Monday, March 17, 2014
Breaking News: The Groove Closing; Total Rebranding For CityWalk
And that brings up the problematic parking model at CityWalk. Because the garages are also the parking facilities for the theme parks, it costs $16 to park there during the day. (Yes, there is a validated parking option via the valet lot but valet parking isn't free if you tip.) The result is that CityWalk is generally a ghost town during the day with most of the foot traffic being those headed to and from the parks. Unless Uni can figure out a way to allow for free parking for those not headed to the parks, all these new restaurants are going to struggle. Why would you pay anything to park to eat lunch or dinner at CityWalk when you will be able to go to Disney Springs or I-Shops at the Orlando Eye and park in their shiny new garages for free?