Wait Times at Disneyland Have Risen Over the Years, Study Shows

Visitors to Disneyland and California Adventure are experiencing more sore feet and sunburn while waiting to ride some of the parks’ increasingly popular attractions.

Park visitors walk by the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at California Adventure in May, 2017. (Credit: Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

On the opening weekend of California Adventure’s latest attraction, a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-themed redesign of the two-minute Tower of Terror drop ride, parkgoers waited in line for up to five hours.

Wait times for nearly all of the resort’s most popular rides have risen, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of data from touringplans.com. They averaged 24.4 minutes for the first six months of 2017, a 28% increase over the same period in 2015 when the park drew record-high attendance numbers.

The best days to visit the parks are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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A Los Angeles Times analysis broke down the average wait time for Disneyland Resort rides by day of the week.