This Is What the Wait Times Have Been Like for Animal Kingdom on Its Reopening Day in Disney World!

We’re here at the sunny grand reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom to wave at all the animals and greet our favorite friends!

Pandora

Although we’ll be taking you with us all day to check out more of the entertainment, eats, and crowd levels, many of our readers have been curious about the wait times of the attractions. Now that the ride processes have been modified to reflect updated health and safety guidelines, like distancing measures and limited capacity, things are looking a bit different.

Earlier this week at Animal Kingdom’s Passholder Previews, we were happy to find that many of the attractions had shorter wait times than prior to the closures. However, we wondered if those would continue to hold up when the parks finally reopened to the general public today!

Dinosaur

And, it seems like they have stayed low throughout the grand reopening, since it’s a quiet day in Animal Kingdom! Note that we will continue to update this post with the attractions’ wait times every hour, so you can see what a full day in the park looks like!

Flight of Passage Line

9AM

The day started off with many of the wait times clocking in at only 5 minutes…

9 AM Wait Times

…with two of Animal Kingdom’s biggest attractions, Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey only sitting at a 10 minute wait for guests.

9 AM Wait Times

10AM

An hour later, we were SHOCKED to find that Avatar Flight of Passage’s wait time actually went down to 5 minutes…

10 AM Wait Times

…while Kali River Rapids went up to 10 minutes. (We can’t blame anyone! That water feels GREAT on a hot day like today!)

10 AM Wait Times

11AM

Many of the 5 minute wait times at attractions like Dinosaur and Expedition stayed steady throughout the morning.

11 AM Wait Times

However, a little more flexibility happened with some of the “popular” attractions of the day, where Na’vi River Journey dropped down to a 5 minute wait and Kali River Rapids jumped to a 15 minute wait.

11 AM Wait Times

12PM

At noon, Na’vi River Journey temporarily closed for a short period of time (although we aren’t sure if it was for cleaning or a technical difficulty).

12 PM Wait Times

However, the good news was that most of the other attractions in Animal Kingdom continued with very low wait times so guests could enjoy everything else in the park.

12 PM Wait Times

1PM

Animal Kingdom is currently the 5 minute wait park! Did you ever think you’d see Flight of Passage come up as the LOWEST option for the wait time list?

1PM Wait Times

Dinosaur is temporarily closed, though this could be due to the periodic deep clean that the rides go through throughout the day!

1PM Wait Times

2PM

Around 2PM, wait times looked about the same all around!

2PM Wait Times
2PM Wait Times

3PM

By 3PM, the longest wait was for Kali River Rapids — Dinosaur was still listed as temporarily closed, potentially for cleaning!

3PM Wait Times
3PM Wait Times

5PM

As the day came to a close, not much changed! Five minute wait times across the board.

5PM Wait Times
5PM Wait Times

Overall, wait times were very low today for the first day back at Animal Kingdom. We’ll continue to update you as time goes on for how the wait times continue to be!

Follow along with us LIVE in Animal Kingdom during the grand reopening here!

Are you back in Animal Kingdom today? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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