Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Magical Blogorail Disney Transportation: The Parking Lot Trams


Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 10th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Parking lot trams are located at all four parks at Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  These trams travel at 13.5 miles per hour and will carry you from your car to the park rain or shine!  

When you park your car in a parking lot at one of the parks, you first need to remember the name of the lot where you parked.  Then proceed to the end of your parking row and wait for the tram to pick you up.  You must exit your wheelchair before boarding.  If you can't exit your wheelchair, you will not be able to board the tram.  Once you board, you will get a fabulous safety spiel from the cast member on board along with other information.




Tips:

  • Put smaller guests in the middle of the row.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs need to be folded and stored.
  • Hold on to your belongings.
  • Keep your arms and legs inside the tram.
  • Remember your parking lot name and row number.
  • The tram will continue to run for 1 1/2 hours after the park closes.
  • Listen to the tram spiel.  They will share important information about parades, fireworks, park operating times and more!
Parking for the Magic Kingdom is actually the parking lot for the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC).  Once you park and board the tram, you will be taken to the TTC where you can take the Monorail or Ferry to the park.  At the other parks, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, you will be carried to the park entrance.  Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, ESPN Wide World of Sports and Downtown Disney do not have parking lot trams.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Living.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail loop should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard! 

The Disney World Buses at yourfirstvisit.net
Disney's Magic Express at The Disney Kids
The Monorail at Heidi's Head
Ferryboats to the Magic Kingdom at DISTherapy
Motor Launches & Motor Cruisers at Focused on the Magic
Friendship Boats at The Disney Point
Port Orleans-Downtown Disney Ferryboats at Can Do It Mom aka Mouse Fan Diane
The Walt Disney World Railroad at Return to Disney
Surrey Bikes at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Parking Lot Trams at A Disney Mom's Thoughts
Disney World Walking Paths at Disney Living

18 comments:

  1. It seems like it's been forever since I've been on one of those trams! We flew on our last trip. so we were dependent on Disney buses. Before that, when we had our own car and parked in the lots, we've always somehow managed to luck into really great parking spots up front - so no need for the trams. I kinda miss them! Thanks for sharing the video. :)

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    1. Up until our most recent trips it had been YEARS since I had been on them too!! They are fun! ;)

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  2. Sometimes we drive our own car to the parks, and the trams are awesome! They're quick and convenient and are way better than having to walk all the way in from the lot!

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    1. I totally agree Jodi! These are great when you end up parking in the back of the lot!

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  3. Do you know there is even a tram toy!!? Yes, we had to buy one on our last trip because this was Little Man's favorite ride!

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    1. haha! hilarious! I had no idea there was a toy! Is it better than the monorail toy!?

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  4. I haven't been on one of the trams in a really long time. But I love hearing the Cast Members on the speakers and watching them zoom by in the parking lots. :)

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    1. I read somewhere recently that they actually turned the speakers on the tram to face the parking lots instead of the passengers so those NOT riding could hear the announcements and the "WATCH OUT!" announcements!

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  5. Thanks, Beth! On the "remember your parking lot name and row number"-- I try to take a picture from my camera phone too. And if you arrive in the morning, but forget where you park--if you tell a cast member what time you arrived, they'll get you close to your row...

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    1. WOW! Great tip to take a picture OR to ask the cast member. Amazing the details of knowing the row based on time of arrival!

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  6. I must say this is not my favorite mode of transportation, since we moved here. The people are sometimes a little crazy boarding them pushing and shoving. So sometimes we walk which is doable especially at Epcot. Great post :-)

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    1. It is sometimes easier to walk! DHS seems easiest to me!

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  7. The tram is always such a welcome sight at the end of a long day! Love it and can't imagine what it was like before them.

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    1. YES! After exiting the parks it is nice to hop on the tram and be taken fairly close to your car! ;)

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  8. We haven't ridden the tram since 1975!!! (I remember hanging on every word during the "tram spiel"; I miss it!)

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    1. It's time for you to get back on the tram and listen to that spiel!

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  9. I always say, the tram is always THE most exciting ride of the day and THE most depressing ride of the day!

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  10. I think we did the trams once back when I was a kid. I remember my Mom being so stressed out because people would rush the trams and it was so hard to get a seat - especially if you a stroller.

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