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Frank Prsha

Favorite area/land in the four parks of WDW

Published: March 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

What is your favorite land/area within the four parks at WDW? Let the discussion begin!

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robert morris

Published: March 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Commissary Lane at DHS: It doesn't fall in to the cliché of needing attractions, shows or rides...like so many other theme park lands
Rob Pastor

Published: March 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

That's a good fresh topic...It's tough to single out one land, but I'd venture to say my favorite is Sunset Blvd. at DHS. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror & Rock n Roller Coaster are two of my favorite WDW attractions. Beauty & the Beast & Fantasmic are my favorite shows. And the Citizens of Hollywood always entertain me with their crazy antics. The area & music also captures the old Hollywood look quite well & has great ambiance. We especially enjoy the atmosphere late in the evening as the crowds depart the park.
Mike Saperstein

Published: March 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM. Edited: March 17, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Amazing -- my favorite is also Sunset Blvd in DHS. Same reasons you mention. Two great rides, two great shows, good street atmosphere and entertainers. And most of the time not totally packed.
luca ferracuti

Published: March 17, 2014 at 1:28 PM

of course Sunset Boulevard DHS It has my favorite roller coaster, one of the best shows ever, and a AMAZING drop tower. 2nd place Frontierland Magic Kingdom 2 great rides, 3rd place World Showcase Epcot (many mini lands but great restaurants, good theming and some good attractions)
David L.

Published: March 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

DHS-Sunset Blvd
MK-Frontierland
Epcot-Canada
AK-Asia
Best-Asia
James Rao
Writer

Published: March 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM. Edited: March 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM

For attractions I totally agree with Rob and others, Sunset Blvd. Can't beat that lineup.

But I am also partial to the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. The architecture is amazing, and there's always a terrific collection of Japanese art, as well as the Mitsukoshi store filled with cool treasures I can never afford. For entertainment, there's Miyuki, a candy artist, and the Matsuriza drummers. For dining, the pavilion is home to three great restaurants, Teppan Edo, Tokyo Dining, and the Katsura Grill. And finally, for dessert there's Kaki-Gori, the Japanese version of a snow cone. If Disney had built the planned Mount Fuji coaster, or the Bullet Train simulator, this pavilion would be my favorite themed land in all of Florida. The fact that it is such a wonderful Pavilion even without a ride to flesh it out, is a testament to the great work and vision of WDI, and it speaks volumes about what talented people can achieve when they put their heart and soul into a project.

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: March 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I am going with Asia in Animal Kingdom! Great backstory, food is good, nice show, two pretty solid rides, and one of the best animal walkthroughs at any major zoo
Brent Moody

Published: March 17, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I think Asia at AK has to be my favorite. It is just so well done you feel like they really hit every single detail on the head. Also I know there are no rides in it but I really like Main St. USA in MK. Something about walking down it and seeing the castle in the background just bring the kid out in me.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: March 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Frontierland and France.
Dan S

Published: March 19, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I personally find that my favorite land depends on the time of day. For some reason I've always loved the feel of Tomorrowland early in the morning, but not as much at night when it gets darker/later in the day. Same as Sunset Blvd is always the best right at dusk, and just doesn't have the same feel during the day.

Maybe it is just my personal preference, but does anyone else agree ?

Brian Emery

Published: March 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM. Edited: March 19, 2014 at 12:46 PM

IOA Favorite Area......
Daniel Etcheberry
Writer

Published: March 19, 2014 at 4:42 PM

If this vote were about the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, I would say a tie between New Orleans Square for having the two great classics in the same land and Cars land for having an impressive scenery and a great ride.

Since this thread is about WDW, I would say a tie between World Showcase and MK's Main Street.

Avatar Land may become my favorite land if it looks like the concept art.

Bryce McGibeny

Published: March 31, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard and Echo Lake are amazing and really evoke a sense of "magic". All three lands at night are stunning. And the attraction lineup in Sunset Boulevard is.. wow.
Rob Pastor

Published: March 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM

It's amazing how many of us have the Hollywood area of DHS as their favorite land. So often DHS gets trashed as the worst Disney park. It may be small and not have a lot of actual rides, but I really like that park. Something about the compact size and ambiance, along with really good shows and the Citizens of Hollywood make this one of our favorite theme parks. We always spend a large amount of our Disney vacation time at DHS.
James Rao
Writer

Published: April 1, 2014 at 5:24 AM

It'll be a much better park if and when they add the oft rumored Star Wars Land.
Bryce McGibeny

Published: April 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

I love DHS. I think it gets a little too much flak sometimes. Though, I do agree with many points made against it. But I still love it.
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: April 6, 2014 at 7:27 AM

I think DHS has really good areas, but sometimes lacks in overall togetherness. I think putting Lights Motors Action where it is was a terrible idea. I think it should be at DHS, but not where it is.

Interesting thought, the "worst" Disney Park has been said is Disney Studios (which is in Paris, and also Movie Themed).

Nick McKaig

Published: April 7, 2014 at 5:14 AM

I am a fan of Hollywood Blvd at DHS as well. I also really like walking up to Spaceship Earth at EPCOT from the entrance; it is still such a powerful monument and feat of architecture to view up close!
James Koehl
Writer

Published: April 7, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Magic Kingdom, standing on the balcony of the train station, front center, looking down Main Street U.S.A. towards the castle. I have a tradition of walking into the park and looking down at the ground, finding my way to the stairs leading up to that spot, and not looking up at the park until I am in position. My family thinks I'm a bit weird, but since I'm the one paying for it they go along with me.
James Rao
Writer

Published: April 7, 2014 at 8:09 AM

^Jim, that's almost exactly what I did when I went to Disneyland last September. My first view of Walt's original theme park was from the balcony of the Main Street Train Station!

We are kindred spirits, you and I!

James Koehl
Writer

Published: April 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM

That is almost spooky!

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