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DLR first visit from the eyes of a WDW veteran

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by BrianV, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. PiratesMansion

    PiratesMansion Active Member

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    I think the only thing that can be overwhelming is the crowds, particularly in the Tomorrowland corridor and leading up to the nighttime spectaculars. Overall, though, it's a much more relaxing and spontaneous trip.
     
  2. disneygeek90

    disneygeek90 Well-Known Member

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    It seems as if AP's in DLR are far greater than the scale of AP's in WDW. Does anyone know the approximate differences between the two count wise?
     
  3. disneygeek90

    disneygeek90 Well-Known Member

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    It's like claiming HM is the same as Nemo and Friends :rolleyes:
     
  4. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    We estimate that there are 1 million or more APs at DLR. I have no idea how many WDW has, but I would be shocked if it was anywhere near half of that.
     
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  5. disneygeek90

    disneygeek90 Well-Known Member

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    That's crazy. I am a WDW AP living in Orlando, and was at DLR in March. I could definitely tell a lot were AP (as almost every cast member asked if I was, that’s not quite as prevalent in WDW). I’m most likely going back to DLR for a Sunday and Monday trip in early November so hoping that the end of weekend/weekday visit will be better.
     
  6. Figments Friend

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    Oh I agree.
    I was, and still am, a major EPCOT Center fan.
    Spent a lot of time there in the early 80s and despite all the changes its still my favorite Park along with Disneyland Park.
    There will always be a draw to return to Epcot for me.

    World Showcase is terrific.
    Now if we can just get Future World back into a inspirational state....


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  7. BrianV

    BrianV Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Give future world time. The land is still one of my favorites depsite the loss of the jingle...
     
  8. yookeroo

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    Well, one side feels competitive. I doubt Angelenos give it much thought. Feels like OC has an inferiority complex. And I say this as someone who lived there for a quarter of a century. Orange Countians who get bothered by this remind me of Ricearonians who get upset by "Frisco".

    Ok. I admit I only posted this for the opportunity to use "Ricearonians".
     
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    ^^ Funny!
     
  10. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    lol when "Ricearonians" ends up on Urban Dictionary, I better not see your picture next to it!
     
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    To be safe, how about you use this pic as a disclaimer anytime you use Ricearonians?

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  12. yookeroo

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    When Urban Dictionary asks for my pic, I'll send this.
     
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  13. Minthorne

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    Another WDW veteran just back from 3 days at DLR. I read this thread before going and it is so spot on. Was there 4/13-4/15 and the crowds were very manageable. I think the AP block outs helped. Did Morning Magic Hours each day. The first day we did 14 attractions at DLP between 7a -11a. It was awesome - no way you could get through much in in WDW. I agree with the OP comparisons of all the attractions and the entrance to DCA from the Grand Californian was super convenient. It is situated across from the Grizzly River Run raft ride - get soak and go change! California Screaming is an amazing coaster! I'm going to attempt to load some pictures - Including Kurt Douglas at DCA during food and wine.
     
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    @Minthorne What was Kurt Russell talking about?
     
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    It was a wine event during the DCA food and wine festival. He and Goldie attended the event and he was talking about wine. I think they own part of the vineyard that was being showcased.
     
  17. flynnibus

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    No - The RSR cars actually have a pivot body for instance. The 'I ride in a car on a slot track' is the same, but almost everything else is significantly different.
     
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    This is even more exaggerated with TT2.0. My god what a barren wasteland
     
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  19. flynnibus

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    I'd bet the number is far larger than most realize. The difference is the visiting patterns. DLR has a far larger base of APs that visit frequently and casually (part day, etc). WDW has a huge group of FL resident passes and a massive base of APs that buy because of DVC or longer duration stays, but are never seen outside of those 'vacation' stays.
     

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