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    Trams that don't move

    Hello,

    Usually, after the fireworks, everyone runs over to the trams. The wait can be long at times, espicially for strollers.

    So a tram arrives.... everyone gets on quickly. The tram is completely full. 5 minutes later, and we are still waiting. There are 3 trams waiting behind us. Finally, the tram leaves.

    Are there certain instructions that make the tram driver wait so long?

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    I don't know, but they have those trams parked in the middle teasing us!

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    This happens to me a lot too. My guess is that there is a backup at the parking structure and there's no need to release a tram until there's space there - they don't want to have to stop in the middle of the tramway somewhere.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    It is systematically designed to hold you as long as possible until you are annoyed enough to post about it on here! At that point the tram has done it's job and is then cleared to leave. They have done scientific studies to confirm this practice.
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    Re: Trams that don't move

    And the point of the annoyance is so guests will make repeat visits to Disneyland so that they can relive the annoyance again? I have to admit, that's pretty brilliant marketing.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    What did the CM's say when you asked them? I know you must of asked the source of the issue before posting here, correct?

    Sure they might give you a "Disney answer", but it'd be interesting to hear what they say.
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    Re: Trams that don't move

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    It is systematically designed to hold you as long as possible until you are annoyed enough to post about it on here! At that point the tram has done it's job and is then cleared to leave. They have done scientific studies to confirm this practice.
    Just like the wait times at the more popular attractions...
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    Re: Trams that don't move

    It could have to do with the staffing at that moment (maybe there are drivers but no rear end CM). Also, at that point, there is a rythm going on. To add a tram means the other trams have to be delayed to bring in another tram.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    Before, during and for a certain amount of time, after, the fireworks, there is a foot and vehicle restriction in certain areas of the resort. Could be that the tram travels through these areas and has to wait for the restriction to be lifted by DFD before proceeding.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    Ever since their operation was changed due to a recent incident, the trams have not been running at their maximum efficiency. This, combined with the crowds and additional procedures the operation must go through after fireworks, makes for an incredibly slow experience.

    Rather than deal with the slow operation and the crowds, I find walking to be a more pleasant experience and sometimes faster way to go.

    One time, I was with some friends leaving DL after the fireworks. Half of the group wanted to take the tram. The other half wanted to walk. Those of us who avoided the tram were already driving down the 5 freeway at the same time the rest of the group was at the Mickey & Friends escalators.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    I've never understood the mad rush to leave right after the fireworks, spend another 20 minutes in the park enjoying yourself and the line is much more reasonable.

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    Quote Originally Posted by Code90 View Post
    Ever since their operation was changed due to a recent incident, the trams have not been running at their maximum efficiency. This, combined with the crowds and additional procedures the operation must go through after fireworks, makes for an incredibly slow experience.

    Rather than deal with the slow operation and the crowds, I find walking to be a more pleasant experience and sometimes faster way to go.
    Plus the addition from doors, from what I hear?

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    Re: Trams that don't move

    They do actually wait in the station for some reason for about 5 minutes. Haven't found out why.
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    Re: Trams that don't move

    This is why I'd rather just end up walking to the parking structure, and it actually isn't too bad of a walk either. You can even go through Downtown Disney, get yourself a pretzel and a drink and go through the Downtown Disney parking and head towards the structure.

    It isn't as fun if you are alone though, when you are with friends you can talk and entertain each other making the walk to the structure seem even shorter.


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