Walt Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Crowds and temperatures were relatively low in Walt Disney World on Tuesday. And today was the first day that Rise of the Resistance boarding groups were available to guests at 7 a.m. without having to enter Hollywood Studios.

We counted 500 people at Disney’s Animal Kingdom yesterday, and 486 of them (97%) were wearing masks in accordance to Disney’s guidelines.  For reference, 81 of the 100 people we counted at Orlando International Airport were wearing masks that followed the airport’s guidelines.

We received 183 actual wait times in Walt Disney World today. Let’s do the numbers!

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

We think Rise of the Resistance’s capacity has increased in the past couple of weeks, drawing more people per hour into Galaxy’s Edge.  Nearby, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run had its highest average posted wait time of the past week today, at 60 minutes. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. And those posted wait times seemed pretty accurate – we received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 99% of the posted wait time.

Posted wait times still seem to be overestimating the actual waits at Toy Story Mania, though.  Toy Story had an average wait time today of 31 minutes, higher than its 7-day average of 25 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. But we received 10 actual wait times today at Toy Story, and the actual wait averaged 54% of the posted wait time.  That’s much lower than the park-wide average of 79%.

Likewise, posted waits at Star Tours: The Adventures Continue were overestimates.  Star Tours’ posted waits averaged 30 minutes today. We received 6 actual wait times, though, and the actual wait only averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 68 minutes. Its 7-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #15 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 85% of the posted wait time.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster had an average wait time today of 50 minutes, ranking it #1 for the week (its 7-day average is 44 minutes). RnRC’s 30-day average is 51 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month.  We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 71% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 48 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #13 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #147 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 86% of the posted wait time.

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Rise of the Resistance boarding groups started strong and ran really well until just before 3 p.m, when the ride seems to have experienced over an hour of downtime.  It looked like they were back on track as of 5 p.m. today:

EPCOT Wait Times

Posted waits at EPCOT have been overestimated for a while, and today continued that trend.  Soarin’ had an average posted wait time today of 31 minutes. We received 6 actual wait times at Soarin’ today, and those only averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

Spaceship Earth had an average wait time today of 13 minutes. Its 7-day average is 17 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 61% of the posted wait time.

Test Track had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month.

Frozen Ever After is undergoing a short refurbishment until November 6, 2020, so it didn’t have wait times today.  And I’m typing that mostly for myself so I don’t panic tomorrow when our reports don’t list FEA wait times, and I forget to read to the bottom where they say it’s closed.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment had an average wait time today of 11 minutes. Its 7-day average is 15 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 16 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 13 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 #16 for the past month.

Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month.

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 50 minutes. Its 7-day average is 52 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 60 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 106% of the posted wait time.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 26 minutes. Its 7-day average is 29 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month.  We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 68% of the posted wait time.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant had an average wait time today of 10 minutes. Its 7-day average is 10 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month.

“it’s a small world” had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 33 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 36 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 38 minutes. Its 7-day average is 38 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month.  We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 59% of the posted wait time.

Splash Mountain had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 45 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today at Splash, and the actual wait averaged 131% of the posted wait time. Wow.

Over in Liberty Square, the Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 32 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. We received 15 actual wait times today (!), and the actual wait averaged 76% of the posted wait time.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 56% of the posted wait time.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 72% of the posted wait time.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 46 minutes. Its 7-day average is 47 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 70% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 45 minutes. Its 7-day average is 42 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #14 for the past month.  We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 98% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 41 minutes. Its 7-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #5 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 44% of the posted wait time.

Kali River Rapids had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #18 for the past month.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 16 minutes. Its 7-day average is 20 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 10 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 50% of the posted wait time.

And DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 24 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #17 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 71% of the posted wait time.

 

Which park would you have liked to spend the day in? Let us know in the comments.

 

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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.

3 thoughts on “Walt Disney World Wait Times for Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • November 4, 2020 at 2:21 pm
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    Hi Len, I am interested in knowing the historical attendance numbers for each park for specific days in order to compare the 25% of total capacity number of guests to the historical number of guests. The parks very rarely reach total capacity and it would be more informative to know, for instance, that while the MK capacity is around 90K (so 25% would be 22,500) that on say, December 2, 2019 the MK attendance might have been 60K. 22,500 of 60K is 37.5% which is more informative than using the total capacity of the park as the starting point for calculations.
    Are historical attendance numbers for each park available somewhere on the Touring Plan website?

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  • November 4, 2020 at 2:38 pm
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    I did download the metadata which is a wealth of information but I am not seeing a column with estimated attendance for each park for each day. Maybe that is proprietary information?

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  • November 4, 2020 at 4:11 pm
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    Hi Deb! Park attendance isn’t something that we calculate regularly. When we do, we look at the ratio of actual waits to posted waits, ride capacity per hour, and how many guests in the park we expect to be in line or on rides at any point in time.

    For what it’s worth, MK capacity is indeed around 90K, EPCOT is around 110K, DHS and AK are around 60-65K.

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