PHOTOS - A look at the new Lime Parking Garage at Disney Springs

May 17, 2016 in "Disney Springs"

Disney Springs Lime Garage
Posted: Tuesday May 17, 2016 8:07am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Springs opened its second parking garage Sunday May 15, bringing more parking capacity to Disney's new shopping and dining venue.

The Lime Garage is smaller than the Orange Garage, with parking for around 2000 cars. Like the Orange Garage, it features the same smart parking system, which provides free space information per level, per row, and even shows which spots are occupied on individual rows by means of overhead lighting.

There are two entrances into the Lime Garage, approximately across from the Speedway gas station.

One from the Hotel Plaza Blvd side, and one from the main guest area side and I-4.

On entry, there is a choice of entering at ground level, or taking a small ramp onto the second floor.

As with the Orange Garage, entry to Disney Springs is via level 2, with escalators, elevators and stairs linking the 5 floors.

The entrance and exit to the garage into Disney Springs is directly to the Town Center, making this parking garage ideal for getting to the Town Center and Marketplace in the shortest amount of time.

The Orange Garage is also close to the Town Center, but at the opposite end, closer to the West Side.

Leaving the Lime Garage by car is via the ground level with a choice of two exits, one leading to Hotel Plaza Blvd and one heading back towards the theme parks and the I-4 area.

So which garage should you choose? If coming directly from I-4, the Orange Garage provides a dedicated ramp directly from I-4 to the garage, making that your best option.

If driving from the theme park or Disney resort hotel areas, Orange Garage is still probably the best bet, as its dedicated ramp from Buena Vista Drive makes entry into the garage very easy, and Orange's larger capacity will be useful at busy times.

Visiting from the Hotel Plaza Blvd side of property will best be served by the Lime Garage, as will anyone who is specifically visiting the Marketplace and wants to park as close as possible to that side of Disney Springs.

For electric car owners, there are 2 ChargePoint chargers on the top level of Lime (the same can be found on Orange).

We'll be back later this month with a report on the final step of the Disney Springs transportation system to open, the new bus terminal.

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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.