Disney Springs has two new, very High Tech parking lots.
Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) has been in a state of flux for what seems like years, with no end in sight yet. A huge renovation and expansion has been underway for a very long time which the recent name change to Disney Springs is part of.
Many new restaurants and shops have opened over the course of 2015 and 2016 (few with new military discounts), besides these the new parking structures have also opened.
The Disney Springs parking garage is new, clean, safe, and a pleasure to park in!
As you enter either of the garages, electronic signs will advise you exactly how many open parking spaces are available on each of the 5 levels.
The more spaces that are open, the better your chances of getting a spot close to the elevator and escalators, for access to Disney Springs.
Once you’ve selected a level, you will see electronic signs over the entrance to each row. These signs advise you exactly how many parking spots are open in that row.
As you look down each row you will also see a line of detector/light combos hanging down over the rear of each parking spot.
These will light up with a green indicator if the spot is empty. This is so cool as you can see before you enter a row both how many spots are open and where they are.
Note: very small cars (Smart Cars, etc.) and motorcycles will not turn off the “Spot Open Light.” I’ve been fooled…
When leaving your car, be sure to remember your level and row number! I take a pic with my phone, just like I do in the theme park parking lots.
The garages have attendants, are patrolled, and have emergency alarm stations throughout.
From the Orange Parking Garage you will enter Disney Springs in the West Side area near the bridge to The Landing. This is the area near Planet Hollywood, AMC Dine In Theatre and Orlando Harley Davidson (OHD has a 10% military discount).
From the Lime Garage you will enter the Town Center area.
An Awesome Addition
Though it has been a long time coming, with lots of frustrations caused by limited parking (in the interim) and lots of road construction, the addition of these new parking garages at Disney Springs is fantastic.
Note if you park on levels 1 to 4 your car will be in the shade!!!
How about you, have you used these new High Tech garages? Tell us in the comments below.
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