How crazy is it to get excited about a parking garage but I actually was when we were just there and I don’t think that I am alone. 🙂 The whole area of Downtown Disney is turning into Disney Springs and a lot is happening!
The first of two garages is open and I finally got to experience it first hand. The smart technology is awesome! As you enter you will find a sign to your right that tells you how many spaces are open on each floor! The first floor was being used for valet (unless they change it in the future) and the main walkway down is on the second floor which is where we parked.
Then as you reach each floor, the rows will tell you how many are open there as well. Each parking space has a little green/red light above it to show if it is empty or full. The only problem I found with this is that we came upon an open, green light and there was actually a motorcycle in the spot so I guess it did not “trigger” the light system (you can see hanging down in the picture). However, it is a nice touch!
There are well marked stairs, escalators and elevators along with plenty of personal to help get you where you need to go.
Also, they recently had the opening of two new walkways that will give guests a direct connection to the West Side. These new bridges are accessible on the second floor of the Orange garage. You will come out from both of these at the intersection of Splitsville and Planet Hollywood and can take the bridge to your right towards the Marketplace or go left at the new huge Starbucks for Splitsville and the many others on the Westside. We went to the right because had dining reservations at the new Boathouse (it was wonderful) and came upon the Aquacar. It was too cool and caused crowds but I will save that for another post.
Although the construction traffic is a inconvenience at the moment know that it will be worth it in the end and go experience these enhancements for yourself-you will love them. There is so much new to explore so we hope your next visit is just around the corner and if not then we can help!
Just ask for your free quote today to get started planning your 2015 or 2016 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote or use the form below. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!) If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, please feel free to use the contact form below.