These Were the Average Wait Times We Saw for the Most Popular Rides in Disney World Last Week!

Disney World has been HOPPING recently during the holidays as guests return to explore the parks (complete with snoap) and ride their favorite attractions.

Cinderella Castle

However, now that Disney has increased its capacity to 35% and installed plexiglass barriers on select attractions, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the wait times in each park.

And, we’ve got a look at what the average wait times were like last week at some of the most popular attractions in Disney World!

Magic Kingdom

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a must-do whenever you’re in the Magic Kingdom! And, many guests visiting the parks recently thought so too since the average wait was 56 minutes.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the wildest ride in the wilderness for folks of all ages as the wait times sat at 39 minutes.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Now that the Jungle Cruise has transformed to the Jingle Cruise, it’s no surprise that the wait time average was 37 minutes!

Jingle Cruise

Since Peter Pan’s Flight is such a classic, we can’t pass up riding it whenever we’re in Disney World. And, guests heading to the Magic Kingdom were ready to take flight in the ride’s pirate ships after an average 26 minute wait!

Peter Pan’s Flight

Yo-ho, yo-ho, it’s a pirate’s life for us over at the Pirates of the Caribbean since it only had an average of a 34 minute wait!

Pirates of the Caribbean

Space Mountain is one of the most popular rides in any of the four Disney World parks, but it only had an average of a 26 minute wait last week!

Space Mountain

While we are super hyped for the Splash Mountain redesign, you can ride the original attraction during an average 43 minute wait!

Splash Mountain


We love heading to Arendelle aboard the Frozen Ever After log ride (whether it’s for the first time in forever or the hundredth time)! And, many fans were excited about seeing Anna and Elsa too as the attraction had about an average 59 minute wait.

Frozen Ever After

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fly, Soarin’ is the best place to try out the experience for yourself with only an average 34 minute wait.

Soarin’ Line

Whether you’re more of a Green Team or Orange Team fan, you can try either side of Mission: SPACE with a short average 17 minute wait!

Mission: SPACE

If you’re heading to EPCOT, most likely Test Track is on your radar! And, the attraction recently has had an average 45 minute wait for guests.

Test Track

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We could ride Avatar Flight of Passage over and over again! Buuut, be warned that the ride had an average of a 55 minute wait last week!

Flight of Passage Queue 8
Ride vehicles of the Flight of Passage in Pandora – World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World

You can wave to Disco Yeti as many times as you’d like since Expedition Everest only had an average 26 minute wait!

Expedition Everest

We feel pretty accomplished each time we rescue the Iguanodon on Dinosaur, especially with a short average 21 minute wait in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


Have you really visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom if you haven’t hopped onto the Kilimanjaro Safaris? And,  you can see all the animals roaming about after waiting for only 22 minutes!

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash is a hot spot for guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios! And, the average 65 minute wait last week basically means that Slinky still reigns supreme!

Slinky Dog Dash

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a blast to explore, whether you’re getting a Ronto Wrap or waving to Chewbacca! Plus, the ability to pilot the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is just another perk with an average 45 minute wait.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Um, who wouldn’t want to listen to Aerosmith during an AWESOME roller coaster ride? And, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is totally worth stopping by, even with an average 47 minute wait!

Rock n’ Roller Coaster

The Tower of Terror might look spooky, but it sure is fun to ride! So, we recommend heading into the Twilight Zone with an average 43 minute wait…if you dare.

Tower of Terror

The wait times could continue to fluctuate as the holiday season gets busier. But, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for everything happening in the parks, so you know what to expect before your next trip to Disney World!

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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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