Sorely-needed construction on the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure expansion is proceeding rather aggressively at the Disneyland Resort. A company renowned for getting things done, Disney is wasting little time with the new project, which will significantly expand the capacity of its already massive parking facility.
What was once the rather underutilized Pinocchio surface lot, just south of the structure, is rapidly becoming a near mirror image of Disneyland’s most popular parking alternative. With resort crowds constantly pushing capacity, and the emergence of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge eagerly looming on the horizon, Disneyland, guests specifically, will reap enormous convenience-oriented rewards once this well-conceived project is complete.
The second level and new entrance/exit ramps are taking shape nicely. There is, at this time, no evidence of the rooftop bar, rumored to be a potential part of the design, or at least a suggested element in the permitting process. If we could be trusted to properly designate sober drivers, an upper-level bar here would be remarkable. Imagine having the option to enjoy a nice beverage and take in the spectacular view rather than have to enter the press of exiting vehicles.
In light of the early-morning and late-night madness, the expansion is slated to increase the number of access lanes by sixty percent. Once the initial Star Wars frenzy dissipates, which could take decades, this ought to manifest as a true and lasting blessing.
Meanwhile, inside Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction continues apace. The new parking structure is slated to open sometime before the new land. That also may be credited to signature Disney brilliance, and will, too, be a blessing.