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    M&F parking structure

    Why do you think they built the parking structure so far from the front of house and Downtown Disney? If they placed it where the DD parking is now then the tram-asauruses wouldn't be needed.

    This would mean that the crowds would be dumped directly into the front of house instead of all the bottle necks that currently occur.

    Perhaps the problem of a huge looming building next to the hotels was a concern? But that could have been dealt with by themeing and creative architecture.

    Or is it that the trams are used as a form of crowd control, where management can slow the ingress of crowds?
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    the DD parking area isnt even 1/2 the size the parking structure is needed for its base.

    I remember recalling someone saying that the M&F parking structure is one of the largest in the country?

    And also Freeway placement.
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Y more J View Post
    the DD parking area isnt even 1/10 the size the parking structure is needed for its base.

    I remember recalling someone saying that the M&F parking structure is one of the largest in the country?

    And also Freeway placement.
    Actually Flash Earth does a better job of boomarking

    The road from the freeway could just be extended.
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Disney is wanting to cater to vacationing guests over day visitors. So, the ground parking is able to be removed as Disney builds more hotels and other resort-style features closer to the center of the property.

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    Re: M&F parking structure

    If you look at it though, alot of that DD parking on the left side is for Hotel and not for DD guests. and the area with the two way arrows in the middle-ish area isn't parking. Also don't forget the areas below and above the parking structure. That space is needed also.


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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Quote Originally Posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
    Disney is wanting to cater to vacationing guests over day visitors. So, the ground parking is able to be removed as Disney builds more hotels and other resort-style features closer to the center of the property.
    This is true, but all the more reason to have a central parking structure for short term parkers. Long term parking can exist further from the centre. Wouldn't having the parking more central mean a better experience for guests as well as cutting out the costs of running the trams? (Sorry to all the people who love the tram as part of the classic Disney experience).
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    never heard of flash earth, looks neat


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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Y more J View Post
    If you look at it though, alot of that DD parking on the left side is for Hotel and not for DD guests. and the area with the two way arrows in the middle-ish area isn't parking. Also don't forget the areas below and above the parking structure. That space is needed also.
    It doesn't matter where it is in terms of total space, there would still be the same amount of room for these other purposes. Also the DD and day parkers could be combined into the one structure.
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Y more J View Post
    never heard of flash earth, looks neat
    It's a fantastic little proof of concept experiment by that amazing Flash tooler neave.com - it agregates google, Msn and other views into one console.
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    The parking structure is in the only place it could be. if it were at down town you would see it from the entrance at that would ruin the view. Also the structure is not complete it was built to be expanded on in the future. It was planed and built with the idea that it will over take the pinocho lot and almost double in size. Where else could they do this and not create an eye sore.


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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Ive never seen the 5 so empty


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    Re: M&F parking structure

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    Ive never seen the 5 so empty
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    Re: M&F parking structure

    I hate the tram, myself. It's become such a nuisance. The whole parking structure is poorly designed. But, since it cost half a billion dollars to build, Disney is going to have to design future expansions around the existing site of the garage.

    The master plan for Disneyland has two garages of similar sizes situated to accommodate vehicles arriving from both directions on the 5. And, the westernmost of these parking terraces is "Mickey & Friends", so its location does make sense in relationship to the freeway for that Southbound traffic.

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    Re: M&F parking structure

    Quote Originally Posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
    I hate the tram, myself. It's become such a nuisance. The whole parking structure is poorly designed. But, since it cost half a billion dollars to build, Disney is going to have to design future expansions around the existing site of the garage.

    The master plan for Disneyland has two garages of similar sizes situated to accommodate vehicles arriving from both directions on the 5. And, the westernmost of these parking terraces is "Mickey & Friends", so its location does make sense in relationship to the freeway for that Southbound traffic.
    The tram to me is very traditional and is part of the Disneyland experience. But it isn't the end all, and I often park at the DTD for free for three hours and walk, if I am just making a quick visit to DLR.

    And it would make sense to build an additional structure that will acommodate parking for those coming from the south on the 5. I come from that direction and always enter through the Harbor Blvd. gate. This is neat in a sense because that is the traditional entrance to Disneyland, but if Timon is full they direct you to MF and the traffic to get there is often times horrendous. Being able to park directly into a structure from the northbound 5 would be a very nice addition.

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    Re: M&F parking structure

    [quote=PragmaticIdealist;1408480]I hate the tram, myself. It's become such a nuisance. The whole parking structure is poorly designed. But, since it cost half a billion dollars to build, Disney is going to have to design future expansions around the existing site of the garage.
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    I hate the tram too -- anymore it takes less time to take the walking path to the park!

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