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  • On Jun 26, 2021
    Nance from NY Asked

    Hi, Any idea when parking lot trams resume? Have 80+ year old mom and don't want her walking miles in July heat. Is there a way to drop off toward front then park if no trams? N

    Hi, Nance! Welcome to planDisney!

    I live about an hour away from the Walt Disney World Resort, and I can confirm that the summer heat is definitely here! I don't blame you for wanting to give your mom a break from walking longer distances when it's so hot outside. In fact, I wonder if I could convince my family to do the same for me the next time we visit!

    As I'm writing to you, we haven't yet heard when the courtesy trams will begin operating in the theme park parking lots once again. There is a Guest drop-off area, so my best advice is to explain to the Cast Member at the entrance plaza that you'd like to drop your mother off there and then park your car and join her. They're a wealth of information about all kinds of things, so I'm sure they'd be happy to guide you to the proper spot.

    Nance, since the parking trams could start back up at any time, I'd also ask at the entrance plaza if they're running that day. You never know when Disney might just say "Today's the day!"

    One more thing to think about that could make your mom's day a little easier. The last time we took my mom to Walt Disney World, we rented a wheelchair for her for the day. She didn't think she wanted it at first, but by the end of the day, she was happy to take a load off and let us push her around the theme park. It really does make things easier, especially in the sweltering heat of Florida. It's something to consider that might help your mom enjoy herself and not worry about all that walking.

    I'm so excited for you to have a magical vacation with your mother, Nance! Enjoy, stay cool, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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