There are some pretty cool queues in Disney World! Seriously, some of the theming is SO intricate, like on Rise of the Resistance and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Then, there are queues that are interactive, like over at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan’s Flight.
These rides definitely superior reception to those that are almost completely outside with nothing to do, or for those where you’re basically just standing in the dark (looking at you, The Seas with Nemo and Friends!). Luckily, the rides with the longest wait times usually (not always) tend to have pretty interesting queues. So, let’s take a look at which lines you’ll be spending the most time in line at in Disney World soon by checking out last week’s wait times!
Let’s head to Magic Kingdom! This week, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time with 73 minutes!
After that, we had Jungle Cruise at 65 minutes, Peter Pan’s Flight at 61 minutes, Splash Mountain at 57 minutes, Space Mountain at 50 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 40 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 40 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 36 minutes, Pirates of the Caribbean at 35 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 34 minutes, and Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 33 minutes.
Next, we had Tomorrowland Speedway at 24 minutes, “It’s a small world” at 23 minutes, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid at 21 minutes, Magic Carpets of Aladdin at 16 minutes, Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini at 16 minutes, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant at 15 minutes.
Then, we saw Mickey’s PhilharMagic at 15 minutes, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at 13 minutes, Mad Tea Party at 11 minutes, and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at 11 minutes.
And rides that only had wait times in the single digits were Carousel of Progress at 4 minutes, Liberty Square Riverboat at 3 minutes, Tom Sawyer Island at 2 minutes. Rides with no waits were Country Bear Jamboree, Hall of Presidents, Enchanted Tiki Room, and Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.
Remember that if you’re a guest of a Disney World hotel or select other hotels nearby, you can get into the parks 30 minutes early EVERY day! In Magic Kingdom, most of the rides in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland are open during this time, so it’s a good opportunity to rope drop some rides before all of the crowds come into the park for the day.
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Over in EPCOTthe ride with the longest average wait was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 76 minutes.
Then, we had Frozen Ever After at 71 minutes, Test Track at 61 minutes, Soarin ‘ at 44 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 32 minutes, Turtle Talk with Crush at 20 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 17 minutes, The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 13 minutes, Journey into Imagination at 13 minutes, Living with the Land at 13 minutes, and Gran Fiesta Tour at 11 minutes.
Most of the theater shows in EPCOT had zero waits this past week! These included: Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the newest ride in EPCOT, but it doesn’t have a wait time because it’s only using a virtual queue right now. So, the only way to ride it is to snag a boarding pass or to buy an individual Lightning Lane (and they go FAST!).
Read more about how to ride Cosmic Rewind right here
Moving on to Hollywood Studios, Rise of the Resistance had the highest average wait time this week at 132 minutes.
After that, we had Tower of Terror at 101 minutes, Slinky Dog Dash at 85 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 71 minutes, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith at 59 minutes, Toy Story Mania at 56 minutes, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 56 minutes.
And finally, we had Alien Swirling Saucers at 47 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at 22 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at 13 minutes, Muppet * Vision 3D at 10 minutes, and Walt Disney Presents at 8 minutes.
If you want to make sure you get on everything at Hollywood Studios without having to wait in every single long line, consider rope dropping the most popular rides like either Rise of the Resistance or Tower of Terror and / or using Genie + to get some Lightning Lane reservations!
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Hopping over to Animal Kingdomthe ride with the longest average wait time this week was Avatar Flight of Passage at 102 minutes.
Then, we had Na’vi River Journey at 66 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 58 minutes, Kali River Rapids at 43 minutes, Everest Expedition at 30 minutes, and DINOSAUR at 27 minutes.
Following behind was It’s Tough to Be a Bug at 13 minutes, Triceratop Spin at 11 minutes, The Boneyard at 0 minutes, and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at 0 minutes.
Animal Kingdom opens bright and early at 8AM right now, with Disney hotel guests being able to get in at 7:30 AM! The early mornings are worth it to get on Flight of Passage with a lower wait or to see the animals, because they’re usually the most active in the mornings.
That’s your look at the average wait times around Walt Disney World this week! Stay tuned to DFB more Disney news and updates.
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