Lines Are Getting LONGER in Disney World…But Not Where You’d Expect

Published: February 11, 2024

One of the most important things to pay attention to during your Disney World trip is the wait times!

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You pay SO much money to get into the parks, so you want to make the most of your time right? That’s why we’re always tracking the changes in wait time patterns and boy, do we have an update for you today. Wait times have been decreasing at a steady pace across the board, but times increased at EVERY attraction in one Disney World park this week. You may think it’s Hollywood Studios or Magic Kingdom…but this actually happened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Below, you will find the average wait times at every attraction in all four parks. These are listed from highest to lowest — what are you waiting for? Keep on scrollin’!

Magic Kingdom Wait Times

Last week we saw popular rides decrease in wait times. That continued this week with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train sliding from a 77-minute average to a 72-minute average.


  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train — 72 minutes
  • Peter Pan’s Flight — 60 minutes
  • Space Mountain — 51 minutes
  • Jungle Cruise — 48 minutes
  • Haunted Mansion — 40 minutes
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad — 40 minutes

Haunted Mansion

  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh — 36 minutes
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle — 32 minutes
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin — 31 minutes
  • Pirates of the Caribbean — 29 minutes
  • Astro Orbiter — 27 minutes
  • “it’s a small world” — 22 minutes
  • Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini — 21 minutes


  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant — 18 minutes
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin — 18 minutes
  • Tomorrowland Speedway — 16 minutes
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic — 13 minutes
  • Enchanted Tiki Room — 13 minutes
  • Mad Tea Party — 13 minutes

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EPCOT Wait Times

While the front runner for the highest wait time stayed consistent this week, wait times were on the rise in EPCOT. Specifically, wait times at Test Track and Soarin’ went up


  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure — 80 minutes
  • Frozen Ever After — 71 minutes
  • Test Track — 62 minutes
  • Soarin’ — 43 minutes
  • Mission: SPACE — 18 minutes

Spaceship Earth

  • Spaceship Earth — 16 minutes
  • Turtle Talk with Crush — 16 minutes
  • Journey into Imagination — 12 minutes
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends — 11 minutes
  • Living with the Land — 11 minutes
  • Gran Fiesta Tour — 11 minutes

Living with the Land

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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Animal Kingdom Wait Times

As we mentioned above, we have some bad news about Animal Kingdom…because wait times are on the rise just about everywhere! This week, average wait times jumped up several minutes at Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and every other attraction in the park.

Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage — 106 minutes
  • Na’vi River Journey — 70 minutes
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris — 42 minutes
  • Expedition Everest — 38 minutes

Expedition Everest

  • Dinosaur — 26 minutes
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug — 10 minutes
  • TriceraTop Spin — 9 minutes
  • The Boneyard — 0 minutes


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Hollywood Studios Wait Times

Take a deep breath. Wait times at Slinky Dog Dash did NOT rise this week. On the other hand, they didn’t fall either staying at a 99-minute average. Rise of the Resistance did see a decrease, though!

Rise of the Resistance

  • Slinky Dog Dash — 99 minutes
  • Rise of the Resistance — 81 minutes
  • Tower of Terror — 64 minutes

Slinky Dog Dash

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway — 57 minutes
  • Toy Story Mania — 55 minutes
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — 52 minutes
  • Alien Swirling Saucers — 32 minutes

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

  • Star Tours — 13 minutes
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy — 12 minutes
  • Muppet Vision 3D — 10 minutes
  • Walt Disney Presents — 7 minutes

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