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Old 05-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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My first love is Disneyland for sure. Love the original park, weather, and all of what California has to offer.

What do I like about WDW? Is that the question?

WDW has better food, better resort choices, and more stuff to do like renting sea raycers on Seven Seas Lagoon. There's no denying the fun of WDW.

Now for all those people that hate the discussion on WDW vs. Disneyland. I like it! Isn't this a discussion board anyways? I don't condone bashing one over the other but I think comparing the two is fun. Say for instance Splash Mountain. My favorite ride of all time at Disney. WDW's version is better in my opinion. I like sitting two next to each other and the ride doesn't race through the animatronics section. It also has an extra dip/hill. And don't get me started how much better Pirates is at Disneyland vs. WDW. It's all in good fun. Let them discuss!
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #17
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Sherilaine, I get what you're asking and I can see this is not a DL vs. WDW smackdown. What are the reasons that people who never visited DLR automatically write it off and consider it inferior to WDW? I know the answer.

They're muggles.

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Old 05-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #18
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Yes, I was even surprised when I first came to DISBoards a few years ago and found a majority of the categories on this site are dedicated to WDW. You have to scroll over half way down on the main forums page to find the few categories relating to DLR in California. I understand it because there are more total visitors to the Orlando parks, but it still surprised me.
There are more visitors to WDW, but isn't that partially due to a conscious effort on the part of Disney to promote one resort over the other? People complain about the crowds at DL but just imagine how packed the parks would be if DLR advertised nationally the way WDW does?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=carissa1970;48516962]I think they are totally different and cannot even be compared.

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Exactly my opinion! I go to each for a totally different, yet great experience
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #20
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People who've never been to Disneyland automatically write it off because WDW is bigger. Bigger automatically equals better.

It doesn't really bother me when people do this. Disneyland and California Adventure are starting to get too crowded anyway, and we need to keep the tourists away.


Kidding, of course!

I don't see how anyone can write off any of the Disney parks if they've never been. I myself can't wait to visit every Disney resort.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #21
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Living in Illinois with a bazillion WDW TV commercials and rarely a DL commercial I hear the WDW is sooo much better comments all the time.

Most have never been to DL and based on the size of WDW they think it is superior.

I don't mention any of very magical aspects of DL. I just nod and tell them I hope they have a magical time. I feel no need to encourage more people to come to DL.

Actually if it had been up to me DCA would still be the parking lot in front of DL and DCA ( or DFA if in Fl.) and Carsland would be in Orlando. LOL

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #22
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I have not encouraged any of them to fly to DLR vs WDW either, as I agree it is already crowded enough. I have never subscribed to the theory of bigger being better but I guess for many people that is their gut reaction.
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I've seen lots of Disneyland commercials up here in the northwest, at least since they opened Carsland.
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They're muggles.

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I've seen lots of Disneyland commercials up here in the northwest, at least since they opened Carsland.
Here in NorCal too. I suspect DL is heavy west of the Rockies and WDW to the East.
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I think they are totally different and cannot even be compared. I grew up going to DL, love it, always will, and i especially love how I can get from the back of one park to the back of the other in about 10 minutes, walking. And it is close to my home.

Now, I haven't been to WDW in years, and we are going in July! I am so excited. It seems to me to be more of a vacation spot, people stay for ages. They seem to offer so much more. I think I will love it also. And continue gang to both because they are both awesome.

Completely agree except that I am the opposite, I grew up going to WDW and have never stepped foot in DL (except when we go for the first time in 9 days ). I blame that on my parents because it was always too far for them to drive (they hated to fly) and too expensive, we too are from Illinois (I noticed that there a couple Illinoisians on this thread ). When I got older, it was more a comfort thing for DH and I (he too had grown up going to WDW) until we decided that we had to visit the park that Walt built. I am very excited to see the differences that DL has to offer. For example there are rides that DL has that WDW doesn't have and a couple of rides that are no longer at WDW that are still operating in DL.

OP I don't know why anyone would put DLR down or say one resort is better then the other. I completely agree that if you haven't experienced it then you really can't say which is better....just like anything else in life.
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Here in NorCal too. I suspect DL is heavy west of the Rockies and WDW to the East.
Makes sense.

The conversation/advise I hear on the playground in our area (non disney obsessed people we know) is take kids to DL when they're younger and wdw when they're older.
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Makes sense.

The conversation/advise I hear on the playground in our area (non disney obsessed people we know) is take kids to DL when they're younger and wdw when they're older.
I agree. The majority of people I know here locally travel to DL especially with younger kids. The 3hour versus 8-10+ hours seem to play a big role in their decision. I often hear people say that once the kids are older they will travel to Orlando. I actually am thinking of the same thing. We just went to DL in March with my 9 and 6 year old and am thinking of trying WDW in a few years. We choose DL first with kids (been there pre kids) since it is a shorter more most times direct flight , everything is close together and my younger DD could go on more rides (less rides with the 48" height requirement).
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Completely agree except that I am the opposite, I grew up going to WDW and have never stepped foot in DL (except when we go for the first time in 9 days ). I blame that on my parents because it was always too far for them to drive (they hated to fly) and too expensive, we too are from Illinois (I noticed that there a couple Illinoisians on this thread ). When I got older, it was more a comfort thing for DH and I (he too had grown up going to WDW) until we decided that we had to visit the park that Walt built. I am very excited to see the differences that DL has to offer. For example there are rides that DL has that WDW doesn't have and a couple of rides that are no longer at WDW that are still operating in DL.

OP I don't know why anyone would put DLR down or say one resort is better then the other. I completely agree that if you haven't experienced it then you really can't say which is better....just like anything else in life.
We are absolutely planning to compare all the rides. My 7yo son will dissect everything, but definitely not to criticize, just to compare. WDW still has Country Bear Jamboree!! My DH and I cannot wait to see that again. Plus, did I see somewhere there is the People Mover or am I just wishing?? It will bring my childhood back!

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I've also seen a bit of bias from (mostly) folks from the Eastern side of the continent. A lot of it is purely the assumption that bigger is better. I just figure that if someone hasn't actually been to both then they can't really know so there's no point paying attention to any comparisons. I consider DL to be my "home" resort but I've been to WDW once. I really did love both, but I did find myself comparing a bit. But just because I like certain things about one resort, I'd never put down the other.
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