Looks like Disney is planning a new parking structure with at least 5,000 parking spots for 2019. They need more parking nearby, especially for guests going to Downtown Disney for the evening.
The OC Register recently reported that Disneyland Resort has acquired 1515 and 1585 South Manchester Avenue for the purchase price of $48 million. Disney purchased the Carousel Inn April 2015 for $32 million.
Right now, you can park at two Disney parking lots: the Mickey and Friends parking structure or the Toy Story parking lot.
Mickey and Friends is a six-level facility and is the second largest parking area in the world. (The largest is at Tokyo Disneyland.) There is tram service from the parking structure to the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located near the tram loading area under the escalators. Wheelchairs/ECV users will be directed to a special parking area, then proceed to the wheelchair/ECV ramps in the tram loading area.
For the Toy Story Parking lot: There is bus service from the lot to the shuttle bus area on the east side of the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza.
Cost — Parking is $22.00/day for cars, $25.00/day for “oversized” vehicles, and $29.00/day for buses and tractors with trailers. Annual passholders who have the parking option on their pass may park in either facility at no additional charge.
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