What Disney World Rides Wait Times Are Like Just BEFORE Thanksgiving

It’s no secret that crowds tend to pick up in Disney World during this time of year, but what do the wait times say?

It’s getting CROWDED in Disney World!

Wait times have been consistently decreasing over October and November but with Thanksgiving approaching and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party being back in Magic Kingdom, we’re expecting to see wait times start to increase. Find out if we’re right — we have all the average wait times in Disney World from this past week!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — before you scroll down to check out this week’s wait times, we highly recommend making a list of your favorite Disney World rides first. Yes, it’s kind of annoying, but it’s the best way to help you decide whether you should buy Genie+! Remember that Genie+ is Disney’s new version of the FastPass, and it’s no longer free. Instead, it’ll cost you $15 to $22 per person, per day (or possibly more in the future), and that’s kind of a big investment.

Spaceship Earth Lightning Lane

With Genie+, you’re able to select ride Lightning Lanes that bypass standby lines, which means you spend less time waiting in line and more time having fun. If you can identify which of your favorite rides tend to have the highest wait times, you can figure out whether Genie+ is worth the cost for you.

Expedition Everest Lightning Lane

Okay, fine! You can scroll below now to see all the average wait times of every Disney World ride this past week below!

Magic Kingdom

Let’s start out with Magic Kingdom, where Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time at 63 minutes! It actually averaged 48 minutes last week, so that’s quite a BIG increase.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

After that, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 60 minutes, followed by Jungle Cruise at 57 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 42 minutes, Space Mountain at 40 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 33 minutes, Splash Mountain at 30 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 30 minutes, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 29 minutes, Pirates of the Caribbean at 28 minutes, and Astro Orbiter at 25 minutes.

Splash Mountain Lightning Lane

And next up, “it’s a small world” averaged 22 minutes, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid averaged 21 minutes, Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 16 minutes, Dumbo the Flying Elephant averaged 15 minutes, and Tomorrowland Speedway, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, and the Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini all averaged 14 minutes.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

After that, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover all averaged 12 minutes, followed by Carousel of Progress at 4 minutes, Liberty Square Riverboat at 4 minutes, and the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at 1 minute.

PeopleMover Line

And attractions with no waits included the Country Bear Jamboree,  Tom Sawyer Island, the Hall of Presidents, and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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Now we’re heading over to EPCOT, where the ride with the longest average wait time was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, with an average wait time of 80 minutes, which is an increase of 22 minutes from last week! Frozen Ever After’s average wait time also increased, averaging 72 minutes, versus last week’s average of 64 minutes.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Next up was Test Track at 56 minutes, Soarin’ at 43 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 18 minutes, and Spaceship Earth at 15 minutes. Living with the Land, Turtle Talk with Crush, Journey into Imagination, Gran Fiesta Tour, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends all averaged 13 minutes.


And with no wait time this week were Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China.

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Hollywood Studios

Now it’s time to visit Hollywood Studios, where Rise of the Resistance topped the list as usual with an average wait time of 101 minutes. That’s a 10-minute increase from last week’s average of 91 minutes.

Rise of the Resistance

Next on the list was Slinky Dog Dash with an average of 90 minutes followed by Tower of Terror at 72 minutes. Toy Story Mania and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway both averaged 67 minutes, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith both averaged 63 minutes.

Toy Story Mania

Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 36 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue averaged 28 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 13 minutes, Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 11 minutes, and Walt Disney Presents averaged 9 minutes.

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Animal Kingdom

We’re at our final stop in Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Flight of Passage had the longest average wait time increased to 100 minutes. Last week, the average was 87 minutes.

Flight of Passage

Next up was Na’vi River Journey at 58 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 43 minutes, Expedition Everest at 23 minutes, DINOSAUR at 18 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 17 minutes.


It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 11 minutes and Triceratop Spin averaged 9 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail averaged no wait time. 

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Overall, Disney World wait times are trending UP, which is pretty much expected as we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Did you note which rides had the highest wait times? If some of those happen to be your faves, Genie+ might be a good investment for you. And as the holidays inch closer, it’s possible that wait times could increase even more.

Hollywood Studios Christmas Tree

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