Celebrating holidays at Disney World always sounds like a good idea, and then you see the crowds. Then you start to wonder how that impacts the wait times throughout the park. Let’s peek at the highest and lowest wait times on this wonderful Halloween.
I feel that Magic Kingdom is the busiest park on Halloween because this is where all the not-so-scary decorations are. Those Mickey Pumpkin wreaths will really get you in the Halloween spirit. Obviously, this park is also home to the Haunted Mansion, which is a must-do on this holiday.
EPCOT doesn’t have anything scary except all those construction walls, and some might say that they see Figment in their nightmares. From looking at these wait times, I advise you not to go to Magic Kingdom on Halloween if you don’t care about celebrating the holiday. That’s coming from someone who made it a college tradition to go to Magic Kingdom each Halloween.
I could see guests picking Animal Kingdom as a Halloween park; they have scary dinosaurs, a broken yeti, and bugs! If I want to be scared, this is where I would go; Dinosaur to me is the most terrifying ride at Disney. Oh, and don’t get me started on It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Hollywood Studios has some scary offerings as well. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction will surely get a scream out of you. If you like Star Wars, you can try to escape the scary Storm Troopers and Kylo Ren, which will increase your heart rate. I was checking out these wait times in the early afternoon, and of course, Rise of the Resistance was temporarily closed. This is common at Disney rides going down all the time and could be back up in minutes or hours.
None of these wait times are outrageous or anything abnormal, but it’s clear that Animal Kingdom and EPCOT are experiencing fewer crowds. Wait times also fluctuate during the day, but this is just a quick look at what’s happening this Halloween afternoon. Any way you slice it or dice, people want to be at Disney during Halloween so they can dress up or Disney Bound and meet characters. When I used to go each year for Halloween, I would rope-drop Magic Kingdom, and all I did was meet characters.
Which park would you spend Halloween at? Let us know!
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.