Starting August 16th, Downtown Disney will no longer offer free 2 hour parking for guests. This is to help alleviate the full lot, as it’s become increasingly difficult to find parking most evenings and weekends. This is also to deter guests from parking in the Downtown Disney lot for a quick jaunt to the parks.

In order to receive free, validated parking, guests will have to purchase $20 in food or merchandise from stores or quick service restaurants. A $20 purchase will give validation for 2 hours of free parking. Dining in table service restaurants or going to AMC theaters will give validation for 4 hours of free parking. Parking has been $12 per hour, charged in 30 minute increments, and will remain the same. The price of a lost ticket and daily maximum has also changed from $36 to $48.

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