Geekin’ On WDW 067: A Tale Of Two Resorts With Author Kristi Fredericks

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In episode 67, we chat with author Kristi Fredericks about her book A Tale Of Two Resorts Comparing Disneyland and Walt Disney World: A Traverler’s Reference.
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Our guest on this episode is Kristi Fredericks from disneyworldenthusiast.com and TouringPlans.com
Author of two Disney Resort books:
A Tale of Two Resorts: Comparing Disneyland and Walt Disney World
501 Ways to Make the Most of Your Walt Disney World Vacation
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DisneyLand vs. Disney World

When to go?

Does DisneyLand have events like WDW?

Atmosphere

Topic 1

Disneyland is rich with history and ambience. Being the smaller of the two destinations, it has a strong sense of charm and coziness. Around every corner, there are unique details and themes that bring the Disney “magic” alive. Stepping into the resort is like a trip in a time machine bringing you to a place of long ago when life was filled with joy, fun and entertainment; where anything can happen. If you are a history fan, there is nothing quite like walking where Walt Disney walked and visiting the place where it all began. Disneyland Park is far more detailed than the Magic Kingdom (though New Fantasyland gives it a run for its money). Disney California Adventure is no slouch either with the best themed Disney park land in the country at Radiator Springs in Cars Land and the celebration of California’s great outdoors at Grizzly Peak.

Topic 2

Budgeting – $1000 more for Disney plus airfare

Topic 3

Because of its smaller size, the Disneyland Resort only has three on-site hotels. All three of the Disney owned and operated properties are clean, nicely themed and well maintained. Disneyland also has partnerships with 39 other quality properties in the area that they give the honor of being considered a “Good Neighbor Hotel.” These hotels run the spectrum from no-frills economy types all the way up to luxurious superior resorts.
Topic 4
Food
  • Favorite Lounge
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Character Meal
Topic 5
Review Organizing your day table of attractions comparision
No magic bands/fast pass+ in DisneyLand
Any major differences in managing your day between the resort
Kristi Fredericks
Twitter: @DWEnthusiast
This week’s question:
Have you been to both Disneyland and Disney World?  How would you compare the two resorts?
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