Of course, if you drive yourself, you have your car to use, but you can also utilize free Disney transportation like the Skyliner, Disney buses, Disney boats, Monorail, and more. However, there are some big changes coming to Disney World transportation coming this week that you need to know about!
We’ve got big news from over in EPCOT!
For months we’ve been missing all of the parking trams in Disney World. They had returned to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom by mid-2022, but Disney only just recently announced they’d be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. We spotted them back up and running in Hollywood Studios today, and now it’s EPCOT’s turn!
Everyone stay calm! It’s really happening!
There’s one thing in Disney World that we’ve been missing for a LONG, LONG time (over three years). We’re talking about parking trams, which disappeared after Disney World reopened in 2020. However, the trams did finally return to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, but the other two parks were still missing theirs. Well, we’ve got some GREAT news about that.
There are many ways to get around Walt Disney World.
You can take the Monorail or Skyliner, use Disney’s bus service, or drive your own vehicle. If you take your own vehicle, you can use the tram service to get from Disney’s HUGE parking lots to the entrance at the Transportation Ticket Center (at Magic Kingdom) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, you still have to walk, as those parking lot trams haven’t returned yet.
That’s changing soon, as Disney announced trams will be returning to all four parks, and now we’ve seen that we’re one step closer to having the trams back!
There’s one question we get ALL the time when it comes to Disney World.
No, it’s not where to eat (although we do get that because, hey, we are Disney FOOD Blog). It’s not even a question about how to visit Disney World on a budget (although we get asked that a lot, too). No, one of the biggest questions we’ve been asked recently about Disney World is: “When will parking trams return to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios?” Well, y’all, brace yourselves because WE FINALLY HAVE AN ANSWER.
Let’s face it: planning a trip to Disney World is no small feat. You have to plan out which parks you want to visit, decide if you want to pay for Genie+ (and wake up early to buy those Lightning Lanes), and book your dining reservations months before your trip. All that work practically equates to a full-time job!
And sure, we’ll admit that some recent changes have made things a little easier for us guests, like Mobile Order, the Skyliner, and mobile check-in, but lately, we’ve noticed some changes that are making it HARDER to get around Disney World. Let’s talk about it.
Disney World has changed A LOT over the past three years.
Since Disney World’s reopening after its historic closure, we’ve seen limited capacity come and go, park pass reservations get introduced, entertainment slowly coming back, and other changes. In January 2023, Josh D’Amaro, the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, outlined NEW changes coming to the parks. However, he also mentioned that these changes may not “address everyone’s feedback.”
It certainly seems like there’s never a shortage of news when it comes to Disney World!
May brought us so much news and information about the parks! We got to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT, saw the release of the Disney Pride Collection (with 100% of profits donated), and saw some exciting (and not so exciting) food updates! These are the most important things we learned in Disney World in the month of May!
Unless you own magic shoes or happen to be a master of pain, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of sore feet after a long day of walking in Disney World. If you’ve ever had to park in one of Disney’s MASSIVE parking lots, you know that finding your way back to your car can add an extra hundred steps to your already impressive step count. It’s exhausting! Luckily, Disney offers a tram service that takes guests to and from the front of the Ticket and Transportation Center. (Disney used to have trams running in all four parks, but currently, only the Magic Kingdom tram is operational.)
Now, some construction is impacting the Magic Kingdom trams, so your ride to the Ticket and Transportation Center might look a little different (for now!).
If you’re paying big bucks for a Disney World vacation, then you’re probably going to want all the perks you can get!
Disney World is home to some great perks, whether you’re staying onsite or just visiting for the day. Today, we’re breaking down some of the perks that the resort is known for and discussing their status — are they still available right now?