Free Live Disney World Wait Times and FASTPASS Return Times

by josh on April 23, 2013

Live Disney World wait times are now available on the site at http://www.easywdw.com/waits.  You can point your Internet browser or mobile device to that page and quickly see what the current wait times are at the various attractions – no login or subscription required.  Brad Rosenbaum created the script and Matthew Turk helped out with the style.  Matt is also the designer and illustrator behind the Cheat Sheet maps.  Brad had emailed me a couple of questions before his trip earlier this month.  I emailed him back and he included a link to the wait times script he was working on a couple emails later.  I knew I had to have it.  And here it is.  I cannot take any credit for it.

The page is intentionally minimalistic with an emphasis on quick loading times.  Click a Park.

The next page lists the attractions, locations, and wait times.  The last time the wait times were updated is listed in the bottom left hand corner of the page, so you can be sure you always have the most current times available.

By default, the attractions are listed in alphabetical order.  If you’d prefer, you can sort them by location or wait time by clicking the header.  In the picture above, I’ve clicked “Time” which lists the attractions with the shortest waits first.

Clicking “Show others attractions” at the bottom will load attractions that may have special hours. This is helpful if you’d like to know whether Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, etc. are closing early or which attractions open later.

I’m pretty excited about this addition and what else will be possible in the future.

As far as “how it works,” that’s between me and Mickey.

{ 165 comments… read them below or add one }

Rafael April 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

mi amigo tremendo trabajo te felicito…

mr baloo April 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Awesome…. guess we will have to go back now…

Mike April 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Fairly awesome idea, is this information that disney has on a webpage that is just rerouted through here? Or do you hire someone to sit in front of the wait boards all day every day :D

Might be nice to be able to deselect certain rides when you go through sorting. I might not want to ride The Swiss Robinson Treehouse, just click it, and it moves to the bottom by default.

Mary -Lynne April 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

I have a Kindle fire. Page loaded immediately. Looks great. As long as Disney ‘s wifi system is accessible this is great! Easiest one I’ve seen. Thanks, Josh. You win again!

Jenn May 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Used it today in magic kingdom on my iPhone 4 and it was super fast to load….in comparison checked the my disney experience which took forever!
Thanks for your info, we were able to have a great day loosely following your plan and only had a wait once or twice of maybe 10 mins at most.
Your ride times were great, at one point more accurate…we were waiting to ride small world and I looked across to check Peter Pan (which by the way had fastpass problems from early morning til mid afternoon) standby time said 10 mins. By the look of the crowd there was no way it was accurate…checked your site and it said 25. Spot on! Coming off small world it had changed to 25 mins!

Nikki May 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

On my PC using Internet Explorer–loaded withing a couple of seconds. Oh my iPhone 5 using Safari, loaded within a couple of seconds.

I love it’s simplicity. I’m most likely to use something like this at a park, and having a clean & simple page makes finding what I’m looking for much easier and I appreciate the quicker load time.

I agree that showtimes would be a great addition, but this is great!

froggy922 May 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Loaded almost instantly on my PC at work (which isn’t going to help me when I’m at WDW LOL, but still tried it). Took about a second on my iPhone 4S. I really like the clean, simple layout. It’s straightforward and to the point. I have a coworker that is leaving tomorrow for WDW, and I gave her the link. She is going to try it. I will certainly be using it for my trip in September. Thank you for creating it!

Susan May 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

Phenomenal. Like everything else on this site. This is already bookmarked on my iPhone 4S (loaded in seconds), and will come in very handy on my upcoming trips!

Thank you!!

Tigger52 September 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Awesome, Josh! I think this is the best and simplest wait time update on the market. Thank you, and your friends, for all of the hard work.

Amada October 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I used this the last week in Aug and never had a problem. It really helped us out a lot and was one of the reasons our first trip with kids was pretty much tear and stress free.

Linda January 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I love this app but it seems to have quit working. Is it down or is there a new link?

Dawn January 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Is this site down for now, Josh? Or is it a permanent thing? This site and the wait times are always such a big help when in Disney!

robert February 26, 2014 at 5:06 am

Can I try and see what the wait times are?

Debbie March 2, 2014 at 8:21 am

Why is the “date last refreshed” in the future? Current time at WDW would be 1120 and the refreshed time is today but 1855 (6:55pm). Am I reading this right?

John March 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

This appears to have stopped working…last refresh shows 3/23/2014 and I checked it on the 22nd and it did work, but hasn’t since. Is this just a temporary downtime?

John

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