Slow Weekend Ends – Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, May 2, 2021

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It was another slow day at Walt Disney World’s theme parks, with no park’s average wait times ranking in the top 20 of the past month’s days.  In fact, wait times at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT were all lowest or second-lowest for the past month.  And that’s saying something, because Magic Kingdom’s posted wait times were inflated.

In other news, Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure began previews for its VelociCoaster attraction, a high-speed roller coaster themed to Jurassic Park.  I got a chance to ride it this morning, and it’s very, very good.  The ride is fast, but smooth, with none of the bang-your-head-around effects that you get on, say, Hulk or Rip Ride Rockit.  We’ll have a full review up on the site shortly.

Back at Walt Disney World, we’ve got 192 actual wait times so far today from our fabulous Lines community.  Let’s do the rest of the numbers!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover had an average wait time today of 31 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #1 for the past year. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 38% of the posted wait time.

Magic Kingdom wait times for Sunday, May 2, 2021
Astro Orbiter
Average Posted Wait
26
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#220
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Average Posted Wait
23
Actual Waits Were
38%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#281
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Average Posted Wait
22
Actual Waits Were
38%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#216
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Average Posted Wait
14
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#175
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Average Posted Wait
14
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#27
365-Day Rank
#139
“it’s a small world”
Average Posted Wait
29
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#21
365-Day Rank
#210
Jungle Cruise
Average Posted Wait
35
Actual Waits Were
90%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#207
Mad Tea Party
Average Posted Wait
13
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#25
365-Day Rank
#139
Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Average Posted Wait
26
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#117
Peter Pan’s Flight
Average Posted Wait
29
Actual Waits Were
76%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#191
Pirates of the Caribbean
Average Posted Wait
32
Actual Waits Were
75%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#233
Tom Sawyer Island
Average Posted Wait
30
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Space Mountain
Average Posted Wait
40
Actual Waits Were
72%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#17
365-Day Rank
#134
Splash Mountain
Average Posted Wait
64
Actual Waits Were
64%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#100
The Barnstormer
Average Posted Wait
11
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#23
365-Day Rank
#207
The Haunted Mansion
Average Posted Wait
21
Actual Waits Were
73%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#22
365-Day Rank
#206
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Average Posted Wait
9
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#263
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Average Posted Wait
23
Actual Waits Were
90%
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#27
365-Day Rank
#177
Tomorrowland Speedway
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#239
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Average Posted Wait
31
Actual Waits Were
38%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Average Posted Wait
9
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Average Posted Wait
46
Actual Waits Were
68%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#218
Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Average Posted Wait
14
Actual Waits Were
57%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#226

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 21 minutes, so today ranks #37 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom wait times for Sunday, May 2, 2021
DINOSAUR
Average Posted Wait
46
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#9
365-Day Rank
#81
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Average Posted Wait
23
Actual Waits Were
73%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#15
365-Day Rank
#149
Kali River Rapids
Average Posted Wait
32
Actual Waits Were
68%
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#14
365-Day Rank
#37
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Average Posted Wait
32
Actual Waits Were
68%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#72
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
Average Posted Wait
28
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#24
365-Day Rank
#69
TriceraTop Spin
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#103
Na’vi River Journey
Average Posted Wait
35
Actual Waits Were
74%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#19
365-Day Rank
#214
Avatar Flight of Passage
Average Posted Wait
58
Actual Waits Were
77%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#20
365-Day Rank
#124

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Mammoth WVH had an average wait time today of 36 minutes. Its 7-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #192 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

Hollywood Studios wait times for Sunday, May 2, 2021

Rise of the Resistance was having a good day up until around 3:00 p.m., when it looks like it stopped calling boarding groups around group 114.  That was around two hours ago, which means it’s unlikely that Rise of the Resistance will get to boarding group 160 today.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups for Sunday, May 2, 2021
Muppet*Vision 3D
Average Posted Wait
25
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#133
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Average Posted Wait
36
Actual Waits Were
86%
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#18
365-Day Rank
#192
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Average Posted Wait
27
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#171
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Average Posted Wait
60
7-Day Rank
#2
30-Day Rank
#8
365-Day Rank
#84
Toy Story Mania!
Average Posted Wait
22
Actual Waits Were
52%
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#217
Walt Disney Presents
Average Posted Wait
20
7-Day Rank
#1
30-Day Rank
#1
365-Day Rank
#1
Slinky Dog Dash
Average Posted Wait
55
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#192
Alien Swirling Saucers
Average Posted Wait
24
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#176
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Average Posted Wait
32
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#27
365-Day Rank
#291
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Average Posted Wait
38
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#30
365-Day Rank
#253
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
Average Posted Wait
19
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#147

EPCOT Wait Times

Frozen Ever After had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #171 for the past year. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

EPCOT wait times for Sunday, May 2, 2021
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Average Posted Wait
5
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#279
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Average Posted Wait
10
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#181
Living with the Land
Average Posted Wait
7
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#29
365-Day Rank
#259
Mission: SPACE Orange
Average Posted Wait
35
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#100
Soarin’
Average Posted Wait
46
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#103
Spaceship Earth
Average Posted Wait
23
7-Day Rank
#5
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#113
Test Track
Average Posted Wait
50
7-Day Rank
#3
30-Day Rank
#25
365-Day Rank
#172
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Average Posted Wait
12
7-Day Rank
#6
30-Day Rank
#28
365-Day Rank
#115
Frozen Ever After
Average Posted Wait
38
Actual Waits Were
78%
7-Day Rank
#4
30-Day Rank
#26
365-Day Rank
#171

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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.

One thought on “Slow Weekend Ends – Disney World Wait Times for Sunday, May 2, 2021

  • May 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm
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    Do you think it’s the cheerleaders affecting the low crowds? They bought tickets, reserved parks, but are at the competition all day?

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