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Old 11-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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One Day Visit

Myself and a coworker were scheduled for training in LA and we took the opportunity to go to Disneyland for one day. Since we both had been to Disneyworld in late October, we were excited to see what the difference between the two parks would be.

Unfortunately when we purchased our tickets on the Disneyland website, there was no mention made on their website that they would be taping the Christmas parade and show on November 7th, the day we chose to visit the park. We were disappointed that the main street was completely off limits to all guests until late afternoon. But we spent time touring the rest of the park, enjoying a Dole Whip (only one flavor of ice cream here!), and waited to see the fireworks (wishes - but not the same as wishes at Disney World & Fantasmic). Fantasmic was not as good as at Disney World - it was hard to see the images thrown up on the water.

And the most disappointing part of our trip was that because the castle was blocked by the stage, there was only two points in the park where the Disney PhotoPass photographers were located, other than where the Disney character meets were located. I would have been extremely upset if I had pre-purchased the Disney photopass cd for three photos in the park! However, we had over 200 photos from our Disney World visit.

We both felt that there was no comparison between Disneyland and Disney World. If you can only do one - Disney World is the place to go.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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We both felt that there was no comparison between Disneyland and Disney World. If you can only do one - Disney World is the place to go.
I don't agree!
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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It wouldn't have made any sense to pre-order a PhotoPass CD for Disneyland(just exclusively for Disneyland Resort, not counting anything that's on the same CD from WDW), so it's just as well that you didn't do it that way. Everyone pretty much buys the DLR CD after they return from their trips. You actually lose money by pre-ordering DLR CD's, whereas you save money by pre-ordering the CD for WDW. The DLR PhotoPass CD is only $59.95, so to pre-order would have cost you an extra $40.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
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We both felt that there was no comparison between Disneyland and Disney World. If you can only do one - Disney World is the place to go.
If someone spends one day at any WDW park that was under going special circumstances like when you went to DL and had been to DLR they would say the exact opposite as you. Almost gauranteed.

It's unfortunate that your timing was off. You seem too focused on the impact of the parade filming that you found to be a negative.

Could you name 5 things that are better in DL than in the MK?
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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Okay, 5 things I liked about Disneyland -

Christmas decorations were up in New Orleans Square
Haunted Mansion was decorated with Nightmare before Christmas theme
My husband waited in line to get a photo with Goofy :-)
It was Harry Potter Day - an unexpected surprise for this HP fan
Any day at Disney is a good day
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