Jim Hill is reporting that a parking structure on the Simba parking lot is rumored to be happening soon.
This contradicts what everyone else has been saying with Pumba the next in line to become a parking structure.
Where Disneyland almost was (and what's now in the works for the Happiest Place on Earth)
And given that I had been spending so much time on this trip visiting the places where the Happiest Place on Earth was almost built, I felt it was time that I actually looked at the Disneyland Resort itself. Which is why I found myself walking the perimeter of this piece of property yesterday afternoon.I know that a lot of people weren't all that happy with the original version of Disney's California Adventure theme park. But you have to admit that the reimagining / reconfiguring all of the land around the Disneyland Resort as this lush garden district worked out beautifully. That -- for the most part -- all of those ugly electric power towers that used to march straight across Disneyland's old parking lot are now largely hidden in plain sight by some artful use of greenery.
And speaking of parking lots I have been hearing increasing rumbling from within Disney Parks & Resorts that the Simba parking lot (You know. The one that backs up against Katella & Walnut?) may soon be closing so that construction can then begin on this massive multi-story parking structure. That -- it is hoped -- will then help the Resort address its increasingly serious we-don't-have-enough-room-for-our-Day-Guests-and-their-cars-on-our-busy-busy-days problem.
Mind you, the upside of this pending parking structure construction (which -- admittedly -- will seriously disrupt things around the Resort for 18 months to two years) is that it will then allow The Walt Disney Company to seriously increase capacity at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, allowing them to add lots of new rides, shows and attractions. Not to mention finally getting serious about possibly turning the nearby Toy Story parking lot into a third theme park for the Disneyland Resort.
But hey, you didn't hear that from me