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Why is Disney better than Universal?

Walt Disney World: What makes it better?

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted April 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM
I made this disscussion because I'm confused every time I go to disney I feel exited like a kid again but when I'm at Universal I have the best time ever I think disney is better but I don't know why do you?


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From N B
Posted April 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM
Oh boy..... here we go.....

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted April 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM
If I got that NB I think you meant internet war l has started

From James Trexen
Posted April 6, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Congratulations, we've hit the 100th thread to discuss this topic.

From N B
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM
The problem is comparing two completely different theme parks / resorts. Why not just enjoy them both if you have the opportunity?

Each one makes you happy in a different way, just leave it at that.

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM
I think I heard that post before NB by you

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM
In different threads we have talk about this but I think is because we always go off topic

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM
I'm just glad no one has yet answered the question, because this dead horse doesn't deserve anymore beating.

From N B
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM
That is my way staying out of the heated debates where no one wins. For people who have visited Disney since they were little, it has to be completely different than someone like me who made my first trip when I was close to 30 years old.

From N B
Posted April 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM
Mike, just think, with this post we are 9% complete to closing this thread.

From TH Creative
Posted April 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM
Disney has hippos.

From James Trexen
Posted April 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM
TH, so does Universal, it's run by them.

From Nick Markham
Posted April 6, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Might I ask, Robert, why do you clear so many threads of the same topic? I've found such a redundancy and uselessness in topics over the last few months that I have quite honestly begun to lose interest in even looking at the discussion board.

Now, I appreciate Giovanny's determination to get an answer on this issue, but the truth is, there is no correct answer, and if you're looking to broil up the old debate, why not go back to one of the previous discussions. If it's not worth the effort to bring back one of those older posts, then is it really worth revisiting the topic?

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted April 7, 2012 at 5:42 AM
Can this particular type of question be banned for eternity, please? Love both.

From Andy Milito
Posted April 7, 2012 at 6:33 AM
Was this thread necessary?

From James Koehl
Posted April 7, 2012 at 7:10 AM
Giovanny, I really don't think you intended to start any conflict with your question. The problem is that there is no correct answer to your question. It's like trying to explain why blue is your favorite color and is a better color than red. In my opinion, one of the strengths of this site is that, while we all have our "favorite" parks, we also accept that others might not share our opinion. We can try to stand up for our beliefs and justify them, but we also accept that others don't have to agree with us, and that doesn't make them wrong. There is no limit to how much fun and enjoyment there is in the world- I can have a wonderful time at a Disney/Universal/fill-in-the-blank Park and still love my home park of Cedar Point. You don't have to compare Disney and Universal. Having fun at Harry Potter doesn't mean that you are being disloyal to Haunted Mansion. You can enjoy them both without hurting anyone's feelings. If you pay their admission price, you've made both Walt and Universal happy.

From Rob Pastor
Posted April 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM
James: That sums it up just about perfectly.

From Dominick D
Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Enough with these topics. We know that some people on here like WDW better, and some like UO better. We just had a thread like this not even 2 months ago.

From Duncan Henny
Posted April 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM
the answer depends on the person. I think they both compliment each other i like them both

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM
Disney has had the corner on Customer Service for years and is known for its superior service. Now I am not saying that Universal does not have great employees and good customer service, but Disney has the brand and reputation in this realm.

Which is better? It depends on what is your criteria. Personally, I like Disney better, but I think its because it offers something for everybody for every taste. This is likely due to WDW's size which makes it usually better that most vacation destinations out there, not just Universal.

However, if you like Universal, I can defiantly see and respect that.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted May 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM
Universal is better, hands down. Sure, Disney is bigger, but I like a focus on quality rather than quantity.

From Dominick D
Posted May 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM
In response to Jorge:

TOT
Star Tours
Haunted Mansion
TSM
Test Track
PhilharMagic
Pirates
RNRC
Jungle Cruise
BTMR
Safaris
Space Mountain

Need me to go on?

From Colton McLaughlin
Posted May 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM
I think the real question here is why are apples better than oranges? Or an even better question: Why does a dead fish weigh more than a living fish?

Please, this question has been done to death and there is no answer. I think both parks have their successes and downfalls, and both play to a different crowd.

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