'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' mocks Disney for still not returning Walt Disney World parking lot trams into service

Oct 29, 2021 in "Parking Trams"

Posted: Friday October 29, 2021 12:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Stephen Colbert took to his show to ridicule Disney for still not having any parking lot tram service to its theme parks despite being reopened for more than a year.

In a segment about "Economy-wide decline in service quality," Colbert said Disney is "forcing visitors to walk nearly a mile to enter the parks."

He went to say that this being Disney, they have rebranded it "Simba's Boiling Asphalt Stroll."

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs on CBS and has been the top late-night program in the United States for the past four seasons.

Despite occasionally repositioning the trams around the parking lots at the parks, they are still out of service. Although Colbert's comments about a mile walk are slightly exaggerated, depending on the parking lot, it can be a long walk that must be repeated at the end of the day.

With COVID-related social distancing long gone at the parks, many guests are concluding that the lack of tram service is now simply a case of labor-saving.

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hosekillerDec 20, 2021

It’s funny because it’s true!

ToTBellHopDec 20, 2021

You may be the Magic, but if the creditors are calling over your excessive ILL purchases, you had better answer the damn call.

Disney4familyDec 20, 2021

Yeah, I'm a little lost with that whole thing. If I'm the magic, why is it calling me? Why do I have to answer the call? I am the magic. There's no call to be answered, unless I swallowed my cellphone. Sorry. Just one of many lame things. Back to the trams...

larryzDec 20, 2021

They do, but only as it pertains to how our fat wallets create a wider waist profile.

MisterPenguinDec 20, 2021

This is totally unfair based on a off-the-cuff remark of the CFO. Disney doesn't care about our waistlines. They care about the cost of portions!!

matt9112Dec 20, 2021

Worry less about my waistline and more about fixing your broken parks.

joshwillDec 19, 2021

good, this should stop most from trying to bring wagons into the park

trainplane3Dec 19, 2021

MisterPenguinDec 19, 2021

"Well, you better catch them!" -Dad

DCBakerDec 19, 2021

Trams are running at the Ticket and Transportation Center today.

RSoxNo1Dec 12, 2021

If this is the "bumped up" time frame, I'd hate to see what the actual time frame was.

castlecake2.0Dec 11, 2021

“Please see your Leader” lol

BrianDec 11, 2021

Try telling that to CDS ;)

DisoneDec 11, 2021

Hummmmm. Not sure why this tram is on world Dr. They do periodically move them but it's not moving from Storage. Magic Kingdom has nine Trams in is parking lot which have been there pretty much the entire time since the shutdown in March of 2020. Occasionally they are moved. The other three Parks have four each. The 9th trams have been stored for a while now at the Southwest section of the parking lot. I guess here is there assessing mechanical needs of each tram and sending only the best ones that are in least need of any mechanical repair for the rather immediate opening of Magic Kingdom. The rest of the Parks have a little bit more time. But that doesn't mean the nine best are in the Magic Kingdom parking lot so they're probably doing some Trams swaps to ensure that that is the case for the opening of that service later this month.