Disney World is arguably the busiest theme park in the world, with Guests flying in daily to experience the magic. Because of this, wait times often skyrocket. However, recently Guests have started to move through queues faster and faster as the holiday season came to an end.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, Disney World capacity is still reduced — last time Disney confirmed their capacity, it was at 35% — however, the attractions typically picked up in length throughout the fall and winter as more tourists began visiting the parks. If we take a look at the wait times in Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom from just a few weeks ago, the posted times looked a lot like a regular park day.
Avatar: Flight of Passage was 75 minutes, Soarin’ was 60, Slinky Dog Dash was a whopping 90 minutes — and the wait times for the rest of the attractions were competitive to those listed. Now, it seems that many attractions are walk ons!
Below, we can see that some attractions, such as Tomorrowland Speedway, are even showing up as a 0-minute wait on the My Disney Experience app. Other rides, including The Barnstormer, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and Gran Fiesta Tour, all are posted at a short wait of 5-minutes (which in many cases, tends to mean a walk-on attraction).
If we want to look at some more popular attractions, we can see that Pirates of the Caribbean, Soarin’ Around the World, Space Mountain, and Star Tours – The Adventure Continues are also very short 15-minute waits.
Mad Tea Party, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and Peter Pan’s Flight (a typical 60-75 minute wait) are all posted at a fast 5-minute wait.
And, some more heavy-hitting E-ticket attractions are significantly reduced in terms of wait times in comparison to the lines the attractions typically boast. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is only 30 minutes, Seven Dwarfs Mine train is 35-minutes, Test Track is 45-minutes, and Slinky Dog Dash is only 50-minutes.
Each of these attractions listed, as well as the ones we did not discuss, are all at very competitive and short waits in comparison to what Guests may be used to. We previously tested to see if wait times at Disney World were accurate, and from our findings, it seemed that they often were. Therefore, it looks like the Disney Parks are not too crowded as of late.
Disney also recently brought Park Hopping back, which makes it convenient for Guests who have an applicable Annual Pass or Park Hopping ticket to take advantage of the low wait times that are posted. The Disney Park Pass reservation system also recently opened full availability for the majority of January and February, which means that there is a chance Guests will continue to experience these short wait times.
If you want to head to Disney World and walk onto your favorite attractions like Guests have been able to do today, why not start booking a Disney vacation? We may not be able to guarantee a short wait time, but we can ensure you will have a magical time. Click here to book today.
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