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Merits of DLR vs. WDW

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by HMF, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    They threaten to go to get the old lady to barf. It would have been hilarious.
     
  2. thomas998

    thomas998 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure Magic Mountain is considered their flagship park... I don't even think it was one that they actually built, I think it was one they just bought from someone else... As for their maintenance and cleanliness that started to decline back in the 80's, and only got worse as they had a CEO that was intent on simply milking the company for money short term with no care for the long term viability of the company... which of course led to bankruptcy.... So honestly they should be looked as an example of what will happen to Disneyland if the bean counters take over and they continue pushing for short term profits at all costs.
     
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  3. dweezil78

    dweezil78 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Six Flags has only ever built 3 parks total (Over Texas, Over Georgia, and St. Louis). the rest were all acquisitions... did not know this! Magic Mountain was acquisition #2 back in 1979 long before it was the coaster giant it is today, so it's pretty much their park though not technically from day 1.

    Disneyland may not be doing things that everybody loves and agrees with, but they are a far far cry from what one would experience in a Six Flags park (which even my toddler hails as 'disgusting' -- ha!). The value and service at Disneyland is still top notch even if it's not at the level it was once upon a time. And while certainly things may not be what they once were, I'd argue that our memories are also a bit clouded as Disney fans were not nearly as critical of park operations and maintenance in the pre-internet days before we had 20+ minute YT videos and daily photo updates to obsess over every detail. Things in the park have always broken and needed sprucing up. Maybe not as much as they do today, but again, these were not things people obsessed over when I was a child and enjoyed the parks on a different level.
     
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  4. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

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    lol Dude, you're supposed to hide your crazy among normal people!
     
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  5. mandstaft

    mandstaft Well-Known Member

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    Magic Mountain was built from scratch.
     
  6. SuddenStorm

    SuddenStorm Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but not by Six Flags.
     
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  7. yookeroo

    yookeroo Well-Known Member

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    I know I steer clear of people sharing too much trivia and history of the Parks.

    Are you sure it wasn't from a mix?
     
  8. Stevek

    Stevek Well-Known Member

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    So...looks like I'm going to Disney World in May. Company sales meeting, going to fly the Mrs out at the end of the meeting and spend 4 days. Booked POP Century again...it's cheap, it's a room and we're not in it most of the time. We liked it back in 2010. Hoping that Pandora soft opens as we'll be there on 5/20 which is only a week prior to official opening. Been 3 years since our last visit, will do DAK, Epcot and MK in that order and just trying to figure out dining now. Fastpass bookings start 3/20 so hoping we can at least see Mine Train and Frozen.
     
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