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Walt Disney World Crowds & Wait Times for Friday, December 27, 2019

How the Past Crowd Calendar is Calculated

My past crowd calendar is similar to other crowd calendars created for Walt Disney World. The crowd rank (1-10) is not actually based on the amount of people in the park, rather the average posted wait time of key attractions. Because Disney does not publicly disclose daily attendance figures, posted wait times are the best public indicator of how busy a park is.

What's a key attraction?

A key attraction is a major attraction that most guests visit. I do not take into account newer attractions as they don't have enough data and their waits are usually high and consistent day to day.

How is the average calculated?

The average is calculated from posted wait times during 10AM - 5PM daily, not including periods of downtime or when Disney does not report a wait.

How are the ranks calculated?

Each attraction has ranks generated on a 1-10 scale using daily averages before a specific date. Currently the scale is based on two separate periods (due to operational changes caused by the discontinuation of FastPass+):

  • March 2020 and Before: March 3, 2017 to April 30, 2019
  • July 2020 and Beyond: October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Park ranks are generated from the average of that park's attraction ranks. This calculation method allows exceptionally high waits at a specific attraction to not outweigh the rest of the park. The overall resort level is the average of attraction ranks in all parks.

Key Attraction Ranks by Average Posted Wait Time

  • March 2020 and Before
  • July 2020 and Beyond (Current)
83
Average Wait Time
Regular Hours: 8am - 12am
Extra Magic Hours: 7am - 8am
65
Average Wait Time
Regular Hours: 9am - 9:30pm
96
Average Wait Time
Regular Hours: 6am - 10pm
102
Average Wait Time
Regular Hours: 8am - 10pm
85
Average Wait Time

Alien Swirling Saucers

10
Avg Posted Wait: 49 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 95 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Astro Orbiter

9
Avg Posted Wait: 36 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Avatar Flight of Passage

10
Avg Posted Wait: 200 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 225 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 75 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Barnstormer

10
Avg Posted Wait: 33 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 70 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 95%

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

9
Avg Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 105 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

10
Avg Posted Wait: 52 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 125 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

DINOSAUR

7
Avg Posted Wait: 39 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 95 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 95%

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

8
Avg Posted Wait: 32 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 75 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Enchanted Tales with Belle

9
Avg Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 80 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Expedition Everest

10
Avg Posted Wait: 66 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 120 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Frozen Ever After

10
Avg Posted Wait: 88 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 120 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Uptime: 96%

Gran Fiesta Tour

9
Avg Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Haunted Mansion

10
Avg Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 105 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 95%

"it's a small world"

10
Avg Posted Wait: 38 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 65 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

It's Tough to be a Bug!

7
Avg Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Journey Into Imagination With Figment

10
Avg Posted Wait: 26 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 97%

Jungle Cruise

10
Avg Posted Wait: 68 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 140 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Kali River Rapids

6
Avg Posted Wait: 33 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 75 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Kilimanjaro Safaris

10
Avg Posted Wait: 80 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 130 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Uptime: 98%

Living with the Land

8
Avg Posted Wait: 22 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 45 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Mad Tea Party

10
Avg Posted Wait: 19 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

10
Avg Posted Wait: 33 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 65 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

9
Avg Posted Wait: 37 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Mickey's PhilharMagic

5
Avg Posted Wait: 12 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 94%

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Avg Posted Wait: 123 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 225 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Mission: SPACE

10
Avg Posted Wait: 56 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 95 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

10
Avg Posted Wait: 27 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Muppet*Vision 3D

5
Avg Posted Wait: 12 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Na'vi River Journey

10
Avg Posted Wait: 98 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 145 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Peter Pan's Flight

10
Avg Posted Wait: 78 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 135 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Uptime: 99%

Pirates of the Caribbean

10
Avg Posted Wait: 45 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 95 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 92%

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

9
Avg Posted Wait: 14 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 97%

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

10
Avg Posted Wait: 99 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 140 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

10
Avg Posted Wait: 33 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 80 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

8
Avg Posted Wait: 97 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 160 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Slinky Dog Dash

10
Avg Posted Wait: 105 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 140 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Soarin'

9
Avg Posted Wait: 71 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 125 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Space Mountain

9
Avg Posted Wait: 97 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 150 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Spaceship Earth

10
Avg Posted Wait: 37 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 70 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Splash Mountain

8
Avg Posted Wait: 61 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 145 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

10
Avg Posted Wait: 51 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 80 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Test Track

8
Avg Posted Wait: 88 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 130 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Uptime: 81%

Tomorrowland Speedway

8
Avg Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 105 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

9
Avg Posted Wait: 22 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Toy Story Mania!

8
Avg Posted Wait: 72 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 120 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

TriceraTop Spin

2
Avg Posted Wait: 8 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

10
Avg Posted Wait: 91 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 155 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

8
Avg Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%