The LONGEST and SHORTEST Ride Wait Times in Disney World

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There are a LOT of things that go into planning your Disney World trip. You’ve got to consider the ticket changes and price increases, the changes with Genie+, what food to eat, what reservations to make, and much more. But you’ve also got to think about wait times. How long will you have to spend waiting for your favorite Disney World rides this time of year? We’ve got ALL the data you need (and even some charts!) right here.

Big Takeaways

Before we get into allllll the wait times data from this past week, we want to give you an overview of what we’re seeing. All in all, the highest average wait time for this past week was 102 minutes for Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom. That was followed by 98 minutes at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and 92 minutes at Rise of the Resistance.

This, unfortunately, marks (at least in part) an INCREASE from the average wait times we saw last week. Previously, the average wait for Flight of Passage was 85 minutes, while Tower of Terror was at 95 minutes and Rise of the Resistance was at 81 minutes.

Flight of Passage

We are inching toward Christmas and New Year’s Eve, so a slight increase in wait times is not all that surprising. What can you do about long wait times during the holiday season?

Well, timing your visit is important. If you can take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry (available to all Disney hotel guests) or Extended Evening Hours (available to Deluxe Resort hotel and Deluxe Villas guests) you can be in the park when there are fewer people around, giving you the chance to potentially enjoy shorter lines.

You can also consider utilizing Genie+ to skip some of those longer standby waits. Check out our tips for using Genie+ on Disney’s busiest days.

Rise of the Resistance entrance

Finally, be on the lookout for our daily wait times posts. These show an hour-by-hour breakdown of wait times for each ride. That can help you see what time of day a ride may be more likely to be emptier.

Alright, let’s get to those average wait times for this past week and show you just what it was like at each park!

Magic Kingdom

At Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train unsurprisingly led the list with an average wait of 67 minutes. Jingle Cruise was just behind at 61 minutes, and Peter Pan’s Flight was at 57 minutes.

Mine Train

Here’s a full list:

And here’s a chart showing the wait times.

Wait Times


At EPCOT, the highest wait time was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 80 minutes, followed by Frozen Ever After at 73 minutes, and Test Track was next at 55 minutes.

Remy Ratatouille Adventure

Here’s a full look:

And here’s a handy chart:

EPCOT Wait Times

Hollywood Studios

At Hollywood Studios, Tower of Terror took the lead with 98 minutes. Rise of the Resistance was next at 94 minutes, and be prepared to wait for an average of 88 minutes at Slinky Dog Dash.

Hollywood Studios

Here’s a full look:

Hollywood Studios Average Wait Times

Animal Kingdom

And finally, we get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The longest wait there (on average) was Flight of Passage at 102 minutes. Na’vi River Journey followed with 64 minutes, and Kilimanjaro Safaris was next at 58 minutes.

Na’vi River Journey

Here’s a full look at the average wait times for this week:

Animal Kingdom Wait Times

And that’s a look at the average wait times for this past week. We’ll keep an eye out for more news and let you know what we find.

For more planning tips, check out our posts below!

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  1. One of the drop shafts at Tower of Terror is reportedly down. For the sake of holiday guests, I hope Disney gets it back up and running.