You Might Reconsider Buying Genie+ After Seeing These Wait Times in Disney World

As many Disney World fans know, there is a LOT more to do in the parks than just go on rides!

The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!

You can shop for merch, eat delicious food, watch fun shows, go on exciting scavenger hunts, and meet some of your favorite characters. But, let’s face it — the rides are a BIG deal in the parks, which is why you see those high wait times! With summer here, that usually means big crowds, so let’s check out how bad the wait times were this past week at Disney World.

MagicKingdom

Let’s head to Magic Kingdom! this week, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had the longest average wait time with 76 mins!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is an Individual Lightning Lane Attraction

After that, we had Jungle Cruise at 67 minutes, Peter Pan’s Flight at 61 minutes, Splash Mountain at 54 minutes, Space Mountain at 52 minutes, Haunted Mansion at 43 minutes, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 42 minutes Pirates of the Caribbean at 35 minutes Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at 35 minutes, Astro Orbiter at 34 minutes other Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at 33 mins.

Argh!

Next, we had Tomorrowland Speedway at 26 mins, “it’s a small world” at 23 mins, Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid at 20 minutes, Magic Carpets of Aladdin at 18 minutes Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini at 17 minutes Mickey’s PhilharMagic at 15 minutes other Dumbo the Flying Elephant at 14 mins.

Under the sea! Under the sea!

Then, we saw Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover at 13 mins, mad tea party at 12 mins, other Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at 11 mins.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

And rides that only had wait times in the single digits were Carousel of Progress at 6 mins other Liberty Square Riverboat at 3 mins. Rides with no waits were Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Hall of Presidents, Enchanted Tiki Room, other Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.

Liberty Square Riverboat

Magic Kingdom is probably the park you would get the most value out of using Disney Genie+ because there are so many rides, meaning you have more opportunities to grab reservations for rides. remember Genie+ is $15 per day, per person and you can’t purchase it until midnight on the day of your park ticket.

Click here to see our tips for using Disney Genie+ on the busiest days in Disney World!

EPCOT

over in EPCOTthe ride with the longest average wait was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at 73 mins.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Then we had Frozen Ever After at 71 minutes test track at 61 minutes, Soarin’ at 39 minutes, Mission: SPACE at 33 minutes, Spaceship Earth at 17 minutes Journey into Imagination at 14 minutes, Turtle Talk with Crush at 13 minutes, Living with the Land at 12 minutes, The Seas with Nemo and Friends at 11 minutes other Gran Fiesta Tour at 11 mins.

Let’s go see Figment!

Most of the theater shows in EPCOT had zero waits this past week! These included: awesome planet, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival, Impressions de France, other Reflections of China!

Impressions de France

remember Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind IS open now in EPCOT, but it doesn’t have a wait time because it’s only using a virtual queue system. In order to get on the ride, you have to secure a boarding pass at either 7AM or 1PM that day. For 7AM, you have to have a Park Pass Reservation for EPCOT and for 1PM you have to be inside EPCOT. If you’re not able to secure a boarding pass (they book up in SECONDS!), you can also buy a Lightning Lane for the ride, but those don’t last very long, either!

Click here to learn more about how to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!

Hollywood Studios

Moving on to Hollywood Studios, Rise of the Resistance had the highest average wait time this week at 110 minutes.

Rise of the Resistance Entrance at Hollywood Studios

After that, we had Tower of Terror at 106 mins, Slinky Dog Dash at 84 mins, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run at 76 mins, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith at 61 minutes, Toy Story Mania at 55 minutes Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at 55 mins.

Slinky Dog Dash

And finally, we had Alien Swirling Saucers at 49 minutes Star Tours—The Adventures Continue at 22 minutes, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at 16 minutes Muppet*Vision 3D at 10 minutes, other Walt Disney Presents at 8 mins.

Star Tours

Tower of Terror is still showing very high wait times due to only half of the ride operating right now. If you want to make sure you can get on the ride without a super long wait, you can either rope drop the ride or try and grab a Lightning Lane reservation for it through Genius+!

Click here to see everything you’re doing WRONG at Hollywood Studios

AnimalKingdom

Hopping over to AnimalKingdomthe ride with the longest average wait time this week was Avatar Flight of Passage at 110 minutes.

Flight of Passage

Then we had Na’vi River Journey at 64 minutes Kilimanjaro Safaris at 59 minutes, Kali River Rapids at 41 minutes Expedition Everest at 32 minutes other DINOSAUR at 28 mins.

Expedition Everest Line

Following behind what It’s tough to be a bug at 11 minutes Tricera Top Spin at 10 minutes The Boneyard at 0 minutes, other Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at 0 mins.

Tricera Top Spin

Since it’s so hot right now, know that the animals at Animal Kingdom are usually the most active in the mornings and in the evenings. If you want a better chance at seeing a lot of animals moving around on Kilimanjaro Safariswe recommend heading there as soon as the park opens up!

Click here to see when a popular show will be CLOSED in Animal Kingdom

That’s your look at the average wait times around Walt Disney World this week! Stay tuned to DFB more Disney news and updates.

Click here to see when MINNIE VANS are coming back to Disney World!


Don’t miss out on Any Disneyfun!

Order Your Copy of the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Today!

With more than 750 pages, the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full of tips and planning tools developed by Disney World experts over 30+ years of visits. We’ve done the research for you, so you’ll know just which spots will uniquely suit your family’s needs!

With mini reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks at Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

Click here to order your copy of the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-book with code WDW2022 to save 25% off the cover price today!

ready to shop button
Our guides are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose. 🙂

Which ride do you think should get a makeover at Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

Leave a Comment