42
Actual Waits Were
98%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#63
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
42
Actual Waits Were
77%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#132
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
19
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#47
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
29
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#30
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
40
Actual Waits Were
66%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#96
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
54
Actual Waits Were
60%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#54
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
52
Actual Waits Were
66%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#92
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
45
Actual Waits Were
53%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#120
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
31
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#63
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
54%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#106
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#55
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
29
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#90
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#74
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
79
Actual Waits Were
97%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#79
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
30
Actual Waits Were
24%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#63

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #71 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 41% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Sunday, January 17, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
54
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#44
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
30
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#123
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
41%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#71
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#47
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
6
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#78
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
63
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#73
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
78
Actual Waits Were
71%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#84

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring The Cure had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #144 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Sunday, January 17, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having another great day of operations.  As I’m writing this, Rise of the Resistance had called over 145 boarding groups without interruption today, and should make it to around 160 boarding groups before the park closes.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
26
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#35
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#144
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#44
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
65
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#65
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
34
Actual Waits Were
64%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#75
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
81
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#56
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
27
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#107
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
53
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#117
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
64
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#82

EPCOT Wait Times

Test Track had an average wait time today of 74 minutes. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#108
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
22
Actual Waits Were
39%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#50
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#121
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#59
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
48
Actual Waits Were
60%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#62
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
26
Actual Waits Were
65%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#61
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
74
Actual Waits Were
65%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#30
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
13
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#104
Mission: SPACE Green
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#246
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
39
Actual Waits Were
72%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#167

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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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