I put on my thinking cap.
Here is a freaky idea.
Perhaps it is possible for a car to exit the MICKEY AND FRIENDS parking structure (at the bottom of the ramp) and TURN RIGHT so as to re-enter the entrance lanes.
That MIGHT allow you to pass the kiosks (again! with your paid parking receipt in your hand, of course) and thus be directed to exit by turning LEFT into the uncovered lot. (Is that "Pinocchio"?)
From the uncovered lot, you can exit onto MAGIC WAY, turn right, and reach KATELLA and turn LEFT toward the 57 freeway.
This is THEORY, not PRACTICE.
Someone's got to experiment and see if the orange traffic cones are arranged to that the U-turn equivalent is possible.
If not, then I agree that, because the SANA ANA freeway runs diagonal, going SOUTH to KATELLA is better than going NORTH to LINCOLN, in terms of distance as the crow flies, even if your goal is to go NORTH on the 57.
You want to hit the 57 in as few minutes as possible.
Going N. on the 5 and using LINCOLN means a longer East-West jog.
The 57 freeway has a name!
It is "The Orange Freeway".
I hope no one actually uses the name of the freeway when asking directions.
It might be embarrassing to ask a complete stranger, "How do you get on the Orange?"
(If someone were to ask me that on the street, I would think him rude, and probably reply, "First, you sneak up on it from behind ...")
Thank you, "Thomas Guide."
(What a strange last name, eh?)
And I thought Wink Martindale would have been picked on for having parents give him his weird name.
Imagine! -- "Martindale"!