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Which Resort is Right for You: Disneyland or Walt Disney World? How to Decide

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I’m a Coast to Coast kind of gal.? I grew up in Disneyland, moved to Florida as a young mom, and now run (literally!) back and forth between the two resorts every year.

One of my friends and fellow bloggers at Preschoolears put together this incredibly helpful infographic on choosing which resort is right for YOU.

http://preschoolears.com/blog/disneyland-or-disney-world/
Click on the graphic to open a larger PDF version.

 

Of course, my answer is always:? BOTH.

What do you think about this graphic?? Does it help you decide when and where you should go on your next Disney Parks vacation?

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Jimmy Nguyen

Friday 24th of January 2014

Will always be a disneyland guy. It's the original park, has more history than the 4+ parks combined at wdw, and the details are what makes DLR awesome. I like wdw, but I get a "theme park" feel when I visit, versus DLR I get a "home" feel. It's all in the tiny details. Plus... I can stop by for fireworks on my way home from work, can't do that in wdw even if I worked or lived in central Florida.

Longhorns2

Friday 24th of January 2014

You can, it's just more drama involved. Gotta park in the parking lot, take a tram to the Monorail or Ferry, head into MK, blah blah blah. DLR is park and watch fireworks 5 min later. Can't beat it!

Lauren

Friday 24th of January 2014

Ha, I like this guide!! Very creative. After having visited both parks now, I can honestly say I would choose Disney World, but only because they have the huge campus with a million things to explore (and it has EPCOT). Disneyland is awesome too though! I loved the Indiana Jones ride, California Screamin', Car's Land... it was all fun!

Longhorns2

Friday 24th of January 2014

My biggest disappointment at DLR is the table service meals. Nothing can touch WDW for the variety!

Leslie McDaniel

Friday 24th of January 2014

I've never been to Disneyland, but I grew up visiting Disney World. The tip about Disneyland being a shorter trip was very helpful. We normally go to Disney World for 7 or 8 days and there never feels like there is enough time to do it all. I'm trying to convince the hubby to let me do Dumbo in August, and it sounds like the land might be a great place to take a race-cation. I have to admit, I was a horrible wife and park go-er after the Wine and Dine and we've decided races probably aren't going to ever be race-cations again. Maybe a day or two around a race would be better than 7 days following one, especially if there is less ground to cover.

Leslie McDaniel

Friday 24th of January 2014

That seems reasonable. I was over our vacation by Sunday after Wine and Dine. The crowds from Veteran's Day and the last day of the Food and Wine Festival just sent me over the edge. I was finally ready to enjoy it all on the day we left. :S We came in on Friday though and left the following Friday and there wasn't a day where we didn't log at least 6 miles in the parks and most days it was closer to 8 or 9.

Longhorns2

Friday 24th of January 2014

That's my feeling on it. Show up on Friday, race Sat and Sun, then stay Mon Tue. It works for me!

Jennifer K.

Friday 24th of January 2014

All very good points. After visiting Disney World, I realize I may be loyal to the coast I grew up on, but Land is my place. I'm not a "bigger is better" believer. I attended a very small college, when I worked in a corporate capacity, I always preferred working for smaller companies over the larger ones I worked for. I tend to like things more manageable. I do wish we had something similar to the world pavilions at Epcot out here. That was the best part of the Florida parks IMHO.

Longhorns2

Friday 24th of January 2014

I love them both equally. I really do. Different feels, some different attractions, a different vibe for sure! But so much fun every trip I go on no matter which Resort I hit!

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