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Goofy45
02-02-2008, 01:27 PM
Me and my family are going down to Disneyland in July. We've never been there before. I was hoping some people on here who have been there before could tell me if it's really a nice place to go. I always thought it was crowded at Disneyland becuase everything is so close together. I've been going to WDW at leats three or four times a year ever since 2001 and I'm addicted to it since its a nice place to sit and relax and there was a lot to do there. Is Disneyland like that? Is it a nice place to go? I wanna make our trip worth going there.

Thanks in advance!

rockstargeisha
02-02-2008, 01:38 PM
Of course it is. :) Disneyland is held to the same standards as the other Disney parks. Great service, clean, and most importantly fun for the whole family. Disneyland is crowded at times yes, but so is WDW. It's the first Disney park and I think it's a place that every family should go to at least once. It's layout is very similar to the Magic Kingdom.

So close together? You mean because the parks and Downtown Disney are in walking distance of each other? I love that personally. Makes park hopping a whole lot easier.

I'm sure you will have a great time, it's Disney how could you not? :goodvibes

Goofy45
02-02-2008, 01:47 PM
I just thought that the thought of everything being so close together, it would be very crowded. Oh, and yes, I know, Disney couldn't not be fun. That's why I take my family to WDW three times a year. Thanks for the help though!

HydroGuy
02-02-2008, 02:04 PM
Actually, in many ways DLR is nicer than WDW. The weather is nicer for sure, especially in the summer. The transporation system is faster (feet vs buses ;) ). Many of the rides are nicer. And IMHO, DLR really cleaned itself up for its 50th anniversary in 2005 and has maintained a high quality appearance ever since. It is kept up better than WDW and looks spiffier.

In addition, by my count DLR has 67 rides in its two parks compared to the 73 rides at WDW in its four parks. That's right. WDW only has about 10% more rides than does DLR.

DLR is more crowded. Well, it can feel like it - especially when you are there at peak crowds. However, DLR works differently than WDW in that there are many more local day trip visitors and lots of hotels within a stones throw of the parks. The upshot is that DLR is much better suited than WDW to avoiding crowds.

We visit DLR during peak summer days and rarely wait in lines more than 20 minutes and usually less than ten.

Here is some reading material to get you better oriented - have a great trip:

"A DLR Guide for WDW Vets" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599)

"Getting The Most Out of a Summer Visit To DLR" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1345319 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1345319)

DLR29
02-02-2008, 02:40 PM
Yes, DL is a nice place. In fact, I like the atmosphere at DLR more than at WDW (especially comparing MK to DL). DL's Fantasyland and Toontown blow MK's out of the water. Even though DL is more compact than MK (not crowded, compact) there are still plenty of places to relax and get away from the crowds.

Some include New Orleans Square (there are places in the back that are off the beaten path), back Frontierland path, (never crowded), Pirate's Lair (fun place to explore), the hub (right in front of the castle), and Hungry Bear Restaurant (over in Critter Country right on the waterside.

MommyWithDreams
02-02-2008, 03:59 PM
As for nice...I really think Disneyland is the cleanest and nicest park I have ever been to. Try to find garbage on the ground.....it's a very rare sight with all the CM's there keeping the place in tip top condition. They have trash radar or something.

DoomBugger
02-02-2008, 04:08 PM
Is Disneyland a nice place? What kind of answer are you expecting from a buch of Disney fanatics!

Tink208
02-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Is Disneyland a nice place? What kind of answer are you expecting from a buch of Disney fanatics!

:rotfl:

I was thinking the same thing when I read the thread title!

CoolPool
02-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Let me start by saying I live in SoCal.

Disneyland itself is nice, Anaheim, meh, not so much.

kellymom
02-02-2008, 08:29 PM
As for nice...I really think Disneyland is the cleanest and nicest park I have ever been to. Try to find garbage on the ground.....it's a very rare sight with all the CM's there keeping the place in tip top condition. They have trash radar or something.


I second that!!! We went to Disneyland at least twice a week for years since we lived so close and had always had AP's. When we moved to TX in 2005 we took our daughter to Six Flags for her birthday. Disneyland is IMMACULATE, Six Flags was similar to a city park in downtown LA, trash everywhere, rude employees, chipped paint everywhere etc. It was a glorified carnival. Now others may disagree but I was holding it to Disneyland standards which are bar none.princess:

disney-super-mom
02-02-2008, 09:33 PM
Anaheim, meh, not so much.

It's seems to be getting better though.:thumbsup2

CoolPool
02-02-2008, 09:43 PM
It's seems to be getting better though.:thumbsup2

I wish, so very wish, I could agree. Maybe in a few years, if the economy doesn't totally die a foul death. I had reason to fill a prescription out there last Friday night while we were visiting and my hair stood on end til I could get back in the landscaped zone if you know what I mean. :scared1:

Mrs. Bee
02-02-2008, 10:17 PM
Disneyland is fabulous. But WDW and Disneyland are quite different. You can compare them...but at the same time you can't.

If you compare Disneyland to WDW's Magic Kingdom, Disneyland's is a million times better.

I agree with everyone about the cleanliness of Disneyland. We just got back from WDW and I noticed right away that it isn't as clean as Disneyland. There's a lot more trash on the ground. I even stepped in some gummy candy and almost stepped in gum. And the bathrooms were pretty filthy.

I love both WDW and Disneyland and I would recommend both parks to people. Just don't go to one park expecting it to be like the other because they are quite different experiences.

Disneyland can get pretty darn crowded. Especially the walkways since they are somewhat narrow. And around parade and fireworks times it gets a little difficult to get where you're going. They have a lot of crowd control during those times so sometimes you'll have to walk all the way around a huge area in a jumble of people just to get where you need to be.

Someone said that they've been to DL in the peak times with waits of 10-20 minutes. For what rides?? For the more popular rides (Splash, Space Mountain, Big Thunder, Peter Pan, etc.) plan on waiting for a looooong time unless you get fast passes.

And although the weather has potential to be better than Florida's weather...don't just count on that. We were there in August last year and they had record high temps. It was awful. Luckily our hotel had a nice pool to cool off at. Needless to say, we won't be making anymore trips to Disney in the summertime. (I HATE heat and getting sunburned and sweaty. Yuck.)

You won't need to spend a week at Disneyland like you would at WDW. However, you could if you wanted to. We used to visit disneyland once a week or more and we never got sick of it! There are rides, shows, parades, fireworks, and of course fabulous people watching!

The types of people are a bit different than at WDW too. Disneyland has a lot of locals. And I mean a LOT of locals! WDW seemed to be almost all tourists but Disneyland doesn't have that feel at all. Even though I used to be a DL local....I always prefer places with more tourists. It's especially fun to experiences rides with people that are unfamiliar with them. (I love getting on a jeep for Indiana Jones with people that have never ridden it before!)

Okay...I'm babbling. The end. Haha.

HydroGuy
02-03-2008, 08:37 AM
Someone said that they've been to DL in the peak times with waits of 10-20 minutes. For what rides?? For the more popular rides (Splash, Space Mountain, Big Thunder, Peter Pan, etc.) plan on waiting for a looooong time unless you get fast passes.I believe I was the one referring to wait times, and never said anything about lines "peak times" being 10-20 minutes. I said we personally never wait in lines longer than 20 minutes. There are plenty of lines longer than 20 minutes in the summer - almost all of them. And we do go on tons of rides - usually 15-25 per day, sometimes as many as 30. My point was that while it can be crowded at DLR in the summer one can still experience a lot.

ballarinamom
02-03-2008, 08:56 AM
At WDW we experienced more smokers who left their butts on the ground. I thought it was really dirty compared to DL. We saw so many parents SCREAMING at their rowdy kids at WDW and we didn't see much of that at DL and definately no smoking. I think the difference between the two parks in regards to crowded situations, WDW makes all strollers go to the stroller parking area. Dl does not have that and they can take up alot of space around the rides.
We very much prefer DL over WDW for SOOOOOO many reasons.
-You have to take a bus at some point at WDW no matter how uch you pay for your hotel.
- I have never been at a hotel where the furniture was chained to the wall like AllStar movies ( It was also the ONLY hotel with Disney theming- we want all Disney all the time while on a Disney vacation!!!)
- The identical rides at MK and DL are SOOOOOO much better at DL
_ Don't even get me started on ToonTown!!!

Enjoy your trip! I hope you have a great time and love DL as uch as we do.

disney-super-mom
02-03-2008, 12:21 PM
Yes, DLR is a nice place. Go....enjoy!:thumbsup2

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Actually, in many ways DLR is nicer than WDW. The weather is nicer for sure, especially in the summer. The transporation system is faster (feet vs buses ;) ). Many of the rides are nicer. And IMHO, DLR really cleaned itself up for its 50th anniversary in 2005 and has maintained a high quality appearance ever since. It is kept up better than WDW and looks spiffier.

In addition, by my count DLR has 67 rides in its two parks compared to the 73 rides at WDW in its four parks. That's right. WDW only has about 10% more rides than does DLR.

DLR is more crowded. Well, it can feel like it - especially when you are there at peak crowds. However, DLR works differently than WDW in that there are many more local day trip visitors and lots of hotels within a stones throw of the parks. The upshot is that DLR is much better suited than WDW to avoiding crowds.

We visit DLR during peak summer days and rarely wait in lines more than 20 minutes and usually less than ten.

Here is some reading material to get you better oriented - have a great trip:

"A DLR Guide for WDW Vets" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1162599)

"Getting The Most Out of a Summer Visit To DLR" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1345319 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1345319)

See above.

While you may not have meant that the lines are short...that is what your post made it seem like.

bumbershoot
02-03-2008, 12:48 PM
And although the weather has potential to be better than Florida's weather...don't just count on that. We were there in August last year and they had record high temps. It was awful. Luckily our hotel had a nice pool to cool off at.

Yes but in Florida, you'll get high temps AND high humidity, so you'll feel like you're breathing water (note, I'm talking the parts of FL I've been to...perhaps Orlando isn't like that, but I don't remember from my non-WDW 2 day visit once), and then at 2pm it's going to monsoon on you, then 20 minutes later it will stop and you'll be wet. And still feeling like you're breathing in water.

OK now I don't want to go to WDW, LOL.

There's Anaheim hot and there's Florida hot, and they are just different and hard to compare!


Disneyland is very nice. I haven't smiled as much as I did last weekend on my solo trip as I have in a long time (OK that's sad, I think!).

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 12:49 PM
For me...hot is hot. Anything about 75, humidity or no humidity, is too hot for me...haha.

Tink208
02-03-2008, 12:56 PM
For me...hot is hot. Anything about 75, humidity or no humidity, is too hot for me...haha.

I agree hot is hot, but humidity just seems to add to the misery in my opinion. Feeling like you are breathing in liquid while also being sticky and sweaty is just hideous. I find it much easier to cope with a dry heat.

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 12:59 PM
I get sticky and sweaty at Disneyland in the summer in this "dry heat" you all speak of. To me...I don't notice a huge difference but maybe because I just hate it all. I don't know how people enjoy living in places that are hot year round.

Mom2m&k
02-03-2008, 01:04 PM
I have been to both. I grew up going to Disneyland and it is my first love. MK does not hold a candle to Disneyland. Disneyland has a much more spacious feel to it and in my opinion much more time was taken when they were creating the lands. You will be amazed that there are fewer facades (sp) used and more real buildings if that makes sense. I also totally agree that you can't beat the fact that you can just walk when you want to get somewhere! You will have a great time!

Tink208
02-03-2008, 01:05 PM
I get sticky and sweaty in dry heat, too. But, for me, the difference is that I don't start that way as soon as I walk out of the door, like happens when in places with high humidity.

DangerMouse
02-03-2008, 01:13 PM
That's why the weather sites report "real feel" temps now. The humidity will always bring the "real feel" of the high temps higher and the low temps lower. Humidity accentuates the feeling of heat or cold. I'll pick a 90 degree day in CA (or AZ for that matter) over a 90 degree day in FL (or the midwest for that matter) any day.

Quest4fun
02-03-2008, 01:14 PM
I will attest that hot is hot whether it's dry or not.

I still have not been able to decide if a humid heat is worse than the convection oven heat of the West.

Heat index of 110 versus actual heat of 110 are about the same IMHO. You can typically escape a dry 110 by finding some shade but I've found that a stroll in the sun is far more excruciating than sweating it out when the heat "index" is 110.

They both suck equally.

That being said, my first humid Summer was far more pleasurable than a typical California Summer. This is enhanced by the fact that Summer in California lasts from May through October and you can still get those wonderful 90 plus days in January. Plus Florida will throw a few days of 100 + tempuratures whereas California will give you a few weeks.

The same can be said for Florida but at least the warm weather we experienced in January was not the same as their Summer weather.

I know we're all competing here to prove that one area is worse than the other but let's face the facts. There is a good reason people go to Disneyworld above Disneyland. Aside from the much more substantial park experience at Disneyworld, their weather is much better and more livable since it's not likely to last your entire trip.

I think that proves that California has the worst Summer weather.

DoomBugger
02-03-2008, 01:23 PM
I will attest that hot is hot whether it's dry or not.

I still have not been able to decide if a humid heat is worse than the convection oven heat of the West.

Heat index of 110 versus actual heat of 110 are about the same IMHO. You can typically escape a dry 110 by finding some shade but I've found that a stroll in the sun is far more excruciating than sweating it out when the heat "index" is 110.

They both suck equally.

That being said, my first humid Summer was far more pleasurable than a typical California Summer. This is enhanced by the fact that Summer in California lasts from May through October and you can still get those wonderful 90 plus days in January. Plus Florida will throw a few days of 100 + tempuratures whereas California will give you a few weeks.

The same can be said for Florida but at least the warm weather we experienced in January was not the same as their Summer weather.

I know we're all competing here to prove that one area is worse than the other but let's face the facts. There is a good reason people go to Disneyworld above Disneyland. Aside from the much more substantial park experience at Disneyworld, their weather is much better and more livable since it's not likely to last your entire trip.

I think that proves that California has the worst Summer weather.

You are the first person I have ever heard that thinks Florida weather is better than SoCal weather! I have family who lives in Florida and they would laugh at that statement! The main reason we never stay for over a week in Florida is because of the nasty, sticky humid heat. I'll take dry Cali heat over that anytime. I wish you were right, I would love some 90+ days in January when it is generally cold in SoCal!:rotfl2:

That said, this is all subjective... I know people who think Michigan winters are the way to go when referring to the right weather!

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 01:37 PM
socal weather....cold?? BAHAHAHAHA! :lmao:

i'll take an ACTUAL winter over FL or southern CA anyday!

Quest4fun
02-03-2008, 01:43 PM
You are the first person I have ever heard that thinks Florida weather is better than SoCal weather! I have family who lives in Florida and they would laugh at that statement! The main reason we never stay for over a week in Florida is because of the nasty, sticky humid heat. I'll take dry Cali heat over that anytime. I wish you were right, I would love some 90+ days in January when it is generally cold in SoCal!:rotfl2:

That said, this is all subjective... I know people who think Michigan winters are the way to go when referring to the right weather!

It is generally cool in California during January but it can always hit 90 which it did several times during January 07 so I am right. That's the real stinker about California is that you can reach summer temps every single month just like Florida. I think the reason I prefer other places to California is that I hate the convection oven feel of California heatwaves and the knowledge that they can always pounce on you. You don't just feel it from the sun. The ground is also baking and that heat rises to surround you in what I can only assume is what people refer to as "basking" in California's wonderful weather. A hot summer day in Florida can be downright pleasant if you get some rainfall. No chance of even a drip in California.

Yeah Florida is sticky but it's also moist which means you won't feel like a piece of sandpaper. Score one more for Florida. Maybe I'm just jaded from spending almost 30 years enjoying that so called wonderful weather California has. You can have it.

Tink208
02-03-2008, 01:52 PM
Huh...I have lived in CA (albeit northern CA) for well over 30 years and I have to say that weather is very high on the list of why we will never move somewhere else. We have relatives in the mid-west, and it is always either hot and humid or way too cold for our tastes whenever we visit. We do live in the Bay Area, so we don't usually get the convection oven heat of which you speak. (I have experienced it in Sacramento, but a cool cloth on the pulse points helps immensely.) That isn't to say that a 90 degree day is not uncomfortable. I have to admit we have a fairly narrow range of comfort when it comes to temperatures. I just find that 90 degrees without humidity is less uncomfortable than 90 degrees with 90% humidity like we once experienced in Minnesota. We literally walked out of the front door of the house we were in and felt like we were slamming into a wall of hot wet air. I have never had pneumonia before, but I am pretty sure I know what it feels like, just based on trying to breathe that day.

DoomBugger
02-03-2008, 01:56 PM
It is generally cool in California during January but it can always hit 90 which it did several times during January 07 so I am right. That's the real stinker about California is that you can reach summer temps every single month just like Florida. I think the reason I prefer other places to California is that I hate the convection oven feel of California heatwaves and the knowledge that they can always pounce on you. You don't just feel it from the sun. The ground is also baking and that heat rises to surround you in what I can only assume is what people refer to as "basking" in California's wonderful weather. A hot summer day in Florida can be downright pleasant if you get some rainfall. No chance of even a drip in California.

Yeah Florida is sticky but it's also moist which means you won't feel like a piece of sandpaper. Score one more for Florida. Maybe I'm just jaded from spending almost 30 years enjoying that so called wonderful weather California has. You can have it.

Like I said, it is all subjective but whatever you say boss!

No, 90 degrees in January is not typical, when it does happen it is more the anomoly. Maybe you can get a job with the FL tourist board!!:worship:

munchkinsmom
02-03-2008, 01:57 PM
Maybe I'm just jaded from spending almost 30 years enjoying that so called wonderful weather California has. You can have it.

Thanks...I'd be more than happy to have it! :)

Back to OP's original question: Yes...DL is a wonderful place. Go and have a GREAT time!

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 02:03 PM
reading is good.

Quest4fun
02-03-2008, 02:04 PM
Thanks...I'd be more than happy to have it! :)

Back to OP's original question: Yes...DL is a wonderful place. Go and have a GREAT time!

Disneyland is still a wonderful place. It's better than the Magic Kingdom. Look out for locals though. They know the spiel to every ride which can be a little annoying.

Quest4fun
02-03-2008, 02:13 PM
Like I said, it is all subjective but whatever you say boss!

No, 90 degrees in January is not typical, when it does happen it is more the anomoly. Maybe you can get a job with the FL tourist board!!:worship:

Of course it's subjective. I hate hot weather. That being said California still rocks and it will always be my home no matter where I live. It's still hot and it still gets hot every single month. High tempuratures and observed highs are a tad different. Local on the 8's was my favorite show when I lived in California and I must say that frequently their forecasted highs were exceeded by at least 5 degrees on a daily basis. I'm talking heat index either. Miserable heat is miserable heat.

I personally think Florida is less miserable than California. It's still miserable though. You mistook my preference of humid heat as being a Florida advocate. Florida still stands strong as the worst state I've been to aside from Texas. I haven't decided which is worse. Florida stinks of tourists and Texas stinks of, well Texans. At least people in California are too self absorbed to even look down their nose at you. I like the feeling of anonymity I can enjoy there.

Disneyland is very clean and I love it. Don't go during the summer though. It's hot and hot sucks.

DoomBugger
02-03-2008, 02:27 PM
Florida stinks of tourists and Texas stinks of, well Texans. At least people in California are too self absorbed to even look down their nose at you. I like the feeling of anonymity I can enjoy there.

Disneyland is very clean and I love it. Don't go during the summer though. It's hot and hot sucks.

So tell us what you really think of Texans! Generalizations are always a slippery slope. I will agree with you that Midwestern folks are generally nice, even if they are occasionally nieve. Good people for sure.

I agree, we avoid DL from about May to October... Who needs all that heat, crowds, B.O. and super-stinky bathrooms!:scared1:

HydroGuy
02-03-2008, 02:50 PM
Folks, I said it before but it bears repeating. DLR is much better setup to avoid the heat than is WDW. While it may or not may not be hotter in FL or SoCal (I personally think FL is much worse than SoCal in the summer) , it is easier to avoid it at DLR for these reasons:

1. It is easier to take mid-day breaks at DLR because of the nearby hotels

2. Transportation time at DLR is almost zero

3. Park hours are longer at DLR than at WDW in the summer allowing you to shift touring to early morning and later evening more easily.

4. With longer park hours you can take longer breaks during the heat of the day

5. With easier parkhopping at DLR you can always stay out late each night with minimal wasted time by hopping to DL after DCA

Usually when I read about people who say DLR is too hot in the summer or too crowded in the summer, it comes from people who unnecessarily stay out all day when the heat and crowds are at their worst. Duh.

Mrs. Bee
02-03-2008, 03:25 PM
So tell us what you really think of Texans! Generalizations are always a slippery slope. I will agree with you that Midwestern folks are generally nice, even if they are occasionally nieve. Good people for sure.

I agree, we avoid DL from about May to October... Who needs all that heat, crowds, B.O. and super-stinky bathrooms!:scared1:

Yeah. No one else in any other part of the country is ever naive on occasion.

Folks, I said it before but it bears repeating. DLR is much better setup to avoid the heat than is WDW. While it may or not may not be hotter in FL or SoCal (I personally think FL is much worse than SoCal in the summer) , it is easier to avoid it at DLR for these reasons:

1. It is easier to take mid-day breaks at DLR because of the nearby hotels

2. Transportation time at DLR is almost zero

3. Park hours are longer at DLR than at WDW in the summer allowing you to shift touring to early morning and later evening more easily.

4. With longer park hours you can take longer breaks during the heat of the day

5. With easier parkhopping at DLR you can always stay out late each night with minimal wasted time by hopping to DL after DCA

Usually when I read about people who say DLR is too hot in the summer or too crowded in the summer, it comes from people who unnecessarily stay out all day when the heat and crowds are at their worst. Duh.


I did find that there are more outdoor queue areas with shade at WDW though.

Lluianae
02-03-2008, 04:54 PM
I hope you have a wonderful time in July. Every time I go I get caught up in the environment - the music, the yummy smells, and especially meeting the characters. If you and your family are able to "feel like kids", you will have a blast! :cheer2:

BecBennett
02-03-2008, 05:15 PM
I love how this discussion went from "Is Disneyland nice?" To "Who has the worst weather" :rotfl:

HydroGuy
02-03-2008, 07:13 PM
I love how this discussion went from "Is Disneyland nice?" To "Who has the worst weather" :rotfl:Well, all threads tend to be that way. :cool2:

Besides, the OP framed the question in comparison to WDW and also said that the trip was in July. I would say we are still on topic. :goodvibes

Hound 109
02-03-2008, 09:44 PM
Of course it's subjective. I hate hot weather. That being said California still rocks and it will always be my home no matter where I live. It's still hot and it still gets hot every single month. High tempuratures and observed highs are a tad different. Local on the 8's was my favorite show when I lived in California and I must say that frequently their forecasted highs were exceeded by at least 5 degrees on a daily basis. I'm talking heat index either. Miserable heat is miserable heat.

I personally think Florida is less miserable than California. It's still miserable though. You mistook my preference of humid heat as being a Florida advocate. Florida still stands strong as the worst state I've been to aside from Texas. I haven't decided which is worse. Florida stinks of tourists and Texas stinks of, well Texans. At least people in California are too self absorbed to even look down their nose at you. I like the feeling of anonymity I can enjoy there.

Disneyland is very clean and I love it. Don't go during the summer though. It's hot and hot sucks.

I hit the trifecta. I was born in SoCal, live in Texas & have been a tourist in FL. :rotfl:

AmericanItGirl
02-03-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm surprised that no one mentioned free personalization of hats at DL. Oh and POTC has additional float-through, which makes it a better ride imo.

Harlie
02-04-2008, 09:53 AM
It is generally cool in California during January but it can always hit 90 which it did several times during January 07 so I am right. That's the real stinker about California is that you can reach summer temps every single month just like Florida. I think the reason I prefer other places to California is that I hate the convection oven feel of California heatwaves and the knowledge that they can always pounce on you. You don't just feel it from the sun. The ground is also baking and that heat rises to surround you in what I can only assume is what people refer to as "basking" in California's wonderful weather. A hot summer day in Florida can be downright pleasant if you get some rainfall. No chance of even a drip in California.

Yeah Florida is sticky but it's also moist which means you won't feel like a piece of sandpaper. Score one more for Florida. Maybe I'm just jaded from spending almost 30 years enjoying that so called wonderful weather California has. You can have it.

I will trade you the convectionoven heat or humid heat for my Saskatchewan deep freeze anyday!:thumbsup2

rockstargeisha
02-04-2008, 11:55 AM
I'm surprised that no one mentioned free personalization of hats at DL. Oh and POTC has additional float-through, which makes it a better ride imo.

Ah so true! I love my monogrammed pirate hat. pirate:

fairycat
02-04-2008, 12:41 PM
Ok I have to laugh at the temp. arguement, while I know its completely personal and subjective, I have to say I would take a dry heat alwasy over a humid heat. And this is from some one who HATED Palm Springs, I would go their again in the summer (How do the retirees stand it???) over Florida even in late summer.

I have only dealt with major hummidity twice once was in Mexico it was about 85 with 75% hummidity, I almost fainted, had asthma issues and almost fainted several times. I spent much of the day inside. YUCK!

We also went to FL last October and that was too much humidity for me I got very sick from the weather. It was hard to be comfortable.

Again it all depends on what you are used to, I would never go to the Midwest in winter time having been raised in So Cal any more then I would go to FL in the summer. But some one who is unaccustomed to heat might want to go in October where California is stuning. Jan 90's is not common, this year its been in the 60's.

Yes you should give DLR a chance OP it would be a lovely change and you would get to see the park that Walt walked in, including a few special things, like looking at his apartment window and knowing he and his family stayed there and created this lovely park to enjoy!

Mrs. Bee
02-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Ok I have to laugh at the temp. arguement, while I know its completely personal and subjective, I have to say I would take a dry heat alwasy over a humid heat. And this is from some one who HATED Palm Springs, I would go their again in the summer (How do the retirees stand it???) over Florida even in late summer.

I have only dealt with major hummidity twice once was in Mexico it was about 85 with 75% hummidity, I almost fainted, had asthma issues and almost fainted several times. I spent much of the day inside. YUCK!

We also went to FL last October and that was too much humidity for me I got very sick from the weather. It was hard to be comfortable.

Again it all depends on what you are used to, I would never go to the Midwest in winter time having been raised in So Cal any more then I would go to FL in the summer. But some one who is unaccustomed to heat might want to go in October where California is stuning. Jan 90's is not common, this year its been in the 60's.

Yes you should give DLR a chance OP it would be a lovely change and you would get to see the park that Walt walked in, including a few special things, like looking at his apartment window and knowing he and his family stayed there and created this lovely park to enjoy!

You should probably avoid the midwest all together. Especially in the summer when it's in the 80's and 90's with 100% humidity. And obviously it's chilly in the winter.....which is my favorite. My husband was raised in socal and he loves the cold weather. Probably even more than I do since I'm used to it.

azgal81
02-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Disneyland is great I love going! Some rides are better at DL some are better at WDW it's always fun to experience both.

Quest4fun
02-04-2008, 05:47 PM
I hit the trifecta. I was born in SoCal, live in Texas & have been a tourist in FL. :rotfl:

May God (Science) have mercy on your soul.

AmericanItGirl
02-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Ah so true! I love my monogrammed pirate hat. pirate:

I love being referred to by my proper title as a captain. pirate:

HydroGuy
02-04-2008, 10:51 PM
OK, I have conclusively shown that WDW is hotter than DLR. And vice-versa. ;)

See "Comparison of Weather for DLR and WDW" www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1711098 (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1711098)

Here is an excerpt:

On average WDW is warmer than DLR all year long during the day and evening. On certain days DLR can be much warmer or much colder than WDW. WDW has lots more rain and humidity, especially in the summer.