A lot of Disney World visitors never consider a trip to Disneyland because it’s so much smaller, but I have lots of good reasons why you might want to think about planning a trip there.
I also have recent news, a featured company, and a quick tip of the day.
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).
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Reasons WDW fans should consider Disneyland
Disneyland has lots of perks that Disney World doesn’t, such as:
- Better weather (no ponchos needed!)
- Can be less expensive, especially if staying offsite at a budget chain
- More laid back planning process
- History (Walt touched everything)
- Ability to add other things to your trip, such as a trip to the beach or nearby cities
- Better versions of attractions (especially Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain)
- Unique things that Disney World doesn’t have – Cars Land, Paint the Night parade, the new fireworks, etc.
For more info on planning, see my info on how to do Disneyland if you’re a Disney World veteran and also check out DLRPrepSchool.com.
- 1-day Memory Maker is available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party now. The cost is $40 and it can be purchased at Guest Relations.
- Purple MagicBands might be coming.
- Park ticket prices likely going up soon.
- Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine, an Art Smith restaurant, opens at Disney Springs in summer 2016.
Today’s featured company is NerdBoy Apps, my son’s app development company. He created the WDW Prep Countdown app to help people count down to their trips and have calendar reminders set as well.
Quick tip of the day
Disney-related subscription boxes make a fun gift idea or a way to countdown time until your next trip. Check this subscription box list for options and reviews.
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