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Top 7 Biggest Parking Lots In The World


Having big, functional parking lots in cities is crucial for making the lives of thousands of drivers every day easier. A few years ago, there was no need to think about parking lots and organize everything perfectly, because there were a lot fewer cars than we have today. Nowadays, people are so invested in using the space with maximum efficiency that every type of parking lot has been constructed. It makes us wonder – which parking lots are the biggest in the whole world? Here is what we found.

West Edmonton Mall

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This parking lot is so big that you need a map to find your way. It is located in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) and it even made into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest parking lot with the capacity of 20,000 parking spaces! That is like one small town, it is an amazing number indeed. Well, it becomes more clear why they need such a big parking lot considering that it is located outside the biggest shopping mall in the world. The mall is the size of the 48 city blocks, so you can get an idea of how big it is. It has the amusement park, the water park located indoors, an indoor lake and the wave pool, so this is the ultimate place to come and enjoy your leisure time. The mall has more than 700 stores, 90 restaurants, and more than 15 movie theaters, as well as themed rooms and nightclubs. They have truly thought of everything.  

Seattle—Tacoma International Airport

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This parking lot takes the second spot with slightly less capacity than the first one. If you plan to park your car, you can be sure that you will find a free spot, since there are 13,000 parking spaces available. It is the largest parking lot in North America. More details about what it takes for a location to be considered as ‘accessible’ can be found in this article by SCI Progress. If you are not sure how to find your way, there is a map you can use to get a better idea about how everything functions. Payments can be done by cash, Visa and MasterCard. There are many conveniences for loyal customers, so if you are flying with them frequently, you can be sure that there are discounts that you can use.

It has many options available, so you can park and pay by the hour or by the day. It is accessible for disabled people, having parking lots for over-height handicapped-permitted vehicles. 

Detroit Airport

This airport is quite impressive by having the capacity to serve more than 35 million passengers a year, it’s a true beast! Well, the parking lot is equally amazing, even though its capacity is smaller, it still holds the 3rd place on our list. If you plan to park there, you should know that there are 11, 500 parking spots available. Every passenger has the option of short-term and long-term parking options. All the prices and the info you may need are pretty transparent and can be easily accessed. 

Disney World

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For the last 49 years, Disney World has been welcoming visitors from around the world. Numerous kids enjoy favorite cartoon characters every year and even though this is the main and most important thing, let’s not forget that parents come with their kids by car and those cars need to go somewhere. Well, thanks to the parking lot with the capacity of 11,000 parking spots, finding a parking spot is a piece of cake. The fees are transparent and clearly stated on their website. If you need help, there is even a map to help you get around easier. If you are staying on the property of the Disney World, the parking will be free of charge for you. Way to go, Disney! 

Universal Studios

Universal Studios is located in Florida and it is a theme park that welcomes more than 10 million visitors per year. It holds the place of being the 6th most popular theme park in the US and the 9th most popular theme park in the world. This parking lot holds the 5th place on our list since it has the capacity of 10,200 cars, so visitors don’t have to worry about finding a parking space. You can do it easily. 

Disney Land

Right after the capacity of the Universal Studios comes the Disney Land parking lot with the capacity for 10,000 parking spots. The Disney Land started small by having 18 attractions to what it has now – 51 attractions that will keep kids of all ages entertained. There is some information that more than 700 million visitors came to Disney Land since it opened. This is a truly striking number! Kids love souvenirs, so more than 83 million Mickey Mouse ears have been sold over the years, making kids happy. It is the souvenir that still holds the biggest popularity. Disney Land looks magical and it is certainly clear why it is popular all these years. We are just happy that they thought about the parking spots as well!

Chicago Airport

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With the capacity of more than 9,200 parking spots, this parking lot takes 7th place on this list. There is a map available and also various options for parking to choose from, so make sure you take your time and pick the option that suits you the most. One thing is for sure – the capacity is big enough so you don’t need to break a sweat to find a spot for your car. With such a huge airport, it is clear why they wanted to have a matching parking lot. 

These are the most organized and largest parking lots in the whole world and the only thing we can say is that we are amazed. If you are always worried if you’ll be able to find a parking spot for your car, Parkos can help you with that. You can book a parking space through their website and find your spot without any additional stress. 

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