Downtown Disney Parking Rates Returning to the Disneyland Resort

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Downtown Disney District Sign

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The California Disneyland Resort has been closed since early March due to the global pandemic. Since then, the Downtown Disney District had gradually reopened most of their retail and outdoor dining areas.

During this phased reopening period with the parks still closed, parking has been free for all guests. As of today, we’ve learned that the original parking rates will be making a comeback.

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Downtown Disney District Welcomes Guests
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During this phased reopening of the Downtown Disney District, parking has been directed to the Simba Parking Lot. The Disneyland Resort website currently states this when it comes to parking:

Guests will be instructed to self-park in the Simba Parking Lot. Parking is complimentary; however, this offering is temporary. All other Guest parking locations are closed.

Downtown Disney District Parking Rates

One of our ITM reporters parked in the Simba Lot today and confirmed that these returning rates have been posted. The resort signage states the rates are as followed:

  • 3 Hours of free parking with a $20 minimum purchase from a Downtown Disney retail or quick service restaurant
  • 5 Hours of free validated parking from Downtown Disney table service restaurant
  • $14 Per hour with no purchase ( charged in 30 minute increments)
  • Maximum daily rate is $56
Disneyland Parking Self Pay Kiosks
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These rates could resume alongside whenever the Disneyland Resort parks reopen or whenever Downtown Disney decides to implement them, prior to the parks reopening. Disney has not yet made an announcement on when the parking rates will be put into place or when Disneyland’s theme parks will reopen.

Guests will be able to self-pay in the newly installed self parking kiosks that we reported on earlier this month.

Related: Disneyland Resort Adds Self-Pay Parking Kiosks

Other Disneyland Parking Lots

It’s important to keep in mind that these are the rates specifically for the Simba Lot that leads to the Downtown Disney District only. We have not heard about the other parking lots or structures. However, we can assume that the rate of $25/day for the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, the Pixar Pal Parking Structure, and the Toy Story Parking Lot.

We will be sure to keep you updated on the latest when it comes to the Disneyland Resort as it moves towards reopening, so stay tuned!

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