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Unread 06-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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How to navigate the convention center?

Hey, I've never been to the Anaheim Convention Center before so I was wondering where we are supposed to park and approximately how much is it? Can anyone help me?

Feel free to post questions in this thread pertaining to the topic of the con and the con center. ^^
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Unread 06-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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Thats a good question. I have no idea either =3= my mom is just dropping off me and my friends off, so there isnt a need to park. But I think the last time I was there was like 5 years ago... Sorry Im no help >_< but Im sure once you get there, you could ask someone who is working there.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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This will also be my first time at Anaheim Convention Center. So for me i am just going to wonder around and figure things out.

I remember when i attended AX at LACC for the first time in 08 I had no idea how to get around that convention center as well, but after the first day i started getting the hang of it remembering the rooms and where they were located.

so same will be for AM2 I will roam the Halls and try and figure things out lol.
for parking i am staying at a hotel down the street so i have no need for parking at the ACC. I would think it would be somewhere around $15-$20 for the day just like LACC. but i could be wrong after all they are a different venue.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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Someone has told me the parking fee for Anaheim Convention Center is $15 which sounds about right. IF THE LOT IS FULL or if you plan on attending late I SUGGEST you park at the Disneyland Parking center. It is $15 for a regular car BUT if you tell them you are going to the convention they MIGHT lower it to $12 (You will know if there is a sign or cars going in 2 separate directions once entering lot- convention on the right). I'm only saying that based on previous experiences and what they've told me while attending other cons but I never have had to pay because I have a Disneyland pass with parking included. I know that they frequently let conventions use their parking but that may only be the case when they expect a mass amount of people. The parking lot for that area is on the same street Convention Way crossing Harbor except it says Parking on the street sign and it's about a 5 minute straight walk to the convention.

I would still check out the Anaheim Convention Center lot first since I don't know how the traffic will be like on that weekend but it's worth knowing you have options if they close the lots.
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Unread 06-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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There is a parking lot right in the front of the convention center there are signs that tell you were to go and its 12 bucks to park there. I was just there this weekend for Major League Gaming.

AM2 will have the same parking prices since the prices are controlled by the ACC itself

You can park over at Disneyland for 15 bucks.
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Unread 06-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses! It's been very helpful. Totally excited for this friday!
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Unread 06-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #7
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They raised the ACC parking to $15? I think the last time I parked, it was $12. I had trouble parking at the ACC for WonderCon. Even the Disneyland lots were full, and they began directing people to the Angels Stadium. That's why I'm really worried about parking this time.
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Unread 06-13-2012, 12:48 AM   #8
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I forgot to mention something. The ACC isn't as confusing or big as the LACC.
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Unread 06-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #9
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When you get to the con center, The AM^2 Information Services will be there to help guide you if you have any questions.

http://am2con.org/Images/Schedule/ACC_parking.pdf Parking

http://am2con.org//wp-content/upload...n-area-map.gif The area and things to eat and such

http://am2con.org/wp-content/uploads...02/HallA_3.jpg Downstairs of ACC

http://am2con.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ACC_L2.jpg Upstairs of ACC

Hope this helps. I highly suggest going to Information Services though. These maps may not be updated.
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The only issue I see with Disneyland parking right now (I also have a Disney annual pass) is Cars Land opens up on the 15th (along with a few other attractions that have been closed). So they are going to be soooo packed this weekend. So I'm not sure how they will handle con parking with their own. I would advise getting there as early as possible and bringing a $20 with you for parking.
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Well, it's all over now of course, but I like parking at the Hilton. It's slightly closer than the ACC parking, and it's $12/day. Something to think about for next year.

If you were trying to shave a few bucks, the Sheraton (former Coast, former Inn at the Park) had space for $10. But you had to walk all the way down past the Hilton to get to the ACC...
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Well, it's all over now of course, but I like parking at the Hilton. It's slightly closer than the ACC parking, and it's $12/day. Something to think about for next year.

If you were trying to shave a few bucks, the Sheraton (former Coast, former Inn at the Park) had space for $10. But you had to walk all the way down past the Hilton to get to the ACC...
It was closer? o.o I walked maybe 5min from ACC parking to the con. Just through the garage, up a little ramp and was there.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #13
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I ended up paying $12 parking in Lot D. It's right there next to the convention center, literally. With 3 people in the car, that made it $4 each for parking, so I highly suggest carpooling. Really, it wasn't as crazy as I'd expected with Cars Land having just opened to the public that same friday. And those are helpful links, YamiMegumi, it's still tricky when you've never been there before. Thanks all!
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Well, it's all over now of course, but I like parking at the Hilton. It's slightly closer than the ACC parking, and it's $12/day. Something to think about for next year.

If you were trying to shave a few bucks, the Sheraton (former Coast, former Inn at the Park) had space for $10. But you had to walk all the way down past the Hilton to get to the ACC...
For this year at least, Hilton parking was $16 per day. It cost me $48 for the three days I had my car there.

I definitely recommend Sheraton parking for attendees, it was where I recommended to most of my staffers who asked. If not for the fact that I needed to load/unload stuff from my car, I probably would have just parked at there as well.
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