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West Side Parking Garage construction

Adam N

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I noticed today that the Roof was gone on the little scaffolding walkway that leads from the garage on the Planet Hollywood side... Does that mean they're finishing the actual 2nd floor walkway soon?
 

WDWtraveler

Premium Member
I noticed today that the Roof was gone on the little scaffolding walkway that leads from the garage on the Planet Hollywood side... Does that mean they're finishing the actual 2nd floor walkway soon?
I think it means they are finished with work on the 2nd floor walkway from the garage to the access building, so they no longer need the overhead "roof" to protect guests walking at ground level. There is still a lot of work to be done on the access building. Can't use the 2nd floor walkway yet, as the escalators and elevators in the access building are not ready for use yet.
 
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mm121

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Photo update as of Friday, Mar 20. Ground view of the west parking garage access building. This is a side view. The "front" of the building with the escalators is to the right side of the photo. The parking garage is to the left.

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those diagonal cross bars, look like they will be fun for people to try to swing on.
 

WDWtraveler

Premium Member
Photo update as of Saturday, Apr 4. With overhead construction on the West Side parking garage main access building completed, the scaffolding protection structure for the guest walkway has been removed (see extreme left side of this photo. All that remains is a temporary barrier fence. Here is a view down that service road along the garage, with a view of the other accessing building still under construction.

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WDWtraveler

Premium Member
Photo update as of Sunday, Apr 12. It appears the alternate access building for the West Side parking garage (near Splitsville) will not have escalators. Inside the access building, there is a bank of 3 elevators and a staircase. Of course, there are escalators and more elevators inside the parking garage directly across from the second story entrance to this access building.

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In this second floor view from the parking garage, you can see the three elevator doors on the left. The building's staircase is on the right.

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DisneyCane

Well-Known Member
I parked in the garage for the first time on Friday. A bunch of the parking space availability sensors are not working correctly. I passed several green lights with cars parked in the spots.
 

mm121

Well-Known Member
Photo update as of Sunday, Apr 12. It appears the alternate access building for the West Side parking garage (near Splitsville) will not have escalators. Inside the access building, there is a bank of 3 elevators and a staircase. Of course, there are escalators and more elevators inside the parking garage directly across from the second story entrance to this access building.

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In this second floor view from the parking garage, you can see the three elevator doors on the left. The building's staircase is on the right.

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This seems kinda silly considering the shear number of spaces in the garage.

Probably skipped them due to maintenance savings, possible safety issues as this area isn't under the constant eye of staff.
 

Next Big Thing

Well-Known Member
Did they wall off the the garage side of the access street too?

they really are making sure that people physically can't cross that road on foot.
nah, it's really not that hard. They have a lot of "barriers" set up to block people from going down the road, but I could easily get through as it's mostly just the movable bushes or in some cases just cones.

I have a feeling once the garage is finally 100% complete, we'll see multiple gates installed to block people from going down the road.
 

mm121

Well-Known Member
nah, it's really not that hard. They have a lot of "barriers" set up to block people from going down the road, but I could easily get through as it's mostly just the movable bushes or in some cases just cones.

I have a feeling once the garage is finally 100% complete, we'll see multiple gates installed to block people from going down the road.
i dont think they can gate off the road, as isn't this road one of the access to the what is probably a taxi stand, that thing with all the lanes on the east side of the west garage.
 
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