Rough Day in the Parks – Disney World wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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It was tough to be a Castmember in Disney World today.  Rise of the Resistance had operational issues in the morning, and it looks like a small but significant number of guests are ignoring Disney’s mask compliance guidelines.  Neither of those things is good.

We counted 480 of 500 guests (96%) wearing masks in EPCOT according to Disney’s guidelines.  96% isn’t the lowest we’ve seen – the lowest was 94%, but it’s below the steady 98% that we were seeing a few weeks ago.

The vast majority of mask policy non-compliance in the parks is when guests – and it’s almost always men – drink while walking around. Today, 18 of the 20 non-compliant guests at EPCOT were men drinking and walking.  Here’s an example:

Mask compliance at EPCOT on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

There are a number of concerns here, obviously: more-contagious COVID variants have been detected in Florida, so not wearing a mask now will lead to even worse outcomes than before; and the more that other guests see non-compliance, the harder it is to enforce compliance.

The good news is that 96% mask compliance is almost certainly better than you’ll find in any city in America. Disney World really is its own bubble of pretty virtuous behavior.

It’s obviously really hard to remind guests all day, every day, about the mask policy – men can be confrontational about the mask policy, and the burnout from enforcing the policy has to be palpable.  But it has to be done.  Disney (and Disney’s Castmembers) have worked very hard for the last 8 months to ensure the parks operate as safely as possible.  We hope they can find a way to nudge guests back into safe practices.

Beyond that, wait times in the parks were moderate to low today.  And we received 107 actual wait times from our fabulous Lines community.  Let’s do the rest of the numbers.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 21 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 28 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #208 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 114% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
33
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#108
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
54%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#22
365-Day Rank
#185
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
23
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#161
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
8
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#169
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
30
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#159
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
29
Actual Waits Were
60%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#25
365-Day Rank
#197
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
7
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#232
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#81
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
21
Actual Waits Were
114%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#208
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
36
Actual Waits Were
110%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#173
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
18
Actual Waits Were
53%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#25
365-Day Rank
#191
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
48
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#115
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
13
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#153
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
14
Actual Waits Were
55%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#22
365-Day Rank
#212
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
15
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#79
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
18
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#184
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
8
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#228
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
48
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#163
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#186

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #176 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 77% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
17
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#169
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
9
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#237
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#198
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#130
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#2
365-Day Rank
#75
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
39
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#16
365-Day Rank
#157
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
26
Actual Waits Were
77%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#176

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Mott the Hoople had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #208 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 58% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Rise of the Resistance had a rough start to the morning.  Hollywood Studios officially opened at 9 AM, and on days like that, Rise usually starts calling boarding groups at 8:30 AM.  Boarding started two hours later than that today – at 10:30 AM.  That immediately made today the worst day of performance over the past week, and Rise hasn’t been able to make up ground during the day.  It’d be a stretch for Rise to get to boarding group 100 today.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
33
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#12
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
27
Actual Waits Were
58%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#208
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
33
Actual Waits Were
60%
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#63
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
76%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#140
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
24
Actual Waits Were
74%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#161
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
54%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#183
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
25
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#5
365-Day Rank
#106
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
36
Actual Waits Were
79%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#218
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
43
Actual Waits Were
51%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#13
365-Day Rank
#177

EPCOT Wait Times

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #19 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 50 minutes, so today ranks #229 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
6
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#191
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#136
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#234
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#12
365-Day Rank
#134
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#154
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
16
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#110
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
43
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#156
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#239
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
19
Actual Waits Were
76%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#229

 

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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.

5 thoughts on “Rough Day in the Parks – Disney World wait times for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • February 10, 2021 at 9:42 pm
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    I worry less about people being unmasked while outdoors in 80+ degree weather than I do about people, including cast members, not maintaining proper distance. It’s ridiculous sometimes, and it’s completely ignored by the CMs when people get right up on you in line, or when you’re sitting somewhere and someone sits down within inches. But drop that mask for one second and they’re all over you!

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  • February 11, 2021 at 11:59 am
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    Did anyone else notice that in the background of the photo there are 2 mask-less women? One drinking something, and the other standing immediately behind the mask-less man. I suspect that mask compliance may not be as high as is being reported.

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  • February 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm
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    Good eye! I wonder if men tend to stand out more simply because they tend to be taller. It is very hard to really get of good sample with a human observer. wildlife biologists struggle with this all the time. I suspect the actual split is closer to 50:50 than not. Unfortunately, this also suggest that the non-compliance rate may be as low as 93% (if (18+2)/500 means 4% non-compliance then with equality of non-compliance (18+18)/500 yields 7.2%)

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  • February 11, 2021 at 12:13 pm
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    Please excuse the ridiculous number of typos in my reply

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  • February 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm
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    Had to look up Mott the Hoople. Let’s get Mariachi Cobre back in Rock n Roller Coaster.

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