• On Apr 24, 2020
    William from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I’ve been going to Disneyland since I was a kid. So I know the rides there. But how are they different at Disney world? I’ve been looking on forums and FB. Do you have a list of attractions we could skip if we don’t have enough time when we go to World?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, William!

    I've definitely been in your shoes before, but in the opposite direction! I've spent so much time at Walt Disney World Resort and when I visited Disneyland Park for the first time last year one of the first things I wanted to know was which attractions I should prioritize as someone who frequently spends time at the Theme Parks on the east coast. While I know that you want to see everything you can, I'm happy to talk you through some of the attractions that are the most similar to the ones you know and love so you know how to plan your days.

    If you've been going to Disneyland Resort since you were a kid, the attractions you'll find the most similar to the versions you're familiar with are The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Mad Tea Party, Soarin' Around the World, Toy Story Mania!, and Star Tours - The Adventure Continues. There are also some attractions that will look almost the same as the ones you remember, like "it's a small world", Peter Pan's Flight, and Haunted Mansion, but they have subtle differences that you will appreciate if you're a lifelong lover of the original versions.

    Now that we've chatted about some of the things that are going to be very similar, I can't let you go without letting you know about some of the attractions you shouldn't miss! You definitely have to ride Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park which I think is a completely different experience than what you'll be used to. If you've ridden Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park then you'll really enjoy DINOSAUR at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and you might recognize the ride vehicles as well. Finally, while Star Wars - Rise of the Resistance is largely the same on both coasts, it's such an incredible attraction that it's worth a visit even if you've ridden it a couple of times before in California.

    Have a magical day, William!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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