Wait Times Increase 73% (!!) at One Magic Kingdom Ride!

The holiday season brings many things to Disney World — specialty treats, fun entertainment, exclusive events, and so much more.

Jingle Cruise

One of our favorite things to see in the parks during this time of year is the holiday ride overlays! We just saw a few that are exclusive to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but the most popular one is available all day long. Yep, we’re talking about Jingle Cruise, but we’ve got to warn you about something before you hop in line… .

Comparing last week’s average wait times to this week’s average wait times, Jingle Cruise has increased by 73%! Wowza! This week many holiday decorations and treats arrived in the parks so it seems that has put people in the holiday spirit. What better way to celebrate than taking a ride on the hilariously festive Jingle Cruise?!

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Check out the rest of the average wait times from the past week below:

Magic Kingdom

Starting in Magic KingdomSeven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time of 79 minutes. Last week the average wait time was 59 minutes so the average has increased a lot. Jingle Cruise was not far behind with a 69-minute average.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Next, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 68 minutes, Space Mountain averaged 54 minutes, and Haunted Mansion averaged 46 minutes. Average wait times held Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 42 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 40 minutes, Enchanted Tales with Belle and Pirates of the Caribbean at 36 minutes, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 34 minutes, followed by Astro Orbiter at 29 minutes.

Big Thunder Mountain

After that, “it’s a small world” averaged 25 minutes, Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini at 21 minutes, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Magic Carpets of Aladdin at 20 minutes, Tomorrowland Speedway at 17 minutes, and Mad Tea Party, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover averaged 15 minutes.

Haunted Mansion

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel averaged 15 minutes, Enchanted Tiki Room averaged 12 minutes, and other attractions like Hall of Presidents, Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, Carousel of Progress, and Liberty Square Riverboat all tied at 5-minute average wait times.

Tiki Room

The Country Bear Jamboree and Tom Sawyer Island were walk-ons this week.

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Heading over to EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure had the highest wait time with a 79-minute average, which has increased since last week’s 60-minute average. Frozen Ever After has the spot for the second-longest with a 71-minute average. This is also an increase from last week’s average.


Next up is Test Track at 56 minutes, Soarin’ at 39 minutes, Journey into Imagination at 19 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 18 minutes, Turtle Talk with Crush at 17 minutes, and Spaceship Earth and The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 15 minutes.

Test Track

Then, Gran Fiesta Tour averaged 12 minutes, and Living with the Land averaged 12 minutes.

Living with the Land

Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China had no wait times this week.

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Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash was one of the only rides to increase in wait times last week, and that upward trend is continuing through this week. It increased this week from an 83-minute average to an 89-minute average. Rise of the Resistance is next in this park with 77 minutes which is up a bit from 65 minutes last week.

Tower of Terror

Other wait times in the park increased this week including Tower of Terror at 66 minutes, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 57 minutes, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 53 minutes.

Star Tours

After that, Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 32 minutes, Star Tours — The Adventure Continues averaged 18 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 13 minutes, Walt Disney Presents averaged 12 minutes, and Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 10 minutes.

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Animal Kingdom

Now, let’s head over to Animal Kingdom! After decreasing to a 64-minute average last week, Avatar Flight of Passage is up to an 87-minute average.

Expedition Everest

Following that, Na’vi River Journey at 62 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 49 minutes, Expedition Everest at 27 minutes, DINOSAUR at 21 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 14 minutes.

TriceraTop Spin

It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 10 minutes and Triceratop Spin averaged 7 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail were walk-ons.

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