Parking Lot Trams Are Coming Back at Walt Disney World

December 2, 2021, 10:48 PM · The parking lot trams will be returning to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this month.

Disney announced to its cast members today that training has begun in preparation for resuming operation of the trams that shuttle passengers between the Magic Kingdom parking lots and the Transportation and Ticket Center. The trams have been out of operation for nearly two years now, as they remained parked when the Walt Disney World theme parks reopened from their pandemic shutdown in the summer of 2020.

Only the Magic Kingdom trams will be returning this month. Trams at the other three Disney World theme parks will resume operations some time after New Year's.

So watch your head and step... and get ready again to enjoy the first - and last - ride of the day.

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Replies (3)

December 3, 2021 at 5:38 PM

I was at Disney World last week, so just missed it, but honestly I am not the least bit upset by that. For me, nothing is worse than after a long day, having another line to wait in, and having to fold up a stroller & shuffle bags around to ride a tram. For the past 10 years I’ve avoided the trams at all costs, even if it meant walking an extra few miles. That’s actually a reason (but not the only) why I prefer Disneyland over WDW. I just wanna walk to my rental car at the end of the night, and not have to deal with Monorails, Ferry’s and most of all Trams just to leave. /tram rant haha!

December 4, 2021 at 7:03 PM

One of my fave Disney memories is a 2004 trip, my two and a half year old nephew gawking at the trams as "this. Is. Awesome!" Then he saw the rest of the park.

December 4, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Also, almost never used trams as we stayed at a Disney resort most of the time but could be annoying so was better walking at times.

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