It’s not “new news” that a 6,500-space parking garage is currently being constructed near the “Mickey & Friends” garage at Disneyland Resort. But it is news that a pedestrian bridge over Magic Way is now part of the plan.
This new bridge will connect visitors from the parking structure—over Magic Way— to the rest of the resort, allowing guests the option to stroll through the Downtown Disney District to the theme parks’ Main Entrance. In addition, the new bridge eliminates the foot traffic crossing the street at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way, providing not only convenience but also greater pedestrian safety and better traffic circulation.
“Set to be completed next year, these parking and transportation enhancements—along with other existing parking options throughout the resort area—are designed to dramatically improve parking and traffic flow. The new parking structure is expected to significantly speed up guest arrival by providing a 60 percent increase in the number of access lanes and by adding parking capacity on the west side of the resort,” added DPB’s Michael Ramirez. “In addition, the tram boarding area will be reconfigured to enhance the transportation experience for guests parking at both the new structure and Mickey & Friends.”
There’s certain to be more news coming out of the Disneyland Resort, so keep it here on DSNY Newscast for the latest.
In the meantime, what do you think is most needed in-and-around the Disneyland Resort? Will the new parking structure help?