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    DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Found this on the web and thought you all might like to take a look and see how we fared...

    Zagat Survey today released its first Disneyland Resort Insider's Guide, a comprehensive overview of 279 rides, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and amenities throughout California's renowned Disneyland Resort. Based on 3,122 avid Disney-goers, the guide offers advice on how to spend your time and money, as well as how to beat the lines, while enjoying the magic at Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Because Disney appeals to all ages, attractions are separately rated for their "Adult Appeal," "Child Appeal" and "Thrill" on Zagat's signature 30-point scale.

    "Our goal is to give consumers access to a variety of information to help them make smart decisions and take action," said Tim Zagat, CEO of Zagat Survey. "Through this guide, our 3,000+ surveyors, who are frequent visitors to the Disneyland Resort, are sharing their experiences to help newcomers better navigate all the parks have to offer."
    Thrilled to Perfection: The top thrill in the Disneyland Resort, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, has earned itself a perfect 30 rating from surveyors - a rare honor in Zagat's history. Following close behind are Space Mountain and California Screamin', which both earned "extraordinary" thrill ratings of 29. With the Indiana Jones Adventure and Splash Mountain rounding out the top 5, it's clear that these parks pack a punch for any thrill-seeking Disney-goer.
    Disney Fever: Most Disney visitors first experience the magic while still young. A full 60% of surveyors report their first visit to a Disney theme park before age five - and 30% say before age three. Still, Disneyland Resort appeals to all ages. In fact, 89% of our surveyors have visited the Resort as an adult without children along. Echoing the Resort's remarkable popularity, the vast majority say they plan to visit again within six months.
    Top Rides: This year, 65% of surveyors report spending almost all their time in the parks visiting rides or attractions. Surveyors' favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean, the swash-buckling pirate adventure. Space Mountain and Soarin' Over California came in #2 and 3 respectively. The Tower of Terror earned a 29 for Adult Appeal, while the dazzling "Remember ... Dreams Come True" fireworks won top Child Appeal.
    Most Popular Overall:
    1. Pirates of the Caribbean - New Orleans Square, DL
    2. Space Mountain - Tomorrowland, DL
    3. Soarin' Over California - Golden State, DCA
    4. Indiana Jones Adventure - Adventureland, DL
    5. California Screamin' - Paradise Pier, DCA

    Adult Appeal:
    1. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (DCA)
    2. Space Mountain (Disneyland)
    3. California Screamin' (DCA)
    4. Soarin' Over California (DCA)
    5. "Remember ... Dreams Come True" (Disneyland)

    Child Appeal:
    1. "Remember/Dreams Come True" (Disneyland)
    2. Toy Story Midway Mania! (DCA)
    3. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (Disneyland)
    4. Turtle Talk with Crush (DCA)
    5. Fantasmic! (Disneyland)

    DL = Disneyland Park; DCA = Disney's California Adventure Park; DD = Downtown Disney District
    Disney Dining: Like all Zagat Surveys, the Disneyland Resort Insider's guide separately rates restaurants for their Food, Decor, Service and Cost. This enables visitors to make informed dining decisions and stay within any budget. Special indexes such as Buffet, Quick Bites Romantic Places and Teen Appeal, also helps visitors tailor any meal to meet their needs.
    Surveyors are definitely passionate about Disney dining as 38% of them say they spend quite a bit or almost all of their time dining out. Napa Rose at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa swept the competition, earning top honors for Food, Decor and Service, as well as ranking #2 in Popularity. Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel came in second place for all three categories. Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park was named Most Popular, with Napa Rose, Rainforest Cafe, Redd Rockett's Pizza Port and Storytellers Cafe completing the top 5.
    Most Popular
    1. Blue Bayou (Disneyland)
    2. Napa Rose (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel)
    3. Rainforest Cafe (DD)
    4. Redd Rockett's Pizza Port (Disneyland)
    5. Storytellers Cafe (Disney's Grand Californian Hotel)

    Top Food
    1. Napa Rose (Grand Californian)
    2. Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
    3. Yamabuki (Paradise Pier)
    4. Catal (DD)
    5. Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen (DD)

    Shop 'Til You Drop: With a plethora of toy, clothing and jewelry shops, shopping in Disneyland Resort is a popular pastime. A staggering 92% of visitors report purchasing apparel and an equally impressive 82% seek sweets. Disneyana, located on Main Street USA (in Disneyland Park), tops the list for Quality, earning a 28 rating out of a possible 30. And Downtown Disney's World of Disney, whose name really says it all, wins for Most Popular.
    Top Quality (overall)
    1. Disneyana (Disneyland)
    2. Silhouette Studio (Disneyland)
    3. Off the Page (DCA)
    4. Jewel of Orleans (Disneyland)
    5. China Closet (Disneyland)

    Most Popular (overall)
    1. World of Disney (DD)
    2. Emporium (Disneyland)
    3. Build-a-Bear Workshop (DD)
    4. Disneyana (Disneyland)
    5. Candy Palace (Disneyland)

    Downtown Disney and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort: The Downtown Disney District is home to retail shops, restaurants and live music venues, and is within walking distance of all three hotels of the Disneyland Resort: the Paradise Pier Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Disneyland Hotel. Besides fine dining at Napa Rose and Steakhouse 55, visitors can experience live entertainment at the House of Blues or Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen. Some opt for more moderately priced dining at Rainforest Cafe and ESPN Zone, while others enjoy catching a flick at nearby AMC Theatres and shopping at the colossal World of Disney.
    The Guide in Detail: Zagat Survey's Disneyland Resort Insider's Guide is loaded with helpful top lists and indexes. Attractions are broken down by type (Simulator, Roller Coaster, Animatronics,) and by special features (Toddlers, Educational, Rainy Day Appropriate). Dining and Shopping are also included in indexes, such as Cuisine, Special Features, and Merchandise. The Disneyland Resort Insider's Guide ($14.95) was edited by John Deiner, with consulting by Laura Randall. It is available at bookstores and other retail outlets, through ZAGAT.com or by calling 888/371-5440.
    Last edited by kristibaer; 01-15-2009 at 01:52 PM.
    It may have zippity to do with doo-dah

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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    That was interesting! Thanks for sharing! Looks like we're stuck with the godawful PizzaPort since it is in the top 5 for most popular.


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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY View Post
    That was interesting! Thanks for sharing! Looks like we're stuck with the godawful PizzaPort since it is in the top 5 for most popular.

    Yeah how in the heck did the Pizza Port get in there with the other restaurants!
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Step-Mom View Post
    Yeah how in the heck did the Pizza Port get in there with the other restaurants!
    Cuz kids like pizza no matter how lousy.


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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Cool! I took this survey a while back.

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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Step-Mom View Post
    Yeah how in the heck did the Pizza Port get in there with the other restaurants!
    No doubt! Storytellers ranked 5th against Pizza Port-how does that work?
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by kristibaer View Post
    No doubt! Storytellers ranked 5th against Pizza Port-how does that work?
    because Pizza port is cheap compared to Storytellers


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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by kristibaer View Post
    No doubt! Storytellers ranked 5th against Pizza Port-how does that work?
    Because people have no taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kritter View Post
    because Pizza port is cheap compared to Storytellers
    Yeah and let's talk about the quality of food, Storytellers could kick Pizza Port's you know what any day when it comes to quality of the food.
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Step-Mom View Post
    Because people have no taste?



    Yeah and let's talk about the quality of food, Storytellers could kick Pizza Port's you know what any day when it comes to quality of the food.
    For what it is, Storytellers isnt THAT expensive, but for what Pizza Port is, I think it could be a little less moola! Don't get me wrong, I've had worse pizza and pasta to be sure, but still.
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Perhaps people surveyed have paid $16 for the five ravioli pasta dish at Storyteller's.

    Six cloves of garlic and five ravioli for $16!!!
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    I actually like Pizza Port
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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Screamin' more popular than the Haunted Mansion?!?!?!?!?

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    Good Grief! Disney might as well sell off to 6 flags! People who created that list are out of their freakin' minds!

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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Good Grief! Disney might as well sell off to 6 flags! People who created that list are out of their freakin' minds!
    Or they just have a difference of opinion. Remember folks in the real world don't look at Disney the same way folks on MiceChat do.

    Survey's like these are a good way to see what the normal folks think.

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    Re: DLR - Zagat Survey, LLC

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Screamin' more popular than the Haunted Mansion?!?!?!?!?

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    Good Grief! Disney might as well sell off to 6 flags! People who created that list are out of their freakin' minds!
    More popular... mind you. Not better. What would a normal guest walk towards... an old Victorian mansion... or a giant looping-mickey branded steel coaster?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Step-Mom View Post
    Yeah and let's talk about the quality of food, Storytellers could kick Pizza Port's you know what any day when it comes to quality of the food.
    It was the most popular, not the best quality food. I for one, am not surprised at all that the biggest place to get pizza in the Resort was in the top 5 popularity-wise. Pizza is an easily accessible food that the majority of people will eat. Especially kids.

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