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  • On Aug 19, 2022
    Alan from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I brought a standard parking pass. Where do I park? I'd like to be close to the Downtown district

    Hiya, Alan!

    That sounds like a great plan. Being close to the Downtown Disney District will put you in the heart of the magic at the Disneyland Resort. So let’s talk about parking options!

    When you purchase theme park parking, you get a voucher that is good at any of the three Disneyland Resort theme park parking areas: the Toy Story Parking Area, the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, or the newest addition, the Pixar Pals Parking Structure. All three options provide close and convenient access to the Disneyland Resort theme parks. But the closest walking distance to the Downtown Disney District will be the Pixar Pals Parking Structure. Both Pixar Pals and Mickey & Friends Parking Structures share the same tram service to the theme parks. The trams take Guests to the east end of the Downtown Disney District, near the World of Disney store. The Toy Story Parking Area provides shuttle buses that drop off Guests on the eastern side of the Disneyland Resort. This will be on the eastern side of the esplanade between the two theme parks, or opposite of the esplanade from the parking structures tram drop-off location.

    Tony’s Tip: Since several of the stores in the Downtown Disney District don’t open until later in the morning, I like to wait until later in the day to do my shopping there. If you are going to enjoy a full day at the theme parks, starting at park opening, I would recommend parking at either Pixar Pals or Mickey & Friends and taking the tram to the theme parks. If you’d like to cap off your day with shopping, you could walk back toward the parking structures through the Downtown Disney District. Be sure to check the open hours of the stores in the Disneyland mobile app. Many are open as late as the theme parks and some are open even later.

    I hope you have a magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Alan!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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