Disney World Wait Times Review: February 5, 2017

Sunday February 5, 2017

Predicted 4-Park Crowd Level: 6.

Sum of Predicted 4-Park Average Wait Times: 129 minutes.

Actual 4-Park Crowd Level: 6.

Sum of Actual 4-Park Average Wait Times: 119 minutes.

Weather: High of 75 and low of 55. A warm, clear, sunny day.

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Animal Kingdom’s expected wait was 27 minutes and it came in at 29 minutes. Longer afternoon waits and capacity reductions in the afternoon caused waits to be relatively high through 6:30pm, which is later than usual. We should see a much bigger drop off during the week with the lower crowd levels.

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Epcot was expected to come in at 25 minutes and the overall average ended up being one minute lower at 24 minutes. Without downtime at Test Track, the wait would have been even lower as afternoon waits would have been 40-60 minutes rather than 60-100.

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Hollywood Studios’ 36 minutes came in under expectations again, thanks to below average wait times everywhere other than Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. We’ve had a pretty good run at the Studios lately as far as uptime is concerned.

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Magic Kingdom was expected to come in at 32 minutes and came in at 30 instead, which is a far cry from Saturday’s 40 minute overall average. That’s in part due to attendance that was about 15% lower and far less downtime. On Saturday, Mine Train’s average was 95 minutes. Here, it’s 73. At Space Mountain, it was 89 minutes on Saturday and 47 minutes here. Pirates’ average on Saturday was also 50% higher with the downtime. We’ll see if next weekend sees a similar phenomenon as we can’t blame poor weather on Sunday for the bump on Saturday this week.

We should see lower crowds and shorter waits during the week.

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