My two favourite issues on earth are touring and Disney so it’s honest to say that visiting each Disney Park around the globe was on the very high of my bucket checklist. After lots of miles, fairly a bit of cash, and a complete lot of magic, I checked “Visiting Every Disney Park Around the World” off my bucket checklist…and I simply preserve going again to all of them!
Whereas Disney World in Florida, USA, and Disneyland in California, USA, would be the two most well-known Disney Parks, particularly for anybody from North America or Europe, there are literally a complete of twelve Disney Parks positioned throughout the World!
If that is new data for you, you in all probability have lots of questions. If this isn’t new data for you, you might be in all probability performing some trip-planning analysis. Both approach, you’ve gotten come to the fitting place – The Finest Listing Rating Each Disney Park Across the World! If you wish to learn much more, you may try my put up on Rating Disney Castles Round The World!
Why belief me? Not solely am I a Disney-obsessed traveler, however my checklist is predicated on first-hand data about my a number of visits to each Disney around the globe. Since Disney is consistently evolving and enhancing, my rating is predicated on a number of journeys to every Disney Park at numerous instances of yr and has been up to date to mirror the 2019 and 2020 Disney Park upgrades! These rankings additionally apply a strict scoring system and sophisticated calculations….simply kidding!
These are simply MY particular rankings of each Disney Park around the globe, however I hope that my perception, suggestions, and notes will enable you to plan your Disney journey irrespective of which continent your Disney travels take you!
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Rating Each Disney Park Across the World!
How Many Disney Parks Are There?
There are twelve (12) Disney Parks positioned at six (6) Disney Resort areas unfold throughout Europe, North America, and Asia! Whereas technically Disney World consists of two water parks, I’ve not included the water parks in my checklist or rankings.
Every Disney Resort consists of one “Castle Park,” also called a park with a Fort in it! However most Disney Resorts around the globe have greater than only a Fort Park!
How Many Disneylands Are There?
There are 5 (5) Disneylands unfold the world over. A Disneyland is distinguished as it’s a Fort Park (it actually has a Fort in it) and has the title of Disneyland. What this implies is that Magic Kingdom, positioned at Disney World, whereas a Fort Park, will not be a Disneyland. Some folks will name Magic Kingdom a Disneyland, however I feel that does a disservice to Magic Kingdom so I can’t think about it a “Disneyland.”
The Disneylands around the globe embody – Disneyland California; Hong Kong Disneyland; Disneyland Paris; Tokyo Disneyland; and Shanghai Disneyland.
Listing and Places of Disney Parks Round The World
Okay, let’s discuss all of the magical Disney Parks around the globe now! Under is a listing of all Disney Parks separated by Disney Resort.
Disney World Resort, Florida, United States
Disneyland Resort, California, United States
Disneyland Paris Resort, Paris, France
Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo, Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai, Folks’s Republic of China
Rating Components For The Disney Parks Round The World
With a purpose to rank the Disney Parks around the globe, I evaluated the parks on quite a few elements. Whereas I didn’t weigh every issue evenly, I did take every issue under consideration for these rankings. Additionally, this checklist will not be a rating of Disney Resorts, simply the parks! This implies I didn’t consider motels, out-of-park eating, resort facilities, out-of-park purchasing, or resort-wide transportation.
Will my biases come by way of? Most definitely! Will the truth that I really like Japan and journey there typically sway the rankings? Most undoubtedly! Will rising up with Disney World being my “home resort” and residing as an grownup with Disneyland California Resort be my “home resort” have an effect on the outcomes? You guess it can! However I promise I received’t steer you flawed and you’ll study loads of enjoyable suggestions and perception from my rankings!
Now onto the elements! Listed here are the elements I took under consideration to create my grasp rating for all Disney Parks around the globe!
When evaluating the entire Disney Parks around the globe, one smaller issue I took under consideration was accessibility. For accessibility, I took under consideration how straightforward it’s to truly get to the park itself, how straightforward is it to navigate across the park, and to the extent I may, how accessible the park is for people with disabilities. There isn’t a query there are some Disney Parks around the globe which might be very straightforward to entry and others that can take a bit extra work.
Whereas I actually am able-bodied, and I’m positive have a lot extra to find out about accessibility for people with disabilities, there isn’t a query that sure parks are extra accessible for these with bodily limitations and/or sensory points.
I’ve not seen different Disney Park rankings use this issue, however since I feel it will be significant, it’s a part of my rankings! And if you realize extra concerning the Disney Parks accessibility, I hope you’ll share that data with us in Feedback so we are able to take that data under consideration! Additionally try an important information to utilizing the Disney Incapacity Go right here!
This is a vital issue for me, as a result of Disney is pricey! Whereas the Disney Parks positioned in the US and Paris are owned by the Walt Disney Firm, the opposite Disney Parks positioned all through Asia usually are not! The one big distinction between the Disney Parks owned by the Walt Disney Firm and the Disney Parks owned by different entities is the fee! Not solely does park admission differ drastically, however the meals, drinks, and souvenirs are additionally rather more inexpensive on the Disney Parks that aren’t owned by the Walt Disney Firm.
I imagine a more-affordable Disney Park immediately equates to the Disney Park being extra accessible for all folks and for my rankings, affordability of the ticket and affordability contained in the Disney Parks is unquestionably an vital issue.
Don’t fear concerning the Disney Parks being owned, and operated by completely different corporations, I promise you received’t even discover apart from the cheaper price tag! Oh, and also you would possibly discover that many rides within the Disney Parks of Asia are sponsored rides, identical to the unique Disneyland rides within the 1970’s and 1980’s – who remembers the Kodak sponsorships?!
Traces/Queues and Wait Occasions
Within the USA, we have a tendency to make use of the time period line, and elsewhere we are inclined to see the phrase queue, however they imply the identical factor and include the identical query – how lengthy are the waits!? This can be a huge issue for my rankings. However let me be very trustworthy, you may be ready in queues in any respect Disney Parks, irrespective of the place I rank the park, that’s simply life! Though sure Disney Parks around the globe have extra Fastpass choices, and now digital queues, wait instances are at all times one thing that will probably be a stressor throughout a Disney Park day.
When analyzing the queues on the numerous Disney Parks, I additionally took under consideration how the Disney Park, and solid/crew members, deal with the queues and the way correct the posted wait instances are typically. Some parks are simply higher than others with having dependable wait instances posted whether or not it’s on the Park App or on the boards above the journey/attraction.
What that you must know – the Fastpass system is the truth is NOT common. And even near it. Oddly sufficient, some Disney Parks around the globe nonetheless have solely paper Fastpasses, whereas Walt Disney World Parks has been working for a very long time on the digital Fastpass system. Since every Disney Resort, and due to this fact the parks at these resorts, have all completely different methods – when you may get Fastpasses, how one can get Fastpasses, what number of Fastpasses you may get, the way to use the Fastpasses, and whether or not or not it’s important to pay for Fastpasses all fluctuate by the Disney Park/Resort.
I might think about Fastpasses as a smaller think about my rankings for each Disney around the globe! Don’t miss this breakdown of the fee for Fastpass at each Disney Park around the globe:
Meals – together with meals choices for these with a restricted weight loss plan (vegetarian right here!)
When rating the Disney Parks around the globe, meals, together with sit down meals, character meals, and fast service meals, was an enormous issue! One factor I rapidly realized whereas exploring the entire Disney Parks around the globe is that the meals might be extraordinarily completely different all through the parks. In case you are aware of the Disney Parks within the US, you might be in all probability used to seeing “American park food” (besides Epcot in fact), however when you cross the Pacific Ocean, that each one modifications!
Along with the categories, high quality, and price of the meals on the parks (snacks have their very own part under!), I additionally took under consideration meals choices for these with restricted weight loss plan. As a lifelong vegetarian, meals decisions are vital to me, particularly when I’m spending the day strolling 15 miles, working round like a toddler, and/or consuming alcohol!
With a purpose to keep away from limiting my capability to rank the parks around the globe on this class, my secret weapon, aka my life companion, is a carnivore and weighed in closely on this issue and the snack issue! I received you!
For instance, Disneyland Paris had only a few vegetarian objects, whereas Walt Disney World Parks have rolled out a whole information and system for plant-based eating!
Disney Snacks!! In case you are something like me, even these two phrases will set off excessive pleasure! Disney snacks have a cult-like following and I’m not ashamed to be a follower. Disney snacks should be a stand-alone issue when rating the Disney Parks around the globe. The snacks are actually completely different on the numerous parks around the globe and a few are simply so good they actually deserve their very personal put up.
In case you are considering popcorn and pretzels, whereas each completely key Disney snacks and scrumptious, belief me after I say there’s SO rather more on the market on the Disney Parks! When evaluating the Disney Parks around the globe, snack high quality, selection, and affordability was an enormous issue for me. Convey on the steam buns, curry popcorn, chocolate madeleines, and the turkey legs (that are very completely different sizes relying on the nation you might be in)!
Drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
After all all Disney Parks around the globe have soda, water, tea, and low, however what it’s possible you’ll not understand is that not all Disney Parks are created equally on the subject of “fancy” non-alcoholic drinks (additionally recognized generally as mocktails) or alcoholic drinks. As it’s possible you’ll know, there are a number of Disney Parks around the globe that don’t promote alcohol in any respect (Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland Hong Kong) and others that serve very restricted alcohol (Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris).
When rating the entire Disney Parks around the globe, a considerably huge issue was what, if any, alcohol or mocktails are bought on the park, the range, the standard, and the affordability of these drinks.
This can be a big issue for my Disney Park rankings! Let me begin with this mind-blowing reality…I really like Disney, however I’m scared of coasters! I don’t go the wrong way up or backwards, until I don’t realize it’s coming and by accident get on after which cry and throw up (oh hey Crush’s Coaster…). However don’t worry!!
I’ve taken under consideration each single coaster at each single Disney Park around the globe as a result of my companion occurs to LOVE huge coasters and has been to each park with me! This implies for the few coasters I’ve not ridden greater than as soon as, given I’ve ridden most on accident at the very least as soon as, I’ve included a totally unbiased, roller-coaster loving opinion into my rankings.
Now for the enjoyable stuff. The rollercoasters on the Disney Parks around the globe are literally REALLY completely different. Simply since you see a well-recognized title, like House Mountain, don’t be so naive as to assume Disney simply dropped them all around the world. One House Mountain has a full indoor inversion (that means it goes fully the wrong way up…inside…at nighttime) – any guesses on which park?
For that reason, the coasters within the park are an enormous think about my rankings! I’ve taken under consideration what number of coasters are within the park, how nice the coasters are, how distinctive the coasters are, and naturally, how a lot the coasters match the theme of the Park or space.
Now rides are my jam! For my rankings I’ve separated coasters from rides so if it’s not a coaster, it’s a journey! After all, rides are one of many big causes for a Disney Park go to. Whether or not it’s an old-fashioned traditional, like It’s a Small World; a household pleasant favourite, like Buzz Lightyear; or an Worldwide favourite, like Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, I’ve positioned an enormous quantity of weight on the rides at every Disney Park around the globe.
When evaluating the rides issue I’ve regarded on the variety of rides, the standard of these rides, and the distinctive, or park particular, rides in every park. There isn’t a query that my coaster and rides elements are two of essentially the most important in my rankings!
Disney Parks, irrespective of the place on this planet it’s positioned, can’t fully management the visitors or the group dimension. Whereas every park as a “capacity” which can set off gate closures, which exist for the protection of everybody, Disney can solely accomplish that a lot to manage the amount or folks or how these folks act. For these causes, whereas I didn’t wish to ignore this issue, it’s a smaller issue.
When making use of this issue to every Disney Park around the globe, I tried to consider how typically the Disney Park hits capability, how the crowds within the Park are dealt with, and my general experiences with the visitors within the Disney Park.
I’ve been to a number of of those Disney Parks upwards of 40 instances, throughout completely different seasons, over numerous years, and with a various variety of folks in my group, however in fact there isn’t a approach I can communicate for each Disney Park, Disney crowd, or Disney visitor. That being stated, I feel it will be disservice to the rankings to disregard this issue. After all, all Disney Parks all around the world are going to be packed on native holidays, however what a couple of random Tuesday? These are the questions I requested myself when making use of this issue.
Exhibits and Parades
This can be a enjoyable one! Whereas I’m not personally a “parade person,” (however it’s tremendous enjoyable in case you are!) I don’t journey to a Disney Park anyplace on this planet with out trying out just a few parades. I additionally by no means miss a Disney present! I’ve made this a major think about my rankings as a result of I do know that there are such a lot of Disney lovers who’re parade and present folks!
Though this issue didn’t actually transfer any Disney Parks up or down on my checklist, it’s principally as a result of Disney actually places on an important parade and is aware of the way to completely create and execute a present!
Why inform you about this issue if it didn’t change my checklist a lot? As a result of I’m about to drop some enjoyable reveals into my rankings that I like to recommend trying out around the globe and I would like all you parade folks to know, I see you! Additionally, if you happen to do love parades and reveals, you’ll want to try the particular occasions on the numerous Disney Parks around the globe, as a result of that’s undoubtedly the place you will discover one of the best of one of the best!
Solid and Crew Members – aka Buyer Service
Earlier than I traveled to a Disney Park outdoors of the USA, I used to be underneath the impression that Disney, particularly Disney World and Disneyland Resort, offered one of the best customer support on earth. Then I went to a Disney in Asia and my thoughts was blown! Whereas I do imagine that each one Disney Parks, it doesn’t matter what continent or nation, gives among the finest customer support, and have a historical past of phenomenal solid and crew members, there’s a distinction between the Parks.
I assume what I’m saying is that the Solid, or Crew, at every Disney around the globe can vary from good to distinctive so I factored that into my rankings!
One smaller think about my rankings of the entire Disney Parks around the globe are the particular occasions. Since it is a bit unfair to sure Disney Parks, as some Parks have extra restricted capacities, area surrounding the parks, and so on., this isn’t an enormous think about my rankings. As well as, since Disney Park particular occasions are a further ticket and normally include sure variations/limitations/modifications to the Park, I didn’t wish to enable among the nice particular occasions I’ve been to at numerous Disney Parks to cloud my judgment!
When evaluating Disney Park occasions, I like to recommend you concentrate on the occasions! Often a Disney particular occasion will end in sure points of interest, rides, eating places, and so on., being closed or altered within the park and normally comes with a restricted capability ticket so it’s arduous to check Mickey pretzels to Mikey ice cream.
These remaining elements for my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe are all very overlapping – theme, immersion, and correlation between points of interest and themes. They’re additionally tied for many vital issue, with Disney Snacks, Coasters, and Points of interest, for my wonderful rankings of each Disney Park around the globe.
Disney Parks are theme parks and for good motive. The aim of the park is not only to offer points of interest or rides, however to completely immerse you right into a themed world that’s completely different from the world past the gate. I imagine that what makes Disney Parks what they’re, and why we preserve going again and paying the large bucks, is as a result of an important Disney Park takes us to an alternate world, even when it’s only for the day.
Each Disney Park has two layers of themes. Not solely does each Disney Park have a selected theme, however every Disney Park can be damaged down into a number of areas, lands, or ports, every with their very own theme. When making use of the theme issue to every Disney Park, I regarded on the general theme of the Park and the theme of the areas, lands, and ports and the way nicely ALL of the areas, even the clean areas and partitions, match into the theme.
Immersion and theme go hand-in-hand, however they don’t seem to be the identical. I feel it will be significant for the Disney Park to not solely have an important theme, with points of interest that match the rides and nice touches from the design Imagineers, if you don’t really feel absolutely immersed into that theme, it’s not as nice. For the needs of my rankings, immersion consists of how separated from the surface world you are feeling and the way immersed you are feeling exploring and experiencing Disney’s created areas, lands, or ports.
Correlation between Points of interest and Lands/Park Themes
When making use of the elements of theme and immersion to all Disney Parks around the globe, the correlation between points of interest and the themes is essential! One issue that makes all Disney Parks one of the best theme parks on this planet is that nothing is accidentally. Disney’s hardworking Imagineers work to create points of interest that aren’t solely nice at immersing visitors, supplying you with a scare, or telling you a narrative, however there’s a lot thought put into how the journey correlates to the themes.
After all, some Disney Parks are higher than others. I imagine a few of that is associated to when the Disney Park was constructed and the way typically, or lately, the Disney Park has been up to date, however irrespective of the precise motive, not all Disney Parks are themed, immersed, or correlated equally!
It isn’t accidentally that as Disney creates new lands, like Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, and the extremely anticipated Avengers Campus, that the rides match the theme, which align with the characters and tales from the films/media, and that you just really feel like you might be actually in Batuu when standing in Galaxy’s Edge. It’s because Disney is aware of folks preserve coming again for the total themed immersion expertise.
Rating Each Disney Park Round The World
12. Walt Disney Studios Park
Walt Disney Studios Park is positioned on the Disney Paris Resort, alongside Disneyland Paris, and, sadly, is a little bit of an after-thought Disney Park. Walt Disney Studios Park leads to final place as a result of it ranks low in a lot of the elements. Walt Disney Studios Park is a small park, however so is Disneyland Hong Kong, with restricted points of interest, meals, and a considerably lackluster theme. With a lackluster theme, correlation between the points of interest and themes and immersion take fairly a success. So right here is why i rank Walt Disney Studios Park on the backside of my rankings for each Disney Park around the globe.
Walt Disney Studios Park, like Disneyland Paris, wants an improve. Fortunately, the Walt Disney Firm bought these Disney Parks just a few years in the past and rumor has it, they’re about to get a complete bunch of cash for updates and renovations. In making use of my rating elements, Walt Disney Studios Park scores low within the meals, snack, and beverage classes because the choices are very restricted (assume mediocre American model theme park meals), no alcohol is served within the park, no particular treats or drinks are distinctive, and the fee is excessive for the standard.
Walt Disney Studios Park (previously often known as Disney MGM Studios Paris) is Paris’ model of Hollywood Studios (previously MGM) at Walt Disney World Resort (which simply so occurs to be its sister park). The theme for Walt Disney Studios Park is a glance “behind-the-scenes” of films and manufacturing and accordingly, this Disney Park is split into “Lots.” Whereas among the tons are commonplace Disney-quality themed areas, comparable to Toon Studio (by far one of the best themed space on this park), lots of Walt Disney Studios Park proper now’s vacant area and clean Disney partitions.
On the subject of general points of interest, Walt Disney Studios Park additionally scores low within the rankings as it is just dwelling to about 24 points of interest – together with rides, reveals, and interactive experiences. Whereas it’s dwelling to Crush’s Coaster, an superior indoor thrill coaster, and Remy’s Ratatouille Journey, arguably one of the best park on the Disneyland Paris Resort, the rest of the points of interest usually are not very distinctive and you’ll simply end this park in only a few hours so I don’t think about it an all-day park.
Each parks at Disneyland Paris Resort rating low for the accessibility issue as Disneyland Paris is a bit tough to entry and we didn’t observe many choices for people who’re deaf or arduous of listening to or bodily restricted. In case you are enthusiastic about visiting the Disneyland Paris Resort, you’ll want to try the finest information the way to get to Disneyland Paris Resort from Paris in case you are planning to go out to the Parks from the town!
On the subject of affordability, Walt Disney Studios Parks is priced according to the Walt Disney World Resort Parks and Disneyland California Resort Parks, protecting it on the excessive finish of the ticket worth checklist and extra inexpensive than the Disney Parks in Asia. On the subject of Solid Member and customer support, this park didn’t stand out in any respect.
That stated, as English audio system we didn’t have any situation speaking, which was nice for us as we have no idea any French!
Throughout our visits to Walt Disney Studios Park the park was fairly empty, had no crowd at rope drop, and stayed considerably empty all through the day so it scores excessive within the crowds and queue/line classes. That being stated, it at all times looks like Walt Disney Studios Park feels a bit empty as a result of there’s simply not an excessive amount of to do after just a few hours.
On the subject of Fastpass, Walt Disney Studios Park scores fairly low. As a disclaimer, Disneyland Paris has just a few Fastpass choices. Some are free and a few usually are not. When evaluating the Fastpass issue for all Disney around the globe, I principally targeted on the free choice(s).
For the free system, Disneyland Paris remains to be utilizing a fairly previous format so you may solely acquire a Fastpass whenever you enter the Park, so no pre-planning, and you’ll solely have one by one. Not solely is that very limiting, particularly in comparison with the Walt Disney World Resort Parks, however Walt Disney Studios Park solely has two rides which have Fastpass! Tower of Terror and Remy’s Ratatouille Journey are the one points of interest accepting Fastpass presently.
After evaluating Walt Disney Studios Park with all of my key Disney elements, I rank Walt Disney Studios at quantity 12. However! Test again in just a few years as a result of phrase on the Disney streets is that Walt Disney Studios Park is present process main upgrades to convey Paris its very personal Galaxy’s Edge, Avengers Campus, and Arendelle: World of Frozen!
It appears to be like like whereas Walt Disney Studios Park ranks in final place on my present rankings of one of the best Disney Parks around the globe, it looks like the 2020’s are going to be huge for this park!
Disneyland Paris the Fort Park on the Disneyland Paris Resort and the primary Disney Park in Paris! Much like Walt Disney Studios Park, it’s in want of some cash and love. Much like Walt Disney Studios Park, Disneyland Paris will not be very conveniently positioned, it’s priced on the upper finish of the Disney Parks around the globe, and didn’t have any standout causes to excel within the classes of accessibility, Solid Members, or Fastpass.
On the subject of eating, drinks, and snacks, I want so badly that I may give Disneyland Paris numerous factors. It’s simply outdoors Paris in any case! However I can’t. Disneyland Paris’ meals is rather like its neighboring park, mediocre and costly “park food.” You may seize a burger, mozzarella sticks, a Mickey pretzel, and popcorn all day, however nothing stands out as being so good I simply wish to return or dream about consuming it between visits.
With a purpose to work with the Parisian lifestyle, you may really buy alcohol in Disneyland Paris; nonetheless, you may solely order alcohol with the acquisition of meals. That is nonetheless actually distinctive as most Fort Parks don’t enable alcohol gross sales. Much like Walt Disney Studios Park, nothing at Disneyland Paris stood out when it got here to Solid Members.
As for visitors and wait instances, my experiences have been that Disneyland Paris is likely one of the much less crowded parks with extra affordable wait instances than most on a mean day.
On the subject of particular occasions, each Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park received factors for the runDisney occasions and being the primary Disney on this planet to host a Satisfaction occasion! Each Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park each rating just a few factors for having a Park Hopper Possibility – permitting you to buy a day ticket for each parks so you may shuttle.
Disneyland Paris scores excessive on the theme, immersion, and correlation classes as it’s arrange like most Disney Fort Parks. What does this imply precisely? Disneyland Paris, like all Fort Parks, is comprised of “Lands.” Much like most different Disney Fort Parks, Disneyland Paris begins off with a Most important Avenue and surrounding the Fort are numerous Lands – Fantasyland, Adventureland, Frontierland, and Discoveryland.
When you enter Disneyland Paris and method Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (or Sleeping Magnificence’s Fort), you’ll undoubtedly really feel like you might be completely immersed within the magical world of conventional Disney! Disneyland Paris Fastpass which is included in your ticket and entails no pre-booking, however we elected to improve to the Final Fastpass for a small charge to be able to guarantee we may cowl all the things in each parks in sooner or later. We received enjoyable little bracelets and it labored nice!
Now for the very best a part of Disneyland Paris – the coasters! Disneyland Paris is what occurs whenever you take the entire traditional Fort Park coasters and ramp them up by 100% and in case you are a fan of coasters, it is best to get excited. Do not forget that the wrong way up, full inversion House Mountain? Nicely you will discover that thriller at Disneyland Paris.
Close by you can even discover one of the best model of Huge Thunder Mountain and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril – each nice coasters!
Not solely are Disneyland Paris coasters among the most thrilling Disney coasters on this planet, Disneyland Paris can be dwelling to Phantom Manor, Paris’ model of the Haunted Mansion. I might say that is one of the best model of a Haunted Mansion, however I might be mendacity as a result of Disneyland Hong Kong blows all of them out of the water! Anyway, again to Disneyland Paris.
Whereas these are the nice highlights for the Disneyland Paris coasters and rides, the remainder of the points of interest are the usual Disney Fort Park rides. Additionally, no Jungle Cruise or Splash Mountain and that’s simply unhappy.
If this was a listing the place the one elements are coasters, Disneyland Paris can be approach greater on the checklist. However after I consider of the elements, particularly the meals, general points of interest, uniqueness, price, and placement, I’ve no selection however to place Disneyland Paris in direction of the underside of my checklist rating the entire Disney Parks around the globe!
Hollywood Studios is my lowest rating park from the Walt Disney World Resort on my rankings of the entire Disney Parks around the globe. That isn’t to say it doesn’t have its highlights, however I feel the extra Hollywood Studios has shifted away from its authentic idea – the backlot and the Golden Age of Hollywood, the extra this park has dropped on my checklist.
As that is the primary Walt Disney World Resort Park I’m speaking about on this checklist, I’ll notice just a few elements which might be overarching for all 4 parks positioned at Walt Disney World Resort, positioned in Florida, USA. First, affordability. Walt Disney World Resort parks, together with Hollywood Studios, are the most costly parks so main low rating for affordability on these ones. As well as, all of those parks are positioned on the identical huge property – accessible by non-public automobile or Disney Transportation.
Walt Disney World will not be public transit pleasant, though Disney transport is rising always, in order that makes them much less accessible for the common individual. Hollywood Studios is a cease on the brand new Disney Skyliner!
All Walt Disney World Resort parks, together with Hollywood Studios, use one of the best Fastpass system of all of the Disney’s around the globe. You e book your Fastpasses upfront, on-line, they’re included within the ticket worth, and you’ll hack your strategy to limitless Fastpasses! For these causes, all Walt Disney World Resort Parks rating excessive on the subject of Fastpasses!
Now to Hollywood Studios! Hollywood Studios is definitely an enormous park and the second greatest at Walt Disney World Resort. Sadly, the variety of points of interest doesn’t measure up. Hollywood Studios is dwelling to a couple huge hits, however aside from these huge ones, you will discover only a few issues to do within the park and a complete lot of reveals. On the subject of queues, apart from Star Wars Land, you may normally discover minimal waits round Hollywood Studios.
Hollywood Studios is dwelling to one among Disney’s third quickest coaster – Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster! This journey, plus Tower of Terror, which is the quickest journey on the Walt Disney World Resort, make Hollywood Studios stand out for the joys seekers. The brand new Slinky Canine Sprint addition which lastly expanded Toy Story Land is fairly nice, however in fact, the actual jewel is Galaxy’s Edge, particularly Rise of the Resistance!
Though I feel Hollywood Studios is struggling to search out its personal overarching theme and id, it will get lots of factors for Star Wars Land which is so absolutely immersive, even with the Solid Members by no means breaking character, and all the things from the bogs to the present retailers correlate so nicely. I imagine it seems like you’ve gotten dropped in Batuu! It seems like Disney has taken a web page from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (gasp! A Common reference!).
Hollywood Studios snacks are very commonplace Disney snacks with nothing that stands out that I couldn’t get elsewhere. The identical goes for drinks, each alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Hollywood Studios does have some distinctive and enjoyable eating just like the Sci-Fi Drive In and the 50’s Prime Time Cafe – however the meals is simply okay even at these eating places. So, evidently, Hollywood Studios scores an “okay” on the subject of snacks, drinks, and meals.
Hollywood Studios scores greater than different parks on my rating of each Disney around the globe due to the nice rides, new Star Wars land, and Toy Story Land enlargement, but it surely nonetheless is on the underside of my checklist, particularly on the subject of my authentic dwelling resort – Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney California Journey is likely one of the two Disney Parks positioned on the Disneyland California Resort and is the non-Fort Park at that Resort. I have a look at Disney California Journey as what would occur if Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom had a child. Disney California Journey takes just a few of one of the best rides from Walt Disney World Resort and drops them in a single place.
Sadly, crowd points and visitors, restricted points of interest, and lots of empty area places Disney California Journey at quantity 9 on my rankings of each Disney around the globe!
Disney California Journey scores fairly low within the crowd and visitor elements. Due partially to its location, and fast accessibility for locals, each parks at Disneyland California Resort, together with Disney California Journey are inclined to at all times be very crowded, particularly weekends and after faculty hours.
There’s a very excessive quantity of season passholders and it at all times appears that by 5 pm or so, this park is filled with locals who hit up the park for just a few hours earlier than closure making it so crowded throughout that window. Remember to try the crowd calendar earlier than a go to to this park!
On the subject of theme, Disney California Journey as a park feels as if it has no complete theme. That stated, Automobiles Land is superior and really immersive, with completely correlating rides. Sadly, the remainder of the park’s areas appear too disjointed. For my part, each Disneyland California Parks really feel considerably immersive when you stroll in and from many locations it’s arduous to inform you might be surrounded by a small metropolis and suburbs.
Disney California Journey lately up to date the Pier to Pixar Pier, however this was a really floor degree replace and a lot of the Pier nonetheless seems like wasted area with boardwalk video games and snack stands. On the subject of correlation, the Pixar Pier replace killed it and all the things could be very Pixar-y, even the ice cream store and sizzling canine stand. Automobiles Land feels as in case you are strolling down Route 66 within the Automobiles film, even with a full dimension Flo’s Cafe.
As for rides and points of interest, Disney California Journey has just a few actually nice rides, together with one among Disney’s greatest coasters, Incredicoaster! Disney California Journey can be dwelling to the brand new, and WAY extra enjoyable, Guardians of the Galaxy (previously often known as the Tower of Terror). Disney California Journey can be dwelling to Radiator Springs Racers and Soarin’ Across the World, each tremendous enjoyable!
When evaluating Disney California Journey for my rankings of one of the best Disney around the globe, Disney California Journey scores proper within the center on the subject of Fastpass (no pre-booking, prices cash) and on the upper finish for price (like the entire USA parks). Relying on the time of day you hit up Disney California Journey, your wait instances could also be actually completely different.
As I discussed, after 5 pm at Disney California Journey and you might be in all probability in for a wait and Fastpasses will probably be lengthy gone, however get there at rope drop and you might fly by way of the park!
Disney California Journey is by far the higher park in Disneyland California Resort on the subject of meals, snacks, and drinks. Disney California Journey sells alcohol, together with enjoyable drinks and cocktails, and has all kinds of scrumptious full service and fast service eating places serving all the things from scrumptious tacos to home made Italian. Disney California Journey additionally has an important parade, with a enjoyable parade route which lets you sit down and eat an important meal because the parade strolls by you!
Just lately, Disney California Journey has stepped up its recreation on the subject of particular occasions. It has additionally been dwelling to the (west coast) Meals and Wine Pageant and Lunar New Yr, but it surely lately added the Oogy Boogy Bash to the checklist and what a win! Disney California Journey’s Solid Members are common Disney Solid Members, nothing to jot down dwelling about, however at all times good as a result of it’s Disney!
Hong Kong Disneyland’s spot on my checklist does it an unintended disservice! Though I’ve ranked Hong Kong Disneyland as quantity 8 on my rankings of all Disney Parks around the globe, it’s only a results of making use of all of my elements! Hong Kong Disneyland is the one park positioned at Hong Kong Disney Resort and the second smallest Disney Park on this planet. It’s also a extremely enjoyable day journey and might be the least crowded park, particularly in Asia, at the very least in recent times.
Hong Kong Disneyland’s citadel is present process a giant, and far wanted, improve. As soon as the brand new citadel is completed, I feel it can actually spherical out this park and make it a way more immersive and grand expertise. Hong Kong Disneyland scores excessive in accessibility and affordability. You may get to Hong Kong Disneyland through public transportation or a brief taxi journey from central Hong Kong and ticket costs are very inexpensive. Whereas not as low-cost as Tokyo Disney Resort, it’s way more inexpensive than the USA Disney Parks.
Hong Kong Disneyland additionally caters to numerous languages – the one park that does this! Given the placement, and historical past, of Hong Kong Disneyland it will solely make sense that the park would cater to 3 predominant languages – sure three! – English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. This was another excuse that Hong Kong Disneyland ranked excessive in accessibility.
Hong Kong Disneyland scores tremendous excessive on the subject of meals and snacks, however very low on the subject of drinks. Though no alcohol is bought in Hong Kong Disneyland, making it a extra typical Fort Park, you will discover some actually nice meals all through the park.
On the subject of the meals and snacks in Hong Kong Disneyland, you will discover most of your Disney favorites, however exploring extra of the regionally impressed snacks which run at nice costs! We ate lots of snacks on this Disney Park and never one was disappointing. Whereas not within the park itself, so not taking part in a task in my rankings, you’ll want to try the dim sum on the Disneyland Lodge for an superior expertise!
Lunch is the best a part of Hong Kong Disneyland, and just like what you will discover in Shanghai Disneyland, with visitors utilizing huge dim sum carts on the fast service eating places, dashing round and filling up on the limitless choices! Additionally, the milk tea is BOMB.
The Solid Members at Hong Kong Disneyland are wonderful! That is undoubtedly one issue the place Hong Kong Disneyland scores tremendous excessive. In my expertise, the Solid Members are extraordinarily pleasant, is not going to hesitate to help even with a language barrier, however Hong Kong queues are typically a bit disorganized and Hong Kong Disneyland is not any exception. Providing free Fastpass with all tickets, however no pre-arrival on-line reserving so nothing too nice, so Hong Kong Disneyland scores low with respect for Fastpasses.
One other excessive rating for Hong Kong Disney is for the group elements. Hong Kong Disneyland has traditionally been the least crowded Disney Park we’ve got been too. That being stated, even when occurring a vacation weekend, it was empty in comparison with different Disney Parks around the globe. With the smaller crowds, the wait instances do are typically a bit shorter, however since Hong Kong Disneyland is a smaller park, you typically do face some longer waits all through the day.
Hong Kong Disneyland at present scores reasonably low on the subject of theme and immersion. I feel the larger citadel coming quickly, and different deliberate upgrades, may convey it additional up the checklist, however we will see! Hong Kong Disneyland is a “typical” Fort Park with the middle level, down Most important Avenue, for this park – Sleeping Magnificence’s Fort. Sadly, the huge mountain behind it makes the citadel look fairly small…improve coming quickly!
Hong Kong Disneyland accommodates just a few widespread Disney Lands, together with Tomorrowland, Adventureland, and Fantasyland, however additionally it is dwelling to Toy Storyland, Grizzly Gulch, and most significantly, Mystic Level. These distinctive lands are actually enjoyable and do an important job with correlation between the land and the points of interest so Hong Kong Disneyland will get further factors for that! Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Level are nice, actually immersive, tremendous cool themes, and nice with correlation.
Now for the coasters and the rides! The professionals – Jungle Cruise might be executed in three languages and in case you are sensible, you’ll journey 3 times and as soon as in every language! Two phrases: Mystic Manor! Mystic Manor is one of the best “haunted mansion” kind journey on this planet! It appears this secret will not be a lot a secret, so this journey may have a wait! One other big hit – Grizzly Mountain – which is an even bigger, scarier, drop you backwards model of Huge Thunder Mountain!
I understand these are three nice rides (one being a giant coaster), however Hong Kong Disneyland scores within the center on the subject of rides, coasters, and points of interest general as a result of these three are the exception, not the rule. The opposite rides at Hong Kong Disneyland are the “common” Disney Park rides and because of the dimension of the park, there are solely about 24 rides and points of interest within the park. That is one motive that Hong Kong Disneyland ended up on the decrease finish of my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe.
Like many Disney Parks around the globe, Hong Kong Disneyland has an enlargement coming! I’m wondering what the additions of Arendelle – World of Frozen and Stark Expo will do for Hong Kong Disneyland in my rankings sooner or later?!
Animal Kingdom is available in at quantity 7 on my rankings of the entire Disney Parks around the globe! Animal Kingdom is definitely the most important Disney Park on this planet – coming in at 403 acres, over 100 acres larger than the second greatest park – Epcot! Regardless of how huge this park is, it has the least quantity of rides of any Disney Park anyplace on this planet. Given how closely I weighed rides and points of interest, it was arduous to place Animal Kingdom above the quantity 7 spot.
Since that is one other Walt Disney World Resort Park, there are just a few different elements that overlap with the opposite parks at that Resort (Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom) – you should purchase a Park Hopper ticket to hop between all 4 of the parks – making all of them extra accessible and permitting a lot flexibility to visitors. Additionally, whereas Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom are accessible through monorail and/or Skyliner, Animal Kingdom is solely accessible through automotive or bus.
Animal Kingdom takes the cake for one of the best theme, immersion, and correlation for any Disney Park positioned at Walt Disney World and, arguably, is likely one of the finest on this planet! The Disney Imagineers did an unbelievable job with the areas of Animal Kingdom – that are the Oasis, Pandora, Dinoland, Discovery Island, Africa, and Asia. Every space is so nicely executed, stunning, and each element goes above and past. The rides in fact match the theme, however they didn’t cease there and the meals, drinks, and even snacks additionally go together with the theme of every space.
Animal Kingdom additionally did an important job with the general theme – there isn’t a query the aim of this park is to unite folks and animals and you’ll really feel that from the second see you the Tree of Life till you stroll by way of the winding paths of Pandora. Pandora! In the event you requested me just a few weeks earlier than Star Wars Land opened (on both USA coast), I might have stated that Pandora is Disney’s finest themed land and immersion ever. Pandora is unbelievable, so stunning, and so absolutely immersive!
Not solely is Pandora absolutely immersive and magical, however the rides, which completely hyperlink as much as Pandora and Avatar, are additionally actually immersive experiences! I had the privilege to run a runDisney race by way of Pandora shortly after it opened and at nighttime and it was actually magical! Animal Kingdom lastly expanded the park hours in the previous couple of years and that has actually helped transfer this park up the ranks.
For the reason that solely USA positioned parks which might be nonetheless having runDisney occasions are the parks at Walt Disney World Resort, all of them received just a few factors for that within the particular occasion class. I additionally imagine the Walt Disney World Resort Parks have among the finest, and by far essentially the most, particular occasions out of the entire Disney’s around the globe!
Now for the rides! Animal Kingdom is dwelling to the tallest coaster with the longest drop – Expedition Everest! There are additionally just a few smaller points of interest that one may relate to coasters, together with Dinosaur and Primeval Whirl (seasonal operation). Whereas these are tremendous enjoyable rides, and the Kilimanjaro Safari is to not be missed, there are so few in Animal Kingdom that it’s arduous to offer it a extremely excessive rating on the subject of rides and coasters. As a result of restricted quantity to do in Animal Kingdom, we think about it a half day park.
Animal Kingdom excels on the reveals – I might say among the finest within the USA parks. Lion King and Nemo are executed so nicely that we discover ourselves even utilizing Fastpasses to examine them out. I wouldn’t miss them and I give this park factors for excellent reveals! Remember to reap the benefits of this information to grasp the Animal Kingdom Fastpasses!
Like I discussed, the meals in Animal Kingdom is actually good. It’s dwelling to what many name one of the best desk service park restaurant – Tiffins! It’s also dwelling to among the finest snacks and drinks – try the Evening Blossom, Pongu Lumpia, and a Dole Whip..with rum!
Shanghai Disneyland is the most recent Disney Park on this planet, however is likely one of the most visited theme parks on earth! Shanghai Disneyland can be the one park at Shanghai Disney Resort and a Fort Park. Shanghai Disney can be by far essentially the most distinctive Fort Park around the globe!
One place Shanghai Disney scores excessive is affordability! Shanghai Disneyland’s ticket costs are roughly half of the worth of the Disney Parks within the USA and Paris. In truth, Shanghai Disneyland is the second most cost-effective solely being beat out by the parks positioned on the Tokyo Disney Resort. It’s also tremendous straightforward to entry Shanghai Disney, due to Shanghai’s spectacular public transportation infrastructure and English signage.
Shanghai Disney scores extra factors than different Fort Parks due to how distinctive the park is. On the subject of theme, immersion, and correlation, Shanghai Disney goes above and past the opposite Fort Parks! In contrast to all different Fort Parks, Shanghai Disneyland doesn’t have a Most important Avenue, however as a substitute it has Mickey Avenue! One other tremendous distinctive a part of Shanghai Disneyland is the massive (11 acre) Chinese language backyard – Gardens of the Creativeness.
I really like that Disney took the thrill of a Disney theme park, however layered within the peaceable great thing about nature. It’s one thing extraordinarily distinctive to Shanghai Disney and goes a great distance when making use of the theme and immersion elements.
Whereas Shanghai Disneyland has a Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Toy Storyland, and Adventureisle, all considerably acquainted to the common Disney goer, it additionally has Treasure Cove, a completely immersive 18th-century Spanish harbor city positioned within the Caribbean. Suppose a approach larger model of the Pirates of the Caribbean queue! Additionally in contrast to most different Fort Parks, you should purchase alcohol in Disneyland Shanghai!
Shanghai Disneyland is likely one of the most crowded Disney Parks on this planet, however the Solid Members are prepared and have methods in place to attempt to cut back crowding, unfold out the visitors, and make queues go quicker (fortunately, most of China is cashless already and Shanghai Disneyland is not any exception). Shanghai Disneyland has an honest Fastpass system. Whereas you don’t get to e book them far upfront, you may snag your Fastpasses in your App when you enter the park and might use the App on your complete go to to maintain getting Fastpasses as you employ them and till they’re gone!
Now for the meals and snacks! Shanghai Disneyland caters closely to the native inhabitants and serves 70% Chinese language delicacies! Which means you’ll most undoubtedly discover so many scrumptious, distinctive, and really inexpensive, meals and snack choices all through Shanghai Disneyland. Scrumptious dumplings at a Disney Park – Yup! Steamed buns – You Wager! Mickey Mooncakes – Oh Sure! The wonderful meals doesn’t finish on the snacks both, Shanghai Disney scores tremendous excessive on the meals too.
Shanghai Disney takes Disney Park meals up an enormous notch and you’ll rating some delicious meals throughout your go to. From peking duck pizza to laksa, you will discover actually good, top quality, and exquisite meals throughout Shanghai Disneyland! Don’t fear if you need enjoyable Disney Park meals that is a little more Western – the huge waffles (they actually put the unique Mickey waffle to disgrace), large Mickey donuts, and Mickey crepes are prepared for you!
Now for the coasters, rides, and parades! That is the part the place Shanghai Disneyland struggles a bit. Shanghai Disneyland is just like most Fort Parks with a lot of the commonplace family-friendly rides discovered around the globe at the entire Disney Parks. Shanghai Disneyland has just a few standout points of interest – TRON is a large one with a giant fan base! However I don’t assume there’s any debate that the Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure is one of the best journey (and coaster…yea it’s a coaster!) at Shanghai Disneyland!
For the English audio system, whereas Mandarin is the language of this Disney Park, most individuals will communicate sufficient English to speak and haven’t any points whenever you depend on an Translator App to assist particularly in case you are well mannered and thank them in Mandarin (it’s not arduous to study and it is best to know the way to say thanks within the native language anyplace you go)! I’ve heard rumors about unhealthy conduct at Shanghai Disneyland, however didn’t expertise any. Do bear in mind that many bogs will probably be eastern-style bogs so in case you are not comfy with an japanese bathroom, examine the App to discover a western model lavatory.
When making use of all of my elements to Shanghai Disney, the most recent Disney Park on this planet, Shanghai Disneyland scores proper within the center at quantity 6!
Disneyland California is the primary Disney Park on this planet and opened in 1955! Disneyland California can be the Fort Park on the Disneyland California Resort. It began right here, so there’s a lot that might be stated concerning the theme, the historical past, and the impression this park, however after I apply ALL of my elements, Disneyland California sits at quantity 5 in my rating of each Disney Park on this planet!
Total, Disneyland California Resort Parks rating the identical on the subject of accessibility (restricted) and affordability (not nice apart from locals). Disneyland California pulls forward of California Journey due to the themes, immersion, variety of points of interest, and traditional Disney meals and snacks. Disneyland California’s theme is creativeness and magic and consists of 9 magical lands! Disneyland California Resort provides a Park Hopper so you may shuttle between the parks, but it surely does price extra.
Disneyland California is dwelling to among the finest points of interest! From the ORIGINAL It’s a Small World from the World’s Truthful to the Matterhorn (huge coaster factors given right here) to one of the best Pirates of the Caribbean within the USA (yea…I stated it. Disneyland California’s Pirates is best than Magic Kingdoms Pirates!) Disneyland California has over 30 points of interest together with household pleasant rides, reveals, and nice coasters! Disneyland California’s (aka in our family as West Coast Splash) Splash Mountain is WAY scarier than Magic Kingdom’s (aka East Coast Splash)!
Disneyland California had the best cumulative attendance than every other Disney Park (or theme park) on this planet! So sure, it’s honest to say it’s at all times crowded. For some odd motive, Disneyland nonetheless doesn’t have MagicBands or pre-booked Fastpasses even for on-property visitors. On the subject of crowds and Fastpasses, Disneyland California doesn’t come out close to the highest. Don’t forget to make use of this wonderful Crowd Calendar when planning your Disneyland California journey:
One issue that places Disneyland California close to the highest of my checklist rating each Disney on this planet is the theme! Disneyland California immediately feels magical the second you enter the park and as you enter every land you are feeling fully immersed. On condition that downtown Anaheim is only a few minutes away, that is spectacular. Disneyland California has what at the moment are the widespread lands (since all of them began right here!), but it surely additionally has New Orleans Sq., dwelling to the well-known Membership 33, and Critter Nation (additionally discovered on the Tokyo Disney Resort). Most significantly, it’s dwelling to the brand new Galaxy’s Edge!
Even with out having Rise of the Resistance (so quickly!), Galaxy’s Edge is outstanding. Though each current Galaxy’s Edge’s are the identical dimension, the Disneyland California location simply felt larger prefer it had much less “empty” area. This might change as soon as Rise of the Resistance FINALLY opens on the west coast!
One in every of my greatest elements when rating each Disney Park on this planet was undoubtedly meals and snacks! At Disneyland California you will discover each traditional Western Disney snack, however this park additionally has fairly just a few good eating places. A number of the good eating places at Disneyland California remind me of among the higher eating places you discover scattered round Walt Disney World Resort and so it seems like Disneyland California mushed collectively among the higher ones.
Disneyland California holds a robust maintain on quantity 5 on my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe! Can’t wait to see what extra they do with the brand new additions!
I really like Epcot! There..I stated it! Epcot has traditionally been my favourite Disney Park, particularly earlier than I explored the Disney Parks outdoors of the USA. In my makes an attempt to be barely much less biased in my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe, I utilized all of my elements to Epcot pretty and it got here it at a stunning quantity 4!
So why quantity 4?! Nicely, like all different Disney World Resort Parks it scores excessive for Fastpasses, reasonable for accessibility, and low for affordability. However what makes Epcot stand out is the World Showcase! Whereas I write these rankings Epcot is present process an enormous, big, and type of loopy improve. The entire entrance of Epcot, aka Future World, is at present underneath development.
Quickly we can have World Discovery, World Celebration, World Nature, and naturally, World Showcase! You’ll have to try my rankings after we lastly get to see the revealing to see the way it modifications Epcot’s spot on my checklist!
When trying on the meals, beverage, and snack elements to every Disney Park around the globe, I look to the entire park. For Epcot, it implies that the entire park will profit from the fabulous World Showcase! Epcot’s theme can’t be missed anyplace within the park, even now, which is human achievement, particularly technological innovation and worldwide tradition. Epcot carries that theme all through the whole park.
Furthermore, when you get to the World Showcase, consisting of 11 completely different international locations, you turn into fully immersed in that nation. That’s as a result of Disney did its analysis, even working with the Moroccan authorities to design Morocco’s Pavilion. Every Pavilion (or nation) is stuffed with phenomenal meals from that nation, retailers and shops promoting objects made in that nation, and absolutely staffed with people from the precise nation – who’re at all times so completely happy to show you one thing from their dwelling land! World Showcase offers Epcot so many factors within the Solid Member and customer support issue and meals and snacks!
When you have been to the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ve gotten at the very least heard about Ingesting Across the World. That nice idea and enjoyable exercise (notice you need to use snacks and/or non-alcoholic drinks if you happen to don’t drink alcohol) takes place at Epcot – within the World Showcase! You may even cease in every nation and seize a sticker at Child Cot or decide up a cute passport and journey all around the globe with no single flight delay!
Now for rides. I’ll admit Epcot doesn’t have many rides proper now, however the updates to each Future World and the World Showcase will change this. That stated, Epcot is dwelling to Take a look at Monitor, Frozen Ever After, Soarin, and Mission House! Epcot can be dwelling to one of the best Disney occasions – Worldwide Meals and Wine Pageant, Worldwide Pageant of the Arts, Worldwide Flower and Backyard Pageant, to call just a few. These festivals are so distinctive that Epcot undoubtedly will get factors within the particular occasion class.
Epcot can be tremendous accessible for a Walt Disney World Resort Park since you may get there by automotive, monorail, or Skyliner. It additionally has lots of reveals – not simply the large reveals you might be used to when it’s important to collect carefully in a large room, but additionally dwell bands and road performers unfold out all throughout the World Showcase!
Epcot can be an important park for character visits and character photographs – which works out nice for the reason that variety of rides is pretty low proper now.
Epcot at present holds a robust grip on the quantity 4 spot on my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe! Remember to try the nighttime present at Epcot whenever you go to, it’s at all times top-of-the-line on this planet!
Tokyo Disneyland is the Fort Park positioned on the Tokyo Disney Resort and is the primary Disney Park inbuilt Japan! Tokyo Disneyland has some widespread Fort Park options – it’s primarily based round a phenomenal citadel with a number of lands throughout it, it doesn’t serve alcohol, and it’s dwelling to lots of the Disney favorites – teacups, the Mountains, It’s a Small World, and so on.
Tokyo Disneyland, and the opposite park positioned at Tokyo Disney Resort – DisneySea, rating so excessive on my rankings for just a few overlapping causes – Buyer Service! Affordability! Accessibility! Rides! Coasters! Meals! Snacks!
Let me begin with the weaker elements earlier than I get too excited! First, Tokyo Disney Resort doesn’t have any Park Hopper choice. That is annoying, however for the reason that tickets are so low-cost (together with particular night hour tickets), you may simply purchase two tickets for a similar day and invent your personal hopper. Tokyo Disney Resort Parks are also principally in Japanese. I imply they’re the truth is in Japan so this is sensible, however we discovered that Hong Kong, Paris, and Shanghai had extra English subtitles/listening units. Lastly, Tokyo Disney Resort doesn’t have too many occasions – though the New Yr’s Eve occasion is large and if you happen to can snag tickets, do it!!
Affordability clever – Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are the most affordable Disney Parks on this planet! Tickets will run you about $80 USD (it is a huge worth enhance from 2019 and nonetheless very inexpensive). Accessibility clever – Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea are positioned on the JR line – making it really easy, fast, and low-cost to get to from Tokyo.
Okay these are actually all of the unhealthy issues I may probably say about Tokyo Disney Resort. As for Tokyo Disneyland, which scores the quantity 3 spot on my rankings of each Disney Park around the globe, lots of the rides might be discovered elsewhere, no alcohol is served, and it could possibly get crowded! On the subject of crowds, Tokyo Disneyland struggles a bit. It may hit capability rapidly and even whenever you arrive 45 minutes earlier than rope drop, you may be FAR again in line to get in. That each one stated, due to how phenomenal the Solid Members are and the way unbelievably organized all the things, queues included, is across the Tokyo Disney Resort, you nearly don’t discover.
Tokyo Disney Resort has an important information for first time guests, in English, on the web site, so if you happen to plan to go – test it out right here!
Evaluating a go to to Tokyo Disneyland through the Japanese New Yr vacation (yea, we did that!) to a typical Spring Break Saturday at Walt Disney World made us understand that the crowds are literally about even throughout peak instances. Due to the Tokyo Disneyland Solid Members and methods in place, we weren’t as sad about ready for 2 hours to get on a journey. The Tokyo Disney Resort has additionally lately upgraded the Fastpass system permitting visitors to e book on the App! This can be a recreation changer! That stated, crowds are tough at this park and Fastpasses promote out rapidly.
In the event you keep on-property, you get Fastpasses with no set return instances! Staying at Tokyo Disney Resort is actually wonderful since two of the motels overlook the Parks, however it is a big perk! In case you are planning a go to to Tokyo Disney Resort, you’ll want to try extra data right here!
Tokyo Disneyland Solid Members are among the finest Disney Solid Members on this planet. The usual for customer support is extraordinarily excessive and you’ll by no means see a Solid Member with no smile and a double hand wave! One thing that’s so cool about Tokyo Disneyland is that rides don’t finish in present retailers – loopy proper? As a substitute, the retailers are all around the park and all include distinctive and completely different souvenirs. For that reason, if you happen to see one thing you like, purchase it! You received’t discover one other 16 shops across the park with the identical stuff.
Tokyo Disneyland kills it on the subject of rides! It’s dwelling to the entire favorites – Pirates, Jungle Cruise, Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain (within the cutest place known as Critter Nation), Haunted Mansion, and so many extra. I feel Tokyo Disneyland does an incredible job on the subject of theme, even in comparison with different Fort Parks, due to the distinctive retailers and snacks in every Land and the correlation between the rides and Lands. You could find Huge Thunder Mountain in Westernland and Tokyo Disneyland remains to be dwelling to a full Toon City!
Now on to the meals and snacks. The scrumptious, delicious, meals and snacks! Tokyo Disneyland tickets usually are not solely inexpensive, however the meals and snacks are so affordable! You may simply eat your approach round Tokyo Disneyland all day and spend little or no – a Mickey waffle will run you about $4 USD whereas even a hen pao meal (with fries and a drink) will solely price you about $8.50 USD! Belief me you may be grateful for the costs since EVERY snack and meals merchandise is scrumptious!
I may go on for days concerning the Tokyo Disneyland snacks and meals, however that’s for an additional time. What that you must know is that you shouldn’t miss the ice cream mochi, the buns, the tapioca drink, or the loopy popcorn flavors! Popcorn flavors are big at Tokyo Disney Resort Parks. They modify continuously and you’ll have to find the particular flavors throughout your go to utilizing the App or a park map. Don’t be shocked when each visitor has a popcorn bucket round their neck – it’s a Disney lifestyle when you’ve gotten choices like honey popcorn, curry popcorn, strawberry popcorn, and shrimp popcorn…to call only a few!
Tokyo Disneyland slides into my quantity 3 Disney Park in my rankings for each Disney Park around the globe due to it’s giant variety of rides and points of interest, excellent meals and snack decisions, affordability, accessibility, theme, immersion, and Solid Members!
Magic Kingdom is the Fort Park, and the primary park, on the Walt Disney World Resort! Magic Kingdom is similar to different Fort Parks, but it surely simply does all the things a tad higher and is so absolutely immersive, it has earned the quantity 2 spot in my rating of each Disney Park across the World!
Magic Kingdom has fairly just a few of the identical professional’s and con’s as different parks positioned at Walt Disney World Resort – together with being costly, having an important Fastpass system, having MagicBands, and having nice Solid Members. Magic Kingdom is accessible through automotive, boat, bus, and monorail so it is just of essentially the most accessible parks on the Walt Disney World Resort. Magic Kingdom is thought for crowds and lengthy queues, as it’s the most “young kid” pleasant park in Disney World.
What places Magic Kingdom on the high are the points of interest, eating choices, snacks, distinctive experiences, particular occasions, coasters, and the sensation you get of being fully immersed in Disney magic! Magic Kingdom has the good thing about being positioned on the Walt Disney World Resort, which is very large! For that reason, you are feeling as in case you are a totally completely different world when within the Disney Parks. Magic Kingdom does such an important job of incorporating the smells, sounds, and backdrops into each side of the park, making you are feeling as in case you are residing in a unique (and magical) world.
Magic Kingdom is dwelling to the entire traditional Disney Fort Park rides too! The three most well-known mountains might be discovered if they’re calling you – Thunder, House, and Splash! You can even discover Jungle Cruise, It’s a Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight, and SO many extra! Magic Kingdom, like all Fort Parks, is split into Lands and every Land does an important job incorporating the theme of every land into the rides, points of interest, enjoyable Disney partitions, eating places, and retailers!
Magic Kingdom doesn’t serve alcohol besides at one restaurant and just for dinner, however there are nonetheless so many meals, snack, and drink choices throughout the park! Magic Kingdom embodies all the things that goes into an ideal Fort Park – Mickey Ear ice lotions, churros, Mickey pretzels, GIANT turkey legs, Mickey sweet or caramel apples, and a few actually good all-you-can-enjoy eating places.
When folks inform me they will Walt Disney World Resort, however can solely go to one park – I at all times inform them they should go to Magic Kingdom. Whereas Epcot is so distinctive, and a should if consuming around the globe is a excessive precedence, Magic Kingdom is simply SO Disney! It’s not possible to stroll into Magic Kingdom and never really feel instantly like a child once more, with no worries on this planet, and spend all day using the rides and falling in love with the reveals!
As for particular occasions, Magic Kingdom is dwelling to fairly just a few! You may attend Not So Scary Halloween and Very Merry Christmas Occasion at this park and run by way of it whenever you run the runDisney Half or Full Marathons! Magic Kingdom additionally has some wonderful parades!
Magic Kingdom is by far essentially the most kid-friendly, and even toddler-friendly, park, and for my part, that’s one motive the park tends to be very crowded. Fastpasses go rapidly and queues might be lengthy, particularly for essentially the most well-known rides. Since I gave far more weight to rides, coasters, snacks, and theme/immersion, the wait instances and enormous crowds didn’t outweigh the entire greatness on this park!
Coming in at #1 for my rankings of all of the Disney Parks around the globe is DisneySea! DisneySea is positioned on the Tokyo Disney Resort and is the newer park on the Resort. DisneySea wins by a landslide as a result of it takes all the things wonderful about Disney, all the things nice concerning the different Disney Parks around the globe, and places a totally nautical spin on it! The second I walked into DisneySea my mouth dropped and I used to be in awe. Each time I’m going again, I really feel the identical approach!
DisneySea has an enormous overarching theme, which it NAILS, which is nautical exploration! The theme at DisneySea is interwoven into each single factor within the park! At DisneySea you’ll Crew Members, not Solid Members, and whereas you’ll not discover “lands,” you will discover Ports of Name! After all, each one of many seven Ports of Name is nautical themed – Mermaid Lagoon, American Waterfront, Misplaced River Delta, and extra!
Whenever you enter every Port of Name, each single attraction, retailer, stand, and piece of decor completely matches the theme of that port. It’s unbelievable how nicely they rebuilt a mini Mediterranean Harbor and proper subsequent door the Arabian Coast! You can simply take images throughout this park and faux you latterly traveled around the globe! The rides all correlate with their location – Mermaid Lagoon is dwelling to all issues Little Mermaid and also you even go “under the sea” for the reason that area is sort of unique indoors, underneath the “water!”
It doesn’t cease there both. American Waterfront is dwelling to essentially the most stunning, and enjoyable, Tower of Terror! This Tower is tremendous distinctive as a result of it’s not linked to the Twilight Zone! I received’t spoil something, however you will notice some acquainted faces on this journey when you’ve got been to Mystic Manor! What at all times blows my thoughts is that not solely does the entire park actually match collectively, by far one of the best when in comparison with each Disney Park on this planet, however how each element right down to the snacks additionally matches! Curry popcorn in Arabian Coast, Italian panini in Mediterranean Harbor, and naturally, a giant Mickey pretzel within the American Waterfront!
DisneySea scores actually excessive on the subject of accessibility and affordability for a similar causes at Tokyo Disneyland. DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland additionally rating on the very high of the checklist for customer support. The Crew Members at DisneySea have at all times been extra I may have imagined. From Crew Members opening a journey earlier to let just a few folks on, to the nonstop double hand waves and smiles, to the right queue steering and politeness, you simply can’t beat it!
On the subject of crowds, DisneySea can undoubtedly be crowded. It may have lengthy queues and also you undoubtedly must reap the benefits of the Fastpass system. However so lots of the visitors are so enjoyable it’s arduous to care. I’ve executed matching shirts at Disney Parks for each journey for the final ten years or so, however the visitors at DisneySea put us to disgrace! Suppose full matching outfits head to toe, an obsession with enjoyable and massive hats, and extra popcorn buckets worn than I knew existed. It provides a lot to the environment and doesn’t damage that (nearly) everyone seems to be well mannered!
In the event you love matching shirts or Disneybounding, oh my, would you LOVE DisneySea (and Tokyo Disneyland)!
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So why does DisneySea take the number one spot?! Rides, Coasters, and Snacks, oh my! Oh yea, and the Parades, Exhibits, and Drinks too! There are complete blogs devoted solely to DisneySea snacks, which you will discover in a number of languages, so I couldn’t probably do all of them justice right here. What I need to say is – Toy Retailer ice cream mochi, steam buns, sausage rolls, sea salt ice cream monaka, and gyoza canine. And naturally…the loopy popcorns! Love the black pepper one! You could find all of the popcorn varieties obtainable in your park map!
Along with one of the best Disney snacks ever, DisneySea can be dwelling to fairly just a few actually good fast service and sit down eating places and sells alcohol! With a purpose to purchase alcohol you pay for a cute token on the regular queue after which take it over to a cheerful Solid Member who serves you the beverage. One of the best a part of the entire snacks, meals, and drinks at DisneySea is they’re SO low-cost! I discover myself simply consuming all day the entire snacks and nonetheless spending much less cash than I might have in Tokyo.
One in every of my favourite sit down stops is the Teddy Roosevelt Lounge onboard the USS Columbia. Felt as if we stepped out of DisneySea and it’s a complete bar devoted to Teddy Roosevelt…in Japan. I at all times cease right here for a drink, together with a enjoyable cocktail, however normally I’m too stuffed with snacks for a meal! Don’t miss a sit down meal at DisneySea, even when it’s fast service, as a result of the entire meals is simply so so good!
One other big motive DisneySea is primary on my checklist rating each Disney Park around the globe are the RIDES! DisneySea is dwelling to on my favourite rides at any Disney on this planet, Journey to the Middle of the Earth! It’s also dwelling to Toy Story Mania, Indiana Jones Journey (one other huge coaster!), and a particular Soarin! DisneySea has an incredible present on the Mermaid Lagoon Theater and a enjoyable Sinbad present – notice, they’re in Japanese however you may get a subtitle gadget for Sinbad!
Parades are HUGE on the Tokyo Disney Resort! The primary time we went to DisneySea, at rope drop, so many individuals ran to get a spot for the parade – 4 hours later. For that reason, the parades are distinctive! DisneySea has a water present/parade as nicely proper in the midst of the park and it’s nice! In the event you get to DisneySea on a transparent day, you may watch the present with tremendous cool DisneySea environment round it and Mt. Fuji behind it!
DisneySea additionally has one of the best retailers and looking for any Disney Park around the globe! The good factor are the very low-cost snacks you should purchase within the shops. They vary from sweet in tins, to rice crackers and truffles, to ramen kits! They’re so inexpensive so it’s no shock you will notice folks (it’s me…you’ll see me) filling up big baskets of those goodies to convey dwelling! Identical to Tokyo Disneyland, rides have a tendency to not finish in present retailers and each retailer has differing objects so it makes every store really feel like an additional attraction!
When making use of all of my elements to each Disney Park around the globe, DisneySea takes the number one spot by a landslide! I can’t even think about how they are going to enhance DisneySea, however I’m actually excited to see! For now, I’ll proceed to proudly carry round my DisneySea appeal and ramen bowl keychain repping my favourite Disney Park on this planet!
I hope you like my rating of each Disney Park Across the World as a lot as I cherished sharing this all with you! What are your favourite Disney Parks around the globe? What Disney Parks are you most excited to go to? Drop your solutions, and favourite Disney Parks suggestions, within the Feedback!