One of the welcome improvements when Downtown Disney transformed into Disney Springs was the upgrade of the parking situation. The parking garages are free and convenient, but they can be a bit confusing. Here are a few tips on navigating the parking garages at Disney Springs.
There are three parking garages, Orange, Lime, and Grapefruit. At this time Grapefruit is used as Cast Member parking, so we will instead focus on Orange and Lime. The Orange Garage will land you in West Side, near the AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theater. Lime Garage exits into the back of Town Center. You’ll be near The Polite Pig and Ron Jon Surf Shop.
The parking situation is almost identical for the Orange and Lime Garages. Most of the time, you will drive into the third level. There is a sign to tell you how many spaces are open on each of the five levels. If a level is full it will say so. Level Five is outdoors, so if you don’t want your car in the sun pick one of the other levels.
Even though you enter on Level Three, you might want to drive down to Level Two. That is the level where you will go through security and then take the escalator or stairs down to Disney Springs, You will not enter Disney Springs through Level One, if you park there you will need to go up. Take a picture of your row so you’ll be able to easily find your car.
There are lights over all of the spaces. A red light means that a space is filled, a green light is an open space. There are also signs over each row to tell you how many spaces are open in that row. The system works pretty well, but it isn’t infallible.
Sometimes when the parking garage is fairly empty you might be tempted to pull through. Don’t do it. You are not allowed to pull through and have your car facing out. The rows are one-way, and you’ll be facing in the wrong direction. Backing into a space is also not permitted. We have seen warnings (not tickets) on windshields of cars facing the wrong direction.
When you leave you will find the exit on the first level. Just follow the signs, and be careful. There are other drivers who may not know how to navigate the garage. We’ve seen people ignore stop signs all too often.
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