With Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom set to reopen to the general public this Saturday, July 11th, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT following next week on July 15th, we’ve been closely monitoring all the official statements Disney World has released about which transportation services will be available to guests.
Previously, we confirmed that monorail and ferryboat service to and from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom will resume earlier than originally projected and in time for the Annual Passholder previews scheduled for July 9th and 10th. Disney World Annual Passholders, however, will be required to provide their own transportation to the parking lots and parking lot tram service will not be running.
Now we’ve just received confirmation from Disney that parking lots trams will not be operating at any of Walt Disney World’s theme parks when the parks begin reopening to the general public on July 11th. Guests will be required to walk from their cars to the front entrance of the parks instead.
It’s unclear when parking lot tram service will resume; Disney World is only stating “parking lot trams will not be available at this time.” Meanwhile, Disney has also confirmed that the theme park parking lots will offer a “cashless payment” option.
Things are changing constantly now that Disney World’s grand reopening is imminent, so we’ll keep on eye out for any further announcements regarding when guests can expect parking lot tram service to resume. With the limited capacity measures in place, there will likely be fewer vehicles and it won’t be such a long trek to the gates. We’ll keep you updated on our experiences parking and visiting the parks as the phased reopening continues!
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