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World Of Color Refurbishment

AJH219

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I just think it's hilariously sad DLR has no real nighttime entertainment right now. Meanwhile WDW still has 5 shows nightly in the "slow season" including a REAL fireworks show performed nightly, regardless of weather, at their castle park. Definitely in no rush to see the so called crown jewel of Disney parks.
 

vj81995

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I just think it's hilariously sad DLR has no real nighttime entertainment right now. Meanwhile WDW still has 5 shows nightly in the "slow season" including a REAL fireworks show performed nightly, regardless of weather, at their castle park. Definitely in no rush to see the so called crown jewel of Disney parks.
maybe both resorts have their pros and cons and one shouldn't be "better" than the other? 🤔
 

iMax

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I agree but the west coast resort has always been held up on a godly pedestal. I'm starting to think it might be just a tad overrated.
Before I post what I want to say, have you been to Disneyland before?
 

AJH219

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Before I post what I want to say, have you been to Disneyland before?
Never been but seeing how little they care about nighttime entertainment out there, the stupid Pixar crap at DCA, only 2 parks, no Disney Springs, the fact its surrounded by "real world", and the fact it's in California really has turned me off on the notion. Much to chagrin of my friends. I just know I would not enjoy it
 

DisneyScott

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Never been but seeing how little they care about nighttime entertainment out there, the stupid Pixar crap at DCA, only 2 parks, no Disney Springs, the fact its surrounded by "real world", and the fact it's in California really has turned me off on the notion. Much to chagrin of my friends. I just know I would not enjoy it
Aren’t all theme parks surrounded by a real world ? That’s where they are, after all.

The real magic comes from doing such a fantastic job at hiding the real world.
 

AJH219

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Aren’t all theme parks surrounded by a real world ? That’s where they are, after all.

The real magic comes from doing such a fantastic job at hiding the real world.
Which Disneyland doesn't since its built in the middle of a neighborhood, unlike WDW
 

rebelk73

Member
Never been but seeing how little they care about nighttime entertainment out there, the stupid Pixar crap at DCA, only 2 parks, no Disney Springs, the fact its surrounded by "real world", and the fact it's in California really has turned me off on the notion. Much to chagrin of my friends. I just know I would not enjoy it
THere are about the same amount of rides at 2 DIsneyland parks as all 4 parks in DIsney world. The food at Disneyland is widely regarded as superior to Disney World. The Disney bubble that everyone talks about at Florida may be a thing, but I never feel like I am anywhere but Disneyland when there. Yes, there are fewer parades at Disneyland, but honestly, between seeing Fantasmic right in the middle of the park on the Rivers of America instead of in a stadium is magical. Plus, there are lots of shows happening everywhere, at restaurants, on the streets, etc. that aren't thought of as big shows. Trust me, there is something happening that is a show at nearly every minute that the Disneyland parks are open. Cars land is both gorgeous and immersive and unique to California. Radiator Springs alone may be the best ride Disney has ever built. New Orleans square is amazing. Walking within minutes from one park to the other is fantastic. Yes, there are things that are better at Disney World, but there are things better at Disneyland. It isn't like going to one phenomenal resort and then going to a lesser version. A bucket list for me is a trip to see Epcot. It sounds amazing! Will I miss the food, history, and ease of access at Disneyland? of course. Will the humidity drive me crazy, yep. Will I count out Disney World because the food isn't as good and you have to take a bus to get to another park? Nope. Deal breaker? No way!
 

iMax

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Never been but seeing how little they care about nighttime entertainment out there, the stupid Pixar crap at DCA, only 2 parks, no Disney Springs, the fact its surrounded by "real world", and the fact it's in California really has turned me off on the notion. Much to chagrin of my friends. I just know I would not enjoy it
I've been to Disneyland twice and I find it far better than WDW and no it's not because I've been to WDW several times and not because of the fact that I work there.

On my first trip to Disneyland I forgot all about the real world, there's a certain charm about those two parks that WDW just doesn't have and no not because Disneyland is Walt's baby. Both parks just have a certain vibe that I can't even explain and can't find anywhere in any 4 WDW parks. DCA especially, I could walk through that park all day and not get bored, the scenery of that park is just flat out amazing, especially Cars Land & Grizzly Peak. The food at Disneyland is also far superior than WDW, even the churros.

As far as nighttime entertainment goes, even though it's down a lot, when everything is up and running it puts WDW's nighttime entertainment to shame with the exception of HEA. DLR's Fantasmic is far superior, RDCT whenever that's shown is beautiful, PTN is a blast, and even though I haven't seen it yet, WOC buries ROL.

The only few things I can say WDW beats DLR at is it's size, the numerous resorts, Disney Springs, and the fact that we have Epcot & Animal Kingdom.

So before saying Disneyland is overrated, try going for yourself and seeing what I mean, because as far as I'm concerned, Disneyland has a spot in my heart for as long as I live.
 

AJH219

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I've been to Disneyland twice and I find it far better than WDW and no it's not because I've been to WDW several times and not because of the fact that I work there.

On my first trip to Disneyland I forgot all about the real world, there's a certain charm about those two parks that WDW just doesn't have and no not because Disneyland is Walt's baby. Both parks just have a certain vibe that I can't even explain and can't find anywhere in any 4 WDW parks. DCA especially, I could walk through that park all day and not get bored, the scenery of that park is just flat out amazing, especially Cars Land & Grizzly Peak. The food at Disneyland is also far superior than WDW, even the churros.

As far as nighttime entertainment goes, even though it's down a lot, when everything is up and running it puts WDW's nighttime entertainment to shame with the exception of HEA. DLR's Fantasmic is far superior, RDCT whenever that's shown is beautiful, PTN is a blast, and even though I haven't seen it yet, WOC buries ROL.

The only few things I can say WDW beats DLR at is it's size, the numerous resorts, Disney Springs, and the fact that we have Epcot & Animal Kingdom.

So before saying Disneyland is overrated, try going for yourself and seeing what I mean, because as far as I'm concerned, Disneyland has a spot in my heart for as long as I live.
Good for you I guess
 

iMax

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If you've never been, how do you know how good or bad they are at hiding the real world?
It's actually 50/50 depending on where you enter the resort. If you enter from the Downtown Disney side that's your "gateway" from the real world to the fantasy world. But if you come in from Harbor Boulevard (which is a strip of restaurants and hotels) than its pretty much the same as walking from the gates of Six Flags to your car in the parking lot (bad comparison but you get the idea)
 

The Colonel

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For a shorter stay DL is far superior especially if staying at Grand Californian. For a longer stay WDW has more to offer. But I go to DL for a week. I love it.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
The food at Disneyland is widely regarded as superior to Disney World.
No. No it is not. Not just in my opinion, I'm pretty sure that's close to consensus.

Agree with the rest of your post though. I just left my trip to Disneyland and if you stick to the Adventureland Tower at the Disneyland Hotel or the Grand Californian, the bubble is as strong as WDW, if not stronger.

But the food was absolutely lousy (except Steakhouse 55 and White Water Snacks).
 

Touchdown

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Counter service at Disneyland is better in my opinion, but table service is better at WDW. Yes it is a major feat to get into the best WDW restaurants, but it’s so worth it.

That said, eating a late lunch at Carnination Cafe during the parade and having a Monte Cristo at Cafe Orleans are must dos, Steakhouse 55 was also very good.
 
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