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    Question Downtown Disney Parking

    We are arriving in So Cal this Thursday. We are staying at HoJo Thursday night. We aren't going to be able to get into the parks this trip, but are wanting to go to Downtown Disney once. My question is what has the parking been like at the Downtown Disney lots? I know overall resort parking has been a nightmare and very busy. I'm trying to decide if we want to go sometime Friday when we can leave the car in HoJo's parking lot or my preference is to go another day and be able to park in the Downtown Disney lots. So have they been filling up? Is there a better time vs. another.
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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    shouldnt be an issue for your time frame, but it is a holiday and local school furlough weekend. You can pay the $6 and valet park , I do that when it looks sketchy, plus it makes me feel kinda "special" when my car is delivered to me
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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by D Duck View Post
    We are arriving in So Cal this Thursday. We are staying at HoJo Thursday night. We aren't going to be able to get into the parks this trip, but are wanting to go to Downtown Disney once. My question is what has the parking been like at the Downtown Disney lots? I know overall resort parking has been a nightmare and very busy. I'm trying to decide if we want to go sometime Friday when we can leave the car in HoJo's parking lot or my preference is to go another day and be able to park in the Downtown Disney lots. So have they been filling up? Is there a better time vs. another.
    Shouldn't be a problem, but HOJOs is so close, I wouldn't bother with the car. The quick jaunt across the street, and a pleasant stroll across the Esplanade with the music playing is a nice way to get your shopping spree started.
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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    Quote Originally Posted by CMHusband View Post
    Shouldn't be a problem, but HOJOs is so close, I wouldn't bother with the car. The quick jaunt across the street, and a pleasant stroll across the Esplanade with the music playing is a nice way to get your shopping spree started.
    I agree. I would walk since your staying at a place within walking distance. I'm also with the idea of walking across the esplanade and listening to the music unless walking pass the gates and knowing your not going into the parks is going to bother you??

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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    Thanks for the replies. We'll be in So Cal for a week, but only HoJo for a night. I was thinking about going on a different day simply to try and avoid the weekend crowds. I agree, if we were at HoJo longer, we'd just walk across, but I think now we'll drive up on a "slower" day and park. That will avoid the urge of walking in front of the gates and wanting to splurge and get a ticket. It would kinda bother me.
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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    Well then, there is "almost always" somewhere to park in DTD. have fun!!!
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    Re: Downtown Disney Parking

    Validation is only given at "sit down" restaurants and the theaters. It does give you 2 extra hours free in DtD parking (total of 5 hours), so it is worth it if you are planning on staying for a while.
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