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  • On Oct 25, 2022
    Christina from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I will be visiting Disneyland, Anaheim this weekend. Are the trams running again? If so, can we place our wheelchair on the tram? (transferring my son to a regular seat)

    Hiya, Christina!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for sending this Disneyland Resort planning question to us hEAR at planDisney!

    I'm so very happy to share that yes, the Parking Structure Trams are indeed up and running. Some even consider this mode of transportation to be their very first and last ride of the day, and they're technically not wrong. (My son once told my parents that it was his favorite ride, while in the middle of Main Street U.S.A. five minutes after walking into the parks, and their response was "I'm so glad that we flew from Texas and paid to be hEAR for the tram to be your favorite ride ...")

    You actually have a few options for riding in style. The very first row of the first and last cars of the tram are extra-extra wide and specifically meant for wheelchairs or on ECVs. The first car even has a ramp for Guests to easily load the tram, and there's also a seated row in this section so you won't have to transfer that far. (Pro Tip: Watch your head, it's a little bit of a low clearance!) The last car also has this wide row, but not the ramp, so Guests will need to step up into the vehicle. Your crew will also be welcome to any regular row, but I find that they are pretty tight when I travel with my stroller; depending on how many are in your party you might want to take up more than one row so you can all be comfortable.

    Another option is just beyond the loading zone for the tram are Mickey Vans, which are mini-buses that travel on the same tram route but are specifically for Guests with wheelchairs. This baby bus has seats for those in your group as well as a way to strap down your wheelchair should that Mouseketeer need to remain seated. 

    Bonus Tip: Be sure to inquire about the Disability Access Service as well as brush up on the various attractions where your Mouseketeer can remain in their wheelchair vs. where they'll need to transfer to the official ride vehicle

    I hope this answer helped to plan your upcoming Disney day, Christina! Be sure to check out the official planDisney Panel Instagram account where we're sharing all kinds of tips and tricks! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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