Published: April 11, 2011 at 1:45 PMI am guessing Universal
Published: April 11, 2011 at 1:53 PMUniversal Orlando!
Published: April 11, 2011 at 3:20 PMWalt Universal World
Robert - This topic has reminded of something I've been meaning to bring up for a while. I've been reading your website and visiting daily for a few years now. I don't comment too often but to read most of the comments. I use Yahoo as my home page and the most recent posts to Theme Park Insider are previewed on the Yahoo page before clicking through to the site. A tiny portion (about 1"X1") of the picture associated with the post is shown in the preview. I look forward to new posts so I can try to guess what that little picture, which is only a small part of the whole photo, is.
How about a regular post that is a photo or photos (really a portion of a photo) where we are to guess what it is. I'm sure with the library of photos you could make this pretty easy to really hard? Just a thought. I know you're busy and this is strictly for fun and doesn't add any educational value for the readers, but I think it would be fun none the less to try to figure out what the photos were.
Published: April 11, 2011 at 5:57 PMSo clever! That's why I read this blog...your vast knowledge of theme parks. I never knew those things about Disneyland Resort, and I'm a huge Disney fan. I guess Universal. Love your blog!
Published: April 11, 2011 at 6:21 PMHa! I had it in my head Universal Orlando the whole time. I don't know enough about Disneyland to know if it really could be either or, but Ill talk your word for it
Published: April 11, 2011 at 6:27 PMUniversal, and Disneyland
Published: April 11, 2011 at 7:37 PMUniversal Studios is what I was guessing
Published: April 11, 2011 at 7:45 PMClever!
I went universal until the castle. When I think of walking to both parks, universal popped into my head. I would be interested to see if there was a regional breakdown with the west coast going dlr and the east coast going uso.
Btw, dlp is also in this description (except movie theater)
Published: April 11, 2011 at 8:16 PMNever been to either actually but after the first clue, I knew it had to be Disneyland. Universal didn't even cross my mind! Seems like I'm one of the only ones, and to me it seems strange so many other people thought of Universal first! I guess I spend too many hours reading Miceage....
Published: April 11, 2011 at 9:38 PMI just think it's fascinating how much Disneyland and Universal Orlando have in common. And I think these commonalities are why these are my two favorite resorts.
As much as I love Walt Disney World, it's just too spread out for my tastes. I'm a city guy; I like to be able to be in one place and walk around, exploring without having to get into the car.
Don't get me wrong; I love the outdoors and the wilderness, too. What I don't like is the in between: suburban and exurban sprawl, where you've got to get on the highway and drive five miles to the grocery store, then another five miles to the school, etc.
For a place that was supposed to be a prototype community of tomorrow, the Walt Disney World Resort embodies the worst of 20th Century, car-centric, suburban sprawl, with far-flung attractions surrounded by their own immense parking lots. I much prefer the walkability of the Universal Orlando and Disneyland Resorts.
Published: April 12, 2011 at 12:28 AMIt's got to be California Adventure, as it is currently invigorating Cars Land, whereas the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is already complete. I may be reading into it too much, but it's just my thoughts.
Published: April 12, 2011 at 1:07 AMthats a good idea for the photo game i know disney blogs do it and can be hard but they only do disney would be cool to have other theme parks as well would make it harder
Published: April 12, 2011 at 6:51 AMGreat analogy of suburban sprawl! Never thought about the different parks that way, but I do like walkability for theme parks.
Published: April 12, 2011 at 11:29 AMI'm laughing at the people who think this is an either or. It's a both.
I will admit, I was also thinking, "Duh! It's Universal Orlando!" but I worked there for years so I was amazed and delighted to get to the bottom and realize the true answer.
Very interesting insight.
Published: April 12, 2011 at 3:47 PMInterestingly, the comparisons don't end there. It is very possible that the next major expansion at both resorts might just be a water park.