Published: March 12, 2010 at 12:58 PMI thought SFGA was going to be on the list, but I guess it fell in the long stretch. I also think that most TPIers are either big fans of FL, CA, or OH parks with smatterings from other places. 75% are from North America? Thats lower that what I guessed. Good job on the international front!
I wouldn't mind going to all of them myself either, but I pretended to be realistic a bit. I personally have a silly little goal of mine to visit all the Disney Parks around the world.
I am also suprised (or not) on the huge lead DLP takes. If you really want to see Disney quality stuff, I think the Tokyo parks are the place to get your fill. I have been to DLPR and, while the parks and rides are fantastic, the guests and cast members are not!
Published: March 12, 2010 at 3:07 PMI know we've been too light over the past few years with our coverage of theme parks outside the United States, so I'm also going to use the results of this survey to guide me toward the parks that you'd like to see covered more on the site.
After all, the point of the site is to learn more, see more and experience more from the parks we most want and love to visit, right?
Published: March 12, 2010 at 3:33 PMSo why did you include Lotte World and not Everland? I'd go see Everland for sure, since it's the top-10 theme park I'm least familiar with. Since it wasn't listed, I picked Lotte World.
DisneySea of course. I've seen it once, but it was 5 years ago and I'd like to see the new additions.
And I threw in Disneyland Paris, since that's probably the next park on my list.
Three big trips in one year seems like enough!
Published: March 12, 2010 at 3:47 PMI voted for Blackpool Pleasure Beach- we've been there before, and have friends that live close enough that we could stay with them for free! It's a traditional old-fasioned amusement park along the boardwalk of Blackpool, England, with an amazing mixture of old rides (some of which would never be allowed in America) and state-of-the-art attractions. I also voted for DisneySea, because it looks to be unique in the Disney universe in its layout and many of its attractions. There are plenty of other parks I'd like to visit, but I tried to stick to Robert's concept of not voting for everything.
Published: March 12, 2010 at 3:51 PMI can say that after my 2011 Cedar Fair tour, there is a 2013 European trip on the horizon. Mainly brought on by my wife since the 2011 vacation is geared more towards me. But I can say that she will be completely on board for Disney's Paris parks and the British parks.
Published: March 12, 2010 at 8:50 PMTokyo DisneySea without a doubt. It is the number one theme park destination I would like to visit outside of the US. And while I am there, I might as well visit Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Japan.
Universal Singapore is also a contender.
Published: March 13, 2010 at 3:59 AMAs I regularly attend Disneyland Resort Paris and I'm in the U.A.E a lot I decided not to vote for either DLRP or Ferrari World.
Out of the options I'd have to go for Tokyo DisneySea (If I was only going for one park). Simply put, it's the most beautiful Disney Park there is and a testament to what Walt Disney Imagineering can do when given (near enough) a limitless budget.
Published: March 13, 2010 at 5:52 PMI don't know much about the park, but one overseas park that I'd like to visit or hear / read more about is Phantasialand(based on the ride footage and information on the rides I have seen on the internet). Can I ask why this park was not included in the list? Is it not a popular enough overseas park? I am asking because I am still learning about the park. The footage I have seen of some of the rides like the rapid ride and the Black Mamba there have seemed pretty unique.
Published: March 13, 2010 at 6:41 PMWhat I find most interesting about the survey is that the top seven choices are all located in Orlando.
Go home team!
Published: March 14, 2010 at 4:15 AMI'm amazed Phantasialand in Germany was not on this list - it has one of the most outstandingly original line up of attractions I have ever enjoyed....
Published: March 15, 2010 at 5:31 AMI have always wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan, where I would be able to ride Back To The Future again. More close to home Disneyland and USH, which I haven't been able to get to because of airfare costs. Living in Florida is nice because of the parks here, but I would love to be able to get out and explore the other park offerings that Disney and Universal have available.
Published: March 15, 2010 at 7:30 AMI would suspect the reason Universal studios florida is showing up higher than Islands of Adventure is because all the TV ads for the new Harry Potter land focus more on the Universal Studios name than the Islands of Adventure name so people are choosing the wrong one. Hopefully, they'll figure out the correct one before they go to the wrong park. ;)
Published: March 16, 2010 at 10:17 AMHeading to Disney Sea in a few weeks! Super excited, and have a decent fast pass plan, but I wish I could get more information on the restaurant menus. I like figuring out where I'm going to eat ahead of time. Ehh, maybe I will try to take pics and translate the menus for you guys!