Well all i can say is.......... i hate parking lots many........ times i fucked up......... and forgot where i parked my car in some huge parking lot. ....and i did it at disney .......took me literally hours to find my car......... through a collective thought process ........i was more tired form trying to find the car........ than the actual day excursion ........i hate disney on all levels .....but mostly the parking ......and waiting for hours to get on rides .......and the screaming kids .....
How many husbands go to disney world and do not get ass ...from all day standing with kids .......with the wife......and the long walks ......and then.......... when they get back to the hotel.......the wife is knackered /tired /exhausted/wiped out ......etc etc......and i read on the internet....that pay per view porn used to be huge .....because of the husbands .....now we all have phones and laptops ........you know wife passed out ...with kids ........ husband gets horny ....that's what i heard ........anyways......... fucking parking .......nightmare ....also the airport at orlando ......fucking hey !!!!........another pain in my ass ........lost my car their too......... when i was going to scotland .......piece of advice ....mark down the colour at least ........gives you a chance ........i have a bad habit of forgetting to know where i park......anyways .....here are some fucking huge parking lots ......enjoy or not ....i hate them .........but it is worse trying to park in europe .......fucking nightmare .......
Parking lots. They take up a lot of useful space, can be confusing, and do little to add any sort of spice to our lives. Unfortunately, if we are going to continue our commitment to cars (especially here in North America), parking lots are just a very necessary evil.
Which brings us to this post. I wanted to know where the biggest parking lots in the world, but I needed a visual, as 10 pictures of gray buildings wouldn’t be visually interesting. So to add some context to visualize just how large these parking behemoths are, I’ve found things, whether objects, places or other buildings in similar sizes.
So you’re aware, my method for determining size was a simple one. I took the average size of a parking spot (9 ft x 18 ft = 162 sq. ft.) and multiplied that by the number of spaces these parking garages hold. I did not include aisles or other design elements.
10. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Terminal D Parking Garage
Parking Spaces: 8,100
Approx. 1,312,200 sq. ft.
Similar in Size to DFW Terminal D Parking: The Chrysler Building
The Chrysler building, one of the largest structures in New York City, is just a tiny bit smaller than the DFW parking structure in our comparable square footage — coming in at just 1,196,958 sq. ft.
9. Baltimore-Washington Airport Daily Parking Garage
Entrance to the BWI Marshall Daily Garage
Parking Spaces: 8,400
Approx. 1,360,800 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: 72,537-ish Jeep Gladiator truck beds.
We (Steve and I) did the math. If you take the square footage of a Jeep Gladiator’s bed, you would need approximately 72,537 of them to fill DWI’s parking lot.
8. Toronto Lester B. Pearson Airport Terminal 1 Parking Lot
Parking Spaces: 9,000
Approx. 1,458,000 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: Maryland Home Depot Distribution Center
In 2021 Home Depot opened this massive distribution center in Maryland, and it’s barely bigger than a parking lot in Toronto.
7. Chicago O’Hare Airport Main Marking Garage
Parking Spaces: 9,266
Approx. 1,501,092 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: American Museum of Natural History
6. Disneyland’s Mickey and Friends Parking Structure
Parking Spaces: 10,000
Approx. 1,620,000 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: 405,000 Properly Homed Ducks
HGTV says that if you own a duck, you should allow for four square feet of floor space per bird. That means we would be able to house over 400,000 of them comfortably at Disneyland’s parking lot.
5. Universal Studios South Facility
Parking Spaces: 10,200
Approx. 1,652,400 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: 27,039,273 Cans of Spam
Walmart says a can of Spam is 2.2 inches x 4 inches. That means you could “park” 27,000,000 of those little blue tins at this Central Florida parking facility. Think of that smell.
4. Disney World Magic Kingdom and Epcot Lots
Parking Spaces: 11,000
Approx. 1,782,000 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: 10 Walmarts
That’s right. The average size of a Walmart is about 179,000 square feet. By our math, you can fit 10 of them inside Disney World’s main parking lot, alone.
3. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport McNamara Terminal Parking
Parking Spaces: 11,500
Approx. 1,863,000 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: A Single Walmart Fulfillment Center in Pennsylvania
This one fulfillment center has just as big of a footprint as DTW’s McNamara Terminal’s parking.
2. Seattle Sea-Tac Airport Parking
Parking Spaces: 13,000
Approx. 2,106,000 sq. ft.
Similar in Size: Metlife Stadium
1. West Edmonton Mall Parking
Parking Spaces: 20,000
Approx. 3,240,000 sq. ft.
If you had told me when I started this article that the biggest parking lot in the world was at a mall in Canada, I would have had a very hard time believing you. But, that’s the way the world works. 20,000 spots for anyone and everyone, but if that’s not enough there are 10,000 additional overflow spots also available.
Similar in Size: 1,425 American Homes
Those 20,000 spots are enough to fit over 1,400 average American homes (at approx. 2,300-ish sq. ft. each) inside.
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