Parking Options at Downtown Disney as Construction Continues on Disney Springs Expansion

We told you a few months ago about the elimination of parking spaces at Downtown Disney due to the start of the construction for the Disney Springs expansion. As the construction continues we have a few parking suggestions to make your visit easier.

The current construction means that a large part of the parking lot along Buena Vista Drive is fenced off, and guest can expect parking spots between Planet Hollywood and Splitsville to be off-limits.

The existing lots should be able to handle "normal" traffic at Downtown Disney, but as we are headed into the busier holiday seasons, you might be wondering what parking options are available.

On Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays guests will be able to park across the street in lots for the Casting Building and the Sun Trust Bank Building. Guests parking in the Casting Building and Sun Trust Bank lots should utilize the crosswalks to get to Downtown Disney.

Guests can also park in the Team Disney parking lot and can take the complimentary shuttle to Downtown Disney's West Side.

Of course, taking the resort buses is always one way to avoid a potential parking nightmare at Downtown Disney. Guests who are dining in Downtown Disney or going to a Cirque Du Soleil performance should plan to arrive one hour prior to their reservation.

The construction on the first parking garage is expected to be completed in October 2014, while the second parking garage should be done in 2016.

Story by Traci C., Source

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 14:16:

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I'm so glad to hear that they have a parking plan in place moving into the holiday season.

fran wrote on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 16:51:

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We were there 2 weeks ago and unfortunately not staying on site so Disney Trans wasn't an option. What a mess, and very congested. Definitely park across the street but use caution crossing ( some didn't pay attention and its frustrating to deal with the cones, buses, and "stupid" pedestrians.) They actually set the lights for the pedestrian crosswalks so no cars from any direction has green so as long as people work with the lights its all good.

patience is very important, but DTD is always worth the effort :-)

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