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  • [Question] Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

    I was at Disney Land yesterday, we have AP's so we go all the time. When I got there around 1:40 (I exit the 5 South to Harbour/Ball) I turned left off of Ball to get into the parking structure and it was all blocked off. Traffic was being diverted back into Down Town Disney, through where the old lot used to be, back onto Harbor Blvd, and then we were parked in a lot normally used for Cast Members across the street from the Convention Center in "Buzz Lightyear" section. The traffic to get into this parking area was backing up so badly that they eventually just started waving everyone into the parking lot and forgoing the $14 parking fee because that was what was holding up traffic, waiting for each car to pay. Then we waited in a long line for what seemed like an endless caravan of Charter Bus's, and the Red trolley shuttles to take us into the shuttle drop off area. This whole detour took about 40 minutes!

    So my question is...Any one know why the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure was closed yesterday? Nobody seemed to know, and it was quite an inconvenience.

  • #2
    Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

    We got there at 9am yesterday and it was open. We came down Ball Rd.
    disney lady

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    • #3
      Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

      It is closed at some entrances in order to manage the traffic load.

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      • #4
        Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

        My neighbor said she parked at mickey and friends but not in the structure, outside of it in the lot right in front of it. She got there early though, at 9 am that morn. There was absolutely no entrance to get in to it at the time I arrived. The parks were not even crowded yesterday.

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        • #5
          Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

          Originally posted by mrfantasmic View Post
          It is closed at some entrances in order to manage the traffic load.
          Yea, didn't Al Lutz, or someone say that they're closing that lot in the afternoon because APs take up all the spots rapidly? Or something similar to that.

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          • #6
            Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

            I got there in the evening around 4:30. I-5, off at Disneyland Dr., straight into M&F with no problem.
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            • #7
              Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

              Hmmm... Well I guess I showed up at the wrong time..lol

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              • #8
                Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

                That sucks. Good thing I came from the south and parked in the pumba parking lot.

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                • #9
                  Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

                  Disneyland Drive gets Mickey and Friends priority. If the flyover is open and it's Friday or Sunday, often the Disneyland Drive entrance (Left from Ball... NOT the flyover) will be closed to divert to other lots to avoid a backup on the 5.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Mickey & Friends Parking structure closed 11/6/09?

                    We parked there yesterday around 12:30. When we got there off of the 5 South the by pass lane was closed. When we crossed over Ball we went right up but then saw the sign flashing handicap and oversize parking only. Oops. So when we got to the booth the fella said nothing and I apologized for coming in to park there and not seeing the sign in time. His response was "what sign?". So I told him and he asked if we had a handicap thing and I said no. My daughter flashed him a sweet smile and he let us park in Chip N Dale. I was so thankful because I've been having problems with my foot so it was nice not to have to walk. Not sure why all the fuss with the parking because the Park really wasn't that crowded yesterday. Guess they thought it was going to be.
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