Disney World Wait Times Drop Dramatically During Peak Season

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As Disney World capacity has increased, along with the major hike in Florida tourism, we have seen crowds and wait times at the theme parks dramatically increase steadily. Visiting any Park on the weekend will likely have Guests waiting in lengthy lines as Disney continues to return to normal operations during one of their peak seasons. 

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But what is going on at Disney World today?

After taking a peek at our My Disney Experience App, we were shocked to see wait times so low at all of the theme parks. Many attractions are currently walk-ons! Let’s take a more in-depth look at the wait times at every Park, including the times for those big E-ticket attractions. Perhaps there is a science to visiting Disney World on a Wednesday!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At Animal Kingdom, Guests can walk right onto a majority of attractions! DINOSAUR, a rather popular attraction, is only 5 minutes, along with TriceraTop Spin. Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids are only 15-minute waits. Some of the theme park’s major attractions, such as Kilimanjaro Safari and Avatar Flight of Passage, are in the 40-minute range!

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My Disney Experience screenshot
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My Disney Experience screenshot

Magic Kingdom

At Magic Kingdom, the wait times are magical! How can you go wrong with Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Pirates of the Caribbean only at 15-minute waits? The longest line comes with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and even then is under an hour. Other popular rides such as Space Mountain and The Haunted Mansion hit within the 30-minute mark.

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My Disney Experience screenshot
wait times
My Disney Experience screenshot

EPCOT

At EPCOT, all rides aside from Test Track have very low wait times! Gran Fiesta Tour, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends are basically walk-ons. The biggest shock here is that Frozen Ever After is a mere 15-minute wait, which is unheard of!

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My Disney Experience screenshot
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My Disney Experience screenshot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios seems to be the busiest Park in waiting times, however, we have seen these wait times much higher than they are today. Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith is 35 minutes, but typically we can see the attraction hit around one hour. Tower of Terror is also only 40 minutes, which is not a bad wait for the iconic attraction.

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My Disney Experience screenshot
wait times
My Disney Experience screenshot

We would need to monitor a few more Wednesdays to see if this trend continues to occur, but it seems that Wednesday mornings may be a good time for Guests to visit Disney World, even during peak season!

When do you think is the best time to visit Disney World? Let us know in the comments below. 

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