How long is the average wait for rides?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Danny K, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Danny K

    Danny K DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    We are going to disney world in mid august 2013. Can anybody give me an average wait time for the following rides in mid august?

    Big Thunder Mountain

    Splash Mountain

    Space Mountain

    WDW Carousal of Progress


    Haunted Mansion

    Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Peter Pan Flight

    Test Track

    Mission Space


    Ride in Norway Pavilion (Whatever its called)

    Ride in Mexico Pavilion (Whatever its called)

    Toy Story Mania

    Twighlight Zone Tower of Terror

    Rock N Roller Coaster

    Expedition Everest

    Primeval Whirl

    So please help me. Feel free to answer for the ones you know if you haven't been on or seen all of them.
  2. MouseMomx2

    MouseMomx2 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 2006
    Ride wait times vary a great deal...from season to season, day to day and even hour to hour. There is no way to give you accurate information as there are just too many variables.

    If you have a smart phone I would suggest downloading Disney's My DisneyExperience app or one of the other wait time apps that are available. It will give you an idea of what wait times can be like at the rides you listed.
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  4. rainynight

    rainynight Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2012
  5. Hopefully

    Hopefully DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 1999
    You should post this question on the Theme Parks board, not the restaurant board, you will get more answers.
    As the others have said, wait times vary widely from season to season, day to day and ride to ride.
  6. GenieCat

    GenieCat DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2007
    Some schools may be back in session by mid-August, but it will still be very hot. Just be prepared for the heat and crowds, and be sure to pack your patience.

    The best way to avoid the busiest park on any particular day, and the longest waits for rides, is the have a touring plan. I would suggest picking up a copy from your local library or book store of the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World" by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa

    Also, check out the Disney World Tips board.
  7. Kimosabe

    Kimosabe DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2012
    We just went in mid-August of this year and never waited more than 30 minutes for anything, including most of the rides on your list. Key is arriving early each day (e.g., rope drop) and using FastPass system smartly.

    In MK, getting an early breakfast in the park at CP or CRT gives you a head start because you are already in the park when it opens (but early enough to be finished eating when it opens). Soarin' and TSM have virtual races to the FastPass machines at rope drop, so again, being there when the park opens and having someone in your group who can get to those rides quickly (and then meet the others somewhere for a non-FP attraction is very helpful. At DHS, we got in at 9:00, got TSM FP and had ridden ToT, RRC and TSM all by 10:30. At MK, we got there at 9:00 and had ridden Thunder (twice), Splash and POTC by about 10:00.

    In short, it can be done with sub-30 minute waits but you have to be flexible. And yes, it will be hot (no shocker there!), but if you mix in the indoor rides strategically, it is not so bad. Have fun!
  8. Danny K

    Danny K DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Sorry I didn't notice about that. I will put it on theme park boards now.

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