EPCOT Ride Queue Is Deserted as Wait Times Drastically Drop

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As of late, we have been reporting on decently low wait times at Walt Disney World compared to earlier in the summer when Pirates of the Caribbean, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Jungle Cruise were all sitting at a steady 60+ minute wait.

And with the low wait times comes another rare sight at Walt Disney World — empty queues! With wait times being less than 30-minutes for many popular rides, others become practically walk-ons. On a recent trip to EPCOT, Guests were met with a completely empty Soarin’ queue — something many do not typically see.

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Reddit user dankernuggets7 took to the social media platform to share a recent photo of the Soarin’ Around the World queue, located inside The Land pavilion in EPCOT, which was clearly a walk-on.

In the photo below, you can see that not another Guest could be seen in this area of the queue, which typically backs up as Guests have to wait several minutes for the pre-show to prepare for take off.

Empty Soarin’ queue from WaltDisneyWorld

Additionally, when EPCOT opened on Tuesday, August 24, Soarin’ sat at a shocking 10-minute wait, which you can see reflected in the screenshot below!

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

It is important to keep in mind that wait times will continue to change throughout the day and for the most up-to-date information, make sure you download the My Disney Experience app to your smartphone.

Additionally, we do want to mention that during the Walt Disney Company Q3 earnings call last week, it was mentioned that Disney World, which has been open for more than a year, is still seeing a “strong per cap growth continue in the Park”.

At the time of publication, we still have yet to hear an exact number when it comes to Park capacity, but that last confirmed number was 35%, which was released earlier this year.

More on Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT

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If you have never experienced Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT, Disney World describes this ride as:

An Exhilarating Aerial Expedition

Feel the thrill as you’re raised high in the air and swept from one scenic locale to the next. See the world’s wonders—natural and manmade—like you never have before. No mountain is too high. No landscape is too far.

Your journey begins as the clouds part above the majestic Swiss Alps. Next, you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, swoop past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour and weave between elephants marching toward Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide above marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Fiji’s Lau Island and thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Look down on the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

This must-see attraction will leave your heart soaring!

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Credit: ITM

A Triumph for the Senses

The 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX digital projection dome, spectacular aerial footage, pleasant scents and graceful motion raise the soothing sensation of flight to incredible new heights.

Throughout your flight, you’ll be treated to the uplifting musical score, adapted by composer Bruce Broughton from the attraction’s unforgettable original score written by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith.

An Exhilarating Aerial Expedition
Feel the thrill as you’re raised high in the air and swept from one scenic locale to the next. See the world’s wonders—natural and manmade—like you never have before. No mountain is too high. No landscape is too far.

Your journey begins as the clouds part above the majestic Swiss Alps. Next, you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, swoop past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour and weave between elephants marching toward Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide above marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Fiji’s Lau Island and thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Look down on the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

This must-see attraction will leave your heart soaring!

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Credit: Inside the Magic

If you are visiting Walt Disney World in the near future, be sure to familiarize yourself with the current safety protocols as the theme parks have continued to modify the rules and regulations.

Have you experienced low wait times on a recent Disney World vacation? Let us know in the comments below.

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