Walt Disney World parking lot trams now testing at Disney's Hollywood Studios

27 days ago in "Parking Trams"

Parking lot trams testing at Disney's Hollywood Studios - September 2023
Posted: Tuesday September 5, 2023 9:55am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Cast Members are now training on the parking trams at Disney's Hollywood Studios ahead of their return to service this month.

Disney announced last month that the parking lot tram service will return to operation at all four Walt Disney World theme parks this September, but fell short of offering a specific date.

Parking lot trams did not return with the reopening of Walt Disney World following the COVID-19 pandemic closure in 2020.

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, but the trams remained mothballed at EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, leaving guests with no other option than to walk to and from their cars.

Lack of tram service has been a source of plenty 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 19635 days ago

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

WDWBryan12 days ago

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.

Marionnette12 days ago

Jambo Dad12 days ago

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

MisterPenguin12 days ago

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

skyphotographer12 days ago

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

Big T 196312 days ago

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!!!

HauntedPirate12 days ago

gerarar12 days ago

As noted above, Epcot trams have also returned today.

tissandtully12 days ago

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

Rteetz12 days ago

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

Ayla12 days ago


EeyoreFan#2412 days ago

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.