Ride Wait Times Prove that Disney World Is Getting BUSIER

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, which means — you guessed it — LOTS of people are coming to Disney World.

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Last week we discovered that wait times increased by a LOT, and now we’re back again to see whether wait times are staying steady or increasing by even more. We have all the average wait times in Disney World from this past week, so find out whether they’re going up — or down.

Sorry, not sorry — we’re here to remind you once again to think about your favorite Disney World rides before you scroll down to check out the average wait times from this past week! The reason we recommend this is because this is one of the best ways to determine whether Genie+ might be a worthy investment for you. At $15 to $22 per person, per day (or more in the future), Genie+ can hit your budget hard, and unless you have unlimited finances, it might not be the right purchase for you or your group.

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So what exactly is Genie+? It’s the new paid version of FastPass+, except instead of choosing FastPass lanes you now reserve Lightning Lanes one at a time. But just like with FastPass, Genie+ lets you spend less time in line and more time doing other things, which can be helpful especially if you’re a big ride person.

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All right, we’re done with the lecture! Scroll down to see all the average wait times of every Disney World ride this past week.

Magic Kingdom

We’re starting with Magic Kingdom, where Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time at 58 minutes! It actually averaged 63 minutes last week, so that’s actually a slight decrease.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Next up, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 56 minutes, followed by Jungle Cruise at 56 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 33 minutes, Space Mountain at 31 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 27 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 27 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 24 minutes, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 24 minutes, and Pirates of the Caribbean at 23 minutes.

Peter Pan’s Flight

After that, Splash Mountain averaged 22 minutes, “it’s a small world” averaged 17 minutes, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid averaged 16 minutes, Mickey’s PhilharMagic and Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 14 minutes, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel averaged 13 minutes, and the Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini, Tomorrowland Speedway, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant all averaged 12 minutes.

Prince Charming Carrousel

After that, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover averaged 10 minutes, the Mad Tea Party averaged 9 minutes, the Carousel of Progress averaged 5 minutes, and the Liberty Square Riverboat was at 4 minutes.

Mad Tea Party

Finally, 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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Let’s make our way over to EPCOT, where the ride with the longest average wait time was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, with an average wait time of 82 minutes, which is only two minutes higher than the 80-minute average from last week. Frozen Ever After’s average wait time followed closely, averaging 76 minutes, versus last week’s average of 72 minutes.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Next up was Test Track at 66 minutes, Soarin’ at 41 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 16 minutes, and Mission: SPACE and Turtle Talk with Crush at 15 minutes. Living with the Land and The Seas with Nemo and Friends both averaged 12 minutes, followed by Journey into Imagination and Gran Fiesta Tour at 11 minutes.

Test Track

Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China all featured no wait times this week.

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Hollywood Studios

After EPCOT, we’re visiting Hollywood Studios, where — SURPRISE — the Tower of Terror topped the list with an average wait time of 105 minutes! That’s a huge increase from the average wait time of 72 minutes last week. The usual winner Rise of the Resistance came in slightly behind with an average of 97 minutes, versus last week’s 101-minute average.

Tower of Terror

Next on the list was Slinky Dog Dash with an average of 93 minutes followed by Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 69 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 67 minutes, Toy Story Mania at 66 minutes, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith at 59 minutes.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

After that, Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 36 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue averaged 25 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 13 minutes, Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 10 minutes, and Walt Disney Presents averaged 8 minutes.

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Animal Kingdom

And finally, we’re visiting Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Flight of Passage had the longest average wait time increased to 115 minutes. Last week, the average was 100 minutes.

Flight of Passage

Next up was Na’vi River Journey at 67 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 60 minutes, Expedition Everest at 28 minutes, DINOSAUR at 21 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 16 minutes.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

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

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Overall, this week was kind of a mixed bag, with some wait times continuing to trend up, while others decreased slightly. Considering Thanksgiving is coming up soon, we can probably expect to see higher wait times soon, with many people visiting for the holiday. If you’re visiting for Thanksgiving, make sure you pack your patience pants and think about getting Genie+.

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