Thanks again for all the work you put into this guide.
Great job! Thanks for such an informative thread, it is truly going to help me in planning my upcoming trip.
I am a WDW vet and I found this quite interesting. :) I hope to make it to WDL sometime soon.
nice job...thanks for taking the time to do this...
By "WDL" I think you must mean "Walt DisneyLand", which will confuse some folks as DisneyLand Resort (DLR) is the official name and will be recognizable to more people.
FWIW, my OP here was written more from the head, while my DLR Guide was written more from the heart as that is home for me. :D
Whoops...duh....I meant DLR. :)
I am heading to WDW in April! I have been trying to wrap my head around the differences this thread helps a lot. :yea:
But considering that I spent 5 day at DLR easily and still feel I have not got enough. I was shocked that with 4 parks people suggest just 1 day each for AK and MGM and 2 days each for MK and Epcot. The items that keeps coming up for me is the number of attractions. Yes I know that "attractions" means different things to different people. But what I looked at was the Disney official count of attractions. This is what I found
That means DLR= 90 and WDW=115 :roll:
I know that I am not looking at the water parks but I thought it was interesting just 25 additional attractions at WDW it helped me understand why I am not going to need 6 days just at MK!!! :clap:
It is somewhat ambiguous what is and is not a ride, and I had to use some judgement. I have it all in an Excel spreadsheet and think I was fair to both parks. Here is what I came up with:
WDW - 72
DLR - 66
See spreadsheet copies here http://hydroguy.smugmug.com/gallery/...#90919695-L-LB for DLR and http://hydroguy.smugmug.com/gallery/...#90919696-L-LB for WDW. The WDW count is short one, as Epcot added the Nemo ride since I posted. But DLR will soon have its Nemo ride, and thus both will have one extra than I counted here.
MK - 32
Epcot - 19 (+Nemo)
MGM - 10
AK - 11
DL - 41
DCA - 25
In total, WDW's four parks only have about 10% more rides than DLR's two parks.
I thinking it is really telling with your numbers or the numbers I found that the DLR and WDW are very comparable. I have always had this vision of the HUGE WDW and the little DLR. It just helped me put things into perspective WDW is like getting a car but DLR is like getting a Diamond Ring both are AWESOME presents!!:ap:
Don't forget WDW has much, much more theming in the parks. If your a shutterbug like me, you can spends days just photographing the parks.
thank you so much!! im going to WDW this summer and i am all DLR. this guide really helped me :)
Hey now! Let's not pick nits here.
The idea is to give an overview for people who understand DLR. I'm finding this guide to be EXTREMELY helpful and I thank you Hydro for putting this together.
I have now bought all the books I care to for WDW vacation planning and nothing so far has been as helpful as this. ONLY because I do understand DLR, so we can cut through all the Disney 101 stuff and get to real, helpful trip planning info.
This was no small effort either. Props to you and some rep Hydro!