Disneyland set to reopen iconic Monorail, trams still suspended

Disneyland Monorail
The Disney monorail circles Disneyland Park are seen on Feb. 25, 2020 in Anaheim. The Monorail returns to service on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Photo credit Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Daily operations will resume on Friday, Oct. 15, more than one year after the Monorail was closed due to pandemic-related park closures and restrictions on enclosed spaces.

Face coverings will be required to ride the Monorail when it returns to service, as part of the park’s COVID-19 health and safety rules.

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“The Disneyland Monorail not only serves as a fun transportation experience, but also offers a unique way to see elevated sights around the resort,” resort officials said on the Disney Parks Blog.

“Including aerial views of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland in Disneyland park and Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park."

The news of the Monorail may be an encouraging move toward also returning tram service from the Mickey and Friends parking garage, which remains on pause.

Currently, visitors must walk nearly a mile to the parks’ front gates from the parking garages.

“Disneyland continues to evaluate the return of the Mickey & Friends/Pixar Pals tram service as part of a phased reopening of the resort,” Disneyland officials told the Orange County Register.

Guests have been making the trek from the garage to both parks since operations partially resumed in March.

Two locations to board the Disneyland Monorail
- Station at Downtown Disney District
- Station in Tomorrowland
To board from Downtown Disney all guests must have a valid ticket and theme park reservation ready.