Most Popular Ride at Disney World So Far in 2021 May Surprise You

in Walt Disney World

disney world rides

Background Image Credit, Tower of Terror Image Credit, and Frozen Ever After Image Credit: Disney

Walt Disney World Resort has so many different attractions in each of the four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

From Frozen Ever After at EPCOT to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and even Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are several different theme park attractions within each of the four Disney Parks that continuously draw crowds (and, therefore, long wait times).

So, which Disney Park attraction is the most popular so far in 2021, and what was its average wait time? Let’s find out!

Related: The Most Popular Disney Attraction Worldwide, According to Imagineering

disney world space mountain
Credit: Disney

Which Disney World Attraction Is the Most Popular in 2021 So Far?

Below, you will find the most popular attractions at Disney World from January 1, 2021 through January 24, 2021, as well as their average wait times. We pulled the data from Walt Disney World Wait Times on Twitter and counted how many days each attraction was the most popular through this period of time and added together the numbers to get the average wait time. Here’s what we found.

Na’vi River Journey was the most popular attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for 15 out of 24 days with an average wait time of 21 minutes. Believe it or not, Avatar Flight of Passage wasn’t the most popular attraction at the theme park as it was only the most popular for 9 out of 24 days, however, it did have an average higher wait time with 37 minutes.

Tower of Terror was the most popular attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for 13 out of 24 days with an average wait time of 39 minutes. Slinky Dog Dash was a close second as it was the most popular ride for 10 out of the 24 days with an average wait time of 33 minutes.

Test Track was the most popular attraction at EPCOT for all 24 days with an average wait time of 22 minutes.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was the most popular attraction at Magic Kingdom for all 24 days with an average wait time of 26 minutes.

Related: Take the Disney ‘One Ride’ Challenge!

test track
Credit: Disney

After looking at this data and averaging the wait times together, it is clear that both Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Test Track were the most popular attractions within each of their theme parks for all 24 days of the year so far. However, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train averaged a slightly higher wait time of 26 minutes compared to Test Track which averaged a 22 minute wait.

Other popular attractions so far in 2021 include Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Tower of Terror and Slinky Dog Dash.

Related: Attention thrill seekers: Top thrill rides in Walt Disney World

Tower of Terror
Credit: Disney

Are you surprised to see Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Test Track at the top of the most popular attractions so far in 2021? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to plan a vacation to Disney World, but aren’t sure where to begin planning, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel. Get started with your free quote today!

in Walt Disney World

View Comment (1)