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Why you want to avoid visiting Walt Disney World during the fall

Why you want to avoid visiting Walt Disney World during the fall
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Fall is officially here! While the beginning of fall is usually a welcome change for many, it also tends to be very significant at Walt Disney World. See how fall breaks are affecting crowds at Walt Disney World right now.


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While many guests saw significantly lower wait times for attractions at Walt Disney World during the last week of August before the Labor Day holiday, those low wait times unfortunately did not last.

This time of year, Walt Disney World tends to see a huge increase in crowd levels. Take a look at this time last year in this post HERE. Admittedly, a large reason for those high crowds were due to the celebration for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. However, there is also something else that happens during this time of year.

Fall Break

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Schools all over are currently or just beginning their fall break. With schools out for a while, it’s a great time to take the family on vacation. However, if you do plan to visit Walt Disney World during this time, be prepared. Fall breaks along with the long holiday weekend for Columbus Day tend to make the parks packed.

Rise of the Resistance posted a seven hour wait and is now temporarily closed.

Just today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rise of the Resistance had a SEVEN hour wait time posted. At the time of writing, after this insanely long wait, Rise of the Resistance is now temporarily closed.

More Wait Times

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Meanwhile, high wait times are also showing all over the park for the following attractions: Alien Swirling Saucers (40 minutes), Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (95 minutes), Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (95 minutes), Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (80 minutes), Slinky Dog Dash (95 minutes), Toy Story Mania! (75 minutes) and finally The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (120 minutes).

Guests are also seeing extremely long waits over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom. Would you want to wait 45 minutes for Living with the Land today?

Are you visiting Walt Disney World right now? If you are visiting this time, pack your patience! Tell us how long your waits are for in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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