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Disneyland or Disneyworld

Pine Rivers
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Disneyland or Disneyworld

Hi All

We are looking at doing a family holiday with 2 adults and 3 kids in December. We are looking at spending Christmas 2013 at either Disneyland or Disney World. My wife wants to do Disneyland however, we had friends tell us over Christmas that they found Disney World much better than Disneyland however, from what I can gather there is not that much difference.

Has anyone been to both and able to give some advice and also the accommodation they found either good or bad as we understand some rooms can be quite small.


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1. Re: Disneyland or Disneyworld

The big difference, Walt Disney World is large, spread out and pretty much you stay and eat on property, and use buses and other transit to get between the parks.

The Disneyland Resort is compact, a short walk gets you between the two parks. Most folks stay in a Hotel/Motel off-property, lots of non-Disney shopping and dining available, and easy trips to other Theme Parks, such as Knott's, Dinner Theaters, Museums, and even the beach.

So a trip to Anaheim will give you more variety and options, a trip to Orlando is more Disney-centric.

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for 3 days or less disneyland, over that disneyworld

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According to Forbes Magazine the most popular visitor city is Orlando Florida which has many of the theme parks quite close together


Anaheim is also on that list but lower down that list .

So if you want to go to the most popular destination please go to Orlando.

But I agree with Longboard, if this is only a Disney Vacation for a week, then Orlando is the place

if you want to spend a week or so doing theme parks, checking out museums, vibrant cities, the entertainment capital of the world, some of the best food and beaches (albeit in cool weather) Southern California is the place to visit

Pine Rivers
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Cheers, folks great feedback, appreciated,

Edited: 08 January 2013, 05:13
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