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    GardenWalk Parking

    I was just wondering if anyone has ever parked at the GardenWalk parking structure at around 7 AM in the morning? I know a lot of the stores on the gardenwalk don't officially open up till 11 AM, but I was wondreing if the parking structure opened up.

    The gardenwalk parking structure is only a 5 min drive from my hotel, so I was just thinking of parking there instead of traveling the 10 minutes and facing the traffic headed towards mickey & friends.

    It's only about a .5 mile walk from the structure to the park, so that's not too bad at all.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    You do have to pay to park in that lot, so you'd be running a tab all day if you leave your car there.
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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    You are staying near Angel Stadium, correct?

    In that case Pumbaa/Gardenwalk/Timon are much easier to get to than parking at the structure anyway, so I don't quite understand why you are even considering parking in the structure.

    I avoid the structure whenever I can...

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    You do have to pay to park in that lot, so you'd be running a tab all day if you leave your car there.
    It is $12 Max for the day.. the same as Mickey & Friends.

    How do I get to Timon and Pumba? Do you have an address for them? Do I have much choice which one they put me in.. either Timon or Pumba? Which one is closer to the park? Is there a big line up getting to them?

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    They are in the lower portion of the parking lot near DCA and behind/next to PPH.

    Forget GardenWalk.

    And besides, if you are actually going to be there at 0700, then you won't have any parking issues to worry about.

    No shuttle for the guests at the Ayres?

    And no, I don't consider the FART system a shuttle. Nightmare, yes.

    Shuttle, no...

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Yackerz View Post
    The gardenwalk parking structure is only a 5 min drive from my hotel, so I was just thinking of parking there instead of traveling the 10 minutes and facing the traffic headed towards mickey & friends.






    Actually, to keep you on schedule, the accurate times will be 6 minutes to GardenWalk and 2 more minutes to Timon or Pumba.

    I'd hate to see you start your day off late!!!

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    I got to mickey and friends at 7:30am. No traffic and we were parked in Pinocchio.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
    They are in the lower portion of the parking lot near DCA and behind/next to PPH.

    Forget GardenWalk.

    And besides, if you are actually going to be there at 0700, then you won't have any parking issues to worry about.

    No shuttle for the guests at the Ayres?

    And no, I don't consider the FART system a shuttle. Nightmare, yes.

    Shuttle, no...
    ya no shuttle unfortunately.. just the fart

    haha..ya timon and pumba sounds like the way to go.. Weren't they removing part of one of those lots for DCA expansion though?

    I found this map:
    http://restoringcommunityconference.com/resort_map.pdf
    What's that blue lot just north off of Disney way ?

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Yackerz View Post
    It is $12 Max for the day.. the same as Mickey & Friends.

    How do I get to Timon and Pumba? Do you have an address for them? Do I have much choice which one they put me in.. either Timon or Pumba? Which one is closer to the park? Is there a big line up getting to them?
    I just want to preface this by saying when you get here you are going to be absolutely shocked at how small the Disneyland resort is. The parking situation is not difficult at all. There are just many lots around the resort area.

    Pumbaa is on the north side of Disney Way, accross the street from Garden Walk. As you approach Disney Way from Angel Stadium, Gardenwalk will be to your left and Pumbaa will be on your right. If you keep going on Disney Way, cross over Harbor Blvd and you will be in the Timon lot (what is left of the old Disneyland parking lot). The address for Timon is 1313 Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802.

    It will be obvious when Pumbaa is open. Disney way will have traffic cones and Anaheim Police directing drivers into the lot. If there are no cones and no police directing traffic then you know that lot is closed. You can then choose to park in Gardenwalk or Timon. I've heard that construction will begin on the new Pumbaa parking lot structure this summer, so it may very well be closed permanently by then. If you are paying for Disneyland parking anyway, I would choose Gardenwalk, because Timon fills up quickly due to the fact that 3/4 of it is now unavailable due to DCA construction equipment. There is no difference in distance to the park between Gardenwalk and Pumbaa.

    As to your last question -- this is Disneyland. I think the answer should be obvious. But generally speaking the lines are not as bad as the lines at the structure.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Thanks for the help. I think I now fully understand all the Disney parking options ! Timon, Mickey & Friends, Pumba and gardenwalk.

    Pumba and Gardenwalk seem like = driving time about. Gardenwalk seems like a slightly longer walk than Pumba. Timon has the tram, but not much of a lot remains there. Mickey & Friends I will avoid
    I think I'll shoot for Pumba day one, but I'll be sure to look on here to see if updates on construction are posted here.

    On the 2nd day at the park, I'll be parking in the GardenWalk structure, since I'm eating lunch at the gardenwalk before going to the park.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    here is an aerial picture of the area with all the parking lots marked. There are others but they are normally used for excessive overflow parking. The angel stadium is to the right

    click on word to see aerial

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Pumbaa and gardenwalk are the same distance to the park. If you exit the parking garage where the valet parking is for the bowling alley there is no difference in distance whatsoever.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    ok thanks guys that makes the choice of pumba or the gardenwalk easy for me . Now if I'm coming West on Katella from the angel stadium would you recommend I take S. Anaheim Way, S. Anaheim Blvd, or S. Clementine Street to Disney Way? Is one more congested than the other or more easily accessible than the other?


    They all seem pretty much a straight shot which is nice
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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by Yackerz View Post
    ok thanks guys that makes the choice of pumba or the gardenwalk easy for me . Now if I'm coming West on Katella from the angel stadium would you recommend I take S. Anaheim Way, S. Anaheim Blvd, or S. Clementine Street to Disney Way? Is one more congested than the other or more easily accessible than the other?


    They all seem pretty much a straight shot which is nice
    Ever heard of Mapquest? Just follow the directions. You will be travelling no more than 2 or 3 miles within Anaheim. You're not going on some cross country road trip.

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    Re: GardenWalk Parking

    haha where did you think I got those names of streets off of ? I mean Mapquest is good usually, but when I'm in an urban area there is usually 3 streets that take about the same amount of time. One usually prone to bottle necks and one that I can avoid it with.

    Google maps directed me to go on S Anaheim Way to Disney Way.
    However, an alternative route thats about the same distance is taking
    S. Clementine Street to Disney Way.
    Shorter distance on Disney Way.

    Is Disney Way congested before Park opening?

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