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

Jan 02, 2023 in "Parking Trams"

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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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Big T 1963Sep 27, 2023

For my friends that live on the east coast near Wildwood, NJ. WATCH THE TRAM CAR PLEASE!!!

WDWBryanSep 21, 2023

Funny thing is preferred parking where the trams don't stop is $50, but regular parking with trams is $25 for those that actually pay that and the trams at Epcot really only need to service the Rocket and Gamora lots. Everywhere is pretty useless.

MarionnetteSep 21, 2023

Jambo DadSep 20, 2023

We can change that - up charges are our favorite thing, especially for stuff that used to be free.

MisterPenguinSep 20, 2023

Welp, there goes a chunk of the $60B budget.

skyphotographerSep 20, 2023

I actually lived long enough to see all the trams working again!

Big T 1963Sep 20, 2023

Please reserve your time for the Tram service on Genie+ when you plan your next trip to WDW... Wait the Tram service is free?? Ok never mind Have a Magical Day!!!

HauntedPirateSep 20, 2023

gerararSep 20, 2023

As noted above, Epcot trams have also returned today.

tissandtullySep 20, 2023

Better late than never I guess. But terrible it couldn't have happened during any of the heat waves.

RteetzSep 20, 2023

I’ve seen they are also running at Epcot today.

AylaSep 20, 2023


EeyoreFan#24Sep 20, 2023

I heard they are stuck somewhere with training the new employees. They keep trying to move on, but the employees just keep going in circles and more circles.