• Disneyland vs Walt Disney World in 2024!

    Disneyland vs Walt Disney World in 2024!

    Gabriela V.

    Created: Mar 22, 2024

    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2024

    Disneyland vs Walt Disney World in 2024!

    Disneyland vs. Disney World

    When you hear about Disneyland and Disney World, you think of those magical movies and characters we all love. But did you know they are not exactly the same? Let's find out what makes them different.

    Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California, covering 500 acres with Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, the Sleeping Beauty Castle, and the Downtown Disney District. Meanwhile, Disney World sprawls over 43 square miles in Orlando, Florida with Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, two water parks and, of course, the famous Cinderella Castle.

    Magic Kingdom Park

    But this is not just about size and location. Yes, Disney World is bigger, it offers four theme parks, two water parks, and extra activities like beaches and golf. Disneyland, however, is more compact and perfect for families with kids.

    Both parks boast stunning castles. Magic Kingdom's Cinderella’s Castle stands tall at 189 feet, offering abundant photo opportunities and even housing a restaurant inside. Meanwhile, across the country at Disneyland, the Sleeping Beauty Castle, though smaller at 77 feet, maintains its magical allure and remains highly sought after.

    Regarding rides and fun, both parks have a lot to offer. Disneyland has classics like the Incredicoaster and the Haunted Mansion, while Disney World has the famous Space Mountain and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which is one of the best roller coasters in the Americas.

    Deciding between the two?

    When making your choice, consider factors like crowd levels and seasonal events. Regardless of your decision, both parks offer excellent dining and accommodation options. Here's a suggestion: create a list of rides you'd like to try and then see which parks offer them. At the end, choose the park where you think you'd spend the happiest day! Oh, another good factor that will tell which resort you should visit? Check the one that is closer to you. Easy.

    In the end, it's all about what you prefer. Disney World is huge and full of amazing things (and you can also visit Universal Orlando) while Disneyland has that cozy, nostalgic vibe, maybe that is because it was the first one ever created. Famvia can assure you that whichever you choose, you're in for a magical adventure!

    If you have any extra questions about Disneyland and Disney World, make sure to send us a message. We are here to lend you a hand and even offer free guides that will help you decide where you want to go next. 

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