Walt Disney World Resort July Wait Time Analysis
Somehow, the month of July has already come and gone. We now enter August, on the cusp of school and haunt season starting. Let's take a look at how wait times were at Walt Disney World in July 2023.
Wait times in July were down 1 minute, on average, compared to June across Walt Disney World. The end of the month was markedly busier than the beginning. You can see the power of a ticket deal; when it was blacked out around July 4th, wait times were much lower than when it was not.
At Disney's Animal Kingdom, July 2023 wait times were 12.5% compared to July last year, and down nearly 30% compared to July 2019. This was largely driven by about an hour decrease in the Avatar Flight of Passage wait time compared to 2019.
Wait times at EPCOT were down 10% compared to 2022, but up compared to 2021 and 2019. Generally, wait times are most attractions were simply down from July last year by 3 to 5 minutes each.
Wait times at the Magic Kingdom in July were down compared to each year going back to 2019, including down 17% compared to both 2021 and 2022. A big factor in wait times at the Magic Kingdom where the numerous attractions that were open compared to this time last year. Many of the common attractions actually had higher average last month, such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
At Disney's Hollywood Studios, wait times last month were down 8.5% compared to July 2022. A 40 minute drop in the average wait time for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance helped the overall average at DHS fall this July.
It will be interesting to see how wait times look this August. Things will settle down a bit after school starts, but there are still quite a few deals out there to entice visitors to come.