Christmas Day Attraction Wait Times At Walt Disney World Theme Parks: Just how busy is it?

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We all know that the holidays at Walt Disney World are simply magical, but are the attraction wait times just as magical?  How busy is Disney on Christmas Day?  In short, its very busy.  In fact, it is one of the busiest days of the year.        

December 25 is a very busy time at Walt Disney World.  For that matter, crowds get fairly intense starting the weekend prior to Christmas until January 1.  Enjoying Disney World during this time is all about managing expectation and yes, having a plan.  A good plan for navigation the theme parks is to understand just how busy and how long you will be waiting in attraction lines.  Our goal for this article is to provide you with attraction wait times to give you an idea of what to expect.  All of these times will be official Walt Disney World posted wait times.  

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Christmas Day Magic Kingdom Park official attraction wait times.  

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Christmas Day Epcot official attraction wait times.

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Christmas Day Disney’s Hollywood Studios official attraction wait times.

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  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 25 minutes at 9 am / 50 Minutes at 1 pm / 85 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 35 Minutes at 9 am / 105 Minutes at 1 pm / 95 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Meet BB-8 – 10 Minutes at 9 am / 10 Minutes at 1 pm / 10 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Meet Kylo Ren – 5 Minutes at 9 am / 10 Minutes at 1 pm / 15 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Meet Chewbacca – 15 Minutes at 9 am / 15 Minutes at 1 pm / 30 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Toy Story Mania! – 35 Minutes at 9 am / 75 Minutes at 1 pm / 70 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Alien Swirling Saucers – 20 Minutes at 9 am / 60 Minutes at 1 pm / 55 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Slinky Dog Dash – 135 Minutes at 9 am / 120 Minutes at 1 pm / 120 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams – 5 Minutes at 9 am / 40 Minutes at 1 pm / 45 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Celebrity Spotlight Meet Olaf – 20 Minutes at 9 am / 10 Minutes at 1 pm / 25 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Star Tours- The Adventure Continues – 10 Minutes at 9 am / 45 Minutes at 1 pm / 25 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Muppet Vision 3D – NA / 10 Minutes at 1 pm / 10 Minutes at 5 pm

Christmas Day Disney’s Animal Kingdom official attraction wait times.

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  • Na’vi River Journey – 95 Minutes at 9 am / 140 Minutes at 1 pm / 120 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Avatar Flight of Passage – 225 Minutes at 9 am / 180 Minutes at 1 pm / 155 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Dinosaur – 15 Minutes at 9 am / 50 Minutes at 1 pm / 60 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Primeval Whirl – 5 Minutes at 9 am / 45 Minutes at 1 pm / 25 Minutes at 5 pm
  • TriceraTop Spin – 5 Minutes at 9 am / 10 Minutes at 1 pm / 20 Minutes at 5 pm
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! – 10 Minutes at 9 am / 35 Minutes at 1 pm / 10 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie at Adventurers Outpost – 10 Minutes at 9 am / 60 Minutes at 1 pm / 30 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – 45 Minutes at 9 am / 95 Minutes at 1 pm / 135 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Kali River Rapids – 5 Minutes at 9 am / 65 Minutes at 1 pm / 35 Minutes at 5 pm
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain – 30 Minutes at 9 am / 45 Minutes at 1 pm / 65 Minutes at 5 pm

Use these official Walt Disney World wait times with your holiday vacation planning.  Over the past few years the patterns have been fairly similar.  This year Disney’s Hollywood Studios does have the addition of Toy Story Land so it will be interesting to track the wait times for those attractions during the Christmas week.  If you are current at Disney World make sure you tag us @wdwkingdom on Facebook and Instagram to share your crowd photos with us.

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