What do you think is the best themed, Disney (non-water) park in the world?
Vote for more than one & comment, please.
First, Micechat's polls only allow for ten options and--since there are 11 parks--I had to exclude one, so I’m excluding the landslide winner of a recent “What’s the worst Disney park?” poll, the Walt Disney Studios Park next to Disneyland Paris. It’s the only Disney park I really dislike.
Feel free to vote for more than one if it seems too close to call. Please vote for what you think might be the best park TODAY, not the Magic Kingdom in the 70s or Epcot in the early 80s, or Disneyland Paris in the 90s.
Few of us have recently been to all 11 Disney parks at the same time of year and this eliminates any "scientific" credibility for this poll. In fact, I'd probably lose respect for a journalist who cited this poll. I just want a feel for how Micechatters currently perceive the parks.
I voted for Disneyland in Anaheim,
Tokyo Disney Sea,
and Disney California Adventure.
I’ve never been to the Disney Sea park, but I’ve read a lot about it and seen many photos and some videos of it, so even though I’ve heard it could use more attractions, I’m listing it as one in a four-way tie. I know that's problematic, even stupid, but having been to the outstanding Tokyo Disneyland and read about and seen so much about the newer Disney park next to it, I have to respect TDSea.
In the past I’d have listed WDW’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot near the top, but I just saw a small chunk of concrete missing on a WDW walkway in a movie recently filmed partly in the MK. This reminded me that many enthusiastic Disney park fans have reported that the parks of WDW have not been kept up, so I’m not voting for them. Ditto for Disneyland Paris. I hope all three of these once-great parks are restored and improved so that they move to the very top of more people's lists.
With 17 million a year flocking to the MK each year, I doubt Iger will make sufficient improvements at WDW very quickly. It will be interesting if a coming year will have a price increase that’s only equal to the inflation rate, or if there's an actual decline in attendance at any WDW park in a year when Universal Orlando's parks have increased their attendance.
I'm putting this poll in the WDW section so WDW's fans can defend their parks and, hopefully, convince me that their four parks (or some of them) are still among the very best.