A long while ago, I ranked the thrill rides at Walt Disney World using a rather broad interpretation of the idea of a thrill ride. This time, I’m tightening up the definition to an attraction has some serious speed and pulls some Gs while at the same time broadening the scope to all of the Disney Parks here in the United States. Enough yammering! Here’s my ranking of the Top 5 Thrill Rides at all Disney Parks. Read the rest of this entry
Upon my first visit to Disneyland and California Adventure just a few months ago, the signs got my attention right away. Here are just a few of my favorites. Read the rest of this entry
The biggest difference between Star Tours at Disneyland and Star Tours at Walt Disney World is where the attraction is located.
You see, if you’re at Disneyland, you’ll need to head over to Tomorrowland (at light speed, I presume), where as if you’re at Walt Disney World, you’ll need to bypass the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and wander over to Star Tours. I should mention that the outside of the ride at DHS is superior – it looks like Endor out there – but that’s about it. Once you get inside, it’s the exact same thing. The waiting areas are identical. The scratched up 3D glasses are identical. (Maybe make these not so crappy and have them look like the podracer goggles, because, you know… you’re Disney.) The ride is identical. Read the rest of this entry
You see that trailer up there? Don’t watch it. It’s both misleading and sorta ruins the movie. But if you did already watch it, that’s OK – you’ll probably forget the trailer once you start watching Saving Mr. Banks because the two are soooooo far removed from each other it hardly matters. This doesn’t mean that the movie is bad (it’s quite good, actually), but what’s presented in the trailer is a lighted hearted comedic bit of entertainment history, but what you get is a ton of hard hitting drama with moments of levity in between. Read the rest of this entry
It’s a Disney World vs Disneyland full on Fantasyland RUMBLE! Today on Disney Parks Versus, we’ll get to the bottom of who has the better Fantasyland!
This s a tough one.
Disneyland has the classics that have fallen by the wayside at Disney World, such as Mr Toad’s Wild Ride and Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and they’ve got the mainstays, like Peter Pan’s Flight, the Tea Cups, the carousel and it’s a small world. They also bring a full Alice in Wonderland ride to the table, which is a fascinating experience in itself. Meanwhile, Disney World is blowing up their Fantasyland with the new Snow White attraction, the Be Our Guest restaurant, not one but TWO Dumbo the Flying Elephant options and… that pointless Rapunzel tower that just kinda sits there and does nothing.
It’s that time again – time for more Disney Parks Versus: the only game on the internet where we make Disneyland and Disney World fight it out for supremacy. This time, it’s a straight up Jungle Cruise battle!
Oh, my believed Jungle Cruise: where puns and general stand up comedy goes to die. There’s nothing better than drifting down an artificial river with a bunch of strangers, starring at animatronic elephants, only to hear your guide remark, "There’s a site you don’t see every day: elephants bathing. I do, though. Everyday. About every twenty minutes." Read the rest of this entry
It’s time for another installment of Disney Parks Versus – the only series of posts where it’s Walt Disney World versus Disneyland! Today, we’ll take a look at the roller coaster that nearly scared the Disney out of me as a kid: Space Mountain, located at Tomorrowland in each respective park.
It’s time for another installment of Disney Parks Versus – the only series of posts where it’s Walt Disney World versus Disneyland! Today, we’ll take a look at the classic boat ride featuring the song you’ll never be able to get out of your head, it’s a small world, found at Fantasyland in each respective park.
It’s time for another installment of Disney Parks Versus – the only series of posts where attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland fight a grudge match to the death! Today, we’ll take a look at the slot car dark rides Radiator Springs Racers from Disneyland’s California Adventure at Cars Land and Test Track of Future World, found at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.
It’s time for another installment of Disney Parks Versus! It’s the only series of posts where attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland fight a grudge match to the death! Today, we’ll take a look at the Enhanced Motion Vehicle dark rides DINOSAUR (formerly Countdown to Extinction) and Indiana Jones Adventure: The Temple of the Forbidden Eye.
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Welcome to our new Disney Parks Versus feature, where we’ll compare attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Today, we’ll take a look at Buzz Lightyear attractions.
As far as I can tell, Walt Disney World’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is identical to Disneyland’s Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters in nearly every way except one: the Disney World version has the guns fixed to the car while the Disneyland ride allows the guns to be held in your hand like a proper pistol. I thought this would improve my scores, but it did not – only my frustration increased. I cannot get my score any higher than level 3, but Dr. Girlfriend has now improved all the way up to level 5, so it might just be that I stink at this game in any incarnation. We’re both using the same strategy of trying to hit the same target multiple times, but perhaps Dr Girlfriend’s nearly perfect vision gives her the upper hand. The bottom line is I can’t beat her or anyone else at this game, but it’s clear that it’s not unbeatable. Also, at some point, the attraction mentions that the targets that are lit up are worth the most points, so keep that in mind when you’re going for glory.
But which game is better? I’m giving a minor edge to Disneyland for its improved game control. I stink at this game in any state, but it certainly seems like Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters is the best version of the two. (It should be noted that this attraction opened at Disney World first, which explains why the Disneyland version features a slightly better system. Both attractions are found at their respective Tomorrowland locations.)