Rise of the Resistance and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Issues – Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Although the holiday crowds have dwindled, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is having some high wait times. Today’s average wait times at Hollywood Studios rank at number 2 out of the past 30 days. There are two causes: Rise of the Resistance is having a bumpy day of operations, but also Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been unexpectedly not functioning for the past few days. The rest of the Walt Disney World parks are having fairly low posted wait times, with EPCOT having some of the lowest wait times of the past 30 days.

We received 148 actual wait times from our Lines app users today – thank you, Liners! Let’s dive in!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wait Times

What a rough day! It can be assumed that today’s high wait times aren’t due to large crowds so much, but rather to the operational issues at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Rise of the Resistance. The issues at Rise also caused Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run to have an average wait time today of 83 minutes. Its 7-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 68 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past year.

You can see that after 2:00 p.m. when park hopping to other parks became an option that wait times in Hollywood Studios start to decline.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times for Tuesday, January, 5, 2021

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had an average wait time today of 44 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 80 minutes. Its 7-day average is 74 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #2 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait time was around 68 minutes.

Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 39 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #4 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #73 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 60% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 74 minutes. Its 7-day average is 76 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #68 for the past year.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 66 minutes. Its 7-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 65 minutes, so today ranks #82 for the past year. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Rise of the Resistance started boarding groups slightly later than normal. Then there was a gap in operations around 11:30 a.m. It has been running behind pace of the past 7 days.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Today was still a relatively busy day at Magic Kingdom, cracking the top 10 of the past 30 days. There is an uptick in the average posted wait times at 3:00 p.m. and onward indicating Magic Kingdom’s popular hop over to once Park Hopper Hours kick in at 2:00 p.m.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times for Tuesday, January, 5, 2021

Astro Orbiter had an average wait time today of 42 minutes. Its 7-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past year.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month.  We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time, which means the actual wait times on average were around 23 minutes.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 49 minutes. Its 7-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #9 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 35 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past year.

Jungle Cruise had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #91 for the past year.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 68 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 #7 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #71 for the past year.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 64 minutes. Its 7-day average is 72 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had an average wait time today of 33 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 86 minutes. Its 7-day average is 88 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 80 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #79 for the past year.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 26 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #50 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 36% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT Wait Times

If you ever want to feel like you have EPCOT to yourself, visit on the rare days that there isn’t a festival going on. All attractions had some of the lowest posted wait times of the past 7 days, except for Gran Fiesta Tour, and there’s a good reason. It seems Donald Duck is taking the day off, his animatronic at the finale scene has been removed. As word spread across the internet Disney bloggers (guilty!) flocked to see the lack of Donald for themselves.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 11 minutes, so today ranks #8 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #52 for the past year.

EPCOT Wait Times for Tuesday, January, 5, 2021

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #167 for the past year.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 29 minutes. Its 7-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #155 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 63% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #149 for the past year.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 62 minutes. Its 7-day average is 94 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 74 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month.  We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 56 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wait Times

It was a pleasant day to be in Animal Kingdom today, in fact, our field team was there today. Kali River Rapids began its refurbishment yesterday and will unavailable for a little while, which is fine because by Florida standards it is chilly right now.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times for Tuesday, January, 5, 2021

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #55 for the past year.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 34 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. We received 7 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 48% of the posted wait time.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug! had an average wait time today of 23 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 14 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past year.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 80 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 64 minutes, so today ranks #11 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #76 for the past year.

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 60 minutes. Its 7-day average is 91 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 71 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 77 minutes, so today ranks #129 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 67% of the posted wait time.

Let’s wrap up with a handful of photos from Animal Kingdom today.

Animal Kingdom – Tuesday, January, 5, 2021
Animal Kingdom – Tuesday, January, 5, 2021
Animal Kingdom – Tuesday, January, 5, 2021

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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 “Rise of the Resistance and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Issues – Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • January 6, 2021 at 9:42 am
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    Under the current restrictions and limitations that Disney has implemented in 2020 and into 2021, the average park guest wil spend at least 50% of their day standing in lines. This is why I and my family and friends have not gone to WDW in 2020 and do not plan on going to WDW in 2021.

    The ability of a park guest to plan and manage their day in a WDW park has been taken away by Disney management. Disney has lost their focus on entertaining and serving the park guest. This needs to change, or Disney Parks will close.

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