When to Go
Where to Stay
There are several parking areas available at the Disneyland Resort - the best parking location depends on where you are going and what you are doing.
THEME PARKS -- Park in the Mickey and Friends parking structure or the Toy Story parking lot. For Mickey and Friends: From the nearby freeways and access roads, follow the signs that say: "Theme Parks." This six-level facility is the second largest parking area in the world. (The largest is at Tokyo Disneyland.) There is tram service from the parking structure to the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza. Restrooms and drinking fountains are located near the tram loading area under the escalators. Wheelchairs/ECV users will be directed to a special parking area, then proceed to the wheelchair/ECV ramps in the tram loading area.
For the Toy Story Parking lot: Take Harbor Blvd South past Katella, and follow the signs to enter the Toy Story lot. There is bus service from the lot to the shuttle bus area on the east side of the Disneyland Main Entrance Plaza.
Cost -- Parking is $18.00/day for cars, $23.00/day for "oversized" vehicles, and $28.00/day for buses and tractors with trailers. Annual passholders who have the parking option on their pass may park in either facility at no additional charge.
DOWNTOWN DISNEY -- Self-park or valet park in the Downtown Disney parking area. The first two hours of parking are free. You can obtain an additional two free hours by getting your parking ticket validated at Downtown Disney's AMC Theatres or any of the table service restaurants. After the two free hours (four hours with validation) the cost is $12.00 for each additional hour, charged in 20-minute increments, with a maximum of $36.00.
Valet parking is available from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at a cost of $12.00 plus the cost of parking as described above.
Disabled guests should park in the first row of the North Lot near the Rainforest Cafe or in the first aisle of the Simba Lot near the Paradise Pier Hotel.
DISNEYLAND RESORT HOTELS -- Each of the three hotels has its own parking area.
For hotel guests
-- Valet parking is $25.00/day, plus tip.
-- Self-parking at the hotels $18.00/day. Self-parking at the Grand Californian is free for DVC members staying on points.
For non-hotel guests
-- Valet parking is $25.00 for the first hour, and $9/hour thereafter, with a daily maximum of $100, plus tip.
-- Self-parking is $18.00 for the first hour, and $9/hour thereafter, with a daily maximum of $58
Be aware that the self-parking lots are rather inconveniently located.