Top 5 Rides Walt Disney World Does Better

Top 5 Rides Walt Disney World Does Better

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_89-_Top_5_Rides_Disney_World_Does_Better.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.3MB) | EmbedI have had a great time this month sharing my perspective since returning from my first visit to Disneyland.  Last week we counted down the Top 5 Rides Disneyland Does Better!  This week we are turning the tables and looking at the rides Walt Disney World does better. One thing I have found very interesting in comparing the rides within the two destinations, are the timelines.  If you didn’t notice last week, I hope you will pay attention today to when each ride was built in each park.  You might quickly jump to the assumption that the second ride in the sequence would be the better ride.  However, that is not always the case.  Yes, sometimes Disney takes the opportunity to improve upon the original, but on other occasions budget and time require the follow-up version of a ride be scaled down. I feel it’s important to give each ride a chance at each of the parks.  As our lists last week and this week will show, your favorite ride in California may be even better in Florida, or vice versa.  Or better yet, there may be a ride you haven’t cared for in your home park, but discover is more enjoyable on the other coast.  With that said, let’s jump right into our Top 5 Rides Walt Disney World Does Better! 5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant The original classic spinner, Dumbo has been often duplicated.  It proved so popular at Disneyland it has been added to five more Disney parks including the Magic Kingdom. In addition to the actual...
Top 5 Rides Disneyland Does Better

Top 5 Rides Disneyland Does Better

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_88-_Top_5_Rides_Disneyland_Does_Better.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) | EmbedIf you are anything like me, and I’m guessing you are in some small way because you are reading this, then you love to dream about what lies ahead.  Before going to Disneyland for the first time, I had so many questions, and so many things I couldn’t wait to discover.  Chief among these were the rides of course!  I was so excited to see where many of the rides I have grown up loving got their start.  I was anxious to see the similarities and the differences of the rides shared between the parks.  I was curious if there were any that I would actually enjoy even more than the Walt Disney World versions I am so familiar with. Well, the answer to that last question is yes!  I did find some rides that I liked even more at Disneyland and DCA.  Today, I want to share with you my Top 5.  Normally, I invite someone else to join my on our Top 5.  Today though, I really wanted to share with you my own personal experience.  This list is by no means comprehensive, and it will probably change the next time I visit California.  Also, when I say that Disneyland does this ride better, I am in no way criticizing the Walt Disney World version.  Trust me, all the rides I’m about to talk about are among my favorites at both parks.  What I hope you take away from this podcast is that both parks may offer many of the same rides, but they offer very different experiences. ...
My 1st Trip to Disneyland

My 1st Trip to Disneyland

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_87-_My_1st_Trip_to_Disneyland.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.4MB) | EmbedMy family and I returned from our first trip to Disneyland last week and I have so much I want to share with you.  If you have been to Walt Disney World before, but never journeyed out to the place where it all began, today should be a treat.  I’m going to share my first look at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, along with some tips to make your first trip the best it can be. It’s been over 60 years since Walt Disney first brought families together in a whole new way.  As a lifelong Walt Disney World fan, I have been waiting for the day I could travel to see Walt’s first park.  Having now walked where Walt walked, I have a better understanding of where the magic began.  Disneyland is smaller than its Magic Kingdom counterpart, but the beauty of this place is in the details.  Everywhere you look you can see the handcrafted work of the first Imagineers.  As you move over to Disney California Adventure you get to experience a new generation of theme park thrills. These two parks combine to showcase the past, present, and future of Disney theme park fun.  Of course, you won’t find everything here that you will in the 4 parks at Walt Disney World.  However, I found there was enough of the familiar to make me feel at home, and enough new to have me already planning a return trip. I want to begin today by putting the history of the two California theme parks in perspective.  That means...

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