I'm sorry but I don't know any other way to say it. Although it is just simple transportation, Disneyland has never done anything simple. Disneyland has always been about hi-tech modes of transportation and this diesel-powered monster with a chainlink fence for scenery just doesn't feel like they exactly went all out. I admit, there's only so much you can do with a parking lot tram, but back in the 1960's there was only so much you could do with a hotel and theme park too and look at what happened to Disneyland and the Hotel. They could add some excitement or theming along the way, or even come up with a more creative way of moving people than a diesel tram.
To me, the trip should begin the minute you pay $10 for parking. You shouldn't feel like you're being bussed to the park, it should feel like you're enjoying the park already. It's the type of total immersion that Walt was so insistent upon and I'm hoping that one of these days the management will realize this. Even if it's just a beautiful garden that you're passing through, that'd be enough, that should've been the bare minimum at the time the tram was thought up.