Disneyland reopened just a few weeks ago, and we’re already seeing some changes in how guests can prepare for their next visit! Like Disney World, there are a few added steps you need to get through before you can even step foot in the parks. Disneyland has implemented their new Park Reservation system, which is required in addition to purchasing valid theme park admission.
That’s not all! Don’t forget that if you want to visit Disneyland and you aren’t staying at one of their hotels, you need somewhere to park! Right now, the Mickey and Friends parking structure is the only option for guests driving to the parks and looking to park on Disneyland property. While Disney has made strides to make their ticket buying and park reservation process smoother, parking has proven to have a few bumps in the road.
If you’re visiting Disneyland and choose to park at the Mickey and Friends parking structure during your stay, it will cost you $25 for the day. It now looks like Disneyland is adding an option for guests to pre-pay for their parking in the same transaction as purchasing their theme park tickets.
When you go to Disneyland’s website to purchase your tickets, it will ask you to make your Park Reservations at that time. Once you select the date(s) you wish to visit, it brings you to a new page where you can purchase a parking voucher for $25.
This new option could potentially cut down on the time it takes to enter Mickey and Friends. Since all guests (including Legacy Passholders) need to pay for parking each time they visit, the lines in the morning can get pretty long!
Note that you do not need to pre-pay for parking at this time — you’ll still have the option to pay once you arrive at the Mickey & Friends structure. But with Disneyland potentially increasing their park capacity in the coming days, it may be something to consider if you want to cut down on the time it takes to park.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest news from the Disneyland Resort!
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