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Trip Report The “lets count the ways Land is greater than World” as seen through the eyes of the #noobsfromgeorgia.

MerMom1981

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Enjoyable TR as always!
I feel just a little more prepared for our first trip coming up in June, so thanks for that 👍
We're doing a mini Griswold road trip from Grand Canyon to Disneyland aka "Wally World"
Just no Aunt Edna
 

PacNWTigger

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By castle walkthrough they meant the sleeping beauty attraction that is a walk through set of diaramas. It’s a dl classic that went away after 9/11 but was restored and brought back a few years ago. You have to kinda know about it because the entrance is pretty low key on the back of the castle.

On the monorails... you don’t really notice it from outside... but the dl ones are significantly smaller on the inside. That in part is why there is no standing... there simply isn’t the headroom in the curved roof compared to the wdw design :). The open floor design of the wdw monorails is a modern reversion of the design which made them more stroller and ecv friendly (it took out a bench)
Yeah...what @flynnibus said. Silly weekend got in the way...
 

lostpro9het

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Great report @lostpro9het, I hadn't even considered DL but now I'd love to give it a try in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Let me know if you decide to rent out your points :D
Enjoyable TR as always!
I feel just a little more prepared for our first trip coming up in June, so thanks for that 👍
We're doing a mini Griswold road trip from Grand Canyon to Disneyland aka "Wally World"
Just no Aunt Edna
Awesome TR! Makes me want to go back to DLR and The GC. I did the Storybook Canal ride for the sole purpose of looking for the Disney Cats 🐈! Not sure my DH will go as we moved to Florida in June from Mass to be closer to WDW and the cruise port. Maybe we will catch up with you in May for DVC MM.Happy New Year @lostpro9het and @imahistorygeek
Thank you very much for the great trip report, loved following along. Enjoy WDW for New Years Eve!
Great report. Have a great time in WDW!
Great TR! Thanks so much!
Ha! I laughed so loud at this.
Having grown up with DL, it was really fun to read your take from a first timer perspective. Thanks for the great trip report. I really enjoyed reading it!
Thank you all, I appreciate it!


Were here now, just finishing up lunch before we go see if our room is ready. Its busy for sure but the weather is amazing!

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MinnieM123

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What a fun TR @lostpro9het and @imahistorygeek . :)

I've never been to DL, so I enjoyed reading your insights and particularly appreciated all the various photos. It was kinda like a travelogue, and it held my interest. :happy:

So glad your family had a wonderful experience out there in CA, and thank you for sharing it here with your fellow WDWMagic members. :cool: Oh, Happy New Year to you, by the way! :joyfull:
 

lostpro9het

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What a fun TR @lostpro9het and @imahistorygeek . :)

I've never been to DL, so I enjoyed reading your insights and particularly appreciated all the various photos. It was kinda like a travelogue, and it held my interest. :happy:

So glad your family had a wonderful experience out there in CA, and thank you for sharing it here with your fellow WDWMagic members. :cool: Oh, Happy New Year to you, by the way! :joyfull:
Thank you, ma’am, Happy New Year to you too!


So I was getting our gear ready for our move from OKW to BCV and it hit me, Disney mulch might be one of the most underrated Disney smells! Its almost a constant across all resorts and when I got a whiff of it this morning I immediately remembered our first stays at POP. A nice calm came over me and a feeling of “you’re here” hit me like a sugar rush. So, yeah, Disney mulch is letting me know it’s going to be great day.
 
Just wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed your TR! I’m sure it was such an awesome experience to visit the original and know that Walt used to walk all around the park. Also enjoyed your DL vs. WDW comparisons and opinions on which place did better at certain things and attractions. Hopefully someday I’ll get to “the Land”.

Btw, Happy New Year to you and the family! Hope y’all are surviving those hellacious crowds.
 

lostpro9het

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Just wanted to say that I greatly enjoyed your TR! I’m sure it was such an awesome experience to visit the original and know that Walt used to walk all around the park. Also enjoyed your DL vs. WDW comparisons and opinions on which place did better at certain things and attractions. Hopefully someday I’ll get to “the Land”.

Btw, Happy New Year to you and the family! Hope y’all are surviving those hellacious crowds.
Thank you, sir! DL will happen for ya. You’re too big a fan not to.

Crowds are manageable today but nuts yesterday. Hopefully they continue to dwindle.
 

DisSplash

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I finally made it through your report! It was definitely a fun read, and I was happy to see that Voltron made it home eventually. :) I was taking some mental notes for when we get to the Land in 2022 (my son's chosen graduation trip). I was thinking of a 5-day ticket, with 2 days dedicated to each park, and the 5th a hopper for everyone to get the final rides of their favorites in, or to just savor all of the Disney feels and theming one last time. But is does seem as if you can do all that in 4 days? We plan to be out there for at least 8 days total to maybe hit up Knotts Berry Farm or Magic Mountain (this kid is coaster nut) and to get to the beach, so rest days are not too much of an issue.
Enjoy your New Year's trip - here is to low crowds and maximum FP and ride success! I am expecting to see the churro ice cream sandwich at some point ... :hungry:
 
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