It’s no surprise we knew Labor Day weekend would be a busier time for Walt Disney World. Park pass reservations filled up very quickly and we even recently reported that we anticipated Disney World to be busier than Universal Orlando this holiday weekend.
Today technically starts the beginning of Labor Day weekend and we are already seeing higher wait times than the past few weeks and queue lines decently long (socially distanced, of course).
Magic Kingdom opened its gates at 9am and as of 9:43am, Magic Kingdom had some long wait times, the longest being Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at 50 minutes. Closely behind is both Splash Mountain and Jungle Cruise at 40 minute wait times.
Yesterday, we shared the Madame Leota sipper made its debut early and today the line is incredibly long!
— Jedi Talk Podcast (@jeditalkpodcast) September 5, 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened its gates at 8am and as of 9:48am, Animal Kingdom was showing similar wait times as Avatar Flight of Passage, which has had an average of 15-20 minute wait times since the reopening of the theme park, is currently showing at 50 minute wait.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened up to the public at 10am but before the theme park even officially opened, this was the queue for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Connie Farmer-Poppy, who gave Inside the Magic approval to share her photo, posted this to a private Facebook Group 20 minutes before the theme park officially opened.
Just 5 minutes after official park opening, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway was showing a 70 minute wait time.
And 10 minutes after park opening, the wait time went up to 90 minutes.
Twitter user @_dcot also tweeted saying the crowds were high at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning.
Crowds are high this morning at park opening. Disney’s Hollywood Studios on a holiday weekend is busier than normal.
— D-COT (@_dcot) September 5, 2020
Another Twitter user shared that Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Rise of the Resistance are off to a fast start this Labor Day Weekend.
— Thrill Data (@ThrillData) September 5, 2020
And you can clearly see the crowds in the photo below.
— Nancy, RN (@therealnancyRN) September 5, 2020
EPCOT doesn’t open up to the public until 11am, but we expect wait times to be similar to the other theme parks– Especially since the International Food and Wine Festival is going on and that tends to draw huge crowds alone.
Do you have plans to visit Disney World on this Labor Day Weekend? Or do you have a future Disney World vacation booked? Let us know in the comments below!
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