Ok, with all of us AP's charging the parks, I think Disney should get another parking garage. Having to use all the overflow lots, CM parking, The Convention Center, and the Gardenwalk just makes things painful for everybody. There's room to add another garage, and I think (correct me if I'm wrong) AL's mentioned it in one of his reports that we're getting one sometime. But where?
My idea is to add it behind the Paradise Pier hotel.
I cut and pasted the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure for a basic idea.
The Green square is the entrance to the structure.
sky blue area - oversize parking (big rigs, trucks, RVs, busses)
Yellow and Orange - elevator and escalators
Teal - This is a potential exit from the structure. The red lines are stop lights. Now how this could work, is traffic on Katella would stop, and the cars backed up in the structure would go, and vice versa.
Cream - This is the other exit from the structure that I think would be easier to deal with for everyone. The cars would exit north, and then enter the road between the DLH, and PPH, onto Disneyland Drive, and exiting north towards the 5, or South towards Katella.
White lines - potential (not permanent) tram. This would be a temporary tram, until a peoplemover connects both garages, with Downtown Disney, the hotels, and the main gate.
Purple - Paradise Pier - room for expansion
Yellow - carsland
What do you guys think? I'm going to post a fully detailed list of transportation concepts, and park ideas soon, but for now, I gotta get back to class!