Walt Disney World Wait Times for Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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If there was ever a day in which I didn’t want to see any more numbers anywhere, it’s today. But Disney World is a welcome thing to focus on, so let’s do those numbers.  We received 114 actual wait times today across Walt Disney World.  We also counted 500 people today at Hollywood Studios, and 481 of them (97%) were wearing masks in accordance with Disney’s guidelines.

Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster’s average posted wait time today was 50 minutes, a bit above its 7-day average of 46 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. We received 4 actual wait times today, probably none from Steven Tyler though, and the actual wait averaged 96% of the posted wait time.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had an average wait time today of 48 minutes, 3 over its 7-day average of 45 minutes, so today ranks #1 for this week. Its 30-day average is 48 minutes, so today ranks #12 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #144 for the past year. We received 5 actual wait times today, none that we know of from Rod Serling, and the actual wait averaged 74% of the posted wait time.

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Toy Story Mania! had an average wait time today of 25 minutes, one below its 7-day average of 26 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. We received 8 actual wait times today, exactly zero of which came from Tom Hanks (we’re pretty sure), and the actual wait averaged 57% of the posted wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash had an average wait time today of 61 minutes. Its 7-day average is 62 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 67 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month.

Alien Swirling Saucers had an average wait time today of 23 minutes, also one below its 7-day average, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway had an average wait time today of 76 minutes. Its 7-day average is 73 minutes, so today ranks #2 for this week. Its 30-day average is 80 minutes, so today ranks #21 for the past month. We received 6 actual wait times today, and because we have no idea what Chris Diamantopoulos looks like, we don’t know if he sent in any of those times.  But they averaged 85% of the posted wait.

Rise of the Resistance boarding groups started a bit later than usual today, but ran well until 4 p.m, when there was an hour-long pause before starting back up.  We’re above boarding group 90 as I write this, so things seem to have straightened out.

 

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Great day to be in the Magic Kingdom today, with posted waits near their month-long lows.  Splash Mountain had the highest average wait time today in the park, 41 minutes. But its 30-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #25 for the past month. And for historical context, Splash’s 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #123 for the past year.

Space Mountain had an average wait time today of 14 minutes. Its 7-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 41 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 61 minutes, so today ranks #215 for the past year. We received 8 actual wait times today, sadly none of which came from the original 7 Mercury astronauts, and the actual wait averaged 87% of the posted wait time.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had an average wait time today of 25 minutes. Its 7-day average is 39 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had an average wait time today of 40 minutes. Its 7-day average is 54 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 59 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, so a couple of dwarfs took the day off.  Still, the actual wait averaged 83% of the posted wait time.

The Haunted Mansion had an average wait time today of 24 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 44 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month.

Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time today of 20 minutes. Its 7-day average is 30 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 34 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month. Its 365-day average is 53 minutes, so today ranks #224 for the past year.

Pirates of the Caribbean had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 40 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #29 for the past month.

EPCOT Wait Times

Also a good day to visit EPCOT, with low wait times at most attractions.  Test Track had an average posted wait today of 48 minutes, 6 below its 7-day average of 54 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #26 for the past month. We received 4 actual wait times today, at least a couple not from Mary Barra (we’re pretty sure), and the actual wait averaged 62% of the posted wait time.

Soarin’ had an average wait time today of 27 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 37 minutes, so today ranks #23 for the past month. We received 9 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 97% of the posted wait time.  That’s more accurate that Soarin’ has been in a while.

Living with the Land had an average wait time today of 12 minutes. Its 7-day average is 12 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 13 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month. And Mission: SPACE Orange had an average wait time today of 19 minutes. Its 7-day average is 23 minutes, so today ranks #3 for this week. Its 30-day average is 27 minutes, so today ranks #22 for the past month.

Spaceship Earth 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 19 minutes, so today ranks #20 for the past month.

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Avatar Flight of Passage had an average wait time today of 37 minutes, well below its 7-day average of 50 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 63 minutes, so today ranks #27 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, but none from Sigourney Weaver, and the actual wait averaged 78% of the posted wait time.

Na’vi River Journey had an average wait time today of 37 minutes. Its 7-day average is 43 minutes, so today ranks #6 for this week. Its 30-day average is 46 minutes, so today ranks #28 for the past month. We received 5 actual wait times today, pretty sure none of which were from James Cameron’s submersible, and the actual wait averaged 80% of the posted wait time.

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain had an average wait time today of 22 minutes. Its 7-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #5 for this week. Its 30-day average is 32 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month. We received 7 actual wait times today, and we’re still checking whether any came from Tenzing Norgay’s phone.  Those actual waits averaged 45% of the posted wait time.

DINOSAUR had an average wait time today of 18 minutes. Its 7-day average is 25 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 31 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month.

Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time today of 15 minutes. Its 7-day average is 19 minutes, so today ranks #4 for this week. Its 30-day average is 22 minutes, so today ranks #24 for the past month.  Wilson says we got 5 actual wait times today, and the actual wait averaged 52% of the posted wait time.

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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.

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