Town Center and the East garage construction at Disney Springs bring more parking lot closures

Dec 01, 2014 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Monday December 1, 2014 10:35am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today is another big day at Disney Springs as construction begins on both the Town Center district and the East parking garage.

In order to start work, Disney will be closing a large section of parking lots on the Marketplace side of Downtown Disney. Lots A - G, which are located from the Marketplace World of Disney area to T-REX will be closed from today, December 1 2014.

Parking will only be available in the new West Side parking garage, open air lots O, P, and Q behind Cirque du Soleil, and the offsite lots at Team Disney, Hess Station, Casting Center, and the SunTrust.

In addition, the only available entrance and exits for guest vehicles will be entrances 3 and 5, which are located across from Team Disney and Typhoon Lagoon.

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DisneyJayLDec 13, 2016

That's true. Usually though, that is something that stays. Disney, also, usually fixes things like that.

Next Big ThingDec 12, 2016

Let's wait until after the Holidays are over and see if they leave it or not. This seems to me like one of those quick, stop gap measures in order to make things less complicated for the busy next few weeks. I would expect permanent signage after that, but we'll see.

WDWBryanDec 12, 2016

wow that's crazy. how about some signage instead

DisneyJayLDec 12, 2016

I was there before they did all of that. It isn't like you can't get to the second level to part. This was cheaply done and kind of upsetting.

DisneyJayLDec 12, 2016

Not at all. I believe that they should have put up a sign. What they've done looks tacky.

TimeTripDec 12, 2016

Right. There are two lanes for cars to turn left into the Lime Garage. Previously, the left lane would go to the bottom floor, and the right lane would go to a ramp to upper levels. That caused confusion, and I and others frequently saw people panicking to get over to the right lane after the turn. Now Disney appears of have decided to force everyone into the right lane after the turn. Not the best idea IMO.

DisneyJayLDec 12, 2016

Just looks like in the picture that's the lane to get into the Lime garage. It was confusing driving up on it. Seems like the shut down the one lane leading to the bottom floor.

Next Big ThingDec 12, 2016

If you're talking about the bus lane as being "shut down", they expanded the road, so there's just as many lanes for cars as before (maybe more).

DisneyJayLDec 12, 2016

I was just down there. It was a bit confusing riding up on it. You can quickly figure it out. They shouldn't have shut down a whole lane though.

SlowjackDec 12, 2016

What the h? Surely that's a stopgap until they come up with something better? This doesn't solve the problem.

TimeTripDec 12, 2016

Well, looks like they noticed the turn lane problem. Not sure if I agree with the solution...

G00fyDadJun 20, 2016

I've lived in Florida before and the signage at WDW still confuses me from time to time. I have made the wrong turn, missed an exit, or have been in the wrong lane at the wrong time. What are we supposed to do? Continue with that path and make the next available (legal) u-turn or circle back to the original mistake point and make the correct decision. What do we see too many people do at WDW when they encounter the same situation? That's right. They come to a complete stop on a VERY busy road and put on a blinker, or they just go ahead and make that left-hand turn from the far right-hand lane. This is EXACTLY how I feel about these people: (WARNING: Language)

djkidkazJun 20, 2016

I see people on world drive cut over the grass all the time because they follow the signs for Hollywood Studios but then see what they believe to be the entrance. It IS confusing and I don't know why the signage doesn't just direct them to the back entrance.

halltdJun 19, 2016

It's the same reason people stop in the middle of I-4 when they miss their exit and then back up.