Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 3, 2010
    Wendy from South Australia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a trip from Australia in Mid Jan 2011. We are trying to decide if we should go to Disneyland or Disneyworld. We have 2 girls 10 and 4. We would have a maximum of 6 days at either park. What would you recommend. Thanks Wendy (very confused!)

    Hi, Wendy! Having experienced a 10-day trip to the Los Angeles area including Disneyland and California Adventure and having taken numerous trips of various lengths to the WDW Resort in Florida, I think I can help point you in the right direction.  Although both locations are fabulous, they really are like comparing apples to oranges as far as vacation destinations.

    The Disneyland Resort in California is where the magic began but is minuscule in comparison to the WDW Resort in Florida. In California, we spent a little over 3 days out of 10 visiting the two theme parks, and we felt that we had sufficiently experienced all that we wanted. The American West Coast is beautiful and has many varied opportunities for a family vacation.

    On the other hand, WDW has 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, over 20 resort hotels and countless recreation, entertainment and dining options. I have been on dozens of vacations there and still have not experienced all there is to offer! The Orlando area is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Yet, WDW is the primary draw for all of Central Florida. The beautiful Florida beaches are 1-2 hours away, and Cape Canaveral -- home to Disney Cruise Lines -- is about an hour from WDW.

    Therefore, I would suggest that you find out with your family what kind of vacation you would like to experience, and explore each of the websites -- Disney World and Disneyland. Plus, you may want to order the FREE Planning DVD to help you make your decision!

    Whatever you decide, you know you'll have the time of your life! Let me know if I can answer more questions for you. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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