Want to visit Disney World during the slow season? Well, you’re going to want to wait.
Although crowds and wait times have really depended on whether there was a holiday or special event that week, now we’ve seen a HUGE jump in the wait times along with spring break crowds! This comes right before the soft opening (and official opening) of TRON Lightcycle / Run, the grand opening of Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and so much more.
We recently saw Genie+ sell out AGAIN, meaning that it has been super popular among Disney guests. So how should you decide if Genie+ is for YOU? That’s why we’re here!
We’re showing you the average wait times in all four Disney World parks from the past week, so you can see which rides to watch out for and decide if Genie+ is necessary on your trip.
If you do want to buy Genie+, be sure to budget for the skip-the-line service. The price has fluctuated between $15 and $29, however, on busier weeks and weekends (like we’ve seen this past week) you should expect the higher price tag. You can also rope drop and stay until park closing time for some lower wait times, but Genie+ allows you to skip lines throughout the day by booking times in the My Disney Experience app.
Check out the wait times from this past week so you know what to expect on your upcoming trip!
Starting in Magic Kingdom, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time with 96 minutes. Last week the average wait time was 66 minutes, so the time increased significantly.
Next, Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 73 minutes, Space Mountain averaged 70 minutes, and Jungle Cruise averaged 59 minutes. After that, average wait times had Haunted Mansion at 49 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 54 minutes, Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 39 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 38 minutes, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 35 minutes.
After that, Enchanted Tales with Belle averaged 31 minutes, “it’s a small world” and The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini averaged 28 minutes, Dumbo the Flying Elephant averaged 27 minutes, Tomorrowland Speedway averaged 26 minutes, and Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid and Magic Carpets of Aladdin averaged 25 minutes.
Next, Mad Tea Party averaged 18 minutes, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover averaged 17 minutes, Mickey’s PhilharMagic averaged 15 minutes, and Prince Charming Regal Carrousel averaged 14 minutes. The Enchanted Tiki Room, Carousel of Progress, the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, and the Liberty Square Riverboat all averaged 5 minutes.
The Hall of Presidents, Country Bear Jamboree, and Tom Sawyer Island averaged no wait.
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Heading over to EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is back in the top spot and has the longest average wait time in the park with 98 minutes — this is a huge increase compared to last week’s average of 67 minutes. Frozen Ever After is not too far behind with an average wait time of 79 minutes.
Next up is Test Track at 75 minutes, Soarin’ at 54 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 34 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 24 minutes, and Turtle Talk with Crush at 18 minutes.
Then, there is The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 16 minutes, Gran Fiesta Tour and Journey into Imagination at 14 minutes, and Living with the Land at 12 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 it’s time to talk about Hollywood Studios where Rise of the Resistance took the top spot for the highest wait time in the park with 114 minutes. Just last week, the average wait time was 71 minutes, so this is a big increase of 60%! Slinky Dog Dash is the second-highest average wait time with 113 minutes this week (compared to last week’s 69-minute average).
Other wait times in the park include Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at 79 minutes, Tower of Terror at 77 minutes, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 72 minutes, and Toy Story Mania at 68 minutes.
After that, Alien Swirling Saucers averaged 39 minutes, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue averaged 27 minutes, Walt Disney Presents averaged 16 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy averaged 9 minutes, and Muppet*Vision 3D averaged 10 minutes.
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And last but not least, let’s talk about Animal Kingdom! Avatar Flight of Passage still had the longest average wait time this park this week with 129 minutes. This means the time increased significantly from last week’s 67-minute average.
Following that, Na’vi River Journey at 73 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 67 minutes, Expedition Everest at 47 minutes, DINOSAUR at 34 minutes, and Kali River Rapids at 29 minutes.
Triceratop Spin averaged 14 minutes and It’s Tough to Be a Bug averaged 12 minutes. Both The Boneyard and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail averaged no wait time.
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Spring break is no joke so if you’re visiting Disney World during this season, pack your patience! Genie+ may come in handy, but the price may not be worth it depending on your group’s needs. Use this information to make your choice, but remember — Genie+ may sell out!
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