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Thread: Car Parks to Close at Downtown Disney - UPDATED

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    Re: parking at DOWNTOWN DISNEY

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    Some more information has become available.

    The parking spots that are being closed are between Planet Hollywood and Splitsville are expected to be off-limits by early next week, says Keith Bradford, vice president for Downtown Disney.

    The existing lots including one behind the Cirque du Soleil theater should be able to handle a normal day of activity at Downtown Disney, Bradford says. On busier days and peak weekends, addition parking be available across the street in lots for Team Disney, the Casting building and the SunTrust bank building, he says. A shuttle will run from there to the shopping area or guests can walk, he says.

    "We feel great about what we're able to provide [for parking]. We believe we'll handle the majority of it," Bradford says. "And on those days when there are some additional bodies coming in, we'll be able to park across the street."

    Disney expects to have the garage ready by late 2014 or early 2015, Bradford says. When it opens, work will begin on another garage. Together, the two structures will hold 6,000 vehicles.









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    Phooey, thats where we normally find a place to park









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    Thanks WENDY for the info I wonder if they will start charging for parking when the garages are built





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    Quote Originally Posted by robertcraig, post: 316539
    Thanks WENDY for the info I wonder if they will start charging for parking when the garages are built
    It wouldn't surprise me if they did, Universal charges for their parking if people are visiting CityWalk and I can see Disney doing the same.









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    Pleased we're at POFQ, we'll be using the boat more I think.



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    Here is what they should do if they end up charging for parking....if you buy merchandise or a meal you should be to get your parking validated and not get charged.

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    That would be a good idea, DisneyFreak. Let's hope it happens. I can't imagine WDW putting that much money into something and not getting it back out with additional charges.

    We usually park behind Cirque, as I said. I imagine it will be packed back there now. People would rather park there than across the street I would imagine.






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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFreak, post: 316563
    Here is what they should do if they end up charging for parking....if you buy merchandise or a meal you should be to get your parking validated and not get charged.
    That seems like a good idea, and hopefully the charges will deter folks who park there all day and then go off to visit the parks etc.





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    I have never understood why anyone would park at DTD to get to the parks. That is a huge waste of time.












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