Doors On Trams?

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Doors On Trams?

So apparent we've got doors on the trams now?

http://www.diszine.com/content/walt-disney-world-adds-doors-to-theme-park-trams

The last time I was there I saw a bunch of near catastrophes with people who weren't listening to the "no more boarding" decrees. I think the doors are probably wise. What do you guys think?

Also I hadn't heard anything about this. Was it known this was coming?

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I have never ridden on these trams, and I rarely ever check them out when entering or leaving a park. While there last month I made a point to check them out because I had read an article that the doors were being installed, but did not see any trams with doors attached so I assume the installation is not complete as yet. I think we all have heard of people jumping off the tram to retrieve an errant windblown hat or something that their child managed to throw off said tram. While I personally have never heard of any injuries sustained by jumping off these trams, I have no doubt that it probably has happened. I think it is a wise idea on WDW's part and would further reduce possible injuries AND liability on Disney's part.

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I pretty much don't care either way. Doors, no doors -- doesn't phase me!

But it is interesting that the doors will make loading with strollers, kids, bags, etc much harder.

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It seems safer but I hadn't heard much about injuries on the trams either. I have to admit I've never been on a tram before either.

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Its win win either way with Disney I think...lack of mobility with stollers means less people bringing them to the parks and more rentals...hmm?

Which leads me to another wuestion...on the monorail when it says "please take small children by the hand" what if I dont have a small child..do I get to rent one of those too or is Disney offering for other people to give your children to someone else Wink Id gladly give mine up..no trading nessasary Wink KIDDING!!

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You're just supposed to grab a child at random. Don't let anyone tell you different. laugh

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bali wrote:
I pretty much don't care either way. Doors, no doors -- doesn't phase me!

But it is interesting that the doors will make loading with strollers, kids, bags, etc much harder.

I didn't think about the stroller issue.
I know at the zoo (so totally not WDW) there is a space on the back of each car for strollers. Do they have those at WDW?

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The doors make it much harder for people with strollers to board. We saw many families struggling with this. I also saw the biggest stroller I had ever seen. I swear it had 12" rims and was ready for some serious off roading.

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Another pet peeve of mine, people who (again) don't follow the rules and cram their (fat) butts on the tram when there's already 5 people in the row, following the rules! The doors don't necessarily help with that though, can't fix stupid, but Disney tries! My husband refuses to scoot over, and he's big and solid, and people have actually tried to push him over! Also, people can't figure out how to open the doors, even though there's BIG RED ARROWS pointing down, they get a dazed and confused look and pull! It's entertaining but sad at the same time!
I guess they are safer with the doors, you can't really slide out and you're more contained. It's been a while since strollers were an issue with us, so I didn't think of it, but have seen people struggle, even putting the stroller pretty much in my lap mad . I don't complain, just hope they are the first stop!

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Door where added to Disney trams for safety
as most of you know the speed limit is 14 miles per hour on disney grounds
this is because if it was the normal 15 mph the trams would have to have seat belts and safety locking wheel chair clamps.

But Disney said we need to add doors to be safe anyways after a guest fell off the tram at 1 of the parks.

Ps Stroller cars are first and last car where you dont have to fold down your strollers but you do have to remove your child from them.