Are Disney World’s Wait Times Longer As Summer Crowds Arrive?

Another week in Disney World means another set of changing experiences!

Magic Kingdom

And, we’re breaking down the average wait times in Disney World this past week!

Magic Kingdom

As summer continues to bring more crowds into the parks, the Magic Kingdom’s attractions have seen an increase in wait times at most attractions! One of the biggest fluctuations was over at the Jungle Cruise as the attraction leapt up to 49 minutes.

Jungle Cruise

The other longest wait times in the park were at Space Mountain at 40 minutesSeven Dwarfs Mine Train with 51 minutes, and Splash Mountain with 54 minutes.

Space Mountain Queue

Carousel of Progress: 4 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 11 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 10 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 12 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 10 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 10 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 14 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 22 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 12 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 18 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 20 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 15 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 30 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 33 minutes
it’s a small world: 23 minutes
Space Mountain: 40 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 49 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 34 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 22 minutes
Splash Mountain: 54 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 51 minutes
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: 13 minutes
Liberty Square Riverboat: 7 minutes
Tom Sawyer Island: 8 minutes

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Although there were a bunch of fluctuating wait times, Star Tours had a massive drop to 17 minutes.

Star Tours

Other waits ranged from 19 minutes at the Alien Swirling Saucers, 39 minutes at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and 65 minutes at Slinky Dog Dash, among others.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 15 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 10 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 19 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 17 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 33 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 44 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 46 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 28 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 65 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 39 minutes


Many of the attractions around EPCOT had an increase in wait times, but none of them were over an hour! The lowest waits were at Journey into Imagination with 10 minutes, the Gran Fiesta Tour and Living with the Land with 12 minutes

Living with the Land

…while the highest waits were at Soarin’ and Frozen Ever After with 45 minutesMission: SPACE with 49 minutes, and Test Track with 55 minutes.

Test Track Was Pretty Busy!

The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 15 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 12 minutes
Living with the Land: 12 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 10 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 13 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 49 minutes
Soarin’: 45 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 45 minutes
Test Track: 55 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There were only small fluctuations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where the Avatar Flight of Passage was able to secure its spot as the highest wait again with 66 minutes!


More popular waits were over at the Kali River Rapids with 27 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris with 33 minutes, and Na’vi River Journey with 37 minutes.

Morning, Shaman!

TriceraTop Spin: 5 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 33 minutes
Kali River Rapids: 27 minutes
Dinosaur: 19 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 11 minutes
Expedition Everest: 20 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 37 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 66 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!

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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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One Reply to “Are Disney World’s Wait Times Longer As Summer Crowds Arrive?”

  1. Can’t wait to go on July. We arrive July 7th and out first day in the parks is July 8th. Kinda crazy due to things seemingly changing daily. Have no idea what to expect in the next 24 days.