Flo and Ramone (from Cars) staring at each other; Cars Land; DLR
  • On Jul 4, 2024
    Jacqueline from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you need both a park admission and parking admission ticket even if you were dropped off at the location?

    Hello, Jacqueline!

    Thanks for cruising by with your question! 

    Guests need a valid ticket and a theme park reservation for the specific day they plan to visit the parks. Purchasing parking is only necessary if you plan to park a vehicle in one of the resort lots for the day. If you'd like to be dropped off (who doesn't love being the passenger princess?) then there are two locations for you to choose from:

    • To visit the Downtown Disney District you can take Magic Way from Disneyland Drive, then turn left at Downtown Drive and follow the signs you'll see for the drop-off area. There is a 15-minute grace period to drop off guests before you'll be charged standard parking rates.
    • For the theme parks, you'll want to use the area accessed by traveling southbound on Harbour Boulevard. You will see the drop-off area on your right, it's between South Manchester Avenue and Disney Way. You can see it marked on the map at the bottom of this page.
    I've used ride-share apps to reach both of these areas many times, it's pretty easy! You're also welcome to have a friend or family member drop you off in these same locations.

    Once you've arrived, you will proceed to the nearest security screening location (make sure you are familiar with the Disneyland Resort Rules so you don't bring any items that will slow you down) and then it's time for fun!

    Pixar Fest is still going strong at the resort, celebrating all the dynamic friendships that we love. My panelist friends and I pulled together some of our favorite tips if you're curious about all the snacks, characters, and entertainment for the festival. I really love the special snack inspired by Luigi & Guido at the Cozy Cone Motel. Cheese tortellini, pomodoro sauce, and mozzarella in a bread cone? It's the perfect pit stop to keep your energy high!

    Be safe while you race to the parks, Jacqueline!

    Keep moving forward!


thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.