Orlando vs LAWorth visiting the other coast?
From Daniel EtcheberryI live an hour away from Disneyworld and Universal Studios Florida; Is it worth it to travel across the nation to LA and visit Disneyland and Universal Hollywood? Or is it just an unnecessary repetition?
Posted June 29, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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From David L.well... you may want to wait a year or two or even three for crowds to settle after the expansion at DCA and for transformers at USH. THen, i would recommend you to go. Many of the classic rides are typically considered better at Disneyland(pirates, smallworld, space mt. some others) but one day at each park might be enough since many rides are very similar or even better at disneyworld/USF(mummy, thunder Mt., haunted M., splash Mt., and others). YOu may also consider seeing some wildlife in CA or going to legoland, seaworld, Knotts, or magic mountain. All in all, I would definitely recommend going to CA.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 7:23 PM
From Nick MarkhamDaniel, I love Orlando, but I prefer the coasters in LA. You are leaving out Knotts and Six Flags Magic Mountain, the roller coaster capital (soon) of the world. Plus, I prefer Disneyland over Magic Kingdom and possibly after 2012, California Adventure over the other three WDW parks.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Definitely worth visiting, and I would love to help you plan if you choose to visit having gone there oh five times I believe and having visited each of the parks. :D
From Anthony MurphyIts worth seeing at least once!
Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:44 AM
From Bob MillerDaniel, I have been out to LA twice, once with my wife and once with my daughter. I'd say yes, go out but see the sights as the others have mentioned. I'm now planning my last trip out with my grandson.
Posted June 30, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Disneyland, DCA, Magic Mountain, Universal, Knotts Berry Farm, Hollywood see all you can, it's a great place to be.
From Tyler BellORLANDO!ORLANDO! I would like to visit LA though
Posted June 30, 2010 at 1:31 PM
From James RaoIf you can afford to take the trip across the country, why wouldn't you? There is some great stuff to do in SoCal!
Posted June 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM
From J. DanaAs someone who has lived in both Orlando (4.5 years) and L.A. (5 years), I can attest that SoCal DEFINITELY deserves a visit. The Disneyland resort itself is worth the trip, but with Universal Hollywood and Knotts thrown in, it's definitely a great time. California Adventure is shaping up to be truly amazing -- and if you can catch the Aladin show before it's gone (STUPID decision), you'll be glad you did -- in my opinion, it's the best theme-park stage show ever mounted. Also, I think the California Screamin' coaster is Disney's best coaster of ANY of it's coasters...(and I've ridden them all multiple times).
Posted July 2, 2010 at 10:09 AM
In my humble opinion, I prefer the Universal Hollywood studio over the Florida Studio theme park (I'm refering just to the individual Studio parks, not the entire Universal Florida resort -- which includes IOA -- which does rival Hollywood)
From Anthony MurphyI heard Aladdin is staying because of public outcry!
Posted July 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Sorry, I was in a hurry the last time I responded, but it is worth the trip. Disneyland Resort facinates me since it was designed by the artist himself, Walt Disney. Its also fun to compare and contrast with Disney World and how all that magic can be shoved into an area thats about the size of EPCOT and its resorts (two theme parks, downtown Disney, and three hotels)- Figure that out!
And Universal Studios Hollywood is, well, a studios! No more "fake studios" bit that USO and DHS does, this is real stuff!
From Tyler BellI cant tell you what is in LA ,I can tell you whats in orlando. i live in walking distance from internatonal dr. and seaworld
Posted July 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM
From Rob PWe've pretty much alternated between Orlando and Southern California since 1995. Our visits are usually for three weeks so we get a chance to see as much as we can inside and outside of the theme parks.
Posted July 5, 2010 at 1:20 AM
Orlando certainly has a slight edge on the sheer enormity of scale for the parks. They are breathtakingly good parks too and all within fairly easy reach of each other. It is, unquestionably, the theme park Capital of the World.
The constraints due to the California parks being set in urban areas should not, however, put you off.
From Manny BarronBoth are great. I live in the Southwest so I visit SoCal more frequently than Orlando. If vacationing in the summer,one of the major advantages of SoCal over Orlando is the weather. Sure it gets warm in LA(although never as hot as in Orlando), but the mornings and evenings are downright beautiful. No rain, no humidity, no oppresive heat.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 10:08 PM
From TH CreativeI live in Orlando. In 2008 my family travelled to Southern California and had a BLAST!
Posted July 7, 2010 at 5:12 AM
My suggestion: See if you can squeeze a day or two at Comic Con (July in San Diego).
From Jay GlennYes if you can afford a visit to SoCal you must go. It's fun to compare Magic Kingdom an Disneyland and see how they contrast. I've been out there 3 times and I prefer MK but that's maybe because I grew up on MK. But Disneyland has disney's best dark ride ever, Indiana Jones Adventure. That's worth a trip in itself. Universal Studios Hollywood is like posted before, a REAL studio. So you actually won't find a lot of rides but there's more to see.
Posted July 9, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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