UPDATE (May 7) - It has been announced this week that parking trams are returning to Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 27. The trams will once again transport guests from the parking lot to the park entrance and then back again at the end of a long day in the park. This will be welcome news for guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Parking trams returned to the Magic Kingdom back in December 2021 and are expected to return to Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT by the end of 2022.
December 2, 2021 - After nearly two years, parking trams are finally returning to Walt Disney World. Though much of the resort has gone back to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, one measure that stuck around for longer than anyone predicted was the tram shutdown. However, Disney has confirmed that parking trams will be returning to Magic Kingdom Park later this month, and will resume service to other Walt Disney World theme parks later in 2022.
Earlier this year, Disneyland said trams were coming back to the west coast resort sometime in early 2022 as well, but no specific dates have been set just yet.
Though Disney Parks brought back bus and monorail transportation fairly swiftly, many were baffled when parking tram transportation continued to be unavailable, even as other parts of the Walt Disney World resort opened up.
This is definitely great news for those who dread the long walk back to their car after a long Disney day, and hopefully we won't have to wait too long in 2022 to see trams operating at every Disney park in the US once again.