International Disneylands

Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:33 PM
Has anyone ever been to a Dianeyland outside of the U.S. How are they compared to Disneyland in California. Are the rides identical. Also has anyone been to Disney Sea, because that looks like a Disney Studios but alot bigger. Just want your thougts so one day many years from now I can get my but over to a International Disneyland. Please exclude Disney World from the mix because we all know that Disney World is the best already.
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:57 PM
From what I can make up from your message...

I worked at Disneyland Paris. Fun park, but missing some stuff. Where's Splash Mountain? Why is that portable, temporary Indiana Jones rollercoaster still there? Space Mountain is among the roughest coaster in the world, plus, those idiots in marketing convinced the park to remove most of the effects and the great soundtrack in the 2005 rehab!

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Friday, June 1, 2007 1:28 AM
Never been, but I know Tokyo's resort is by far the most detailed of all the parks. DisneySea is outright beautiful from the pictures. It's nothing like Disney Studios.
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Friday, June 1, 2007 4:11 AM
Disney World the best? Not in my book. Tokyo Disney puts both of the american Disney resorts to shame....big time. I'll take 1 trip there over a dozen to WDW. Pretty much ever ride is better than it's American counterpart. (Of course, it's also getting to the point that I almost prefer going to Disneyland over Disney World nowadays.)

Disney Sea is a nothing like the studios. There's no comparision. It's the greatest themepark ever built and completely unique on the planet. It alone is worth going half way across the globe for. *** Edited 6/1/2007 8:18:08 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Friday, June 1, 2007 5:15 AM

Bruno H. said:
Has anyone ever been to a Dianeyland outside of the U.S.

Of course not. Nobody has ever been to any of the other Disney parks. They've been open for years, but no guests have been there.


Please exclude Disney World from the mix because we all know that Disney World is the best already.

Not in my opinion. I've been to them all, and the Tokyo one is the king of the crop.

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Friday, June 1, 2007 10:17 AM
I did not know Tokyo was that good of a park, because you hear for years and years about Disney World being the best. It's almost like your being brain washed. Also I did not mean that statment to be that their attendence is low, it's just because I have not seen no one talk about those parks since I been reading the articles. Also if any one knows of a good trip report on these parks please put a link on this site.
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Friday, June 1, 2007 10:32 AM
Go to Disney sites and you'll see tons of reports. Many people find Tokyo the best followed by California, then Florida, Paris, and Hong Kong.

The reason you hear about Florida beign the best is that's where most Americans go so that's what they talk about. How many actually go oversees, or even go to California over Florida? (California is mostly atended by people on the West coast, despite their huge attendence)

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Saturday, June 2, 2007 7:55 AM
I'll echo what Peabody and Richard said. Tokyo Disney (especially DisneySea) blows away anything in the states.

As for a trip report, here's the short writeup I did for DisneySea. Never did get to finishing that gallery. Sigh...

*** Edited 6/2/2007 11:58:05 AM UTC by GregLeg***

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Saturday, June 2, 2007 12:47 PM
Ask me again after September. ;)

Seriously I hear incredible things about TD...can any park live up to all that hype?

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 1:20 AM
Tokyo Disney can. Tokyo Disneyland is just wonderful. It is, at the same time, very much like domestic Disney parks (there's a Haunted Mansion, and a castle, and an Adventureland) and very different (World Bazaar, their version of Main Street, has a roof; their Pooh ride is astounding).

And Tokyo DisneySea? Oh. My. God. DisneySea is astounding. Beautiful. A park on a very small piece of land that feels expansive. Wonderful unique attractions (I'm especially fond of Seven Voyages of Sinbad, or as we nicknamed it, It's A Small Sinbad (and those of you who have ridden it know what I mean)).

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 9:50 AM
I just spent an evening at DisneySea. No other disney park can compare. That is all.
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Sunday, June 3, 2007 10:43 AM
$700 Million US spent on California Adventure ($1.4b counting Downtown Disney and Grand Californian hotel)

$400 Million US spent on Walt Disney Studios Paris.

$4+ Billion spent on Disney Sea

Nuff Said :)

Regarding Pooh:

Roughly $20 Million US spent on each Stateside Pooh ride. On a packed July visit for me the DL Pooh had a 3 minute wait.

$160 Million spent on Japanese Pooh. It had a 4 hour wait when I was there. (The fastpass line was so huge it took 45 minutes for me to get one....totally worth it. Most amazing ride ever!) *** Edited 6/3/2007 2:45:38 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:45 AM

slithernoggin said:
Their Pooh ride is astounding.


That's understating it. I think it took us 30 minutes to pick our jaws back up off the ground the first time we rode Tokyo Disney's Pooh ride :)

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 12:29 PM
Agreed. The most telling response I heard was from people who were blown away, and they HATE Pooh. It also fostered a disgust in me for how cheap the American parks really are. (As if TDS didn't prove that already)
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Sunday, June 3, 2007 6:46 PM
Yeah, I'm sorry I didn't get to do Pooh again this time, but it was one park or the other and we went for Sea.
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Sunday, June 3, 2007 7:40 PM
A decision you probably shouldn't regret :) I recently watched a great on-ride video of it and it brought back great memories (although didn't quite do it justice)

Instead of a week long trip to WDW again in a few years we're likely going to do 4-5 days in Tokyo. If you play your cards right the cost can be near the same, especially if you stay at a non-budget resort at WDW.

*** Edited 6/3/2007 11:41:19 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 9:17 PM
Hmm, can you point me at that video? I've been looking for one. If it's somewhere you can't link to, my e-mail is my first name at indigo dot ie. Thanks in advance.
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Sunday, June 3, 2007 10:35 PM
I hate to do a "me too", but, um, me too :)
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Sunday, June 3, 2007 10:45 PM
How much money are we talking about for a 4 day trip to Tokyo Disneyland for 2?

Also there is great videos of Disneyland Tokyo and attractions if you go to Youtube.com

From what I saw with Pooh's Hunny hunt was crazy. Made me want to start packing my bags. Also that Storm Chasers simulator looks great. That should take the spot of the body wars buliding at EPCOT.

Youtube also has great vid. for Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 10:51 PM
Warning...brace yourself for the full horror of what a disney park geek I am.

On my computer I have full on-ride video of every ride in every Disney park on the globe...all 11 parks....many in HD. I kid you not....no lie. Most defunct rides as well with a few early Disneyland exceptions (Flying Saucers, Pack Mules, etc.) I have 4 excelent vids of Pooh, one on a DVD . Anyone interested can contact me. Richard, Greg...check your mail.

You may now make fun of me and mock me :)

*** Edited 6/4/2007 3:02:16 AM UTC by Peabody***

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