NEW DETAILS – Learn More About Disneyland’s Pixar Pals Parking Structure
Disneyland has had a parking issue for years. That will soon be alleviated to some extent when the new Pixar Pals parking structure opens this summer. Disney Parks Blog recently released new details on the 5,000 spot parking structure, including an anticipated opening of no later than the end of July. Given the fact that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open to the public on May 31st, Disney is sure to be hoping for an early opening of Pixar Pals.
As for the name “Pixar Pals”, each floor of the parking structure will be named after a fan-favorite Pixar film. The first level, Incredibles, will have access to the trams that guests can take to Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney district. Level 2, Coco, will be connected to the pedestrian bridge over Magic Way that will let guest safely walk to Downtown Disney. The other four levels will be Cars, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and Inside Out. This naming system is similar to the adjacent Mickey & Friends parking structure, whose levels are named after Chip & Dale, Daisy, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Minnie.
The piece also talked about the Toy Story parking lot out by the Anaheim Convention Center, off of Harbor Boulevard. 2,000 additional parking spots will be added, as well as additional entrances. An interesting change being made to the Toy Story lot is the addition of security screening tents before guests board resort shuttles. This will help to ease the bottleneck that occurs at the Harbor Boulevard entrance to the Disneyland Esplanade, especially on weekends.
This is all in a resort-wide effort to improve the guest experience, including the infamous Project Stardust. A small thing mentioned at the end of the piece is that the Adventureland entrance marquee will be temporarily removed in a plan to ease guest flow around a support in the middle of the walkway. Along with the refurbishment of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the addition of the Tropical Hideaway, rearranging of park planters, and curb grading in Town Square, this will help the land-locked park handle the immense crowds that Star Wars is sure to bring.
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