How Are the Holidays Affecting the Average Wait Times in Disney World?

It’s the holiday season in Disney World, which means festive foods, decorations, characters, and more.

Hollywood Studios all decked out for the season

But, it also means holiday crowds! And, we’ve definitely been seeing the crowds lately in the parks. One way we like to gauge just how busy it is in Disney World is by looking at the average wait times. So, come along with us as we check out which rides had the longest and shortest wait times in Disney World this week!

Magic Kingdom

The Jingle Cruise is here!

The wait times pretty much stayed the same this week compared to last — we even saw Jungle Cruise take the top spot again! Everyone just seems to be trying to get a ride on that Jingle Cruise. Peter Pan’s Flight had an average wait time of around 60 minutes, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was at 62 minutes, and Jungle Cruise had a wait of 65 minutes.

Liberty Square Riverboat: 0 minutes
Tom Sawyer Island: 0 minutes
Enchanted Tiki Room: 0 minutes
Hall of Presidents: 0 minutes
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse: 0 minutes
Country Bear Jamboree: 1 minute
Carousel of Progress
: 4 minutes
Mad Tea Party: 11 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway: 11 minutes
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel: 12 minutes
Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini: 15 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin: 15 minutes
Dumbo the Flying Elephant: 16 minutes
Mickey’s PhilharMagic: 17 minutes
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: 17 minutes
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid: 19 minutes
it’s a small world: 22 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 25 minutes
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin: 25 minutes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: 27 minutes
Astro Orbiter: 28 minutes
Space Mountain: 29 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 31 minutes
Splash Mountain: 33 minutes
Haunted Mansion: 35 minutes
Peter Pan’s Flight: 60 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 62 minutes
Jungle Cruise: 65 minutes

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rise of the Resistance

Wait times went up a little on some rides, and down a little on others at Hollywood Studios. Rise of the Resistance had an average wait time of 122 minutes, while Slinky Dog Dash had a wait time of 74 minutes, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway was at 64 minutes.

Walt Disney Presents: 8 minutes
Muppet Vision 3D: 10 minutes
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy: 15 minutes
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: 17 minutes
Alien Swirling Saucers: 30 minutes
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: 45 minutes
Toy Story Mania: 51 minutes
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith: 52 minutes
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 52 minutes
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: 64 minutes
Slinky Dog Dash: 74 minutes
Rise of the Resistance: 122 minutes


Like we’ve seen for the past few months, Frozen Ever After still has the longest average wait time in EPCOT at 86 minutes, while Test Track was at around 46 minutes, and Soarin’ at 37 minutes.

Frozen Ever After Line

Awesome Planet: 0 minutes
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along: 0 minutes
Pixar Short Film Festival: 0 minutes
Impressions de France: 0 minutes
Reflections of China: 0 minutes
Turtle Talk with Crush: 10 minutes
Gran Fiesta Tour: 11 minutes
The Seas with Nemo and Friends: 12 minutes
Spaceship Earth: 13 minutes
Journey into Imagination: 13 minutes
Mission: SPACE: 14 minutes
Living with the Land: 14 minutes
Soarin’: 37 minutes
Test Track: 46 minutes
Frozen Ever After: 86 minutes

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Flight of Passage

And, same as usual, Flight of Passage had the longest average wait times at Animal Kingdom, coming in at around 96 minutes. Then, Na’vi River Journey averaged around 60 minutes, and Kilimanjaro Safaris had an average wait of 53 minutes.

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail: 0 minutes
The Boneyard: 0 minutes
TriceraTop Spin: 10 minutes
It’s Tough to Be a Bug: 10 minutes
Kali River Rapids: 17
Dinosaur: 21 minutes
Expedition Everest: 22 minutes
Kilimanjaro Safaris: 53 minutes
Na’vi River Journey: 60 minutes
Avatar Flight of Passage: 96 minutes

Those were all of the average wait times for this past week in Disney World! Stay tuned to All Ears as we continue to report on the wait times in Disney World, so you can be best prepared for your vacation.

See which Disney World rides recently had wait times in the triple digits!

Which ride will you wait for no matter how long the line is in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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