Parking lot tram service makes a long-awaited return to Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

Sep 20, 2023 in "Parking Trams"

Disney's Hollywood Studios Tram returns to service
Posted: Wednesday September 20, 2023 11:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Parking lot tram service has returned to operation today at Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT following a long three-year absence.


Tram service did not return to any park with the reopening of Walt Disney World following the COVID-19 pandemic closure in 2020.

Disney announced in December 2021 that parking trams would return 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.

The 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 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.