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Which is better Disney World or Disneyland, and why?

Asked by MRSHINYSHOES (13928 points ) January 19th, 2011

I am planning to take my family to either Disneyland or Disney World this summer, but I can’t seem to decide which the kids would like better. My children are 7 and 5 respectively. We’ve been to Disneyland a few times already, and the kids say they want to go back there again, but my s/o and I are wondering if they’d love Disney World more. What do you think?

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robmandu's avatar

Disney World is larger and you have the choice of additional Disney and non-Disney parks around Orlando.

tinyfaery's avatar

Disneyland is the original. And it’s not in Florida. Nuff said.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Never been to Disney Land but Disney World is pretty awesome for a little kid. And as robmandu said, there are a TON of other parks in Orlando that you could also go to as well. The Dr Seuss area in Islands of Adventure is pretty awesome when your a kid heh.

josie's avatar

They are both great. But since you have been to Disneyland, go to Disney World. There are other attractions that kids will love in addition to DW. Stay in the Contemporary. It is showing it’s age. But it straddles the monorail, and the fireworks are visible every night from the California Grill on the 15th floor. Great fun!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@josie
@uberbatman

We won’t be “overwhelmed” and “exhausted” by all the things at Disney World, will we? We are going for about 10 days. Is that enough time to take in Disney World?

For my s/o and I, Disneyland is getting a bit boring, but the children seem to love Disneyland, and we know the place well. As for Disney World, I wouldn’t mind going somewhere new and exciting, but getting to know a new place will take time, so I’m worried we might be only getting “settled in” by the time we have to leave. Lol.

josie's avatar

10 days is plenty. You’ll love DW.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@josie Disney World it is then! Thanks guys. ;)

Now I’ll just have to convince the children! Sigh…! lol

filmfann's avatar

I would say, for those ages, Disneyland.
Disneyworld is much larger, and much more spread out. One of the lovely things about Disneyland is that every time you turn around, there is something there. You can’t say that for DW, or for DCA either.
I would love to go to Florida to see the Harry Potter land at a different theme park (is it Universal?), but based only on the Disney parks, I would go with the original.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Look, Disneyland has only a land. Disney World has the entire world. You tell me which you’d rather have!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES ten days, I would say is more than enough. Personally I’d hit up the other parks with all that time too.

@filmfann I just got back from universal last week. The Harry Potter area of Islands of Adventure is amazing. Everything is so well done its like being in Diagon Alley or walking through Hogwarts. The line for the new harry potter ride leads you through the whole castle, honestly just walking through all that was cool enough lol. And Butterbeer OMG delicious :)

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filmfann's avatar

@papayalily Only one land? Tomorrowland, frontierland, fantasyland, New Orleans square, Main Street, Critter Country, Toon Town… there is plenty there.

Carly's avatar

First, let me say, for each park, you need to go at different times of the year if you want to beat the crowds. Disneyland is best during Superbowl weekend, or anytime in Winter, and DisneyWorld is better in Summer (even though its super hot). I went to disneyworld in January and every ride had at least an hour-long line.

Also, the classic Pirates of the Caribbean at both locations is very different. In CA, the ride is much longer and there are three drops. In FL there was only one drop. I was very sad when the ride came to an end.

Carly's avatar

Also, the food at Disneyworld was completely horrible!

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Carly When we were at Disneyland, I got kind of sick because of all the “junk food” we were eating everyday at places like IHOPs, McDonalds, Denny’s, etc. I am so used to eating homecooked traditional Japanese food, that all the junk fare made me ill. We couldn’t find a “sushi” place at Disneyland or anywhere near there, and this in California too! Lol.

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filmfann's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES I am actually a little surprised. Why isn’t there a sushi place in California Adventure, or Downtown Disney? Seems like a perfect fit!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@filmfann Many smaller lands can go inside a larger land. Many towns, counties, countries, cities, squares, and streets can go inside a land. Many lands can go inside a world. But world is always bigger and more powerful than land.

filmfann's avatar

@papayalily A Small World is in Fantasyland.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@filmfann Yeah, I was very surprised that even inside Downtown Disney and California Adventure there wasn’t a single place that sold fresh sushi. At Downtown Disney we ate Italian, but that was high caloric, and at California Adventure we ate BBQ-ribs at some “aviator themed” restaurant (forgot the name of it).

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@josie
@uberbatman The children are still adamant about going back to Disneyland….again. I’ve tried my best to convince them otherwise, but I think they are going to win the battle this time. (But I’ll try again.) lol

El_Cadejo's avatar

Thats when ya pull pappa card like damn it kids I know whats best, youll all thank me when we get there :P

Carly's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES, I think you’ll end up finding that there is even less of a variety of choices at Disneyworld.

xMissMorganx's avatar

Disneyworld because its a classic place for a family vacation. Not to mention the rides are all kid appropriate and there’s a lot of fun things to do if your children love disney stuff. Not to mention the hotels are fabulous and the entertainment at the parks are amazing. I’ve been there at least 9 times and i’m 19 and still want to go back. It’s just a great atmosphere and the children really enjoy it. It’s more child friendly, I think compared to Disney Land. Disney Land may have disney like rides, but more are for adults too. Whereas Disney World is strickly for the children. Eventhough, there are still things for adults too. But in the end it’s all about the children.
:) I hope that helped, Have Fun ! :)

sonataking05's avatar

They are both incredible parks, but if you have already been to Disney land then I would definitely switch it up and go to Disney world. The park is bigger and all the Disney related resorts are incredible. Also as a few other people have said there are a quite a few other things to do in that same area. The Epcot Center, Universal Orlando, and a water park called Typhoon Lagoon are all very close 2 of which can be reached using Disney specific transportation. No matter what you do I’m sure your kids will love it. After all its where dreams come true. Enjoy your trip.

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