This week (7/23 to 7/30/2023), wait times across Walt Disney World were up 3 minutes over last week to 40 minutes (last week was also up 2 minutes, for reference). This is the 3rd week in a row of a week over week increase in wait times! Out of the past 82 weeks, this week would rank #37. The same week last year ranks #32 with an average wait time of 41 minutes. With this last summer surge, wait times are only down 1 minute, on average, compared to this time last year.
Only one full week of summer remains for local Orlando area schools. Mid August wait times will likely lower quite a bit from what they are now.
This past Monday was the busiest day of the week across the resort. Try to avoid the parks on that day if you can on your trips. A good rest or pool day.
For the 3rd week in a row, Avatar Flight of Passage had the highest average wait time for the week. It is a bit surprising how low on the list Rise of the Resistance has been lately.
Park by Park Breakdown
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Wait times were flat compared to last week at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Monday was the busiest day and Saturday was the lightest. Flight of Passage Individual Lightning Lane slots were selling out much earlier, averaging 10:16 AM. Everything else lasted into the afternoon.
Wait times at EPCOT this week were all over the place, but up 14% overall. The Food & Wine Festival began too, leading to a busy park on Thursday. Test Track and Remy were the hardest Genie+ slots to secure, but both averaged lasting until the afternoon. On most days this week, boarding groups for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind lasted several hours at 1 PM.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Wait times at DHS were up 18% over last week, with Monday the busiest day. Slinky Dog Dash was the hardest Genie+ slot to obtain, selling out before the afternoon, on average.
Wait times at the Magic Kingdom were up 3% over last week. The weekend continues to be the best time to visit, with Monday being the worst. TRON was the Lightning Lane to sell out first, but not until the afternoon. Boarding groups for TRON did not last an hour any day this past week, so don't count on Park Hopping and getting a group right now.
First Week of August Forecast
We are soon coming up on a historically slower period at Walt Disney World, but we aren't quite there yet. This week will be the last chance for many locals to go, so expect average wait times up to August 10th.