Why You Should SKIP One of the Best Rides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Ahhh, Hollywood Studios…we love you so.

Hollywood Studios

I mean, where else can you become the size of a toy, fight with the Resistance, and walk down Sunset Boulevard all in one day? It’s tempting to want to do it ALL at Hollywood Studios (and it’s possible, we’ve done it with and without Genie+) but your day can be less stressful if you focus on your priorities.

That’s why we want to suggest something that may be a little surprising to some — skip Slinky Dog Dash. We know this is one of the most fun rides in the park, but hear us out.

Slinky Dog Dash

The Toy Story-themed ride has the highest average wait time in all of Disney World. Yes, it’s even much higher than Flight of Passage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom now.

There are, of course, ways around this. First, you can try rope dropping, especially if you are a Disney World hotel guest taking advantage of early entry. If you do not have early entry, the line might already be painfully long in the morning.

Slinky Dog Dash

The second option is purchasing Genie+ for Hollywood Studios. We recommend grabbing a Slinky Dog Dash Lightning Lane first because they tend to sell out before the other attractions in the park.

Empty queue

If Slinky Dog Dash is a must for you, use one of the methods above or prepare to wait in line. Now, take a look at the rest of the average wait times in Disney World!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom wait times have stayed pretty steady over the past few weeks and this week was no exception. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train holds the top spot for longest wait time with an 82-minute average, followed by Peter Pan’s Flight with a 70-minute average. These are the only two rides with averages over an hour, though.

Astro Orbiter

Here are the average weekly wait times for each ride below, from shortest to longest wait time:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We’ve already gone into detail about Slinky Dog Dash, so let’s check out the other wait times in Hollywood Studios. After a decrease last week, Rise of the Resistance saw a jump in wait time to an 85-minute average. Tower of Terror was not as high as you might expect — the spooky ride posted a 47-minute average this week.

Toy Story Land

Read the list below to see the rest of the Hollywood Studios ride wait times averages, from low to high:


The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is in full swing, but is it impacting the wait times? Well, we have a new frontrunner as the highest wait time in the park — Test Track. The high-speed attraction had a 69-minute average which is higher than popular rides like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Frozen Ever After

Test Track

See the average EPCOT attraction wait times from the week below:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When strategizing how to do Animal Kingdom, keep in mind that Flight of Passage continues to have the longest average wait time in the park. Also note that Kali River Rapids has a higher average wait time than normal at 39 minutes — this is likely because guests are looking for a way to cool off in the record-breaking summer heat.

Tree of Life

The average wait times for the rest of Animal Kingdom’s attractions are listed below:

And that concludes your update on the wait times at Disney World for now! Stay tuned to AllEars for more updates, and in the meantime, check out our video below where we spill the secret to using Genie+ in Hollywood Studios.

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