Disneyland Vacation Planning

Disneyland Resort Parking

Although the Disneyland Resort area can be a little intimidating, parking areas are clearly marked.  Once in the area, just following the signs to the most convenient parking area for the Park or Resort you are visiting.

Overnight parking is not permitted in any Resort Parking Lot except for Hotel Guests.

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Theme Parks (Disneyland & California Adventure)


Mickey & Friends Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Lot open 1 hour prior to Disneyland Park scheduled opening.  Oversized vehicles are instructed to use the main entrance to the Mickey & Friends parking structure located on Disney Drive & Ball Road.  The height limit is 13’ 10”.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Mickey & Friends Parking Structure offers several ChargePoint charging stations for guests with electric vehicles.  Rates are $.35 per kilowatt hour, with a minimum of $1.50 (plus cost of parking) and guests must use or register for a ChargePoint account.

When arriving, notify a Cast Member for directions to the charging stations.


Downtown Disney District


Self Parking:
Your first two hours of parking at the Downtown Disney District are free. An additional two hours can be validated at AMC Theatres and at table-service dining restaurants. After that, its $12 for each additional hour, charged in 20-minute increments, up to a maximum of $60.

The North lot is located at Disneyland Drive and Magic Way. The lot is always open.

The South lot is located on Disneyland Drive next to Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. This lot is only open at night based on demand.

If you dine at a Resort Hotel or a Downtown Disney restaurant get your parking validated by the restaurant and can park for up to 4 hours for free.

Valet Parking:
Downtown Disney Valet Parking is located west of Disneyland Drive at Magic Way and Downtown Drive.

Valet operating hours are:  Monday - Saturday 5:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Valet Parking is a flat $6.00 fee plus the regular hourly rate for parking. Does not include gratuity to Valet Runners.

Parking for Guests with Disabilities
Guests with disabilities will find parking in the first row in the Downtown Disney North Lot near Rainforest Café and in the first aisle in the Simba Lot to the south near Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.

Drop-Off Area
When visiting the Downtown Disney or picking up tickets at one of the Downtown Disney performance venues, you can use the 15-minute parking area located in the southernmost area of the North Self Park lot near Rainforest Café at Magic Way and Downtown Drive.


Resort Hotels


Registered Guests

Non-Registered Guests*

*3 hours free with validation from hotel table-service restaurants and 5 hours free with validation from Napa Rose or Mandara Spa.  Hourly rate after first hour charged in 20 minute increments. Lost ticket pays the maximum daily rate.


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