Walt Disney World's parking tram fleet remains mothballed at two of the theme parks

Jan 02, 2023 in "Parking Trams"

TTC Magic Kingdom Parking Lot Trams July 13 2021
Posted: Monday January 2, 2023 10:39am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World parking trams at EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios remain mothballed, despite Disney's announcement that trams would return by the end of 2022.

Disney has not given any public reason for parking tram services remaining unavailable, but continued cost-saving measures are believed to be the primary reason.

Disney announced in December 2021 that parking trams would be returning to service at the Walt Disney World theme parks in a phased reopening starting at Magic Kingdom in December 2021, followed by the remaining parks throughout 2022. Service resumed at Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 27 2022

Until December 2021, parking trams were out of service at all four Walt Disney World theme parks since they reopened in July 2020 due to physical distancing requirements and labor shortages. Guests are still required to walk from their cars to the main entrances at both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Lack of tram service has been a source of a great deal of guest complaints, and even reached late night TV with Stephen Colbert mocking Disney for not providing the service to its guests.

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ToTBellHopMar 30, 2023

In just 1 day parking in the Hei Hei lot, I dropped 8 pants sizes! Thank you, Mickey!

mikeymouseMar 30, 2023

Still nothing for Epcot and Studios? Rude.

MrPromeyFeb 27, 2023

Sorry - my post was sarcasm. They actually ARE charging the same as the other lots, despite having reduced amenities and less overhead to operate these. Glad you want cast in the parks but that has nothing to do with the price you pay to park when one of the things that supposedly justified that price in the past is taken away - especially, when it's not done consistently, despite maintaining consistent pricing among the properties.

GoofyernmostFeb 26, 2023

Perhaps you could, that doesn't mean that everyone can and not everyone with mobility problems have handicap parking or parking availability.

tpoly88Feb 26, 2023

Agree. Rather have them in the park than the trams for sure. Epcot the parking is not that far away that you can’t walk. Only place is the first lot on the right all the way on the end as you can’t cut through. Ada parking is right in front and the tram always took so long to load. I don’t miss it nor did I use it when it worked. I could walk faster.

gerararFeb 23, 2023

In other news, trams still not back at HS and Epcot..

JMcMahonEsqJan 09, 2023

you mean in reality, not make believe fan board land?

HauntedPirateJan 09, 2023

He gets it, right out of his Econ 101 textbook. Things are always great in Theoryville.

cranbizJan 09, 2023

Garages are a great idea and would be a convenience for the guests. RCID can float the bonds to build them............................ Oh crap, RCID is going away. Thanks Bob2 and Ronnie. Scrap that idea. Normal Guest parking just went up to $50 to pay for them.

MrPromeyJan 05, 2023

That's not even what I was saying, here. I know you don't get it but it's cool. 👍

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JMcMahonEsqJan 05, 2023

I don't get it? You don't reduce prices just because your costs decrease. You reduce prices because the market isn't willing to pay your current price. If your costs decrease and the market is still willing to pay your current price, its winner winner chicken dinner time.

MrPromeyJan 05, 2023

Personally, I'm just glad they recognized that this lack of service in these two lots standing in stark contrast to the other two was a good enough reason to reduce the price of parking for Epcot and Hollywood Studios until such services are eventually restored. I mean, presumably, that was what some of that higher parking fee was going towards, right?

JohnDJan 05, 2023

Which is what mothballs are really supposed to do. Why does grandma's place smell the way it does? Probably because she has something in encased in mothballs to protect it.