This week (8/21 to 8/27/2023), wait times across Walt Disney World were up 1 minute as compared to last week, with an average wait time of 34 minutes (last week was flat compared to the previous week, for reference). Out of the past 86 weeks, this week would rank #69. The same week last year also ranks #69 with an average wait time of 34 minutes. After a slow start to the summer this year, the back end is the same as last year.
The weekend, once again, had the lowest wait times of the past week, with Sunday clearly the lowest.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
At DAK, the hardest Lightning Lane slot to obtain later in the day was meeting Mickey and Minnie, followed by Avatar Flight of Passage. Both Pandora rides had the longest average wait times.
At EPCOT, Lightning Lane slots for the big 3 attractions all sold out within a 30 minute period, on average, before 1 PM each day. It remains hard to get Genie+ for all 3. Frozen Ever After led the way for the longest average wait time.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
At DHS, Slinky Dog Dash remained the hardest Genie+ slot to obtain, selling out before noon. The roller coaster also had the highest average wait time for the week.
The Magic Kingdom
At MK, Lightning Lane availability was generally plentiful. Days with a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) continued to have low wait times along with Sunday. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan's Flight featured the longest wait times, on average, for the week.