It may take people to make the dream of Walt Disney World a reality, but it takes buses, monorails, and boats to get the dream moving. It may sound hyperbolic, but Walt Disney World really is its own city, and as such it is constantly making changes to the various transportation options around the resort in order to better serve the guests and Cast Members who rely on Disney's complex transportation system every day. If you are going to be riding a bus, parking tram, or even your own car, here are a few interesting changes that you should probably know about!
1. Epcot begins entrance transformation, splits tram route into two
The project to completely overhaul the entrance of Epcot began in earnest last week, with much of the front of the park's entryway now walled off, including the former tram stop. Guests who use courtesy trams are now dropped off much farther away from the park entrance, and must now use either East or West trams to get back to their vehicle. In addition, there is now separate security for guests who arrive by car and those who arrive by bus/monorail.
2. Permits show plans to expand the Magic Kingdom parking lot
Permits uncovered by WDWMagic show that the Magic Kingdom is considering a plan to expand its massive parking lot again in the near future. According to the permit, which is for a new retention pond, "This facility will also provide treatment for a proposed parking expansion within the Magic Kingdom Guest Parking Lot. That expansion is a part of this permit and will remove an 11.4 acre wetland and replace that same area with a paved parking surface." Though not officially confirmed yet, with Walt Disney World attendance growing every year, an expanded parking lot at Magic Kingdom seems like a near-certainty, though we don't know when this project might commence.