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  • On Jun 1, 2022
    Laura 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.

    If you park at the Simba Lot, where does it enter Downtown Disney and how do you get there? Is there a sidewalk? The map looks like they go under the DTD area.

    Hiya, Laura, and welcome back to planDisney!

    I love that you’re doing your homework before your arrival in just a few short months, and I’d love to help you get ready!

    I took a look at the Disneyland Resort map online, and I can see how it appears that the pathway goes underneath Downtown Disney District. That’s actually Disneyland Drive, the street that you’ll drive on to enter the Simba Parking Lot. You’ll enter the Simba Lot just south of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. If you zoom in to the map, you’ll see a “Downtown Disney District” sign at the entrance to the Simba Lot. The entrance curves around until you’ll be parking behind the Paradise Pier Hotel. From there, you’ll be walking along a sidewalk from the Simba Lot to the security checkpoint set up just outside the entrance to Downtown Disney District. The Disneyland Hotel will be on your left-hand side as you walk on the sidewalk past it. So, you won’t be underground at all, just on a sidewalk. The walk from the Simba Lot to the security checkpoint is just about 3-5 minutes, not long at all. If you’re looking at the map online, look to the left of Disneyland Drive, and you’ll see the sidewalk path running parallel to it. 

    I love exploring Downtown Disney District! My favorite spot to shop is Disney Home, located next to WonderGround Gallery. I always find a unique pop of Disney to bring home with me! When hunger strikes, I recommend checking out Naples Ristorante e Bar for a delicious meal. The wood-fired pizzas are divine! Then, for dessert, head on over to the CrazyShake Window by Black Tap for an unforgettable, over-the-top milkshake! 

    I hope this information helps, Laura! Please stop by with any additional questions you may have… we’re all EARs!

    Happy planning,
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