I'm posting this in the Tokyo forum because I figure a lot people in this forum have been to WDW, but maybe not the other way around.
I simply must go to a Disney park sometime in the next 18 months or I'm going to, well, do something, and it won't be pretty. I naturally thought about checking out the 50th stuff at Disneyland since I'll likely be living in the Las Vegas region later this year. However, it comes to dawn on me that aside from gawking at the fresh paint and maybe finally not chickening out on Space Mountain, there really isn't a whole lot happening at that park that I haven't seen over the course of four visits in the past 15 years.
So now it comes down to WDW and TDR. I originally looked at WDW just because the whole ordeal of getting there would be easier and everything from the Magic Kingdom to the size and scope of all those hotels blows away someone like me who is used to our little Disney park squeezed in an LA suburb. My fear of going to WDW is that I'll have so much to look at that. Forget about seeing it all, I won't even get to see most of the part I want!
On the other hand, TDR has some same and some different things than WDW, but I'm paying a lot more to get there. But there's still things I'd like to see and do there, like many of the rides at DisneySea and spend at least part of a day poking my head outside of resort grounds and investigating a country I've been casually interested in for a few years now. I'll probably never have another chance in my life to ride a bullet train.
So which should I do? Would I get more enjoyment out of a 3 day visit at TDR than I would at WDW? Would I get more for money by just sticking with the safer, cheaper bet? Can I keep my octopus intake to a minimum?
Thank you to whoever can give me some advice or an idea of what kind of experience I'd be getting.