The trams are coming back to the Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland announced this morning that it will resume tram service between its parking structures and the theme parks. The trams have been sidelined since parks closed for the pandemic back in March 2020.
Disney has not revealed a start date for the trams' return, but insiders note that the target is sometime early next year. Disneyland's trams run between the security check that serves the Mickey and Friends and Pixar Pals parking structure and Downtown Disney, dropping guests steps away from the entrances to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
On the other side of the esplanade, bus service connects the theme parks to the Toy Story Lot on Harbor Boulevard. Those buses, which are operated by the City of Anaheim, have been running for some time now. That has led to many Disneyland fans who do not want to - or cannot - make the long walk between the parking structures and the parks to use the Toy Story Lot, where they can get a ride from and back to their cars. With the trams' return next year, the parking structures will become a more attractive option for many of fans.
If you missed this morning's other big news, ticket prices have gone up for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. In addition, the resort has stopped selling its top-level Dream Key annual pass, declaring it to be "sold out." For more, please see our story, Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices, Ends Some Annual Pass Sales.
If you would like to beat the price increase and buy at the old prices, please visit our our authorized partner's Disneyland tickets page, where a very limited inventory of tickets discounted from the old prices remain available.
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Word from an extremely reliable source from inside Disneyland corporate is that once the trams reopen, the ride FROM the parking structures to the parks will continue to be free. However, you will have to purchase a return ticket on your Disneyland App. As with all tickets now, that price will be adjusted based on crowd levels, the weather, time of the year, and other vague and mysterious algorithms.
Obviously I'm joking, but would you be all that surprised if something like this was actually true or possible?
Don’t give them any ideas, Rob - not for free, at least!
I suggested it so they CAN'T do it. If they do, I'll sue them for stealing my idea! Always thinking, I am...always thinking!
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I didn't personally visit but my parents and some family visited Disneyland earlier this month and they mentioned how brutal that walk is from the parking structure to the parks. My dad, a seasoned theme park goer, would notice many folks on the pathway to the garage looking miserable sitting on any available bench or slogging their way back. It was tough they say and a crime to not have these trams in service, or even worse charging full price parking. If they didn't have these because of a labor shortage, I get that but don't charge for parking!