It’s going to be a busy week at theme parks for this holiday break. See the incredibly high wait times at Disney World right now. Would you ever go to the parks during a holiday break?
As we celebrate a time of thanks, many are heading to Disney World to enjoy some theme park fun. With many schools off for Thursday and Friday (some even on Wednesday), this week provides a wonderful opportunity for families to have several vacation days.
If you take a look at Character Locator, you know this week is not the most ideal time to visit Disney. This is no secret. Holiday breaks are always more crowded than traditional weeks.
By the way, Kenny has color-coded best/worst days and parks for every day of the year! Not only that, but if you are forced to visit Disney during a busy time, he has great touring strategies to help you beat the crowds.
Due to this busy week, we are seeing incredibly high wait times for attractions across all four theme parks. Let’s take a look at the wait times for 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 21.
The following attractions all have wait times of 50 minutes or more: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Jungle (Jingle) Cruise, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
As a reminder, Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are Individual Lightning Lane Selections, so if you do not want to wait in standby you will have to pay extra. The rest are included in Genie+.
Something interesting to note is the Mickey meet at Town Square has a 0 minute wait?! Either he is taking a break or no one wants to meet him. Sad.
There are not as many rides in Epcot as other Disney World theme parks, but even so, the wait times aren’t too bad today. Considering yesterday was the last day of Food and Wine maybe everyone is at other parks. Festival of the Holidays begins November 26.
Spaceship Earth has a posted wait time of 30 minutes and Test Track has a 50 minute standby wait. Guests are currently waiting 60 minutes to ride Soarin’ and 80 minutes for Frozen Ever After.
If you are at Hollywood Studios, I’m sorry. Those wait times are looking rough!
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and Toy Story Mania all share a 70 minute wait. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway has 80, and Slinky Dog Dash has 100.
Not surprising, Guests are waiting 160 minutes for Star Wars Rise of the Resistance. Of course, wait times do tend to be inflated so hopefully they are moving through the line faster than that.
Finally, Animal Kingdom is seeing a decent sized crowd today. Expedition Everest and DINOSAUR have 30 minute waits, while TriceraTop Spin is just ahead with 35. Would you wait 35 minutes for TriceraTop Spin?
The posted wait times dramatically increase with the last three attractions. The Safari and Na’vi River Journey both have 80 minute waits. Would you wait 170 minutes for Flight of Passage? Many visiting today are doing just that.
This is just the beginning
We will continue to see wait times climb this week as more Guests arrive for the long week. Today is only Sunday, and these wait times are looking high! Be sure to subscribe to Character Locator to help you beat the crowds!
Do you ever visit during busy holiday weeks? How do you feel about these wait times? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.