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DHS Parking lot remodel and expansion

MisterPenguin

Fully Pfizered!
Premium Member
I wish they would just add parking decks like Universal. This way it would free up useable land.
Parking decks are expensive. And once you build them, you certainly don't want to have to move them. And there's plenty of land to expand...

There is no shortage of space for DHS to expand before having to resort to parking garages...

The purple plots are where there can be 'easy' to add attractions in the parks. The yellow is the pad for another SW attraction.

The orange and blue are all available for more attractions and a reconfigured parking lot. You put attractions on the lot, and convert the forest into new parking.

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Movielover

Well-Known Member
but man what a space savings.
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Monorail_Red_77

Well-Known Member
We were pleasantly surprised at how well they did the underground parking at Kidani. I realize they can't go underground a lot in the swamps, but man what a space savings.
That Kidani ground level garage is a tight squeeze. Especially that roundabout at the end. When you look at Kidani, the whole first floor is the parking garage. Also has an outside traditional parking area as well up against the building in spots.
 

halltd

Well-Known Member
We were pleasantly surprised at how well they did the underground parking at Kidani. I realize they can't go underground a lot in the swamps, but man what a space savings.
ACK!!!!!! The parking at Kidani is hideous at best. It reminds me of a builder-grade vacation condo in South Carolina with all the utilities exposed, concrete block, etc.... So, so, so, bad!
 

rle4lunch

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ACK!!!!!! The parking at Kidani is hideous at best. It reminds me of a builder-grade vacation condo in South Carolina with all the utilities exposed, concrete block, etc.... So, so, so, bad!

I could give 2 poops about a semi-underground parking garage and it's 'theming'. It's a garage.. For parking. what do you want, cgi monkeys swinging from spot to spot? I was mainly referring to the overall space savings it gives the hotel footprint.

there's always that one person who has to show up with their dissenting view, but of a parking garage? lol. I appreciate the laugh though.
 

J4546

Well-Known Member
that new mickey and friends parking structure at california disneyland is pretty nice, for a parking structure. Though I always parked in the neighborhoods a block away to avoid paying 25 bucks to park
 

halltd

Well-Known Member
I could give 2 poops about a semi-underground parking garage and it's 'theming'. It's a garage.. For parking. what do you want, cgi monkeys swinging from spot to spot? I was mainly referring to the overall space savings it gives the hotel footprint.

there's always that one person who has to show up with their dissenting view, but of a parking garage? lol. I appreciate the laugh though.
Except it’s your arrival to a super expensive resort. Covering up concrete block and all the exposed pipes is all they needed to do. That way it didn’t look like you’re arriving to the utilidors instead of your home away from home. It’s called design and one of the big reasons people love Disney.
 

rle4lunch

Well-Known Member
Except it’s your arrival to a super expensive resort. Covering up concrete block and all the exposed pipes is all they needed to do. That way it didn’t look like you’re arriving to the utilidors instead of your home away from home. It’s called design and one of the big reasons people love Disney.
eh ok.

i just wrote a long reply, but it got deleted somehow. not gonna waste my energy writing it again. lol.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Except it’s your arrival to a super expensive resort. Covering up concrete block and all the exposed pipes is all they needed to do. That way it didn’t look like you’re arriving to the utilidors instead of your home away from home. It’s called design and one of the big reasons people love Disney.
It wouldn’t have been too hard would it?
 

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
I would have to agree...even if they just did a little to make it feel a bit nicer... Doesn't have to look like you are parking in a tribal hut, but a nice place...
 

rle4lunch

Well-Known Member
It wouldn’t have been too hard would it?

Its the same at DLs Grand Californian and DL Resort, two of the highest priced Disney properties in the world. I'd venture to say even worse than any of the premium resorts in WDW.

It certainly didn't affect what I thought of the rest of each of those resorts, or Kidanis neither.

Maybe people should choose to valey if they're put off by concrete? Because you KNOW what you'd get at wdw with a themed garage right? Some plywood that was painted green and cut to look like some half a**ed bush, placed around the electrical boxes and cartoon giraffes pointing which way to go with their necks and heads....
 
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WDWtraveler

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Photo update as of Sunday, November 8, 2020. Landscaping continues on the new large berm along World Drive. This berm hides the backstage of Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios and is where the original auto entrance used to be at Hollywood Studios (under an overpass bridge that used to be here).

Similar to other newly landscaped areas along World Drive, a variety of smaller plants are being added under the trees already planted on this berm. Finally, a layer of mulch (dark area on right) is being added. The area is fully irrigated with underground pipes. This photo was taken on the "Animal Kingdom" exit ramp from World Drive. World Drive appears on the extreme left of this photo (purple signage in distance).


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JoeCamel

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Photo update as of Sunday, November 8, 2020. Landscaping continues on the new large berm along World Drive. This berm hides the backstage of Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios and is where the original auto entrance used to be at Hollywood Studios (under an overpass bridge that used to be here).

Similar to other newly landscaped areas along World Drive, a variety of smaller plants are being added under the trees already planted on this berm. Finally, a layer of mulch (dark area on right) is being added. The area is fully irrigated with underground pipes. This photo was taken on the "Animal Kingdom" exit ramp from World Drive. World Drive appears on the extreme left of this photo (purple signage in distance).


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A two porta-pottie job! Outstanding!
 

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