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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by oddball View Post
    I will say the one thing that annoys me is people have no clue that there is a speed limit in the parking structure of 14 mph and they drive 4 mph. Mickey's not behind a post with a radar gun, pick it up people!
    This bothers me too, it happens every time I park there even first thing in the morning. It's like they think they won't find a spot and have to go slow enough to grab the first one they find instead of following the CM directions and going to the end of the row where no cars have parked.

    Ugh.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    I think the "advantages" of prepaid admission work great when the product is crappy, say, go once, then get uninterested in returning. DL is not crappy, though. Parking is messier right due to too many one-person vehicles parking, caused by pre-paid program. Drop the prepaid program, change parking to, say $11, and many people would opt to carpool.
    Do you think people that meet others at the park just decide to all drive solo because they can park for free? Believe me, with gas prices the way they are, if people can carpool, they do. But many of us with APs are locals, and the LA/OC area is big. It's rare that if we are going with someone for the day, they live in the same area we do. (And when I go, I never meet people. My friends aren't Disney people. No one I know has any interest, so I have no one to carpool with.) And if I did know someone who lived nearby, we'd be fools to drive separately.

    BTW, does anyone have any data on how many one person vehicles there are on average? In all my years of going, I have never seen anyone parking/getting out of their car solo. I always thought I was the only one...

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Al has discussed the average number of guests per car dropping over time.
    I'm not saying it's "wrong." Just that it is happening, and it contributes to some of the parking issues.
    I'm not telling people to change their behavior. I'm telling Disney to change their pricing policies, so people's behaviors will change, and the problem gets solved.
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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Al has discussed the average number of guests per car dropping over time.
    I'm not saying it's "wrong." Just that it is happening, and it contributes to some of the parking issues.
    I'm not telling people to change their behavior. I'm telling Disney to change their pricing policies, so people's behaviors will change, and the problem gets solved.
    I have seen operations that want customers to come but have limited space to house parking areas use carpool incentives.

    Some do cheaper rates if you have more people in your vehicle. With some you can park closer if you have more people.

    I spoke to an employee at one and asked if it worked well. He told me the result was mixed. While they hoped it would cut the number of cars coming by a lot it actually only worked a little. Many customers simply paid more for the convinience. He felt that since the lot now generated more cash the company was happier than if people carpools more. He also mentioned that this caused a lot of low payed employees to use public transportation and that was probably where most of the cut in number of cars used was from.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    I don't see any of those working at DL, unless parking lot cast members have the authority to channel more-filled cars to, say, the south end of the structure and singles to the far north end. Counting people in cars adds to the service time at the booth.
    Dumping the program that encourages driving alone is a lot simpler solution.
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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Stilldo not see a issue with the parking. Really it's not a issue with meat all. I just accept it as it is, and go with the flow!

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    I don't see any of those working at DL, unless parking lot cast members have the authority to channel more-filled cars to, say, the south end of the structure and singles to the far north end. Counting people in cars adds to the service time at the booth.
    Dumping the program that encourages driving alone is a lot simpler solution.
    It's not too hard.

    Have you been on DCL for Port Canaveral lately? They have a garage real close to the terminal and parking lot remaining behind. It was all one big lot before the newer ships. What you could do is say 3 passengers for $15 or more or $20 with under 3 passngeners to park in the close garage, or $15 to park in the further lot.

    Imagine at DLR if it was 3 or more passengers for $15 or $20 to park in M&F but only $15 to park in the remote lot by the Angels Stadium.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Dumping the program that encourages driving alone is a lot simpler solution.
    Would that program be big city living? Unless Disneyland is moved to an extremely rural area, there will always be people driving solo and meeting their group there.
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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    there are alot of disincentives for the lone travelers as it is. if Disneyland started to actively discourage and penalize solo guests, I probably would not get an AP.

    my family and friends are not Disney enthusiasts or can afford to go as often. so I may go with family and friends but half the time I go solo. I would expect that there are many AP holders in similar situation. so from my standpoint I would think this would be an overall loss of revenue for Disney.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayce View Post
    I'm only 30ish miles away but I never bring food. I always eat in the park. Granted I tend to eat twice a day while there instead of 3 but some of meals are sooo dang big. I mean Plaza Inn ugh I have to literally stuff that 3rd piece of chicken down
    I frequently think about ordering the child's plate but then it is not enough. the last time I had the fried chicken plate I got a take-out container at the register and set some chicken aside for a snack later.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    I don't understand why DLR hasn't built a 2nd parking structure yet. Universal Orlando has two massive parking structures and moving walkways that lead to CityWalk, where guests are funneled to the two theme parks.

    Couldn't they build an identical structure next to Mickey and Friends? Then they could build moving walkways that lead to DTD, where guests would have to funnel through there to reach the esplanade. Sure it could get busy at opening and closing times, but it would increase revenue for the resort and establish consistency with the resort it currently lacks.

    I brought my parents to DLR for the first time in 7 years. I parked at toy story lot and they thought it was so strange how they have a massive, random parking lot blocks away from the parks and that we had to take a bus to get to the esplanade. I admit it does feel very unorganized and disjointed from what other parks do.

    Could there be another parking structure built in the near future?



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    Yeah, that sounds fun.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Disney is not Universal. So who cares if Universal built two parking structures...the way the parking lots are layed out for guests is just now Disney wants it to be!! Easy as that! Besides Toy Story lot is massive.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewfilmboy View Post
    I don't understand why DLR hasn't built a 2nd parking structure yet.
    The answer is simple, I mentioned why before, they do't need another garage.
    Couldn't they build an identical structure next to Mickey and Friends? Then they could build moving walkways that lead to DTD, where guests would have to funnel through there to reach the esplanade. Sure it could get busy at opening and closing times, but it would increase revenue for the resort and establish consistency with the resort it currently lacks.
    When they planned Wescot that was the plan. Build a second garage immediately north of M&F. Currently there are two problems with that idea. The first problem is they didn't buy all the land to the north as planned. There is a newer hotel and a post office on that land. So while the buiness that was there shut down, apprently Disney didn't wish to invest the money on the land. You don't build big hotels or post offices unless you can buy the land or get a long term commercial lease, 50-100 years. So that second big garage may not ever be built, which I'll explain below.

    I brought my parents to DLR for the first time in 7 years. I parked at toy story lot and they thought it was so strange how they have a massive, random parking lot blocks away from the parks and that we had to take a bus to get to the esplanade. I admit it does feel very unorganized and disjointed from what other parks do.
    Where you parked is probably why they didn't build that second garager near Mickey and Friends. Well that and not uilding the huge Wescot and only little DCA. They bought a farm which is now the Toy Story lot, it's the location of the future third gate. The next big garage, which is itself a huge cost, will likely be needed to serve the three gates. So with that it makes more sense to put it somewhere mutually beneficial.

    Could there be another parking structure built in the near future?
    What I suspect it Disney will make a third garage on the Pumba lot. The lot(Pinnochio) just south of the Mickey and Friends garage will become a hotel. The cast lot(Ball Cast Memember Parking) would become a small garage to offset the parking lost at Pinnochio, possible loss of the hourly rate DTD parking and to fullfill the hotel needs.

    Depending on how fast thing change with attendance going up or down, and development by Anaheim Pumba is the other canidate to get a garage.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    They could have complimentary valet parking, highly unlikely, but it would be awesome.

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisPD View Post
    They could have complimentary valet parking, highly unlikely, but it would be awesome.
    Complimentary? In SoCal? That would never happen.
    I find the parking to be quite great. It's never been a complaint of mine. The trams are charming and park of the "leave reality behind" experience. Once you make that turn and the garage is behind you... Am I right?

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    Re: How could the parking be more efficient in Disneyland Resort?

    If you have ever spent time in a casino parking garage during a busy season, you would look at Disney parking as the pinnacle of creation.

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