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Walt Disney World Crowds & Wait Times for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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)
Regular Hours: 9am - 7pm
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: 7pm - 12am
Regular Hours: 9am - 9pm
Extra Magic Hours: 9pm - 11pm
Regular Hours: 9am - 8:30pm
Regular Hours: 9am - 8:30pm

"it's a small world"

1
Avg Posted Wait: 7 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Astro Orbiter

2
Avg Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Avatar Flight of Passage

8
Avg Posted Wait: 159 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 240 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 65 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

1
Avg Posted Wait: 14 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

3
Avg Posted Wait: 16 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 98%

DINOSAUR

3
Avg Posted Wait: 17 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

1
Avg Posted Wait: 12 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Expedition Everest

3
Avg Posted Wait: 22 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Frozen Ever After

6
Avg Posted Wait: 65 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 130 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 87%

Gran Fiesta Tour

1
Avg Posted Wait: 4 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Haunted Mansion

3
Avg Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

It's Tough to be a Bug!

4
Avg Posted Wait: 13 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Journey Into Imagination With Figment

2
Avg Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Jungle Cruise

3
Avg Posted Wait: 29 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 97%

Kali River Rapids

3
Avg Posted Wait: 22 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 98%

Kilimanjaro Safaris

5
Avg Posted Wait: 47 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 135 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Living with the Land

7
Avg Posted Wait: 19 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 35 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 98%

Mad Tea Party

2
Avg Posted Wait: 8 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Mickey's PhilharMagic

2
Avg Posted Wait: 7 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Mission: SPACE

4
Avg Posted Wait: 23 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 65 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

1
Avg Posted Wait: 11 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 87%

Muppet*Vision 3D

7
Avg Posted Wait: 13 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Na'vi River Journey

3
Avg Posted Wait: 67 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 90 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Peter Pan's Flight

2
Avg Posted Wait: 37 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 60 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Pirates of the Caribbean

3
Avg Posted Wait: 18 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 97%

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

1
Avg Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

3
Avg Posted Wait: 45 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 85 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

3
Avg Posted Wait: 56 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 110 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Uptime: 98%

Soarin' Around the World

4
Avg Posted Wait: 33 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 80 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Space Mountain

2
Avg Posted Wait: 26 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 55 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Spaceship Earth

5
Avg Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 55 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

4
Avg Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 45 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Test Track

4
Avg Posted Wait: 52 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 75 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 20 minutes
Uptime: 95%

The Barnstormer

2
Avg Posted Wait: 9 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

2
Avg Posted Wait: 12 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 25 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

3
Avg Posted Wait: 19 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 98%

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

4
Avg Posted Wait: 11 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 40 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

2
Avg Posted Wait: 24 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 50 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Tomorrowland Speedway

2
Avg Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 30 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%

Toy Story Mania!

3
Avg Posted Wait: 44 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 75 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 10 minutes
Uptime: 100%

TriceraTop Spin

1
Avg Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 0 minutes
Uptime: 98%

Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

1
Avg Posted Wait: 8 minutes
Highest Posted Wait: 15 minutes
Lowest Posted Wait: 5 minutes
Uptime: 100%