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World Of Color Refurbishment

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.
 

DisneyScott

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Can I guide this back to World of Color? I’m curious if anyone has thoughts on The Incredicoaster operating during WOC now that more of the ride is enclosed.

They operate the coaster during New Years Shows
 

rebelk73

New Member
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).
Hmmmm, wonder what you ate! If you ate the mac and cheese cone, yeah terrible. Most stuff is delicious
 

CaptainAmerica

Well-Known Member
Hmmmm, wonder what you ate! If you ate the mac and cheese cone, yeah terrible. Most stuff is delicious
Off the top of my head, beef stew bread bowl at French Market, half chicken at French Market, fried chicken at the Plaza, burger at Galactic Grill, pork sandwich at Trader Sam's, rice bowl at the Lunar New Year place, pizza at Pizza Planet, pasta at Pizza Planet (that one was worst of all), pot roast at the Plaza.

We really liked White Water Snacks and Bengal Barbecue. Steakhouse 55 was amazing, but that's an entirely different category.
 

Evan-500

Well-Known Member
Okay back to topic.

Yay it’s officially returning! I stopped stalking the dining package pages after a while because I never thought I’d catch it coming back, but happy days!
 

SuddenStorm

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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
That's an interesting position for someone who's spent a decade on the forum- so I assume you're at least somewhat of a Disney fan. You're also posting in the Disneyland side of the forum, so I assume you're open to actually discussing Disneyland vs telling us all why you'd never want to go.

Disneyland's worth the visit for a number of reasons-
  • It's development was completely overseen by Walt Disney- who had nothing to do with the development of Walt Disney World. His "presence" in the park is palpable, and visiting his park is a sort of pilgrimage for Disney fans.
  • It has the original iterations of Pirates and Mansion- Pirates is considered vastly superior to the WDW version by fans.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Fantasmic! is an extraordinary experience.
  • Much of DCA is pretty "meh", but Cars Land is highly regarded among fans, and is worth seeing.
  • We have Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Storybook Canal Boats, Casey Junior, and Alice in Wonderland
  • Our Space Mountain and Big Thunder have both been rebuilt within the last 15 years, so the ride experience is extraordinarily smooth, and is somewhat unique to Disneyland.
  • Our Small World facade is vastly superior.
  • Our Enchanted Tiki Room is very close to the show Walt designed, more so than what's playing at WDW.
  • The DL Rivers of America are very different than WDW's.
There's about the same number of rides in Disneyland and DCA as the four parks at WDW. The experience in Disneyland is far more compact, which increases the charm and gives the park a unique feel for visitors.

Even the "stupid Pixar crap at DCA" has an excellent shooter dark ride, and a fun roller coaster. Hardly "crap", just not well executed theming.

I should also add that I'm saying this as someone who's never been to Walt Disney World, so my observations are based solely on what I've heard online and from friends.

A buddy of mine (socal resident) did the Disney College Program in Florida- and told me that the place is extremely removed from Walt, but that many of the people who go there but haven't been to Disneyland don't realize it.

Rolly Crump, famed WED designer, had this to say about Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom:

“It had no feeling of Disney,” Crump says of Florida's Magic Kingdom, noting it lacked the personal touch of animators trained in a hand-drawn craft.
“It was a lot of good architectural pieces, but I looked at that and thought to myself, 'What the hell is going on here?' Disneyland has charm. Disneyland freaking hugs you and kisses you.”
He points to the height difference between California’s Sleeping Beauty Castle (77 feet) and Florida’s Cinderella Castle as (189 feet) as an example of the change. “When you go to Disney World and you see the castle, you want to genuflect ... and that disturbed me.”
In regard to your concern about the "Disney bubble", the berm in Disneyland park is surprisingly effective- I can only think of two places inside the park (from ground level) that you can see the outside world- the Disney built parking structure, and a Marriott you can see from the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland if you know to look for it at night.
 

iMax

Well-Known Member
That's an interesting position for someone who's spent a decade on the forum- so I assume you're at least somewhat of a Disney fan. You're also posting in the Disneyland side of the forum, so I assume you're open to actually discussing Disneyland vs telling us all why you'd never want to go.

Disneyland's worth the visit for a number of reasons-
  • It's development was completely overseen by Walt Disney- who had nothing to do with the development of Walt Disney World. His "presence" in the park is palpable, and visiting his park is a sort of pilgrimage for Disney fans.
  • It has the original iterations of Pirates and Mansion- Pirates is considered vastly superior to the WDW version by fans.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Fantasmic! is an extraordinary experience.
  • Much of DCA is pretty "meh", but Cars Land is highly regarded among fans, and is worth seeing.
  • We have Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Storybook Canal Boats, Casey Junior, and Alice in Wonderland
  • Our Space Mountain and Big Thunder have both been rebuilt within the last 15 years, so the ride experience is extraordinarily smooth, and is somewhat unique to Disneyland.
  • Our Small World facade is vastly superior.
  • Our Enchanted Tiki Room is very close to the show Walt designed, more so than what's playing at WDW.
  • The DL Rivers of America are very different than WDW's.
There's about the same number of rides in Disneyland and DCA as the four parks at WDW. The experience in Disneyland is far more compact, which increases the charm and gives the park a unique feel for visitors.

Even the "stupid Pixar crap at DCA" has an excellent shooter dark ride, and a fun roller coaster. Hardly "crap", just not well executed theming.

I should also add that I'm saying this as someone who's never been to Walt Disney World, so my observations are based solely on what I've heard online and from friends.

A buddy of mine (socal resident) did the Disney College Program in Florida- and told me that the place is extremely removed from Walt, but that many of the people who go there but haven't been to Disneyland don't realize it.

Rolly Crump, famed WED designer, had this to say about Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom:



In regard to your concern about the "Disney bubble", the berm in Disneyland park is surprisingly effective- I can only think of two places inside the park (from ground level) that you can see the outside world- the Disney built parking structure, and a Marriott you can see from the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland if you know to look for it at night.
This.
 
WDW overall is a great experience. DLR overall is a great experience. You can see the Contemprary resort from inside MK. For a property that’s the size of San Francisco’s city limits, that wasn’t necessary but it’s there. Tower of Terror is also visible from Epcot. The ride was specifically painted to try and blend in with the Morocco Pavilon. Hearing a fireworks show from another park is also a thing

They did a good job at creating a bubble from the city, but it’s not exactly sterile either so it’s not just DLR that has some sight intrusions. Disneyland put in work too between a berm and getting Anaheim building height limitations surrounding the resort

I just think it’s crazy how DLR has been ahead of WDW so long on the ride count. Last I checked it isn’t much and Florida is closing the gap, but those numbers shouldn’t even be close. So yes there’s ‘only’ two parks, I’m just glad they know how to maximize on space here. Can’t imagine having half the rides we do if it were equivalent to how WDW works
 

AJH219

Well-Known Member
If you've never been, how do you know how good or bad they are at hiding the real world?
Honey the parks are
That's an interesting position for someone who's spent a decade on the forum- so I assume you're at least somewhat of a Disney fan. You're also posting in the Disneyland side of the forum, so I assume you're open to actually discussing Disneyland vs telling us all why you'd never want to go.

Disneyland's worth the visit for a number of reasons-
  • It's development was completely overseen by Walt Disney- who had nothing to do with the development of Walt Disney World. His "presence" in the park is palpable, and visiting his park is a sort of pilgrimage for Disney fans.
  • It has the original iterations of Pirates and Mansion- Pirates is considered vastly superior to the WDW version by fans.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Fantasmic! is an extraordinary experience.
  • Much of DCA is pretty "meh", but Cars Land is highly regarded among fans, and is worth seeing.
  • We have Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Storybook Canal Boats, Casey Junior, and Alice in Wonderland
  • Our Space Mountain and Big Thunder have both been rebuilt within the last 15 years, so the ride experience is extraordinarily smooth, and is somewhat unique to Disneyland.
  • Our Small World facade is vastly superior.
  • Our Enchanted Tiki Room is very close to the show Walt designed, more so than what's playing at WDW.
  • The DL Rivers of America are very different than WDW's.
There's about the same number of rides in Disneyland and DCA as the four parks at WDW. The experience in Disneyland is far more compact, which increases the charm and gives the park a unique feel for visitors.

Even the "stupid Pixar crap at DCA" has an excellent shooter dark ride, and a fun roller coaster. Hardly "crap", just not well executed theming.

I should also add that I'm saying this as someone who's never been to Walt Disney World, so my observations are based solely on what I've heard online and from friends.

A buddy of mine (socal resident) did the Disney College Program in Florida- and told me that the place is extremely removed from Walt, but that many of the people who go there but haven't been to Disneyland don't realize it.

Rolly Crump, famed WED designer, had this to say about Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom:



In regard to your concern about the "Disney bubble", the berm in Disneyland park is surprisingly effective- I can only think of two places inside the park (from ground level) that you can see the outside world- the Disney built parking structure, and a Marriott you can see from the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland if you know to look for it at night.
Thanks for your thoughts
 

peter11435

Well-Known 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
I think you’d be surprised.

You really can’t see the real world from almost anywhere in the parks.

World of Color, paint the night, and fantasmic are on par with evening entertainment at WDW.

Only 2 parks but with more attractions (and far better upkeep) than the 4 at WDW.
 

ght

Well-Known Member
That's an interesting position for someone who's spent a decade on the forum- so I assume you're at least somewhat of a Disney fan. You're also posting in the Disneyland side of the forum, so I assume you're open to actually discussing Disneyland vs telling us all why you'd never want to go.

Disneyland's worth the visit for a number of reasons-
  • It's development was completely overseen by Walt Disney- who had nothing to do with the development of Walt Disney World. His "presence" in the park is palpable, and visiting his park is a sort of pilgrimage for Disney fans.
  • It has the original iterations of Pirates and Mansion- Pirates is considered vastly superior to the WDW version by fans.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Fantasmic! is an extraordinary experience.
  • Much of DCA is pretty "meh", but Cars Land is highly regarded among fans, and is worth seeing.
  • We have Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Storybook Canal Boats, Casey Junior, and Alice in Wonderland
  • Our Space Mountain and Big Thunder have both been rebuilt within the last 15 years, so the ride experience is extraordinarily smooth, and is somewhat unique to Disneyland.
  • Our Small World facade is vastly superior.
  • Our Enchanted Tiki Room is very close to the show Walt designed, more so than what's playing at WDW.
  • The DL Rivers of America are very different than WDW's.
There's about the same number of rides in Disneyland and DCA as the four parks at WDW. The experience in Disneyland is far more compact, which increases the charm and gives the park a unique feel for visitors.

Even the "stupid Pixar crap at DCA" has an excellent shooter dark ride, and a fun roller coaster. Hardly "crap", just not well executed theming.

I should also add that I'm saying this as someone who's never been to Walt Disney World, so my observations are based solely on what I've heard online and from friends.

A buddy of mine (socal resident) did the Disney College Program in Florida- and told me that the place is extremely removed from Walt, but that many of the people who go there but haven't been to Disneyland don't realize it.

Rolly Crump, famed WED designer, had this to say about Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom:



In regard to your concern about the "Disney bubble", the berm in Disneyland park is surprisingly effective- I can only think of two places inside the park (from ground level) that you can see the outside world- the Disney built parking structure, and a Marriott you can see from the submarine lagoon in Tomorrowland if you know to look for it at night.
All of this. Plus growing up an hour from WDW, it was always 'my' resort and I before going to DL I used to think that it couldn't be as good since it is so much smaller. Now having done both for years I much prefer DL smallness to the vast size of WDW. At DL if I want to hit Cars Land early then go ride Pirates and have some lunch and end the day with World of Color it is no problem because I can just walk 100 yards and I am at the other park. WDW it can be such a chore to get from one park to another that I feel trapped at whatever park I started the day in and dread having to hop on a bus or a boat or a monorail. I appreciate all the WDW has to offer but I always feel like I can get a lot more done in a day at DL.
 

SuddenStorm

Well-Known Member
All of this. Plus growing up an hour from WDW, it was always 'my' resort and I before going to DL I used to think that it couldn't be as good since it is so much smaller. Now having done both for years I much prefer DL smallness to the vast size of WDW. At DL if I want to hit Cars Land early then go ride Pirates and have some lunch and end the day with World of Color it is no problem because I can just walk 100 yards and I am at the other park. WDW it can be such a chore to get from one park to another that I feel trapped at whatever park I started the day in and dread having to hop on a bus or a boat or a monorail. I appreciate all the WDW has to offer but I always feel like I can get a lot more done in a day at DL.
An interesting benefit to the smaller size of Disneyland is the compactness of everything. You take a left into Adventureland? You instantly run into the Tiki Room. 20 feet further? Jungle Cruise. Right next to that? Indy. Then the treehouse. Then Pirates. And to your right? There's Fantasmic!

This makes it difficult to ever be "bored" at Disneyland, since around every turn is a new experience- a new visual draw- a new way for the senses to be entertained.

I've never been to the Magic Kingdom, but from what I've seen from pictures, everything is just so spread out, there's a lot of walking to get to each attraction, it isn't necessarily as "spontaneous" as Disneyland can be, especially now with reserving Fastpass months in a advance with magic band.
 
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