LONG Lines & BIG Crowds: See the Wait Times for the Week of Thanksgiving in Disney World

There’s never a dull moment in Disney World, especially now that the holidays have arrived and international travelers are returning to the parks and resorts.

Golden hour in Hollywood Studios

It’s been a busy week; we ate our way around the World Showcase as Festival of the Holidays started in EPCOT, found out what happens to food waste in Disney, and rode an underrated attraction! As we prepare for December, let’s take a look at the attraction wait times we saw around Disney World during Thanksgiving week! 

Magic Kingdom

We saw some pretty large Thanksgiving day crowds this past week, but the wait times hovered around 20-40 minutes for most Magic Kingdom attractions. The longest queues were at Peter Pan’s Flight and Jungle Cruise with 61 minutes each,  and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with 72 minutes.

Thanksgiving break crowds

Despite the crowds, there were still some manageable wait times under 30 minutes, like 28 minutes at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and 25 minutes at Pirates of the Caribbean.

Line for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Carousel of Progress: 5 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 20 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 18 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 13 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 18 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 20 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 20 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 30 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 17 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 38 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 28 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 14 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 30 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 61 minutes
it’s a small world: 24 minutes
Space Mountain: 45 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 61 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 25 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 38 minutes
Splash Mountain: 33 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 72 minutes
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: 17 minutes
Liberty Square Riverboat: 0 minutes
Tom Sawyer Island: 1 minute

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The wait times at Disney’s Hollywood Studios were much higher. Slinky Dog Dash had a 94 minute wait time. Unsurprisingly, Rise of the Resistance had one of the highest wait times; it averaged 144 minutes this week.

Hollywood Studios was very crowded!

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 12 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 11 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 36 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 23 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 58 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 69 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 65 minutes
Rise of the Resistance: 144 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 60 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 94 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 68 minutes


This week marked the start of the Festival of the Holidays, so a few attractions had some pretty high wait times. The highest waits reached 43 minutes at Soarin’65 minutes at Test Track, and 89 minutes at Frozen Ever After.

EPCOT Crowds on November 28th

The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 17 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 15 minutes
Living with the Land: 12 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 15 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 23 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 22 minutes
Soarin’: 43 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 89 minutes
Test Track: 65 minutes
Turtle Talk with Crush: 16 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The wait times were pretty high in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week, too. Avatar Flight of Passage had a wait time of about 132 minutes. Even Dinosaur had a pretty high wait time at 41 minutes, and Expedition Everest sat around 36 minutes. 

A rainy day in Animal Kingdom

TriceraTop Spin: 17 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 16 minutes
Dinosaur: 41 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 16 minutes
Expedition Everest: 36 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 68 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 132 minutes

That’s all for this week! Be sure to stay tuned for more updates and news around Disney World!

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