Miami-Based Parking Technology Company Launches Their App-Based, On-Demand Parking Service At The Florida Mall, Orlando International Premium Outlets, & Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
(Miami, FL) – MyPark, the Miami-based parking solutions provider used by malls, private and public garages and property management companies, today announced their expansion into the Orlando market at three Simon properties, launching their on-demand, mobile, premium self-parking service at The Florida Mall, Central Florida’s largest shopping center, Orlando International Premium Outlets, Florida’s largest outlet shopping destination and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets in Orlando, one of the nation’s most upscale outlet malls.
The expansion will feature a total of 75 new spaces at three different shopping centers in key locations within the properties. The MyPark app provides guests with the ability to choose a premium spot by the mall entrance with the simple touch of a button.
MyPark has installed 21 reserved, numbered spaces at The Florida Mall, 29 spaces at the Orlando International Premium Outlets and 25 spaces at the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, which include:
The Florida Mall
- Section A, 6 spaces (entrance by Forever 21)
- Section B, 9 spaces (near dining pavilion entrance)
- Section C, 6 spaces (mall entrance near Macy’s)
Orlando International Premium Outlets
- Section A, 8 spaces (mall entrance by Oakley Vault)
- Section B, 8 spaces (mall entrance by Aeropostale)
- Section C, 8 spaces (entrance by Neiman Marcus Last Call)
- Section D, 5 spaces (near Victoria Secret)
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
- Section A, 5 spaces (entrance by Nike)
- Section B, 5 spaces (near Polo/Ralph Lauren)
- Section C, 10 spaces (main entrance near Banana Republic)
- Section D, 5 spaces (entrance by American Eagle Outfitters)
Spaces can be booked on demand or reserved in advance, through the app, for $3 for up to two hours and $3 each additional hour. MyPark-trained attendants are on-site at all three properties during the launch period to help customers download and navigate the app and assist with any parking questions.
“Expanding MyPark into Orlando marks a milestone for the company, as it’s a high-demand market for tourists with approximately 68 million visitors per year,” said Luis Mayendia, President & CEO of MyPark. “MyPark will provide tourists with an innovative way to enhance their shopping experience, while solving Orlando’s residents concern of being able to go in and out of the mall for their rather shorter shopping trips compared to those visiting from out of town. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
For tourists’ convenience, in addition to English, the application will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. MyPark will also offer Free Wifi Hotspots at all three locations’ sections, so users can reserve their parking spots without incurring roaming, or additional fees.
These three shopping centers join two other Simon Properties in Florida and others around the U.S. that have implemented the unique parking amenity for guests, in which shoppers can reserve a prime parking spot both when and where they need it, directly from their smartphones. The solution eliminates the time and effort exerted driving up and down the parking aisles in search of an ideal spot near a desired store entrance.
Users can go to the usemypark.com website and click on the links to their respective app stores or download the app directly from the Android or iOS stores, register and tell the app where and when they would like to park. Then they choose the section they want (the best spot is selected automatically by default) and confirm their reservation. Once users arrive at their reserved space, they simply tap “Let Me In” on their iOS or Android device and the unique MyPark reservation device will lower to give them access.
“Simon Properties’ partnership with MyPark has proven to be successful, and we are excited to offer MyPark to our customers in three of our busiest Florida locations,” said Don Dooley, Area General Manager, Orlando Premium Outlets. “MyPark’s innovative technology has not only benefited our customers in the past, but it’s been great for retailers as well and we are confident that it will continue to be a positive experience for all parties involved.”
NEW VALIDATION FEATURE!
Currently available at select malls throughout the country, MyPark will further enhance guest parking ease and satisfaction for mall shoppers with its new in-app validation feature. Retailers and restaurants can now offer their guests MyPark’s premium parking validations to drive more customers into their locations.
Guests simply park in a MyPark designated spot and visit a participating merchant, who will pay for their session. The system gives shoppers an incentive to visit a specific retailer and provides retailers a new way to reward their customers.
To learn more about MyPark and to download the app, visit the usemypark.com website.
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MyPark is a revolutionary IoT solution that enables the monetization and control of premium parking spaces at high traffic, high value spots, while offering the user the most convenient and fun way to park. We accomplish this by combining our unique MyPark device with our user friendly reservation and payment app, making MyPark a complete solution for providing convenience as well as a powerful management tool. MyPark, which has two unique and patented technologies is used by malls, private and public garages, and property management companies, MyPark solves the hassles of crowded parking lots and garages and brings greater efficiency, enforcement, monetization and user control to the parking process. The system operates in an autonomous fashion reducing operating expenses while improving the customer experience. Founded in 2013 in Miami, Florida, MyPark is a South Florida owned, designed and engineered platform with national presence.
About The Florida Mall
Located minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Walt Disney World Resort and popular area attractions, The Florida Mall is Central Florida’s largest shopping center. Spanning 1.7 million square feet and welcoming more than 20 million visitors annually, this dynamic shopping destination offers an experiential environment featuring more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options enjoyed by domestic and international guests, local residents and families alike. Prominent department and anchor stores Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Exclusive to The Florida Mall in Central Florida, American Girl, the Crayola Experience attraction, the M&M’s World store, Carlo’s Bakery and The Disney Store distinguish the property as a must-visit family shopping destination. Don’t miss The Florida Mall’s world-class Dining Pavilion, offering flavor-packed fare for every appetite and more than 1,400 indoor and outdoor seating options. Families can also enjoy the newly opened Play Park located next to Crayola Experience. This interactive play area offers more than 3,000 square-feet of fun and room to play – all set in a beautiful, nature-inspired area. The Florida Mall is located in Orlando, FL at 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail and is open Monday – Friday, 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturday, 10 AM to 10 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 8 PM. For additional information, contact the mall shopping line at (407) 851-6255 or visit www.shopfloridamall.com.
About Orlando International Premium Outlets
Orlando International Premium Outlets®, Florida’s largest and most unique outlet shopping destination, is conveniently located less than five minutes from Universal Studios and only 10 miles from Walt Disney World Resort. A shopper’s dream, the center is home to more than 180 designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Saks OFF Fifth, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Victoria’s Secret, Kate Spade New York, Nike, Adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Steve Madden and Salvatore Ferragamo. With savings of 25%-65% every day and the mix of designer and exclusive-to-market retail makes for a must see shopping experience for both international and local shoppers. The Orlando International Premium Outlets is located in Orlando, FL at 4951 International Drive and is open Monday – Sunday, 10 AM to 11PM. For additional information, contact the mall shopping line at (407) 352-9611 or visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-international.
About Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, a Mediterranean inspired outdoor village, is one of the country’s most upscale outlet centers. A true shopping destination, the center is a must do for tourists and locals. Shop more than 160 outlet designer and name-brand outlet stores including Armani Outlet, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, DVF, Nike, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tory Burch and Tommy Hilfiger. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25-65% every day for shopping that’s always worth the trip. The Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is located in Orlando, FL at 48200 Vineland Avenue and is open Monday – Sunday, 10 AM to 11PM. For additional information, contact the mall shopping line at (407) 238-7787 or visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/orlando-vineland.
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
Alessandra Gonzales, Carve Communications for MyPark