Why It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Ride Slinky Dog Dash in Disney World

Slinky Dog Dash is one of the newest and most popular rides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios…and the wait times show it!

Slinky Dog Dash

Toy Story Land is home to three attractions, but Slinky Dog Dash is typically the one with the longest lines. Last week we reported that the coaster had the longest wait time in all of Disney World and we’re here again with the same result.

Despite wait times decreasing at most of the popular Disney World attractions, Slinky Dog Dash saw an increase this week with a 102-minute average wait time.

Slinky Dog Dash

Keep scrolling to get a look at all of the average wait times in Disney World from the past week!

Magic Kingdom

If you’re looking for shorter wait times in Magic Kingdom, you’re in luck! Wait times took a big dive this week with rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train going from an 82-minute average to a 66-minute average. School is starting back up so some of the crowds are going away and it shows in the numbers.

Cinderella Castle

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last week, Slinky Dog Dash jumped up to a 98-minute average. Now, the ride has increased again to a 102-minute average. Most of the other wait times in the park decreased, but it seems that people can’t get enough of the Toy Story-themed coaster.

Toy Story Land

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


We’ve been watching to see if the start of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is impacting wait times — let’s see what’s going on in EPCOT! Test Track continues to hold the spot as the longest wait time in the park with a 67-minute average, however, this is a decrease from last week. Frozen Ever After is not far behind with a 61-minute average.


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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Wait times also decreased a lot over at Flight of Passage. This week, the Avatar-themed ride posted a 77-minute average which means it went down 10 minutes since last week. Besides Na’vi River Journey, all of the other average wait times are 32 minutes or below.

Animal Kingdom

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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3 Replies to “Why It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Ride Slinky Dog Dash in Disney World”

  1. It’s because of the Lightning Lane. They will clear the LL before they allow the standby line to go and then they only allow one family to go and go right back to the LL. The LL is the absolute worst thing to happen to WDW. Fastpass+ was much better system for so many reasons.

    1. Not only did this article miss giving the Why the lines are longer, they did not even offer up any reasons.

      I totally agree with you on the LL handling of the lines. Diz has created a class system based on LL purchases and therefore bias the ride loading far too heavily on them.

  2. I just got back this morning from a two week stay in WDW (in the parks 8/7 – 8/18). Wait times were awful. I’m not sure where these averages are coming from, but rides were down a lot in all four parks, causing huge wait times at the open rides. Friday morning, there was a 45 minute wait for Avatar flight of passage at 7:40 in the morning! On Friday night, there was a 225 minute wait for Tower of Terror, with the lightning lane at a 45 minute wait. Rockin Roller Coaster was 70 minutes just to name two rides. We talked to cast members all week who commented on the crowds and wait times. Based on the articles we have been reading, we were expecting short wait times.