2022 has been a great year for Walt Disney World guests and fans. After four long years, the Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom park has finally reopened. TRON Lightcycle/Run isn’t ready yet, but we know the attraction will open this spring. In addition, Disney World’s newest and first reverse launch roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, opened in EPCOT’s World Discovery Area. On top of that, the 50th anniversary is happening all year round, making it the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most magical places on earth.
Disney still requires theme park guests to make reservations, which most people absolutely hate, but the parks seem busier than ever. The most popular ride at Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, can have long lines.
Twitter account WDW Stats found the most popular attractions for 2022 by looking at the average wait time for each attraction throughout the year at Walt Disney World. This is your winner!
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Average wait time – 110 minutes
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Average wait time – 96 minutes
- slinky dog dash
- Average wait time – 87 minutes
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Average wait time – 82 minutes
- seven dwarfs mine train
- Average wait time – 76 minutes
Are you ready for 2023? These attractions were the most popular in 2022. 🎆✨
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— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) December 31, 2022
Now, you might be surprised that Cosmic Rewind isn’t on the list. However, it’s important to remember that Cosmic Rewind still works exclusively with virtual queues. This means Disney only has a certain number of people in line each day. When Cosmic Rewind opens up to all guests each day, the ride could reach one of the longest lines at the park.
If you thought 2022 was a great year to head to Walt Disney World Resort, you should book your trip in 2023.
Not only will TRON Lightcycle/Run open, but EPCOT’s newest attraction, Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana, will also open. Figment’s Meet and Greet will also return to his EPCOT for a limited time. A new night show will premiere after Harmonious ends. The Magic Kingdom will return with its incredibly popular fireworks show, Happily Ever After, as the 50th anniversary concludes. The Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion also adds Hatbox his Ghost, an iconic character found at the Disneyland Resort.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2022 and that 2023 is filled with fairy dust and Disney magic.