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Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times

Published Oct 3 2021
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Wait times across Walt Disney World for its 50th Anniversary on October 1st were surprisingly low, and that trend continued over the weekend.

Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times
Resort wide average wait times were down 22% compared to last week.
Friday, the resort's birthday, the Magic Kingdom was quite packed and even stopped allowing Park Hoppers. However, most guests were waiting in line for merchandise and food versus attractions. The average wait time across the park on Friday was only 16 minutes, ranking in the 10th percentile of all days since July 2020. On Saturday, wait times at the Magic Kingdom did jump 10 minutes to 26 minutes, on average, from Friday, ranking in the 50th percentile of all days since July 2020.

Overall, the week of 10/3/2021, beginning on Monday, September 27th, and ending on October 3rd, ranked 54th out of the past 65 weeks with a resort wide average wait time of 18 minutes. On Friday, everywhere but the Magic Kingdom was sparse and that trend continued on Saturday. Sunday wait times began to return to normal a bit. Rise of the Resistance, a highly popular attraction now featuring a standby queue, never eclipsed a 2 hour posted wait time this weekend, and that one occurrence was shortly lived.

Below are more comparisons of average wait times comparing last weekend to the 50th anniversary weekend at Walt Disney World Resort. Why were waits so low? Likely a confluence of factors, including COVID-19, lack of international guests, and guests anticipating large crowds and then wanting to avoid them.

Magic Kingdom
  • 9/24/2021: Average Wait Time: 23 minutes
  • 9/25/2021: Average Wait Time: 27 minutes
  • 9/26/2021: Average Wait Time: 24 minutes
  • 10/1/2021: Average Wait Time: 16 minutes
  • 10/2/2021: Average Wait Time: 26 minutes
  • 10/3/2021: Average Wait Time: 19 minutes
  • Weekly Change: Average Wait Time down 4 minutes
Animal Kingdom
  • 9/24/2021: Average Wait Time: 19 minutes
  • 9/25/2021: Average Wait Time: 27 minutes
  • 9/26/2021: Average Wait Time: 23 minutes
  • 10/1/2021: Average Wait Time: 12 minutes
  • 10/2/2021: Average Wait Time: 14 minutes
  • 10/3/2021: Average Wait Time: 18 minutes
  • Weekly Change: Average Wait Time down 5 minutes
EPCOT
  • 9/24/2021: Average Wait Time: 16 minutes
  • 9/25/2021: Average Wait Time: 19 minutes
  • 9/26/2021: Average Wait Time: 19 minutes
  • 10/1/2021: Average Wait Time: 13 minutes
  • 10/2/2021: Average Wait Time: 17 minutes
  • 10/3/2021: Average Wait Time: 15 minutes
  • Weekly Change: Average Wait Time down 2 minutes
Hollywood Studios
  • 9/24/2021: Average Wait Time: 34 minutes
  • 9/25/2021: Average Wait Time: 38 minutes
  • 9/26/2021: Average Wait Time: 30 minutes
  • 10/1/2021: Average Wait Time: 20 minutes
  • 10/2/2021: Average Wait Time: 24 minutes
  • 10/3/2021: Average Wait Time: 27 minutes
  • Weekly Change: Average Wait Time down 7 minutes


See all of the park average wait time data in the images with this post. Wait times were down 11 minutes from this week last year.

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Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times
Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times
Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times
Low Disney World 50th Anniversary Wait Times

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