One of the Busiest Days of the Past Year – Disney World Wait Times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Share This!

Today’s posted wait times at Walt Disney World were some of the highest in the past year.  The average attraction posted wait time was 38 minutes today at the Magic Kingdom, which was the highest it’s been for the past month, and the 16th-highest day of the past year.  EPCOT was also popular, with an average posted wait of 34 minutes – that’s good for 7th-highest over the past month, and 36th-highest over the past year.  Hollywood Studios’ wait times were not helped by the fact that Rise of the Resistance is having one of its worst days in recent memory.

We’ve received 277 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community.  Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

The good news at the Magic Kingdom is that posted wait times seem to have been heavily inflated, so actual waits were not as bad it seemed. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #128 for the past year. We received 17 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged just 25% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
39
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#64
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
44
Actual Waits Were
25%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#128
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
76%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#50
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Average Posted Wait
37
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Country Bear Jamboree
Average Posted Wait
35
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
22
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#36
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
49
Actual Waits Were
116%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#24
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
61
Actual Waits Were
36%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#3
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
21
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#31
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
34
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#5
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
45
Actual Waits Were
82%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#35
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
58
Actual Waits Were
75%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#35
Tom Sawyer Island
Average Posted Wait
37
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
54
Actual Waits Were
63%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#10
365-Day Rank
#49
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
83
Actual Waits Were
79%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#14
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
22
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#94
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
30
Actual Waits Were
47%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#103
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
18
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#47
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
31
Actual Waits Were
76%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#38
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
17
Actual Waits Were
51%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#95
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
60
Actual Waits Were
75%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#115
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
28
Actual Waits Were
36%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#53

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #138 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
46
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#64
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
21
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#138
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
40
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#7
365-Day Rank
#14
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#21
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
40
Actual Waits Were
66%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#157
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
78
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#6
365-Day Rank
#36

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #16 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #51 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Rise of the Resistance is having one of its worst afternoons in recent memory.  Rise started calling boarding groups around 8:45 a.m. today, and everything seems to have run smoothly until boarding group 70 around 12:25 p.m.  That’s when a delay of around 100 minutes stopped Rise from calling more boarding groups.  When boarding resumed, it looks like Rise was running in some sort of lower-capacity “degraded mode”, because they were not calling boarding groups as fast as they were in the morning.

Rise has only managed to get through around 45 boarding groups in the last 4 1/2 hours, when they should get through around 80.  It looks like around 20% of guests with a boarding group won’t be able to ride today.  That’s a tough break.  It also points out why Rise is unlikely to get FastPass+, even if FastPass+ comes back – the ride simply isn’t reliable enough to be able to forecast FastPass+ capacity.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
36
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#4
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
39
Actual Waits Were
74%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#27
365-Day Rank
#153
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
36
Actual Waits Were
67%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#46
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
77
Actual Waits Were
100%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#14
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
69%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#51
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
68
Actual Waits Were
62%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#11
365-Day Rank
#76
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#72
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
41
Actual Waits Were
69%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#219
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
58
Actual Waits Were
89%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#102

EPCOT Wait Times

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #94 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
8
Actual Waits Were
133%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#130
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
21
Actual Waits Were
21%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#3
365-Day Rank
#41
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
15
Actual Waits Were
25%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#34
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
50
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#17
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
60
Actual Waits Were
62%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#22
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
50%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#15
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
59
Actual Waits Were
59%
7-Day Rank
#7
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#101
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
21
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#9
Mission: SPACE Green
Average Posted Wait
43
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#5
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
49
Actual Waits Were
72%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#4
365-Day Rank
#94

You May Also Like...

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.

3 thoughts on “One of the Busiest Days of the Past Year – Disney World Wait Times for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • March 24, 2021 at 9:55 pm
    Permalink

    I’m a Florida Resident Passholder and as each year passes, visiting WDW gets to be more & more like going to the Department of Motor Vehicles. And we all know how enjoyable it is to visit the DMV.
    Dealing with these wait times and boarding groups, and all the insanity that goes with it, has made visiting the parks more of a chore (kinda like having to deal with the DMV.)
    I miss the days of 5 min. waits and walk-on’s and castmembers asking “do you wanna ride again?”

    Reply
  • March 25, 2021 at 3:10 pm
    Permalink

    That is an ugly RotR graph. 🙁

    With the Galactic Starcruiser projected to open in the next year, there will likely be fewer and fewer BGs available to everyone else as it’s likely those “cruise” guests will be granted priority.

    I have also wondered if Disney will eventually upcharge the ride. Star Wars fans are insane (myself included from time to time). I can’t foresee paying the likely exorbitant price that the Galactic Starcruiser will fetch for me and my family, but pre-Covid I did spend $120 for us to spend a few minutes playing the Star Wars experience at The Void in Disney Springs before it shut down.

    Reply
  • March 28, 2021 at 10:23 pm
    Permalink

    Was on RotR at 12:22 when we got escorted out. It probably stopped a couple minutes before that. Was offered another mission or a FP to something else. We chose Alien Swirling Saucers as we had planned to park hop after that. We were so close to the end too.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.