A Surprising Water Ride Had the Longest Average Wait in Disney This Week!

We ended our first week of March on a high note with the grand opening of EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival, among so many other fun features in the parks!

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

And, if you are wondering what the crowds were like, we’re taking a look at the average wait times we spotted in Disney World over this past week!

Magic Kingdom

The wait times in the Magic Kingdom experienced a bit of a drop this week as we saw a few surprising wait times! The Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had a longer wait of 37 minutes than the popular Space Mountain with 35 minutes.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

But, the longest waits in the park were at Pirates of the Caribbean with 48 minutes, Splash Mountain with 56 minutes, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with 62 minutes.

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disney World

Carousel of Progress: 7 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 14 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 15 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 21 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 14 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 19 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 19 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 23 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 24 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 20 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 32 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 37 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 33 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 33 minutes
it’s a small world: 36 minutes
Space Mountain: 35 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 37 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 48 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 44 minutes
Splash Mountain: 56 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 62 minutes
Tom Sawyer Island: 18 minutes
Liberty Square Riverboat: 5 minutes

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios had consistently higher wait times, similar to last week. The lowest waits were at 26 minutes at Alien Swirling Saucers and 27 minutes for Muppet Vision 3D

Muppet Vision 3D

…while Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Slinky Dog Dash were super close to getting the busiest spot. But, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror won with an average 58 minute wait.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 29 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 27 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 26 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 29 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 30 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 36 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 52 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 59 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 58 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 42 minutes


Despite many people heading to EPCOT for the Flower and Garden opening, the attractions saw a huge dip in wait times this week! The most popular attractions in the park never passed over 40 minutes with waits of 24 minutes at Mission: SPACE, 28 minutes at Frozen Ever After

Mission: SPACE

31 minutes at Soarin’, and 37 minutes at Test Track.

Soarin’ Line

The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 6 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 8 minutes
Living with the Land: 6 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 11 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 14 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 24 minutes
Soarin’: 31 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 28 minutes
Test Track: 37 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While there were some drops in the wait times, Disney’s Animal Kingdom surprisingly secured a spot with the highest average wait in Disney World this week! The Na’vi River Journey had a 64 minute wait ahead of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom…

Na’vi River Journey Queue

…as other high wait times were at Avatar Flight of Passage with a 48 minute wait, Dinosaur with a 29 minute wait, and Kilimanjaro Safaris with a 26 minute wait.

Okay, now look wistfully off into the distance…

TriceraTop Spin: 6 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 19 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 26 minutes
Dinosaur: 29 minutes
Expedition Everest: 13 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 64 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 48 minutes

As we continue to make our way around the parks, we’ll be sure to give you a look at everything happening in Disney World soon!

What’s your favorite ride in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!

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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