The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and now we’re back with another look at the wait times!
While the week of Thanksgiving brought high crowds, the week following the holiday was much quieter, although Disney World wasn’t exactly empty. And now that we’re getting closer to Christmas, have the wait times started to increase yet? Let’s find out!
If you don’t want to wait in traditional ride standby lines, Genie+ is the best way to get around that. But unlike the now discontinued FastPass system, Genie+ will cost you anywhere between $15 and $29 per person, per day (or more), depending on the day. That’s an expensive investment that can add up fast!
With the purchase of Genie+, you get to use Lightning Lanes instead of standby lines, and you can save quite a bit of time by avoiding long wait times. But as you’re deciding whether or not Genie+ would work for you or your group, we recommend taking a look at ride wait times.
The best way to do this is to make a list of all your favorite rides, and then as you scroll down you can check out their average wait times during this past week. If most of your rides have high wait times, Genie+ may be a good option. Scroll down for all the average wait times of every Disney World ride this past week.
Let’s begin with Magic Kingdom, where Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time at 67 minutes! It averaged 64 minutes last week, so that’s a bit of an increase.
Next, Jungle/Jingle Cruise averaged 60 minutes and Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 57 minutes. After that, the ride averages put Haunted Mansion at 40 minutes, Space Mountain at 36 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 32 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 32 minutes, Splash Mountain at 32 minutes, Pirates of the Caribbean at 26 minutes, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 26 minutes.
After that, the Astro Orbiter averaged 23 minutes, “it’s a small world” averaged 21 minutes, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid averaged 19 minutes, and Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 16 minutes. The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Tomorrowland Speedway, and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel all averaged 14 minutes.
Next, Mickey’s PhilharMagic averaged 12 minutes and the Mad Tea Party averaged 11 minutes. The Enchanted Tiki Room, the Carousel of Progress, the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, and the Liberty Square Riverboat all averaged 5 minutes.
The Hall of Presidents averaged a wait time of 1 minute, while the Country Bear Jamboree and Tom Sawyer Island averaged no wait.
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Over in EPCOT, the ride with the longest average wait time was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, with an average wait time of 79 minutes, compared to last week’s average of 71 minutes. Frozen Ever After had an average wait time of 73 minutes, which was an increase from last week’s average of 64 minutes.
Next, we have Test Track at 55 minutes and Soarin’ at 41 minutes, and Spaceship Earth at 15 minutes. Mission: SPACE, Living with the Land, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends all averaged 13 minutes.
Turtle Talk with Crush averaged 12 minutes, and Journey into Imagination and Gran Fiesta Tour averaged 11 minutes.
Awesome Planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, and Reflections of China had no wait times this week.
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Now let’s take a trip over to Hollywood Studios where for the fourth week in a row, Tower of Terror topped the list with an average wait time of 98 minutes, compared to last week’s average of 94 minutes. Rise of the Resistance came in second place with an average of 93 minutes, while Slinky Dog Dash took third place with an average of 88 minutes.
Next, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway averaged 66 minutes, Toy Story Mania averaged 64 minutes, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run averaged 60 minutes, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith averaged 59 minutes.
After that, Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 36 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue averaged 18 minutes, Walt Disney Presents averaged 17 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 14 minutes, and Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 10 minutes.
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Finally, let’s visit Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Flight of Passage had the longest average wait time of 102 minutes. Last week, the average was 85 minutes.
Next up was Na’vi River Journey at 64 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 58 minutes, Expedition Everest at 27 minutes, DINOSAUR at 16 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 14 minutes.
It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 12 minutes and Triceratop Spin averaged 10 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail averaged no wait time.
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Overall, wait times slightly increased this week, which is to be expected as we get closer to Christmas. If you’re planning a visit to Disney World soon, you might want to consider getting Genie+ as wait times continue to increase.
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