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Low August Disney World Wait Times

Published Aug 16 2021
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Last week, wait times across Walt Disney World Resort dropped over 20% and by 9 minutes, on average. Likely many causes for this, including school starting, the spread of the Delta COVID-19 variant, tropical weather, and airline issues.

Low August Disney World Wait Times
Wait times were down across all four Disney World theme parks. Yesterday (Sunday), the resort had its lowest daily average wait time since January, at a mere 22 minutes. This helped Rise of the Resistance process 180 boarding groups, its most since June 3rd. The ride even opened up to anyone late in the evening. Now, some of the stats for each park:

Animal Kingdom
  • Down 44% from week of 7/26
  • Down 32% from week of 8/2
  • Down 23% from 2021 average

EPCOT
  • Down 35% from week of 7/26
  • Down 25% from week of 8/2
  • Down 32% from 2021 average

Hollywood Studios
  • Down 26% from week of 7/26
  • Down 19% from week of 8/2
  • Down 4% from 2021 average

Magic Kingdom
  • Down 32% from week of 7/26
  • Down 22% from week of 8/2
  • Down 4% from 2021 average

The situation wasn’t unique to Disney World; wait times were also down at Universal Orlando.

Islands of Adventure
  • Down 30% from week of 7/26
  • Down 19% from week of 8/2
  • Down 22% from 2021 average

Universal Studios Florida
  • Down 35% from week of 7/26
  • Down 22% from week of 8/2
  • Down 24% from 2021 average

And at Disneyland in California too. This is likely caused by people waiting for the Magic Key to start.

California Adventure
  • Down 33% from week of 7/26
  • Down 30% from week of 8/2
  • Down 19% from 2021 average

Disneyland
  • Down 31% from week of 7/26
  • Down 24% from week of 8/2
  • Down 20% from 2021 average

A few additional graphs can be seen in Additional Photos. The next few weeks should be interesting to watch to see if this is a new trend or just a short term change. Remember, you can pull up past data on any of the park or resort pages to explore the data even more.

Additional Photos

Low August Disney World Wait Times
Low August Disney World Wait Times
Low August Disney World Wait Times
Low August Disney World Wait Times

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