4 Outstanding Disney Theme Parks

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Many people consider Disney a kid’s park, but as a mom of four, we beg to differ. Disney has some of the best theme parks for families with kids.

There’s no shortage of awesome attractions at Disney World. From the beloved rides at the Magic Kingdom to the thrill Shark themed rides with the same thrill you can get while betting at Shark Casino, you’ll never get bored! But there are many avenues to explore, so picking one may take some time.

There are so many Disney parks to visit. This article looks at the top Disney theme parks and compares them to each other. It’s not all about the rides – you can get a good sense of how each park differs from the others and decide which one you think you’d enjoy most.

Tokyo DisneySea

Incredible sights may be seen at DisneySea in Tokyo. There’s a lot of it. It’s a ton of fun to see. The eatables here are top-notch. And when it comes to Disney theme parks, Tokyo DisneySea has the best lineup, with attractions like the Tower of Terror (which is more of an interpretation than a replication), Toy Story Mania!, and Indiana Jones Adventure.

If you take away the major draws, Tokyo Disney Sea is still a great park. With about 20 rides, this park is unparalleled in variety among non-castle parks. To a typical American (or European), the idea that a resort could have two such robust and diverse collections of attractions so close together is nearly unbelievable.

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is essentially Disneyland 2.0, and it feels like it. Larger in size is the castle. The park now has a much more organized layout. Main Street, U.S.A., has become more refined and less rural.

On the surface, it would appear that Magic Kingdom is the truest form of the castle parks. The modern version of Magic Kingdom stays truer to Disneyland’s original concept than Disneyland does. While Disneyland gets credit for creativity, Magic Kingdom earns kudos for flawless execution.

It’s a delicate balancing act that’s much more important in Florida than California. However, getting away from the crowds is an absolute must at any theme park.

When compared to Magic Kingdom, Disneyland has more attractions. Disneyland may even have higher quality attractions on average compared to Magic Kingdom. 

Disneyland Park

Beyond its place as Walt Disney’s first theme park, Disneyland Park is an amazing destination in its own right. Disney’s newest theme park is a design masterpiece that pays tribute to the hopes, ideals, and realities that have shaped the United States.

Amazingly, Disneyland manages to pull off a complicated premise. However, Disneyland’s implementation of this theme needs to be more stated. Nine out of ten visitors to the park on any given day couldn’t tell you what was themed around if you asked them, and “imagination” is arguably more appropriate than ever.

There’s nothing wrong with letting one’s imagination run wild in such a beautiful setting. There is, however, a story about America beneath it all, one that explores the nation’s history, its hopes for the future, and the dreams that fuel the American character.

However, a major issue with modern Disneyland is that it needs to move away from that concept. Examples of this style include Toontown in 1993 and the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019. Are these areas relevant to the overall park concept, or are they merely filler?

Disneyland is an unparalleled theme park giant, including a ride lineup of about 34 attractions. Disneyland has more castles than the other castle parks, which number between seventeen and twenty-four.

Neither of us had been to a new Disney park in 20 years until we both went to Disneyland Paris. So, it required some adjustment. After spending more time there, though, we came to value the park’s emphasis on storytelling.

The design of Cinderella’s castle was preserved in Tokyo. Unlike in North America, where castles are a novelty in Europe, the popularity of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Cinderella Castle would wane. The result is an elaborate and one-of-a-kind castle. Underneath the castle, in the Dragon’s Lair, is the most brilliant use of real estate in any Disney theme park.

However, there’s also Discoveryland. The aesthetic is different from our liking, but it’s okay enough to detract from our enjoyment of the park. Since Jules Verne was a Frenchman, land in Paris dedicated to the “godfather of steampunk” would be a fitting tribute to him.

We are just some of the ones who have noticed how stunning Disneyland Paris is. The park is dripping with exquisite design. The park also boasts excellent vantage points, second to Tokyo DisneySea among theme parks worldwide.

Disneyland Paris would be at the bottom of the list because it has the fewest dining options and operates the least efficiently. However, it excels at the things that matter because it does them so well.

Tokyo Disneyland

It’s difficult to find any criticism of Tokyo Disneyland. It has around the same number of attractions as the other castle parks—around 24—. Still, it also has an upgraded version of the Winnie the Pooh ride (called Pooh’s Honey Hunt) and a better version of the Monsters, Inc. dark ride (called Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek) than the one at Disney California Adventure.

There are also secondary, less obvious causes. The actors and actresses in Tokyo are top-notch (no offense to the rest of the world, who are equally fantastic). Tokyo is well-known for its delicious cuisine, especially its snacks.

These are only some of how Tokyo Disneyland is superior to its near-identical Hong Kong counterpart. Tokyo Disneyland took Magic Kingdom and added several minor but significant improvements over Hong Kong Disneyland’s version. 

Since Tokyo Disneyland was Disney’s first overseas park, it’s hardly surprising that they didn’t go all out. The park is more unconventional than, say, Shanghai Disneyland. And it might not help that it’s adjacent to Tokyo DisneySea, which you may have noticed has yet to arrive.


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