Disney Pic of the Week – Trams

Light Meter by Lisa K. Berton

Beep. Beep.

Driver, you are clear.

Every Disney Parks regular knows the drill and most of us probably answer to honking cars at home with the scripted response. Let’s face it, we’re special and we love trams. Trams take our aching bodies and blistered feet back to the vast white line-painted endless cement lot where our cars are parked. Or if you’re in California, trams take you to the drop-off point near the parking garage and countless escalators leading up to the land of personal automobiles.

Trams also drop us off in Downtown Disney so we can window shop before going through security. Or if you’re in Florida, depending on the theme park, trams take you to The Ticket and Transportation Center, or near the security check point and main entrance.

Trams have rules, too. Kids can’t sit near the doors. There’s no eating, drinking, or smoking on the tram. Should something fall from the tram, alert a Cast Member who will retrieve it for you or find someone else to do it. I’m not sure what really happens, I’ve never seen anyone lose anything while the tram is in motion. Share your experiences with the rest of us.

That’s all I have to say about trams right now expect that I still want a toy version because I’m a Disney Parks geek. Dang! I should have asked for one for my birthday! I must be slipping in my old age.

I wonder if those trams were ever towed.

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3 Replies to “Disney Pic of the Week – Trams”

  1. Just disappointed that they had to put doors on them because people couldn’t wait for them to stop before they tried to get off.

    Lisa responds: I’m certain there are multiple reasons why doors were installed, primarily safety in case of accidents.

  2. My family and I usually park in the AAA parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center. So, we usually walk and don’t bother with a tram. When we get to the overpass tunnel, if we see a tram coming we run through that tunnel. Those trams are sooooo loud!

  3. When I was younger we went to Walt Disney World with my aunt and cousin. We were on the tram and my cousin’s camera fell off the tram. We tried yelling to the Cast Member but they did not hear us. So my cousin who was probably only about 12 at the time jumped off the tram. Thank goodness they only go about 10 miles an hour. The tram never stopped. The Cast Member saw him jump, but never told the driver to stop. Thinking back now I would have caused a scene however I was also 12 and thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. We still laugh about it. Especially since it was a disposable camera.

    Lisa responds: Now that’s a story! Thanks for sharing.