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  • Disneyland Fan? WDW Fan? Can you be both?

    Wondering this. Can you truly be a fan of both? It's like living in Chicago and being a fan of both baseball teams. Can you claim to love both places equally, or must you eventually choose a favorite? Just wondering.
    BarbaraAnn


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    Originally posted by Barbaraann
    Can you claim to love both places equally, or must you eventually choose a favorite?
    I'd say that you can be a fan of both, they have their own ups & downs. It generally seems that being a fan of a particular side, is usually on ease of access.
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    • #3
      I'm a fan of Disneyland, WDW, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disney Sea. Love them all about the same.
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      • #4
        I love both sides, and fully support both sides, and don't care if one side "steals" from another side, which i've never understood why people refer to it as "stealing."

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        • #5
          I love them both. I grew up with WDW but now live closer to DL. Both are wonderful special places.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Barbaraann
            Wondering this. Can you truly be a fan of both? It's like living in Chicago and being a fan of both baseball teams. Can you claim to love both places equally, or must you eventually choose a favorite? Just wondering.
            Hmm, interesting comparison, but not really the same thing because at no time is there ever really a contest between the two resorts with one coming out the victor, except in discussions like this and online articles.

            So no, you don't have to choose. In fact, I think its better not to choose because then you build up resentment when "your" park doesn't get the latest cool thing when the other park does. Better to love both - there's no reason not to - and feel that you are free to enjoy them both as much as you want.

            There's the happy I-LOVE-IT-ALL approach:
            "Oh look! DL has a new ride I can go try!" - "Hey! WDW has a new fireworks show I can go see!" - "Cool, DL has a new parade I can check out" - etc.

            Or the bitter, resentful MY-TEAM-RULES-YOUR-TEAM-SUCKS approach:
            "I hate WDW because THEY always get the new stuff and WE get clones!" - "DL is the best park because Walt walked in it!" - etc.

            Who is WE and who is THEY? Is it like a blood type? Do some people sign contracts with one side or the other and swear eternal allegiance? Did they marry one of the parks or something?

            I think it's unnecessary to take sides. Enjoy it all and avoid the "my team is best" approach.
            Last edited by mickhyperion; 04-13-2005, 08:25 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mickhyperion
              Who is WE and who is THEY? Is it like a blood type? Do some people sign contracts with one side or the other and swear eternal allegiance? Did they marry one of the parks or something?
              Well, it seems as if the human race creates a natural 'ownership' of things. We all want to own something that we attend frequently, or look forward to attending. Heck, I'm even guilty of it. "Great to see that we get the Subs back...". And assuming that we 'own' the item, 'they' must own the other, conflicting item.

              "Why does my team suck?", "They get the cool stuff". It's all a ownership thing.
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              • #8
                I like them both, but I think it's comparing apples and oranges to a certain extent.

                WDW is a true multi-day destination. It used to take me five days to see everything inside I wanted, plus time for Cape Kennedy, and anyplace else down there I wanted to see.

                It also doesn't have the massive AP resident population that DLR has.

                DLR may be smaller, but has far much more landscaping and shade. It's got a nuance about it, and a history about it, that you won't find on any other property. And I can be there in anywhere from five to eight hours, depending on how fast I choose to drive.

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                • #9
                  I think that each park is in it's own way unique, it's worth visiting all of them and all of them have something only they have.












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                  • #10
                    I love both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I live just a short drive from Disneyland, but am looking forward to whenever my next visit to WDW is. They are two totally different experiences like Wotan said. Disneyland is a place that can be satisfactorily (I'm making up words) experienced in a day or a weekend. WDW is so large and immersive that it takes almost a week to experience each of the four parks and the rest of the resort (water parks, etc.) it really isn't fair to compare the two.

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                    • #11
                      You get a lot of insight into peoples feelings about visiting a place when you ask a question like this. Ask a Chicago Cubs fan why they like their team? Then ask a Chicago White Sox fan the same question. You get very interesting answers. Some Chicagoans claim to root for both teams.

                      After reading various Disney related websites, I was very curious to hear the comments. I also believe that if you have the "Disney Magic" in your soul, you most likely love all the Disney Parks.

                      I love to read the various comments and comparisons, however, the reason for the question. To support the fact: All Disney Parks are great, aren't they? I think so, and I have only had the opportunity (so far) to see WDW.
                      BarbaraAnn

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                      • #12
                        I love them both. I grew up going to DL, but after going to WDW for the first time last year I fell in love with it too.
                        DL is my sentimental favorite. WDW stuns me with all I can immerse myself in, and I am stupidly proud of my AP. Even when it expires it will have a place of honor in a scrap book.

                        The us vs. them, West Coast East Coast battle is foolish in my opinion.

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                        • #13
                          it sounds like an contradiction to ask if we can be true fans of both or if we have to pick a favorite. the two topics are unrelated. picking a favorite does not mean you can't be a true fan of both, and must swear allegiance to one. im a true fan of the tower of terror attraction. i prefer florida's version, but ill glady ride either one of them 5 times in a day. same goes with the parks.
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