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.
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!
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***
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.
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)
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)).
$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 :)
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***
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)
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.
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.