One of the slowest days of past year – Disney World wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

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It looks like today was one of the slowest days of the past year at Walt Disney World, with average posted wait times at the Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios all in the bottom 40 days of the past 365.  Part of that is probably due to the COVID resurgence in Florida, and part of it is probably due to the coming end of summer vacation.  At Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom, for example, the average posted wait was just 45 minutes today.  That’s down from an average posted wait of 125 minutes one month ago today.

Despite the lack of crowds (or perhaps because of it), we had a lot of folks from our Lines community in the parks today, and we’ve got 237 actual wait times so far today from them! Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #63 for the past year. We received 13 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.  That’s crazy.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #62 for the past year.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 30 minutes. Its 7-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #276 for the past year. We received 12 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #190 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #278 for the past year.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #281 for the past year.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #327 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #84 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 55% of the posted wait time.

Mad Tea Party had an average wait time today of 9 minutes. Its 7-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #312 for the past year.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #329 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 75% of the posted wait time.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #87 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 65% of the posted wait time.

Pirates of the Caribbean 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 45 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #292 for the past year. We received 18 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #172 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 47% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 59 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 58 minutes, so today ranks #184 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 64% of the posted wait time.

The Barnstormer had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #245 for the past year.

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #7 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #31 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #330 for the past year.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #146 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Speedway had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #142 for the past year.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #92 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 84% of the posted wait time.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 83 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #141 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #257 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 95% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #7 for this week. Its 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #340 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 69% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #334 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #315 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #252 for the past year.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 49 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #243 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 18 minutes, so today ranks #300 for the past year.

TriceraTop Spin had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 5 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #173 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 109 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #277 for the past year. We received 16 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #364 for the past year.  That’s some low wait times!

EPCOT wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #70 for the past year.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 8 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #259 for the past year.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 7 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #353 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #337 for the past year.

Spaceship Earth 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 23 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #330 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 51 minutes. Its 7-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #250 for the past year.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #358 for the past year.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 35 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #278 for the past year.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 80 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 95 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #225 for the past year. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

Muppet*Vision 3D had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #330 for the past year.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 69 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #309 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 5 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #365 for the past year.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #357 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #253 for the past year. We received 11 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #318 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 81% of the posted wait time.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 43 minutes. Its 7-day average is 55 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 66 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #245 for the past year. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 82 minutes, so today ranks #30 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 57 minutes, so today ranks #345 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 79% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance is having another solid day of operations.  It could be due to volume – there may be fewer people in the Studios than the ride has capacity for (a long shot, I know, but I’m hearing reports of boarding groups still available this afternoon, which is unusual).  Rise of the Resistance began calling boarding groups around 8:50 AM and has run steadily since then.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Sunday, August 15, 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.

2 thoughts on “One of the slowest days of past year – Disney World wait times for Sunday, August 15, 2021

  • August 15, 2021 at 10:52 pm
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    Len, forgive the incredibly stupid question. Can you explain this? “We received 13 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.” Why can’t my brain figure out what this means? I know it has to do with the actual waits users are submitting but I don’t understand the average. Thanks!

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    • August 16, 2021 at 8:55 am
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      I believe “We received 13 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 37% of the posted wait time.” means that:
      – 13 Haunted Mansion (HM) wait times were submitted by TP users
      – Average HM wait time posted by users was 37% of the posted wait time
      – Which means: ( (sum of HM submitted wait times) / 13 ) / (average of posted HM wait times) = 0.37

      Which means the posted wait time was greatly inflated (assuming the submitted and posted times were accurate).

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