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On our Crowd Calendar we take every day of the year and rank the size of the crowds on a scale of 1 to 10. But what does that mean in terms of wait times? On this page we list each of Animal Kingdom's attractions, and then show you what the wait time will be for each crowd level.

These numbers represent the average peak wait times for each attraction — in other words, the highest waits expected for Animal Kingdom by crowd level. The numbers are the range you'll typically expect as a peak wait time.

Some Animal Kingdom attractions are better indicators of crowds than others. Rides like Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safari are well-known, elaborate, handle 1,000+ riders per hour, and are popular with most guests. The attractions in this chart meet all of these criteria, and are the basis for the 1-to-10 Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar forecasts we make:

Animal Kingdom Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions in our AK Crowd Calendar)
Attraction Lev. 1 Lev. 2 Lev. 3 Lev. 4 Lev. 5 Lev. 6 Lev. 7 Lev. 8 Lev. 9 Lev. 10
DINOSAUR 7-39 min 10-40 10-40 13-40 18-40 22-45 25-51 31-56 39-67 45-80
Expedition Everest 9-28 min 13-35 17-39 21-43 27-48 31-56 36-63 42-73 48-88 63-118
Flight of Passage 16-79 min 55-105 66-130 70-136 80-151 91-160 108-169 120-186 138-206 171-229
It's Tough to Be a Bug 5-20 min 5-23 5-23 5-23 5-23 5-23 6-23 8-23 10-28 12-36
Kilimanjaro Safaris 9-34 min 10-44 13-46 16-52 19-62 27-72 31-77 44-87 53-106 65-128
Na'vi River 20-57 min 38-71 51-84 56-87 59-93 63-101 71-106 75-115 77-130 89-155
TriceraTop Spin 3-9 min 3-11 3-13 4-13 5-15 5-18 5-21 6-23 7-28 10-29

Other Animal Kingdom attractions are frequently not very good indicators of crowds, and are not part of our Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar forecast. An attraction that is relatively unpopular, is relatively new, cannot handle a large number of guests per hour, or whose posted wait times don't change much regardless of crowds, isn't helpful when determining how crowded the park is.

For example, it's common to have a 10-minute wait at It’s Tough to Be a Bug most days. Why? Because It’s Tough to Be a Bug is a relatively simple, not very popular, slow-loading, low capacity ride, and 10 minutes is around the most time most people are willing to wait for it, most days of the year. So It’s Tough to Be a Bug isn't a good indicator of crowds, and isn't part of our 1-to-10 Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar predictions. We show estimated wait times below for it and other rides, to give you an idea of the wait times you can expect to see at various crowd levels.

Animal Kingdom Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions NOT in our AK Crowd Calendar)
Attraction Lev. 1 Lev. 2 Lev. 3 Lev. 4 Lev. 5 Lev. 6 Lev. 7 Lev. 8 Lev. 9 Lev. 10
Adventurers Outpost 14-32 min 14-33 15-36 16-38 17-40 19-42 23-44 23-45 25-48 34-50
Animation Experience 0 min 35 35 35 35 35-90 35-90 35-90 35-90 35-90
Boneyard 0-5 min 0-5 0-5 0-10 0-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-10
Feathered Friends 0-50 min 0-50 0-50 0-50 0-50 30-50 30-50 30-50 30-50 30-50
Festival Lion King 5 min 5 5 5 5 45-60 45-60 45-60 45-60 45-60
Finding Nemo Musical 12 min 12 12 12 15 20 20 20 20 20
Gorilla Falls Trail 5 min 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Kali River Rapids 8-34 min 9-43 10-50 12-60 16-66 21-71 26-78 26-83 26-85 26-95
Maharajah Jungle Trek 30 min 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Wildlife Train: Africa 0-5 min 0-10 0-10 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-20 5-20 5-35
Wildlife Train: Rafiki's 0-5 min 1-10 2-10 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-15 5-15 5-15 5-15

Some Animal Kingdom attractions are better indicators of crowds than others. Rides like Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safari are well-known, elaborate, handle 1,000+ riders per hour, and are popular with most guests. The attractions in this chart meet all of these criteria, and are the basis for the 1-to-10 Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar forecasts we make:

AK Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions in our AK Crowd Calendar)

DINOSAUR
     Level 1: 7-39 min
     Level 2: 10-40 min
     Level 3: 10-40 min
     Level 4: 13-40 min
     Level 5: 18-40 min
     Level 6: 22-45 min
     Level 7: 25-51 min
     Level 8: 31-56 min
     Level 9: 39-67 min
     Level 10: 45-80 min

Expedition Everest
     Level 1: 9-28 min
     Level 2: 13-35 min
     Level 3: 17-39 min
     Level 4: 21-43 min
     Level 5: 27-48 min
     Level 6: 31-56 min
     Level 7: 36-63 min
     Level 8: 42-73 min
     Level 9: 48-88 min
     Level 10: 63-118 min

Flight of Passage
     Level 1: 16-79 min
     Level 2: 55-105 min
     Level 3: 66-130 min
     Level 4: 70-136 min
     Level 5: 80-151 min
     Level 6: 91-160 min
     Level 7: 108-169 min
     Level 8: 120-186 min
     Level 9: 138-206 min
     Level 10: 171-229 min

It's Tough to Be a Bug
     Level 1: 5-20 min
     Level 2: 5-23 min
     Level 3: 5-23 min
     Level 4: 5-23 min
     Level 5: 5-23 min
     Level 6: 5-23 min
     Level 7: 6-23 min
     Level 8: 8-23 min
     Level 9: 10-28 min
     Level 10: 12-36 min

Kilimanjaro Safaris
     Level 1: 9-34 min
     Level 2: 10-44 min
     Level 3: 13-46 min
     Level 4: 16-52 min
     Level 5: 19-62 min
     Level 6: 27-72 min
     Level 7: 31-77 min
     Level 8: 44-87 min
     Level 9: 53-106 min
     Level 10: 65-128 min

Na'vi River
     Level 1: 20-57 min
     Level 2: 38-71 min
     Level 3: 51-84 min
     Level 4: 56-87 min
     Level 5: 59-93 min
     Level 6: 63-101 min
     Level 7: 71-106 min
     Level 8: 75-115 min
     Level 9: 77-130 min
     Level 10: 89-155 min

TriceraTop Spin
     Level 1: 3-9 min
     Level 2: 3-11 min
     Level 3: 3-13 min
     Level 4: 4-13 min
     Level 5: 5-15 min
     Level 6: 5-18 min
     Level 7: 5-21 min
     Level 8: 6-23 min
     Level 9: 7-28 min
     Level 10: 10-29 min


Other Animal Kingdom attractions are frequently not very good indicators of crowds, and are not part of our Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar forecast. An attraction that is relatively unpopular, is relatively new, cannot handle a large number of guests per hour, or whose posted wait times don't change much regardless of crowds, isn't helpful when determining how crowded the park is.

For example, it's common to have a 10-minute wait at It’s Tough to Be a Bug most days. Why? Because It’s Tough to Be a Bug is a relatively simple, not very popular, slow-loading, low capacity ride, and 10 minutes is around the most time most people are willing to wait for it, most days of the year. So It’s Tough to Be a Bug isn't a good indicator of crowds, and isn't part of our 1-to-10 Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar predictions. We show estimated wait times below for it and other rides, to give you an idea of the wait times you can expect to see at various crowd levels.

AK Crowd Levels to Wait Times
(for attractions NOT in our AK Crowd Calendar)

Adventurers Outpost
     Level 1: 14-32 min
     Level 2: 14-33 min
     Level 3: 15-36 min
     Level 4: 16-38 min
     Level 5: 17-40 min
     Level 6: 19-42 min
     Level 7: 23-44 min
     Level 8: 23-45 min
     Level 9: 25-48 min
     Level 10: 34-50 min

Animation Experience
     Level 1: 0 min
     Level 2: 35 min
     Level 3: 35 min
     Level 4: 35 min
     Level 5: 35 min
     Level 6: 35-90 min
     Level 7: 35-90 min
     Level 8: 35-90 min
     Level 9: 35-90 min
     Level 10: 35-90 min

Boneyard
     Level 1: 0-5 min
     Level 2: 0-5 min
     Level 3: 0-5 min
     Level 4: 0-10 min
     Level 5: 0-10 min
     Level 6: 5-10 min
     Level 7: 5-10 min
     Level 8: 5-10 min
     Level 9: 5-10 min
     Level 10: 5-10 min

Feathered Friends
     Level 1: 0-50 min
     Level 2: 0-50 min
     Level 3: 0-50 min
     Level 4: 0-50 min
     Level 5: 0-50 min
     Level 6: 30-50 min
     Level 7: 30-50 min
     Level 8: 30-50 min
     Level 9: 30-50 min
     Level 10: 30-50 min

Festival Lion King
     Level 1: 5 min
     Level 2: 5 min
     Level 3: 5 min
     Level 4: 5 min
     Level 5: 5 min
     Level 6: 45-60 min
     Level 7: 45-60 min
     Level 8: 45-60 min
     Level 9: 45-60 min
     Level 10: 45-60 min

Finding Nemo Musical
     Level 1: 12 min
     Level 2: 12 min
     Level 3: 12 min
     Level 4: 12 min
     Level 5: 15 min
     Level 6: 20 min
     Level 7: 20 min
     Level 8: 20 min
     Level 9: 20 min
     Level 10: 20 min

Gorilla Falls Trail
     Level 1: 5 min
     Level 2: 5 min
     Level 3: 5 min
     Level 4: 5 min
     Level 5: 5 min
     Level 6: 5 min
     Level 7: 5 min
     Level 8: 5 min
     Level 9: 5 min
     Level 10: 5 min

Kali River Rapids
     Level 1: 8-34 min
     Level 2: 9-43 min
     Level 3: 10-50 min
     Level 4: 12-60 min
     Level 5: 16-66 min
     Level 6: 21-71 min
     Level 7: 26-78 min
     Level 8: 26-83 min
     Level 9: 26-85 min
     Level 10: 26-95 min

Maharajah Jungle Trek
     Level 1: 30 min
     Level 2: 30 min
     Level 3: 30 min
     Level 4: 30 min
     Level 5: 30 min
     Level 6: 30 min
     Level 7: 30 min
     Level 8: 30 min
     Level 9: 30 min
     Level 10: 30 min

Wildlife Train: Africa
     Level 1: 0-5 min
     Level 2: 0-10 min
     Level 3: 0-10 min
     Level 4: 5-15 min
     Level 5: 5-15 min
     Level 6: 5-15 min
     Level 7: 5-15 min
     Level 8: 5-20 min
     Level 9: 5-20 min
     Level 10: 5-35 min

Wildlife Train: Rafiki's
     Level 1: 0-5 min
     Level 2: 1-10 min
     Level 3: 2-10 min
     Level 4: 5-10 min
     Level 5: 5-10 min
     Level 6: 5-10 min
     Level 7: 5-15 min
     Level 8: 5-15 min
     Level 9: 5-15 min
     Level 10: 5-15 min


These numbers represent minutes. We've taken the highest wait times for each day we have data, split them up by the Disney's Animal Kingdom crowd level estimate we have for those days, then calculated the average range by level.

If you're going on a day where Disney's Animal Kingdom is estimated as a '3' crowd level, the times under the '3' column will be a good estimate of the longest wait you'll see for each attraction. As you can see, some attractions vary a lot more than others.


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