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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    To me, I've always thought it a bit silly to pit Disney theme parks against each other. In fact, I think it's just plain nutty the way some fans argue and fight over this, insisting their own local park is better because [insert reason here].

    DL is the original. The granddaddy. The one Walt walked in. I'm glad to be a native and current resident of Southern California which means I'm in close proximity to DL.

    And it's great to be able to use Walt Disney World, on the other side of the country/continent, as a vacation getaway, because it makes for a great multi-day vacation experience. I bear absolutely no ill will towards WDW even though DL is my "home park." WDW has only been good to me (for the most part). MK is different than DL. But for everything that the o.g. Disneyland represents, it's almost unfair to compare it with Florida's version.

    And then I consider myself lucky to have family that lives in Tokyo, which has enabled me to make several trips to their two theme parks, including the absolutely awesome Tokyo DisneySea. Again, it gives me different Disney theme park experiences.

    I'm glad that MK and DL and TDL are not exactly the same. I love them all. But my heart belongs in Anaslime --err, I mean, Anaheim.

    In other words: I'm not a hater.
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Between the two, Disneyland is my first love. I've grown up with it thru the years. Walt personally built it, hands-on. It became his crown achievement...the catalyst for all other theme parks. The attractions are more detailed and magical.

    Brother Roy and Walt constructed the park together, and enjoyed the fireworks and rides together. The CM's and face characters are better looking...and smarter to boot. The weather is warmer throughout the year in Anaheim. DL simply smells better.
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Well I don't think I could compare Disneyland Resort to the Walt Disney World Resort as a whole, because overall they are both very different.

    HOWEVER, I CAN compare Disneyland Park to the Magic Kingdom.

    To me, it's simple really: It's the original. Nothing beats that.

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    Pirates AND Haunted Mansion AND Space Mountain is WAAAAAAAAAY better here (Disneyland)...
    They don't have a Matterhorn, Indiana Jones Adventure, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, or Mr. Toad's Wild Ride...or a Submarine Voyage, like we will once again have.

    They don't have a beautiful outdoor facade to Small World.

    (Do they have a Storybookland? I don't remember.)

    Again, it's the original, so there are going to be things that will never be the same there.

    I do, however, really enjoy Liberty Square, ESPECIALLY the Hall of Presidents. I think that is pure genius.

    I do like their big Adventureland, and I do like the fact that they still have the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.

    Well, you get the idea. That's my opinion!
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    ... DL simply smells better.
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    I hear that DL's Fantasmic! is waaaay better than MK's/WDW's. True?

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Quote Originally Posted by missmonkey View Post
    I hear that DL's Fantasmic! is waaaay better than MK's/WDW's. True?
    I don't know. Last March I bought the dinner package that includes dinner at the Brown Derby and Fantasmic! at Disney's MGM Studios. Dinner at the Brown Derby was okay (where, incidently, they serve wine, beer and other assorted "adult" beverages without major riots occuring), and after dinner we were escorted to reserved seating at the amphitheater behind the ToT. We were so disappointed in F! that we decided to leave halfway thru, rather than continue to be disappointed and have to deal with 10,000 people trying to leave at the same time as us.

    There were many positive things about WDW for my wife and I, such as the great dining options, The Animal Kingdom, and especially Epcot, but F! was not something that I would recommend to others visiting WDW.
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    I love them both. If I had to choose, it would be Disneyland mostly for the Matterhorn and It's a Small World, and because of Walt, however, when I get the chance to get out to WDW you better believe I'm thrilled! I think I love MK because it's so remote out there among the lakes and the trees. You can see the castle from all around and it's so gorgeous.

    Both parks are wonderful!

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    My little sister summed it up best: Magic Kingdom is bigger and crappier. I hated the full-scale Main Street and the gigantic, overbearing Cinderella's Castle; it made me feel about six inches tall. I also thought it was weird that Main Street was almost entirely white, compared to our much warmer color scheme.

    The day continued much like that. Space Mountain was boring, Buzz was frustrating, and I left the Tiki Room horrified and in tears. We rode and did everything just for comparison's sake, but honestly, on my next visit, I'll probably only spend a few hours in MK, or skip it altogether (depending on whether we get Philharmagic over here; I need my fix.)

    As far as clones from other parks, it was largely a toss-up. People rave on and on about their Tower of Terror, but I found the actual ride boring. (Now, if you put their preshow with our actual ride, you'd have something really special.) Fantasmic wasn't necessarily a bad show, but it isn't in the same league as ours.

    Of course, I am biased. Disneyland is the one place in the world that feels like home to me. There's certainly more to do in Florida, and their live entertainment was more plentiful and far superior, but on the whole, I was unimpressed.

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Quote Originally Posted by missmonkey View Post
    I hear that DL's Fantasmic! is waaaay better than MK's/WDW's. True?
    Absolutely true. Again, DL's F! is original. The surroundings of F! in DL (aka TSI and the Rivers of America/NOS, etc.) also create a really great feel to the show. Also, DL's F! has the Mark Twain and the Columbia, while WDW has a puny little boat for the finale...it's WAY better at DL!
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    I love Disneyland first because it was the original that Walt did the most work on. I also love it because it's the only one I have been to.
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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Disneyland is special because it is where i spent my childhood , and because of that it will always beat out the MagicKingdom in florida.

    but Objectively i like the MK tomorrowland better , i like how the MK is bigger overall , bigger castle and bigger Trainstation , Big thunder is better there , so is SplashMountain and BuzzLightyear , they still have the Peoplemover and the Carousel Of Progress and the Country Bear Jamboree and the RocketJets are still up on the platform , the MK has a better themed and bigger Adventureland

    but like i said , Disneyland is where my heart is

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrimmGreen View Post
    but Objectively i like the MK tomorrowland better , i like how the MK is bigger overall , bigger castle and bigger Trainstation , Big thunder is better there , so is SplashMountain and BuzzLightyear , they still have the Peoplemover and the Carousel Of Progress and the Country Bear Jamboree and the RocketJets are still up on the platform , the MK has a better themed and bigger Adventureland
    I wouldn't call Carousel of Progress "still" there. The show is similar enough, but it's not what played at Disneyland from 1967-1973.

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    It's true, this has been discussed many times but I'll bite anyways. Disneyland is my pick because....

    1. No humidity/better weather
    2. Rides are generally better at DL
    3. Park hopping is easy here, difficult in FL
    4. Superior Fantasmic
    5. Generally more "magical"; its the original!

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    Re: Why do you love DisneyLand BETTER than DisneyWorld?

    In addition to what has already been said, Disneyland has an Alice in wonderland ride.

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