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.  Due to upcoming construction on a new parking structure near the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, oversized vehicles should use the Toy Story Parking Lot.  The height limit is 13’ 10”.

The Mickey & Friends Parking Structure reaches capacity several days a week, so keep an eye out for signage directing you to other lots.

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:
Receive 3 hours of free parking Downtown Disney District with a minimum $20 purchase from any oneDowntown Disney District location, including quick-serve restaurants, kiosks, and merchandise locations. Receive 5 hours of free parking with validation from any Downtown Disney table-service restaurant or AMC Theatres. After that, its $14 for each additional hour, charged in 30-minute increments, up to a maximum of $56.

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.

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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