Wait Times in Disney World Significantly DROPPED This Week!

The wait times have continued to drop and drop since the holiday season ended.

Tree of Life Carvings

And this week, almost every single average wait time went DOWN. It may be the end of January, but these wait times seem so low! Today, we’re going to take a look at the average wait times in ALL four parks!

Magic Kingdom

Despite having decreased by 9 minutes since last week, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest wait in Magic Kingdom and in all of Disney World with 48 minutes. It’s surprising anytime we see this average under an hour, let alone 48 minutes!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Other thrill rides in Magic Kingdom had pretty low waits. Space Mountain had an average wait time of 22 minutes, Splash Mountain averaging 31 minutes, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad averaged 33 minutes.

Thunder Mountain

Space Mountain was lower than several other attraction including “it’s a small world” at 25 minutes, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and Astro Orbiter at 27 minutes, Jungle Cruise at 28 minutes, and Pirates of the Caribbean at 30 minutes.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Other average waits in the same range include Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Peter Pan’s Flight at 21 minutes.

Peter Pan’s Flight

With waits in the teens, we saw The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at 11 minutes, Haunted Mansion and The Barnstormer at 12 minutes, Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid at 14 minutes, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 16 minutes, and Mickey’s PhilarMagic at 17 minutes.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Other attractions with seriously short wait times include , Tomorrowland Speedway at 10 minutes, Country Bear Jamboree at 3 minutes, and Carousel of Progress at 6 minutes, Dumbo the Flying Elephant at 9 minutes, and Mad Tea Party at 8 minutes.

Country Bear Jamboree

Just like the previous weeks, there were a handful of attractions with zero minute wait times, including Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, Hall of Presidents, and Enchanted Tiki Room.

Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse View

The wait times in Magic Kingdom went down quite a bit! This is the time to be at Disney World if you like to be away from the crowds!

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Last week, Test Track has the highest wait time in the park at 49 minutes, which is LOWER than this week’s highest time in all of Disney World! But, Test Track still has the longest wait in EPCOT this week at 40 minutes. This attraction also went down by 9 minutes!

Test Track

Other popular attractions didn’t have much of a wait like Soarin‘ with a 20-minute wait, Frozen After Ever with a 20-minute wait, and Mission: SPACE with a 17-minute wait.

Mission Space

The rest of EPCOT saw super short average wait times, including Spaceship Earth at 12 minutes, Journey Into Imagination with Figment and the Seas with Nemo & Friends at 8 minutes, Gran Fiesta Tour at 7 minutes, and Living with the Land at 6 minutes.

Find the Hidden Figments at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts!

Just like last week, all of the films in EPCOT had a zero minute wait, which includes Disney and Pixar Short Film FestivalBeauty and the Beast Sing-AlongAwesome PlanetImpressions de France, and Reflections of China. American Adventure also had no wait!

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

These wait times have also significantly dropped this week! This could be due to lack of crowds and the Festival of the Arts. The festivals tend to draw crowds away from attractions and towards to festival booths and activities.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

For the second week in a row, wait times have broke the norm that the longest wait time in Disney World belongs to an attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The longest wait time in this park, however, is Slinky Dog Dash at 45 minutes. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror stayed fairly close behind at 41 minutes.

Tower of Terror

Other longer average  wait times include the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 33 minutes.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

In the 20s range, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at a low 24 minutes, Star Tours averaged 23 minutes, Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 22 minutes, and Toy Story Mania and Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 20 minutes.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Alien Swirling Saucers saw an average wait time of 18 minutes making it the lowest wait time in the park. Keep in mind that Rise of the Resistance is not included in these numbers due to its virtual queue.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Both attractions in Pandora — the Land of Avatar continued to have fairly short wait times compared to usual! Flight of Passage averaged 29 minutes (which means it went down 10 minutes this week), and Na’vi River Journey averaged 38 minutes, making it the longest wait time in the park.


All average wait times were pretty low throughout the park. Dinosaur averaged 18 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait time of 12 minutes, and It’s Tough to Be a Bug and Expedition Everest averaged 13 minutes.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Triceratop Spin had the shortest wait time in the park of 5 minutes. Kali River Rapids is currently under refurbishment.

Triceratop Spin

This week’s average wait times have stayed very low! Now that holiday crowds have been gone for many weeks, the wait times have tanked. We hope this look at average wait times helps those of you prepping for a Disney trip soon! Stay tuned to DFB, and check for our weekly wait times next week!

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