Why the Beginning of November May Be an IDEAL Time to Visit Disney World

It’s the jolliest time of year in Disney World — the holidays!

The holidays are here!

Disney World wait times have been trending down over the past few weeks (after a VERY busy time period) but did Halloween affect those times at all? We were very surprised by the Halloween crowds but what are the average wait times as we head into November?

We recommend making a list of all your favorite Disney World rides before scrolling down. Why? It’s a good way to determine whether you actually need Genie+ or not! Genie+ is similar to FastPass but it now costs you $15 to $22 per person, per day (it could cost more in the future) and it lets you skip standby lines in favor of much faster Lightning Lanes.

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Knowing which rides are on your must-do list may help you strategize your time in the parks, whether you decide to buy Genie+ or you opt to budget your time accordingly. If all your favorite rides tend to have 60+ minute wait times, you know that you’ll be spending a lot of time in line — that is unless you buy Genie+.

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We’ve compiled all the average wait times of every Disney World ride this past week below, so scroll down to check them out!

Magic Kingdom

We’re starting with Magic Kingdom, where Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time at 48 minutes! It actually averaged 53 minutes last week, so it continued to decrease this week.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

After that, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 46 minutes, followed by Jungle Cruise at 38 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 37 minutes, Space Mountain at 30 minutes, Splash Mountain at 28 minutes, Pirates of the Caribbean at 24 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 24 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 23 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 22 minutes, and Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 21 minutes.

Haunted Mansion!

Next up, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid, and “it’s a small world” all averaged 13 minutes, Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 11 minutes, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover averaged 10 minutes, the Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel averaged 9 minutes. 

“it’s a small world”

Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Tomorrowland Speedway, and Mad Tea Party averaged 8 minutes.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

The rides with the lowest wait times were Mad Tea Party at 9 minutes, Liberty Square Riverboat at 5 minutes, and Carousel of Progress 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.

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Over in EPCOT, the ride with the longest average wait time was Frozen Ever After, with an average wait time of 64 minutes, compared to last week’s average of 69 minutes. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure followed up with an average wait time of 58 minutes, which is a HUGE decrease from the previous week’s average of 72 minutes.

Frozen Ever After

Next up was Test Track at 48 minutes, Soarin’ at 26 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 15 minutes, Turtle Talk with Crush at 11 minutes, Journey into Imagination at 9 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 9 minutes, Gran Fiesta Tour at 9 minutes, Living with the Land at 8 minutes, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 8 minutes.

Test Track

The attractions with zero wait times this week were Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China.

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Hollywood Studios

Next up is Hollywood Studios, where Rise of the Resistance had the highest average wait time per usual this week at 91 minutes. Last week, the ride averaged 94 minutes, so that’s a three-minute decrease. Hey, we’ll take it!

Rise of the Resistance

Slinky Dog Dash averaged 69 minutes followed by Toy Story Mania at 51 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 50 minutes, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith at 48 minutes, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 46 minutes, and Tower of Terror at 40 minutes.

Slinky Dog Dash

Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 30 minutes and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue averaged 15 minutes, followed by Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at 15 minutes, Walt Disney Presents at 8 minutes, and Muppet*Vision 3D at 7 minutes.

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Animal Kingdom

And finally, let’s stop by Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Flight of Passage had the longest average wait time at 87 minutes. Last week, the average was 98 minutes.

Flight of Passage

Next up was Na’vi River Journey at 57 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 35 minutes, Expedition Everest at 20 minutes, Kali River Rapids at 17 minutes, and DINOSAUR at 16 minutes.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 9 minutes and Triceratop Spin averaged 6 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail averaged no wait time. 

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You may have noticed that Disney World wait times are trending DOWN! Even with Halloween this past week, wait times still decreased from the previous week. So what kind of wait times do your favorite rides have? They could help you decide whether Genie+ is right for you, but keep in mind that we will likely see those wait times increase as the holidays get closer.

Also, the last week of October and the first part of November seem to be a nice time to visit the parks. Crowds are a bit lower and you get to experience both Halloween and Christmas in the parks!!!

Santa Mickey Cookie

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