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A Disneyland pro goes to WDW for the first time – PREP050

A Disneyland pro goes to WDW for the first time – PREP050

Today, I have a different kind of first-timer trip report because this one comes from a Disneyland pro who just returned from her Disney World trip with her family.

I also have a quick tip of the day about scheduling a wake-up call in your Disney World resort room.



So much has changed since we first brought you this podcast, including the addition of an entire section on the site dedicated to Disneyland.

We have tons of pages and resources to help you plan the perfect Disneyland vacation.

Get started with our Complete Guide to Disneyland (with comparisons to Walt Disney World).


These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Quick tip of the day

When you’re staying on-site, you can get a wake up call from a character. Put the phone on speakerphone to allow everybody to hear it. Currently, the character that calls is Olaf.

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Lauren Busbee

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

I loved reading these posts and listening to this podcast! We are from the southeast and are blessed to take frequent trips to Disney World. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to visit Disneyland, but when circumstances found us in southern California, we knew we had to include Disneyland in our travel plans! Casey captured my exact feelings regarding the uniqueness of each park--how they can be so different, yet similar and perfect each in their own way! Thank you both for sharing this wonderful experience with your readers!


Sunday 3rd of August 2014

This is perfect timing! As a Sacramento native, (now transplanted in Kentucky), I grew up with a few trips to Disneyland and later California Adventure under my belt. With this site's help, I've been planning since March for our 1st WDW trip in October and our 5yo daughter's 1st Disney anything. JUST booked our fast passes this weekend (snagged Anna+Elsa! and Mine Train thanks to Shannon's advice sessions on Facebook), so we're less than 60 days out. LOVED this comparison look between what I'm familiar with and what will be on this trip. Perfect comparison of Winchester Mystery House to Haunted Mansion, but it IS a California kind of reference. :-)

Lyn Maszk

Sunday 3rd of August 2014

As a gal who enjoys listening and learning from both you, Shannon, and Casey, this was such a fun episode. So much of what Casey enjoyed at WDW was similar to my own experience as more of a Disneyland fan. As I've had opportunity to visit both parks, there's much to love whether in California or Florida!