Thursday, March 20, 2014

Disneyland or Walt Disney World- Which is Better?

People are always wondering which park is better. Disneyland or Walt Disney World? But they are both worth going to. It just depends of what you are looking for.

Disneyland was opened in 1955, it is the only park that Walt Disney over saw the construction of. Walt got the idea while watching his daughters play on the Merry-Go-Round in Griffith Park. He was sitting on a bench eating peanuts. He thought there should be a place that kids and parents could enjoy together. So he built and called it Disneyland.
Disneyland is in Anaheim CA. Disneyland is 160 acre. It is made up of 22 rides and many attractions.
It is broken down to 7 areas. Main Street, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Frontierland, Critter County, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Mickey's Toontown.
Disney opened California Adventure in 2001 in the 72 acre parking lot of Disneyland. Disney California Adventure is divided into eight themed areas called "districts".

Buena Vista Street taking the name from the street that Walt Disney Studios was on, the main entrance gate, which resembles the landmark Pan-Pacific Auditorium. Buena Vista Street includes an immersive recreation of early 1920s Los Angeles when Walt Disney first arrived with Mission and Art Deco facades housing shops and restaurants. A recreation of Carthay Circle Theater, which showcased the world premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 sits at the end of the street, serving as the visual anchor for the district. Red Trolley Cars travel from the entry, up Buena Vista Street to Carthay Circle, then down Hollywood Boulevard towards the Tower of Terror. Buena Vista Street was opened to the public on June 15, 2012.

Paradise Pier, Grizzly Peak, Condor Flats, Pacific Wharf, A Bug's Land and Carsland. It has 11 rides and attractions. Carsland was opened in 2012. Carsland has a ride called Radiator Spring Racers that has some of the longest lines. The wait times have been up to 3 hours long.

Disney owns 3 hotels. There are countless motels around the park.

Time to do and see it all 2 days.

Walt Disney World's first park to open was in 1971. Walt Disney died in 1966. People thought that The Magic Kingdom wouldn't open , Walt's brother Roy made sure that it did. Walt Disney World is located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida .The property covers 30,080 acres and has 4 parks with 2 water parks.

Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, EPCOT opened in 1982, Hollywood Studios opened 1989 and Animal Kingdom opened 1998. The Water parks Typhoon Lagoon opened 1989 and Blizzard Beach opened 1995.

Walt Disney World has 27 resorts that includes Disney Vacation Club and a Campground.

Time to see and do a week.

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