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Wait Times at Magic Kingdom

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No theme park in the world attracts more visitors in a year than the Magic Kingdom, which opened in 1971 as the first Walt Disney World theme park, with an estimated 17.1 million visitors in 2022. However, that means bigger crowds and longer wait times. Lately, May and September have been the best time to visit. See the Magic Kingdom Crowd Level Calendar to help plan the best time for your trip. In the fall, the park is hosts Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and in November & December, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Single day ticket prices range from $134 to $189

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Magic Kingdom Typical Wait Times

What are wait times typically like at Magic Kingdom each day? The table below shows the recent average of wait times at Magic Kingdom, listed in 5 minute intervals.

Magic Kingdom Typical Average Wait Times
TIME WAIT TIME
7:05 AM
8 minutes
7:10 AM
10 minutes
7:15 AM
11 minutes
7:20 AM
12 minutes
7:25 AM
12 minutes
7:30 AM
11 minutes
7:35 AM
12 minutes
7:40 AM
12 minutes
7:45 AM
12 minutes
7:50 AM
12 minutes
7:55 AM
12 minutes
8:00 AM
12 minutes
8:05 AM
12 minutes
8:10 AM
12 minutes
8:15 AM
13 minutes
8:20 AM
13 minutes
8:25 AM
14 minutes
8:30 AM
14 minutes
8:35 AM
14 minutes
8:40 AM
15 minutes
8:45 AM
16 minutes
8:50 AM
17 minutes
8:55 AM
17 minutes
9:00 AM
17 minutes
9:05 AM
18 minutes
9:10 AM
19 minutes
9:15 AM
20 minutes
9:20 AM
20 minutes
9:25 AM
21 minutes
9:30 AM
21 minutes
9:35 AM
22 minutes
9:40 AM
23 minutes
9:45 AM
23 minutes
9:50 AM
24 minutes
9:55 AM
25 minutes
10:00 AM
26 minutes
10:05 AM
26 minutes
10:10 AM
26 minutes
10:15 AM
27 minutes
10:20 AM
28 minutes
10:25 AM
28 minutes
10:30 AM
29 minutes
10:35 AM
29 minutes
10:40 AM
30 minutes
10:45 AM
31 minutes
10:50 AM
31 minutes
10:55 AM
32 minutes
11:00 AM
32 minutes
11:05 AM
33 minutes
11:10 AM
33 minutes
11:15 AM
33 minutes
11:20 AM
34 minutes
11:25 AM
34 minutes
11:30 AM
34 minutes
11:35 AM
34 minutes
11:40 AM
34 minutes
11:45 AM
34 minutes
11:50 AM
34 minutes
11:55 AM
34 minutes
12:00 PM
34 minutes
12:05 PM
33 minutes
12:10 PM
33 minutes
12:15 PM
32 minutes
12:20 PM
32 minutes
12:25 PM
31 minutes
12:30 PM
31 minutes
12:35 PM
32 minutes
12:40 PM
32 minutes
12:45 PM
33 minutes
12:50 PM
33 minutes
12:55 PM
34 minutes
1:00 PM
34 minutes
1:05 PM
34 minutes
1:10 PM
34 minutes
1:15 PM
34 minutes
1:20 PM
34 minutes
1:25 PM
34 minutes
1:30 PM
34 minutes
1:35 PM
35 minutes
1:40 PM
35 minutes
1:45 PM
35 minutes
1:50 PM
35 minutes
1:55 PM
35 minutes
2:00 PM
35 minutes
2:05 PM
35 minutes
2:10 PM
35 minutes
2:15 PM
34 minutes
2:20 PM
34 minutes
2:25 PM
34 minutes
2:30 PM
34 minutes
2:35 PM
34 minutes
2:40 PM
34 minutes
2:45 PM
34 minutes
2:50 PM
33 minutes
2:55 PM
33 minutes
3:00 PM
33 minutes
3:05 PM
32 minutes
3:10 PM
32 minutes
3:15 PM
31 minutes
3:20 PM
31 minutes
3:25 PM
30 minutes
3:30 PM
30 minutes
3:35 PM
31 minutes
3:40 PM
32 minutes
3:45 PM
33 minutes
3:50 PM
33 minutes
3:55 PM
34 minutes
4:00 PM
34 minutes
4:05 PM
34 minutes
4:10 PM
34 minutes
4:15 PM
34 minutes
4:20 PM
33 minutes
4:25 PM
33 minutes
4:30 PM
33 minutes
4:35 PM
34 minutes
4:40 PM
34 minutes
4:45 PM
34 minutes
4:50 PM
34 minutes
4:55 PM
34 minutes
5:00 PM
34 minutes
5:05 PM
34 minutes
5:10 PM
34 minutes
5:15 PM
33 minutes
5:20 PM
33 minutes
5:25 PM
33 minutes
5:30 PM
33 minutes
5:35 PM
33 minutes
5:40 PM
33 minutes
5:45 PM
33 minutes
5:50 PM
33 minutes
5:55 PM
33 minutes
6:00 PM
32 minutes
6:05 PM
34 minutes
6:10 PM
34 minutes
6:15 PM
34 minutes
6:20 PM
34 minutes
6:25 PM
34 minutes
6:30 PM
33 minutes
6:35 PM
33 minutes
6:40 PM
33 minutes
6:45 PM
32 minutes
6:50 PM
32 minutes
6:55 PM
32 minutes
7:00 PM
31 minutes
7:05 PM
30 minutes
7:10 PM
30 minutes
7:15 PM
30 minutes
7:20 PM
30 minutes
7:25 PM
29 minutes
7:30 PM
29 minutes
7:35 PM
28 minutes
7:40 PM
28 minutes
7:45 PM
27 minutes
7:50 PM
26 minutes
7:55 PM
26 minutes
8:00 PM
25 minutes

Magic Kingdom Trends

Today's Genie+ Price
$29

Magic Kingdom Average Wait Profile

Data For 04/12/2024
How busy is Magic Kingdom? Typically, a higher park average wait time indicates higher crowds and a busier theme park. This graph shows the average wait time across Magic Kingdom as compared to the historical wait profile for the day of the week.
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Magic Kingdom Summary Statistics

STATISTIC VALUE
04/12/2024's Rank
#610 out of 830 days
04/12/2024's Wait Factor
2/10
04/12/2024's Average Wait
25 minutes
04/12/2024's Median Wait
27.0 minutes
04/12/2024's Minimum Wait
14 minutes at 8:35 AM
04/12/2024's Maximum Wait
31 minutes at 1:05 PM
Best Hours to Visit
Morning: 9:00 AM, Early Afternoon: 3:20 PM, Late Afternoon: 5:55 PM

Wait Time Data

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Weekly Wait Times

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Lightning Lane Availability Map

Data For 04/12/2024
Daily Data
The availability graph indicates Lightning Lane availability at Magic Kingdom. A non-gray color indicates that Genie+ Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane can be purchased, and represents the earliest available return time. Greener colors indicate return times earlier in the day were available; orange to red indicates return times later in the day were available. Hover over items to see the specific return time. Gaps for every attraction are likely data collection issues on our end. Labeled graphs work best on desktop displays. Press one of the blue buttons below for even more Lightning Lane graph types.
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Lightning Lane Minutes to Return Time Map

Data For 04/12/2024
Daily Data
This graphs shows the amount of minutes from the time of day to the earliest available return time for each Magic Kingdom attraction. Attractions in red have a return at least 2 hours from the time of the capture. Attractions in green have very close return times to the time of capture. This graph is helpful to determine the stacking order of Lightning Lane selections. Gray indicates no availability.

Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
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Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT

Dining Options

Name Location
Aloha Isle Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Casey's Corner Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cheshire Café Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Royal Table Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Columbia Harbour House Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cool Ship Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Gaston's Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Golden Oak Outpost Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Liberty Square Market Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Liberty Tree Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Main Street Bakery Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio Village Haus Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Prince Eric's Village Market Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Sleepy Hollow Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Storybook Treats Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Sunshine Tree Terrace Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Crystal Palace Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Diamond Horseshoe Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Friar's Nook Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Lunching Pad Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Plaza Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Tony's Town Square Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Tortuga Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Westward Ho Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Nearby Hotels

Name Location
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE

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Magic Kingdom Wait Time Heat Map

Data Ending on 04/12/2024
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This graph shows the wait time heat map for Magic Kingdom. This graph shows the posted wait times for each attraction at the park at different time intervals. Greener colors indicate shorter wait times; redder colors indicate longer wait times. Click the buttons to change the graph instantly to a different time interval.
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Magic Kingdom Wait Time Calendar

Data Ending 04/12/2024
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This graph shows the daily average wait time at Magic Kingdom by calendar day for 04/12/2024. Greener colors indicate lower wait times (i.e. less busy days); redder colors indicate longer wait times (i.e. busier days).

Note that is not a crowd calendar. Click here for the Magic Kingdom Crowd Calendar

Magic Kingdom Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the busiest times at the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney Resort?

    • Spring break, typically the week of Easter, the week of Thanksgiving, and the week after Christmas through New Year's Day.

  • Do high wait times mean the Magic Kingdom is busy?

    • Typically, there is a strong correlation between the wait time numbers and how busy the parks are: if wait times are higher the park is busier. However, weather and other events can cause wait times to be high without the park being super busy.

  • How busy is the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World right now?

    • Take a look at the graph at the top of the page. It shows you how live wait times compare to the average wait time today. If wait times are above the dashed gray line, wait times are above average and the park is more crowded.

  • What is the busiest day to visit the Magic Kingdom?

    • Monday is the busiest day to visit the Magic Kingdom with an average wait time of 38 minutes. The least busy day is Sunday with a 30 minute average wait time.

  • What is the best day to visit the Magic Kingdom?

    • Sunday is the best day to visit the park with an average wait time of 30 minutes.

  • What is the best month to visit the Magic Kingdom?

    • September is the best month to visit the Magic Kingdom with an average wait time of 26 minutes.

  • What is the worst month to visit the Magic Kingdom?

    • March is the worst/busiest month to visit the park with an average wait time of 37 minutes.

  • Where do the Magic Kingdom wait times come from?

    • The wait times displayed are directly from the My Disney Experience app unless otherwise noted.

  • What are the Magic Kingdom park hours?

    • The Magic Kingdom typically opens at 9:00 AM for all guests. Disney Resort guests can typically enter at 8:30 AM. On many Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party days, the park opens at 8:00 AM with early theme park entry at 7:30 AM. Closing hours vary, but are typically 10:00 PM or 11:00 PM on days without a special event. Additional parks hours can be viewed here.

  • What is rope drop at Disney parks?

    • Short answer: rope drop is when the park first opens. Rope dropping is to get to the park at or before park opening. When you arrive at the Magic Kingdom before the park opening time, you are allowed to enter the main hub. A rope will block further entry into the park at various points. Guests will form lines at these areas. Once it is park opening time, a Cast Member will drop the rope, letting guests into experience the park's attractions.

  • Does the Magic Kingdom have fireworks each night?

    • Yes, the Magic Kingdom does have fireworks each night. Note that the fireworks show is sometimes exclusively for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, which are separately ticketed events.

  • Magic Kingdom vs Animal Kingdom?

    • While both are theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Magic Kingdom (MK) and Disney's Animal Kingdom (DAK) are very different parks. In terms of attractions, MK has many more (DAK has the fewest rides of any WDW park). DAK is primarily a zoo with attractions intermingled.

  • What are the closest resort hotels to the Magic Kingdom?

    • The closest hotels to the Magic Kingdom are on the Monorail loop, which includes Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. A short boat ride away is Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Each is within the Deluxe category of Disney hotels.

  • Why is the Magic Kingdom closing early tonight?

    • If the Magic Kingdom is closing at 6 PM or earlier, it could be due to one of several reasons. If it is in August through October, a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is likely being held. If it is in November or December, a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is probably happening. Both of these are separately ticketed events. If there is not a party going on, the park is likely closing for a Cast Member special event.

  • What is the closest park to the Magic Kingdom?

    • The closest park to MK is EPCOT, which is connected via the Monorail.

  • Can you take the Disney Skyliner to the Magic Kingdom?

    • No, the Skyliner only connects two theme parks: EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

  • Did Walt Disney visit the Magic Kingdom?

    • Unfortunately, Walt Disney passed away before the Magic Kingdom was completed. However, Walt Disney World was inspired by Walt Disney. Often, the Magic Kingdom is what guests first think of when they imagine a Disney World vacation thanks to the imprints Walt made on the park.

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Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
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38"
44"
40"
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40"
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32"
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48"
None
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Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT

Dining Options

Name Location
Aloha Isle Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Casey's Corner Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cheshire Café Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cinderella's Royal Table Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Columbia Harbour House Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cool Ship Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Gaston's Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Golden Oak Outpost Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Liberty Square Market Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Liberty Tree Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Main Street Bakery Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio Village Haus Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Prince Eric's Village Market Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Sleepy Hollow Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Storybook Treats Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Sunshine Tree Terrace Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Crystal Palace Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Diamond Horseshoe Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Friar's Nook Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Lunching Pad Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Plaza Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Tony's Town Square Restaurant Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Tortuga Tavern Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Westward Ho Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Nearby Hotels

Name Location
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Disney's Wilderness Lodge Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE

User Reported Wait Times

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