The IDEAL Week to Visit Disney World for the Holidays

There are many reasons to visit Disney World for the holiday season!

The holidays have arrived!

Many families go annually as a tradition, while others come to enjoy the decor, the special entertainment, the food (especially at the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays), and the holiday parties like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or the all-new Jollywood Nights event. No matter the reason for your visit, you’re going to want to keep track of one thing — the wait times.

If you’re planning to ride rides in Disney World, it’s good to have some sort of strategy. That’s why you’ll find many people on the AllEars team checking the wait times in the My Disney Experience app at home — yes, we do it for fun!

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We also keep track of all the wait times in Disney World. This week, we noticed that wait times decreased at most attractions! Could this be the best week to experience the holidays? We’ll just have to wait and see how this compares to future weeks, but ride wait times were better than the previous week overall.

Take a look below at the average wait times from last week (November 10th-16th) at every attraction!

Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Mountain

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

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Tower of Terror

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


Soarin’ Over California

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

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

And that’s it for wait time updates at Disney World for now! Stay tuned to AllEars for more updates, and in the meantime, check out one of our newest videos below!

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What is your favorite part of the holiday season in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!