Parking Trams Animal Kingdom

Parking Trams Have Finally Returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Parking at Walt Disney World can be quite the process with massive parking lots broken down into multiple sections, rows, and spaces. For Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom since the parks reopened following the COVID-19 closure in 2020, parking trams remained unavailable leading to long walks to their cars after exiting the hottest park at Walt Disney World.

As of May 27, 2022, parking trams are officially back at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and parking Cast Members are once again welcoming Guests aboard who are thankful for the lift.

Parking Tram

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If you opt to take the parking tram during your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the tram can pick you up from your parking spot and bring you to the park entrance, (or bring you back to your car at the end of the day, which is probably the more important option here!)

Depending on where you park, it can be quicker to walk to the park entrance, but a Walt Disney World vacation is tiring and a short ride on the tram rather than on your feet never hurts.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Parking Trams

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Parking lot trams already made their return to the Magic Kingdom parking lot (located outside the park at the Transportation and Ticket Center) in December 2021. Disney has confirmed that trams will be returning to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios later this year, but official dates have not yet been disclosed.

Thankfully, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios have parking lots that are a little bit easier to navigate on foot, so getting trams back to Animal Kingdom first was definitely a priority for most Guests.

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We will keep you updated here on Disney Tips as we confirm updates on the return of parking trams to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In the meantime, enjoy the ride the next time you arrive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."