Goodbye Goofy, hello Simba as Disney World parking lots get name makeover

The phrase "I'm parked way out in Goofy" is headed for the same extinction as "E-ticket rides" at Walt Disney World.

The theme park has renamed the sections in its 12,000-space parking lot at the Magic Kingdom. The aisles have been renamed for Disney heroes and villains in a nod to more current Disney characters.

In are Woody, Aladdin, Simba, Hook, Scar, Zurg and a half dozen other goodies and baddies. They have replaced sections named for classic Disney characters and the seven dwarfs of Snow White fame.

The new names are part of a larger change designed to make it easier for Magic Kingdom guests to navigate and remember where they parked their vehicle in the 125-acre facility, according to a news release. With the change, there are two loading and unloading zones at the Transportation and Ticket Center: one for trams running to the heroes portion of the parking lot, the other for the villains area.

With the change, guests will park either in one of six Heroes sections (Aladdin, Mulan, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Simba, Woody) or one of six Villains sections (Cruella, Hook, Jafar, Scar, Ursula, Zurg). According to park operations, the change provides more visual cues to joggle guests' memories.

Goodbye Goofy, hello Simba as Disney World parking lots get name makeover 10/25/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:51pm]

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