Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has opened to massive crowds this morning, compared to crowd levels when the parks first opened. Though capacity is still limited, wait times and crowd levels are becoming increasingly higher.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Just nine minutes after opening, ride times at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park were as follows:
- Rock’n’Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 40 minutes
- Toy Story Mania! – 40 minutes
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 45 minutes
- Slinky Dog Dash – 100 minutes
On Instagram, @DisFamily_Adventures shared this photo from outside of Minnie and Mickey’s Runaway Railway, showcasing the high crowd levels at the Disney park this morning.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom also had lengthy lines this morning, with both rides in Pandora: The World of Avatar posting longer-than-average estimated wait times.
The My Disney Experience app listed Na’vi River Journey as having a 45-minute wait.
Meanwhile, the ever-popular Avatar Flight of Passage had a 95-minute wait not even an hour after park opening.
Instagram users shared pictures of this morning’s Animal Kingdom crowds.
@jrizzo93 shared this photograph of the crowd streaming into DAK near the Tree of Life.
@obyrenicole posted a picture of the crowd level this morning in Pandora. Guests did appear to be following all social distancing and mask regulations throughout Animal Kingdom today.
Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park, which celebrated its 49th birthday last week, also had lengthy wait times just after rope drop this morning.
Some iconic rides had estimated wait times of:
- Haunted Mansion – 30 minutes
- Pirates of the Caribbean – 30 minutes
- Jungle Cruise – 35 minutes
- Splash Mountain – 40 minutes
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 60 minutes
- Space Mountain – 70 minutes
As Disney World’s four theme parks continue their phased reopening, numerous health and safety protocols, including reduced capacity, mandatory face masks, and social distancing guidelines are in-place to protect both Guests and Cast Members.
It is important to note that, during Walt Disney World’s phased reopening, there is no FastPass service and all wait times are estimates. In many cases, the posted wait times are significantly higher than the actual wait time for a given Disney World ride, and often the wait time accounts for the periodic cleaning for the attractions as part of pandemic protocol.