Parking at Disneyland Resort 101

Disneyland Parking

One of the advantages of a Disneyland Resort vacation is the relative closeness of all its offerings. Guests can enjoy 2 theme parks, 3 hotels, and a shopping and dining center all within a short walk from each other. Getting to the resort may not be as easy, with many guests choosing to drive their own car to the resort. The parking rules and fees vary between parks and hotels so we’ve created this handy guide to help you prepare.

Disneyland Parking

Theme Parks

Disneyland offers guests parking in one of three areas themed after favorite Disney characters. These multi-story parking decks and parking lot may seem daunting but are relatively easy to find and maneuver. All three locations are close to the theme parks and clearly marked with signs to simplify your arrival. Parking areas open 90 minutes prior to the earliest theme park opening time. The parking areas can occasionally reach capacity. During these times guests will be directed to alternate parking lots. The three parking garages are:

  • Mickey & Friends Parking Structure
  • Pixar Pals Parking Structure
  • Toy Story Parking Area

Daily Parking Rates

  • $25.00 per car or motorcycle
  • $30.00 per oversized vehicle, motor home or tractor (without trailer) – at the Toy Story Parking Area only
  • $35.00 per bus or tractor (with extended trailer) – at the Toy Story Parking Area only

Guests wanting closer proximity to escalators and elevators opt to park in designated Preferred Parking spaces available at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structures. Cast Members at the toll booths will direct you to preferred spaces upon arrival and purchase. Annual Passholders and guests who have already purchased standard parking can upgrade to Preferred Parking by paying the difference at any Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structure toll booth. The number of spaces is limited and subject to availability.

Daily Preferred Parking Rates

  • $40.00 per vehicle
  • $15.00 per vehicle to upgrade pre-purchased parking
Disneyland Parking

Theme park parking areas are divided into sections with a character and number designation sign. To remember your spot, we recommend taking a photo of the sign.

Theme Park Disability Parking

Designated parking spaces are available throughout all three parking areas for guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking placard or license plate is required and standard parking rates will apply. Guests can access spaces by following the signs or asking the Cast Member at the toll booth. Transportation is available from these parking locations to the Main Entrance.  Disneyland Resort buses and trams can accommodate some types of wheelchairs and Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs). The resort also has a number of vans equipped with wheelchair lifts that take guests between the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structures and the Downtown Disney District, close to both theme park entrances.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Guests driving electric vehicles can charge their cars at ChargePoint charging ports found in all three parking areas. Guests will need a ChargePoint card to operate and will need to ask Cast Member at the toll booth for directions. Spaces are limited.

Disneyland Parking

Downtown Disney District

Guests visiting Downtown Disney can use a special parking area located off of Disneyland Drive, between West Katella Avenue and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Pricing is done a bit differently in this parking area compared to theme park parking. Guests can park free for 3 hours with a $20-minimum purchase and validation from any Downtown Disney location. If dining at a Table Service Restaurant, you are allowed to park for up to 5 hours with validation from the restaurant you dined in. Restaurants in Disneyland hotels are not eligible for this perk.

After these fees, parking in the area is $14 for each additional hour (charged in 30-minute increments). The minimum charge is $7 and the maximum daily parking and lost ticket fee is $56.

Downtown Disney Disabilities Parking

Guests with valid disability placards or license plates may park in any available disability-marked space (subject to space availability). Standard parking rates apply.

Disney's Grand Californian Resort and Spa

Hotels

Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel who are parking during their stay can use standard overnight self-parking for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax. Valet parking is available as well. Hotel guest parking is not permitted at designated theme parks and Downtown Disney District parking areas. Parking for those areas is not permitted at hotel parking locations as well.

  • Self-parking: $25 per night per vehicle
  • Oversized vehicle parking: $30 per night per vehicle
  • Valet parking: $35 per night per vehicle

Non-registered guests who are visiting a Disneyland hotel restaurant can enjoy 3 hours of complimentary parking (either self or valet) with proper validation at the following locations:

Guests dining at Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa can enjoy 5 hours of complimentary parking (either self or valet) with proper validation.

Daily Standard Rates For Non-Registered Guests

  • Self-parking – $25 per vehicle for the first hour plus $10 for each additional hour, with a maximum rate of $65
  • Oversized vehicle parking – $30 per vehicle for the first hour plus $10 for each additional hour, with a maximum rate of $70
  • Valet parking – $35 per vehicle for the first hour plus $10 for each additional hour, with a maximum rate of $105

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

ChargePoint charging ports are located in all three hotels. At The Disneyland Hotel, charging ports can be found in the Fantasy self-parking lot. Disney’s Paradise Pier charging ports can be found on the ground floor of the parking structure. At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, guests must ask a valet attendant about available charging ports. Standard valet rates do apply though, and guests wanting to self-park at a charging port must do so at Paradise Pier.

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