Greetings, World travelers. We’re at EPCOT today for its historic grand reopening. And who are we kidding…we’re also here to sample more items at the Food and Wine marketplace food booths scattered throughout the World Showcase.
So far, we’ve already shown you what crowd levels look like for the first day of the Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, which is also making history today. It will be the longest-running EPCOT Food and Wine festival of all time, plus you’ll find parts of EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival patchworked in.
But if you’ve got rides on your mind, you’re probably curious to see how long the wait times are for your favorite EPCOT attractions. Let’s take a look!
EPCOT opened at 11AM this morning, but wait times weren’t showing up in the My Disney Experience right away. Around 12PM the system was chuggin’ along better and we could see the crowds were giving Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends some lovin’.
Mission: SPACE was up to a 25-minute wait while Frozen Ever After was up to 30 minutes at noon today. Test Track and Soarin’ still seemed to be winning the popularity contest with EPCOT’s longest posted waits.
None of these wait times look too shabby when you compare them to the wait times that we’re seeing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for its reopening day.
When we checked in again an hour later, some wait times had crept up. Gran Fiesta Tour was up to 15 minutes while Journey into Imagination with Figment has a noticeably longer wait time of 25 minutes.
Mission: SPACE and Frozen Ever After were about the same. But check out Living with the Land! It’s lept up to 40-minutes and taken third place right behind Soarin’ and Test Track for the longest posted wait!
Test Track was up to an hour at 1PM making it the longest wait time at EPCOT we’ve seen so far.
At 2PM, Spaceship Earth was practically a walk-on while Living with the Land was back down to a more-reasonable 15-minute wait.
Mission: SPACE had dropped down to a 15-minute wait and uh-oh! Test Track unexpectedly closed!
Around 3PM, Spaceship Earth was showing only a 5-minute wait so we raced over to Future World! Soarin’ had also come down to just 30 minutes.
Here’s how the line actually looked a little after 3PM. It had a little bit of a surge at one point and shot up to 15 minutes but quickly went back down to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, Living with the Land popped back up to 35 minutes and Mission: SPACE joined Test Track on the temporary closures list due to breakdowns!
Some inclement weather moved through Disney World in the afternoon, and wait times stayed pretty manageable into the evening.
Test Track did eventually reopen around 8PM with 60-minute wait, and Frozen Ever After had a 30-minute wait most of the evening, but all the other EPCOT attractions had very low wait times.
And that’s a wrap for EPCOT’s wait times on its grand reopening day! We’ll be at the park checking the wait times going forward and we’ll let you know what we’re seeing! For now, you can see what our experience riding Disney’s Skyliner for the first time since the closures was like here!
What do you think of EPCOT’s wait times so far? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!