Downtown Disney is a dining, shopping, and entertainment complex that connects the Disney theme parks and the Disney Hotels. You do not have to go into a theme park or being staying at the resort to experience Downtown Disney. It has its own pay parking area and if you make qualifying purchases you can have your parking validated.
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Downtown Disney is a convient option at the Disneyland Resort to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat or some entertainment outside the parks. It is a short walk from the parks and easy to go back and forth.
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Guest Parking and Entrances (As of May 2021)
Guests may self-park in the Simba Parking Lot, located off of Disneyland Drive, between West Katella Avenue and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.
The first hour of parking costs $10. Validations apply after the first hour of paid parking.
Enjoy an additional 3 hours of same-day parking with a $20-minimum purchase and validation from any Downtown Disney location—or up to 5 additional hours of same-day parking with validation from any Downtown Disney table-service restaurant.
Beyond these validations, each additional hour costs $14, charged in 30-minute increments, with a minimum $7. The maximum daily parking and lost ticket fee is $66. Parking is subject to capacity. All other Guest parking locations remain closed.