• Key Differences Between Disneyland and Disney World

    Key Differences Between Disneyland and Disney World

    Gabriela V.

    Created: Dec 26, 2023

    Last Updated: Dec 26, 2023

    Key Differences Between Disneyland and Disney World

    It has happened to us years ago and it probably has happened to you too. Have you ever stopped to wonder about the differences between Disneyland and Disney World?

    Well, it sounds similar, but they are not exactly the same. Let's see what are the main differences between these two magic places!

    1. Location and Size

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    The biggest difference is WHERE they are located. Disneyland is located in California, and on the eastern side of the United States we can find Disney World, located in Florida. Yes, they are pretty far apart from each other.

    Disney World is larger than Disneyland. It includes Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, along with water parks and more magic places you might have heard of.

    2. Sleeping Beauty Castle vs. Cinderella Castle

    Of course, when you are going to Disney, you are expecting to see a Castle of some kind. You can find a different Castle in Disneyland and in Disney World. They have different designs, and don't share the same scale. You can find the Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.

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    Which is smaller than the MAGESTIC Cinderella Castle that is located in Disney World inside the Magic Kingdom. They are everything you have dreamed of!

    3. Park Layout and Atmosphere

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    Another difference is that Disneyland is easier to explore, and is more intimate, since it's smaller. Disney World requires planning and more ways for transportation between parks.

    4. Unique Attractions

    Both parks have classic attractions, but each one has an exclusive experience that you can only find in each one. Disneyland has Indiana Jones Adventure and Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Disney World has Space Mountain and Expedition Everest. 

    5. Entertainment Offerings

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    Disney is an expert when it comes to offering amazing entertainment, but Disney World is on another level. They can really surprise you with Epcot, for example, which is a cultural immersion through various countries.

    6. Transportation Systems

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    You can walk Disneyland entirely if you want to and if you have the time, but Disney World? Nope. You will need buses, Monorails, boats, and sometimes even the Skyliner system so you can see it all.

    If you ask to choose between Disneyland and Disney World, we will tell you that we need to consider Park size, attractions, and the atmosphere. Also it's important to see where you live, which can make trips to Florida or California more affordable. Both Disney World and Disneyland are pretty good choices and you can't go wrong with either.

    Want to visit those amazing parks by yourself and see which one you more? Send us a message, and we will be happy to make your Dream Come True.

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