How Did Disney World’s Wait Times Change with New Health & Safety Policies This Week?

Well, this week saw so many MAJOR changes, it’s hard to find out where to begin!

Magic Kingdom Crowds

Now that Disney World has changed its outdoor mask policy, the parks have also increased their capacity. In turn, more Park Pass availability has opened up as Disney World welcomes more guests back. And, we’re breaking down what the average wait times were like in Disney World this past week!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom had a few small fluctuations in wait times, but all of them were notably less than an hour. Many attractions around the parks sat at 13 minutes, including Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid and Tomorrowland Speedway.

Tomorrowland Speedway

The longest wait times were at popular attractions, like Jungle Cruise at 37 minutesSeven Dwarfs Mine Train at 43 minutesSplash Mountain at 58 minutes. However, none of their wait times reached an hour!

Splash Mountain

Carousel of Progress: 10 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 13 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 13 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 10 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 13 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 9 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 13 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 22 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 22 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 16 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 19 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 17 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 24 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 27 minutes
it’s a small world: 21 minutes
Space Mountain: 32 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 37 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 29 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 24 minutes
Splash Mountain: 58 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 43 minutes
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: 23 minutes
Liberty Square Riverboat: 1 minute
Tom Sawyer Island: 12 minutes

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There were quite a few decreased wait times at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but the park had some surprises in store as well! All of the attractions’ wait times sat below an hour this week with the lowest waits at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy and Alien Swirling Saucers at 23 minutes, as well as Star Tours and Muppet Vision 3D at 26 minutes.

Star Tours

The highest waits were still at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror with 54 minutes and Slinky Dog Dash with 62 minutes.

Tower of Terror

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 23 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 26 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 23 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 26 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 29 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 35 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 39 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 54 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 62 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 35 minutes


EPCOT had quite a few low wait times around the parks with the highest of those being Spaceship Earth at 17 minutes. However, then they leapt up to 37 minutes at Mission: SPACE and 38 minutes at Frozen Ever After.

Mission: SPACE

Soarin’ and Test Track were tied for the highest wait times in the park with 47 minutes, which is slightly higher than last week.

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The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 12 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 9 minutes
Living with the Land: 9 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 15 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 17 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 37 minutes
Soarin’: 47 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 38 minutes
Test Track: 47 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We saw a couple of surprising changes in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week as It’s Tough to Be a Bug has a longer wait time than Kali River Rapids with 22 minutes versus 21 minutes.

It’s Tough to Be a Bug

But, the biggest change was at Flight of Passage as its wait time saw a BIG jump from the previous week, landing at 72 minuteas the highest wait in Disney World.


TriceraTop Spin: 6 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 37 minutes
Kali River Rapids: 21 minutes
Dinosaur: 35 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 22 minutes
Expedition Everest: 17 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 32 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 72 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!

Here’s what Disney World looks like with the new mask policy!

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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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