This Might Be the Most Popular Disney World Ride of the Summer!

The summer usually brings plenty of crowds to Disney World, and this week was no different!

Tree of Life

And, you’re going to want to see the wait times we found during as summer slowly starts to come to an end soon!

Magic Kingdom

Most of the wait times in the Magic Kingdom saw an increase, as everyone takes advantage of the last few weeks of summer break. The lowest waits in the park included spots like Mad Tea Party with 17 minutesTomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover with 22 minutes, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh with 34 minutes.

Winnie the Pooh

But, the highest waits surpassed an hour and sat at 63 minutes at Space Mountain, 72 minutes at Splash Mountain, and 81 minutes at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Splash Mountain

Carousel of Progress: 5 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 29 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 21 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 17 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 25 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 24 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 31 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 34 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 18 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 47 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 36 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 18 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 43 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 53 minutes
it’s a small world: 36 minutes
Space Mountain: 63 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 54 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 42 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 36 minutes
Splash Mountain: 72 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 81 minutes
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: 22 minutes
Liberty Square Riverboat: 7 minutes
Tom Sawyer Island: 4 minutes

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, more than half of the wait times at Disney’s Hollywood Studios neared an hour or went above and beyond it. These longer waits were at popular rides like Toy Story Mania with 49 minutes, Tower of Terror with 57 minutesMickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway with 63 minutes

Toy Story Mania Queue

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with 68 minutesMillennium Falcon: Smugglers Run with 77 minutes, and Slinky Dog Dash with 91 minutes.

Galaxy’s Edge

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 14 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 13 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 35 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 25 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 49 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 68 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 77 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 57 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 91 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 63 minutes


Despite how popular the park has been during the debut of the 2021 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, it had the lowest wait times out of any of the parks again! The lowest waits sat at 10 minutes for Living with the Land and 11 minutes forJourney into Imagination

Getting our extra oxygen!

…while the highest were at 50 minutes for Frozen Ever After and 65 minutes for Test Track.

Frozen Ever After

The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 14 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 22 minutes
Living with the Land: 10 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 11 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 20 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 22 minutes
Soarin’: 29 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 50 minutes
Test Track: 65 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Another park that also saw some high wait times this week was Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Most of the attractions began at a 30 minute wait or more, but the lowest wait times were at 10 minutes for TriceraTop Spin and 14 minutes for It’s Tough to Be a Bug.

TriceraTop Spin

And, it looks like the winner of the wait times AGAIN is Avatar Flight of Passage at 118 minutes, which a mere 5 minutes less than last week. We’ll have to check it out next week to see if it continues to reigns supreme for the summer!


TriceraTop Spin: 10 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 47 minutes
Kali River Rapids: 45 minutes
Dinosaur: 30 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 14 minutes
Expedition Everest: 32 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 50 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 118 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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