Radiator Springs night with Lightning McQueen and Mater
  • On Sep 11, 2023
    Heather 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.

    When does the parking garage open?

    Hey there, hi there, Heather! Welcome to planDisney! We are so glad you have stopped by with your question!

    If you plan to visit Disneyland Resort and park in one of the available parking areas they will open 60 minutes prior to the earliest Disneyland Resort theme park opening time. This goes for the Toy Story Parking Area, Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure, and Downtown Disney District parking lots. I go back and forth between which theme park parking area I end up parking in. Lately, I prefer the Toy Story Parking Area. During certain times of the day, it has its own security area before you board the bus which is great. I also have found that the wait times when I leave for the day tend to be quicker than the trams.

    I will say that if you are visiting with a stroller you will have to fold it up to board the bus or the tram. If this is something, you aren't looking forward to I suggest parking at Mickey and Friends/Pixar Pals. You can then head up to the 2nd story of Pixar Pals via elevator and take the walkway to the Downtown Disney District and then to the parks to avoid messing with a stroller.

    Heather, thanks so much for stopping by. Please come back and see us again if there's anything else we can help answer!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, California

Well hello friend! I'm Carrie, a work-from-home mama and military wife who currently calls sunny San Diego home. We love that we are close enough to Disneyland Resort to make a last-minute trip to see the Mouse quite frequently. You'll find us in the parks braving drops and coasters to work up our appetite to take as many snack breaks as we can fit in! I love helping my friends plan memorable trips to Disneyland Resort and can't wait to help you too! Learn More About Carrie

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