As part of their continuing “Know Before you Go” series, Disney has released operational details for parking at the Disneyland Resort when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on May 31st. The first thing you have to know is that the parking garage will open at midnight on May 31st. Disney makes a note of saying that they will not allow any guests to park before then, so plan on arriving after midnight. The video even says that they don’t want you simply driving around Anaheim to kill some time, so make sure you arrive after midnight.
Starting June 1st, Disney will open their garage “no later” than 5:30am. It looks like Disney anticipates big crowds for opening day, but then more “normal” operations after that. Disney also wants you to know that there is no need to even arrive early thanks to the reservation system. Everyone who will get into the land from May 31st to June 23rd will need to make a reservation to enter the land. At this point, the free reservations have already been snagged up, but you can still get a reservation for free with a Disneyland Resort hotel stay. Every reservation comes with a time window of four hours to enjoy the land. It’s because of this window that Disney notes that you don’t have to arrive extremely early.
As of this time, all of this information applies to Disneyland only as Walt Disney World hasn’t made any operational announcements. If you’d like to watch the video they released, we have it below.