PHOTOS & VIDEO: Memorial Day Crowds & Wait Times in Disney World

It’s another holiday at Disney and you know what that means — CROWDS!

How Crowded Is It?

Oftentimes, long weekends, school breaks, and holiday seasons like Halloween and Christmas can be jam-packed in the parks. We’ve seen some decent Memorial Day weekend crowds in the past, so let’s check in on the crowds from this year!

Sold Out

Just as a general note, Today is a sold out day at Disney World. All Park Pass reservations are in fact sold out for all 4 parks for theme park tickets guests, resort hotel guests…

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…and Annual Passholders.

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So let’s take a look at those crowds!

MagicKingdom

We’ll start in Magic Kingdom. To get on the monorail to Magic Kingdom, things were rather busy this morning.

Lots of people waiting

You can see the crowds of people waiting to get on and head to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Well hello people

Over at Magic Kingdom itself, things were packed in some places, but not as bad in others.

Right past the entrance, there was a pretty big group of people.

Looking Busy Over Here

The Main Street, USA area was decently busy (as it tends to be)…

…but over in Liberty Square, it was a ghost town (appropriate with the Haunted Mansion nearby!).

Not Bad Over Here

Though Haunted Mansion had a posted 35 minute wait, it didn’t look too terrible.

Things Were Busy But Not All That Bad

Overall, the crowds felt pretty manageable. Our reporter shared that it didn’t feel anywhere near the levels seen back during Spring Break.

Busy Out on Main Street Though

We did see some pretty long lines over at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad…

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…and Splash Mountain.

Pack Your Patience

In terms of wait times, at around 2:15PM, there were some things still at a 5-10 minute wait…

Wait Times

…others at longer waits, like 30-35 minutes…

Wait Times

…and, unsurprisingly, some of the popular rides had waits above an hour, though only 1 ride was above 100 minutes at the time.

Wait Times

So overall it was certainly busy, but not nearly as packed as some other days we’ve seen.

EPCOT

At EPCOT, the front of the park had some decent crowds…

EPCOT Crowds

…and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind area was CROWDED.

Crowded Over Here

The Creations Shop and Connections Cafe area was also pretty busy.

How Long Would You Wait?

But beyond those 2 popular spots, crowds in the park were pretty dispersed.

Plenty of Room

We didn’t feel too packed in or crowded in many places.

LOTS of Space Here!

But ride lines were still quite long. We saw a particularly long line near Frozen Ever After.

You Gotta Wait!

At around 2:15PM, there were some rides with 10-20 minute waits…

EPCOT Wait Times

…but some of EPCOT’s most popular rides had waits over an hour, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 120 minutes!

Wait Times

Overall, things were pretty busy in some spots…

long lines

…but there was room in other places.

Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there were still some rides with shorter wait times at around 2:15PM…

Wait Times from the My Disney Experience App

…but quite a few were OVER an hour, with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at the top with a 135 minute wait, and Tower of Terror not far behind.

LONG waits!

AnimalKingdom

Finally, things at Animal Kingdom were sort-of similar. Some rides had a lower wait time…

Shorter waits

…but the majority of the rides had wait times exceeding 30 minutes as of 2:15PM.

How long would you wait in line?

So there you have it—a look at the crowds on Memorial Day. Stay tuned to DFB for all the upcoming holiday season updates!

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