Now anyone who has been to both Disney World and Disneyland will probably tell you (as they told me) that Disney World is far superior. Well, it is much larger, but honestly, for us, who’s first brush with Disney theme parks was Disneyland, we had the best day ever. We visited in the fall and therefore there was Halloween themed decorations and characters in costume, my favourite holiday! I loved every minute of it.They have a parade at the start of the day if you get there early enough where all the characters dance through the main street and ride on floats. I really felt like I had been transported into a Disney movie. I was obsessed with Roger Rabbit when I was younger, I even had a stuffed toy of him that I carted all over the place, so I was quite excited to discover there was a Toontown. We went through Mickey’s house and found him at the end! People must not have realised he was there as we didn’t have to wait in a huge long line to get our picture taken with him. There were also some Dia de los muertos decorations strewn about as well. If you make it through the day and stay for the finale, you are rewarded with a great light show parade along the water. Captain Hook’s ship makes an appearance with a fight with Peter pan, and other characters dance on floating stages. Then Mickey saves the day of course. At the very end a huge boat floats past with all of the characters waving goodnight to you. It was the perfect end to our day.
I have still never been to Disney World. I’ve wanted to go soooo badly for as long as I can remember, but when it came time to decide on a family vacation when I was a senior in high school, a cruise won out. Totally not complaining, that was amazing too. When I went to visit my friend Amanda in California, and we were faced with a choice for free passes to Disneyland for the day, we decided to regress a few years and were like kids in a candy shop.
We went on every ride we could find practically, with the Tower of terror being the only one we had to wait any amount of time for. Since we went midweek, and not during any school holidays it wasn’t that busy.
I still would love the chance to go to Disney World, but at least I got to experience a little piece of the magic in California.