Triumph of the tram: Parking lot transportation set to return to Magic Kingdom before end of 2021

New video shows trams on the go

Walt Disney World parking lot trams could return as soon as Dec. 18. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World reopened its Central Florida theme parks in July 2020 after closing for nearly four months due to COVID-19.

But one thing still hasn’t returned—tram transportation.

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Guests visiting Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have been forced to hoof it from the large parking lots to the entrance gates. Now after 17 months, things are changing.

Walt Disney World trams to the parking lots of parks have been closed since 2020, when the pandemic began. (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Disney announced on social media earlier this month that its trams would return to Magic Kingdom before the end of the month and other Walt Disney World theme parks throughout 2022.

Now we know that date could be as soon as this Saturday.

When visiting Magic Kingdom on Sunday, a cast member told News 6 producer Tiffany Browne that cast members were training and that he believed they would be available to guests starting Saturday, Dec. 18, marking a rollout one full week before Christmas.

News 6 has reached out to Disney for comment, but has not received a response as of now.

About the Author:

Tiffany produces the 4:30 p.m. newscast and has been with News 6 since January 2019. She also produces Florida's Fourth Estate podcast. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in radio/TV. Tiffany has lived in Central Florida since 2004 and has covered the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials and several hurricanes.