THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Wait Times are Going DOWN in Disney World!

Here’s the thing — some lines are just better than others in Disney World.

Who wants to spend their time waiting in line?

We know everyone has different opinions, but we bet people probably enjoy the lines for things like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Expedition Everest over Tomorrowland Speedway. Theming, space, and air conditioning definitely play a role, so you want to make sure you’re not spending a ton of time in those hot, boring queues. But, can you avoid these long lines? Let’s take a look at the wait times from this week to find out!

Magic Kingdom

Let’s head to Magic Kingdom! This week, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time with 74 minutes!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

After that, we had Peter Pan’s Flight at 62 minutes, Jungle Cruise at 55 minutes, Splash Mountain at 53 minutes, Space Mountain at 46 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 38 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 36 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 35 minutes, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 32 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 31 minutes, and Pirates of the Caribbean at 30 minutes.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Next, we had Tomorrowland Speedway at 24 minutes, “it’s a small world” at 22 minutes, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid at 20 minutes, Magic Carpets of Aladdin at 16 minutes, Mickey’s PhilharMagic at 15 minutes, and Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini at 13 minutes.

Tomorrowland Speedway

Then, we saw Dumbo the Flying Elephant at 12 minutes, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at 12 minutes, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at 11 minutes, and Mad Tea Party at 9 minutes.


And rides that only had wait times in the single digits were Carousel of Progress at 6 minutes and Liberty Square Riverboat at 4 minutes. Rides with no waits were Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Hall of Presidents, Enchanted Tiki Room, and Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.

Remember, a lot of things have returned to Magic Kingdom in recent months, like the parade, stage show, and character meet and greets. And, pretty soon you’ll be able to catch 2 fireworks shows in the same night!

You’ll Soon Be Able to Watch Magic Kingdom Fireworks TWICE in One Night


Over in EPCOT, the ride with the longest average wait was Frozen Ever After at 61 minutes.

Frozen Ever After line

Then, we had Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 59 minutesTest Track at 57 minutes, Soarin’ at 39 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 36 minutes, Turtle Talk with Crush at 19 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 14 minutes, Gran Fiesta Tour at 13 minutes, Journey into Imagination at 11 minutes, Living with the Land at 9 minutes, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 7 minutes.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Most of the theater shows in EPCOT had zero waits this past week! These included: Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China!

EPCOT is about to kick of it’s Food and Wine Festival! It begins on July 14th and will run all the way through November 19th. We have a full guide for you, a look at all of the menus, and some of our best insider tips. And, make sure you stick around for our reviews of ALL the food!

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Hollywood Studios

Moving on to Hollywood Studios, Rise of the Resistance had the highest average wait time this week at 99 minutes.

Rise of the Resistance

After that, we had Slinky Dog Dash at 80 minutes, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith at 69 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 68 minutesToy Story Mania at 63 minutes, Tower of Terror at 57 minutes, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 55 minutes.

Ready to ROCK?!

And finally, we had Alien Swirling Saucers at 32 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at 20 minutes, Walt Disney Presents at 15 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at 14 minutes, Muppet*Vision 3D at 10 minutes.

We’ve been seeing SUPER high wait times at Tower of Terror for months, but now, they’re going back down! For a while, only one side of the elevators were working, creating longer lines, but now they’re all back in action!

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Animal Kingdom

Hopping over to Animal Kingdom, the ride with the longest average wait time this week was Avatar Flight of Passage at 82 minutes.

Flight of Passage

Then, we had Na’vi River Journey at 57 minutes, Kali River Rapids at 45 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 40 minutes, Expedition Everest at 31 minutes, and DINOSAUR at 28 minutes.


Following behind was It’s Tough to Be a Bug at 10 minutes, Triceratop Spin at 9 minutes, The Boneyard at 0 minutes, and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at 0 minutes.

Little baby!

Animal Kingdom is suuuper duper hot in the summer months, so make sure you stay hydrated and wear sunscreen while in the park! If you want to try your best to see a lot of animal activity, try to get there as early in the morning as possible — the animals are more active when it’s cooler out.

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That’s your look at the average wait times around Walt Disney World this week! Stay tuned to DFB more Disney news and updates.

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