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    You have to check out the Aladdin show at DCA! It’s incredible & definitely worth seeing. You are spot on with all 10 of the things you want to see.. make sure to get a fast pass for World of Color in DCA by the Grizzly River Run, that way you can be nice & close! 🙂 Have fun!

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    Candi Bellotti

    Soarin’ is the same. Our Pirates is something like 5 minutes longer I’ve read. Oh yes don’t leave out the Matterhorn. Our Splash Mountain is not side by side either, but if you have a littler one who does better next to you, you can ask for the back seat where she can sit next to you. If you do this make sure the child is on your right side or she won’t be seen in the picture. I have also heard our Fantasmic is better than the WDW version. It is our never miss.
    Plan to Parkhop, you exit one gate, walk 100 yards and are at the other gate.
    I have a friend who regularly visits both coasts, she makes WDW regulars promise not to make fun of our castle, and DL regulars to not make fun of WDW’s Pirates.
    Love Mr. Toad, in Fantasyland don’t miss Storybook Land Canal boats, or the castle Walkthrough.

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    Michele Goodman Andreasen

    Good list. In the Haunted Mansion, the stretching rooms are actually elevators taking guests down so they can go under the railroad track as the attraction building is on the other side of the berm.

    Cars Land as a whole is awesome! It is like the movie came to life!

    Another difference is on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, the laser gun is not attached to the ride vehicle at DLR which makes it easier to use when your partner doesn’t turn the vehicle.

    You did leave the Matterhorn off of your list. This is a must-ride! And the Aladdin show in DCA is a must-see as well.

    I think the biggest difference between DLR and WDW are the wait lines-they are shorter at DLR and mostly outside. Wear plenty of sunscreen so you don’t get sunburned!

    As for my top 15, because I couldn’t limit it to 10, I would go with this:

    15. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

    14. Bug’s Land

    13. All the Fantasyland attractions as most are not in WDW! (Casey Jr. Circus Train, Storybook Land
    Canal Boats, it’s a small world [has Disney characters integrated into the
    attraction], Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Alice
    in Wonderland, along with Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride)

    12. The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

    11. Monster’s Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue

    10. Mickey’s Fun Wheel

    9. Billy Hill & the Hillibillies in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon

    8. Indiana Jones Adventure

    7. Haunted Mansion

    6. Matterhorn

    5. Toy Story Midway Mania

    4. Pirates of the Caribbean

    3. Soarin’ over California

    2. World of Color

    1. Cars Land-all of it!
    Then there is the “Remember, Dream’s Come True!” fireworks show. While it is similar to “Wishes” it is different (and I like it better).

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    Karyn in Northern CA

    Your Top Ten are right on…I can’t say enough about how spectacular World of Color is, we still cry watching our iPad recordings!!! And, Cars Land at night is fantastic!!! Have a wonderful trip!!!

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    One of my favorite things in Disneyland is seeing the actual park bench Walt Disney sat upon while watching his daughters ride a Merry-Go-Round at Griffith Park. It was while sitting on this bench he thought to himself that there should be a park where parents could participate along with their kids. At that moment, the idea for Disneyland was born.

    You can see it on display inside the Main Street Opera House.

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    Margaret Williams

    Don’t know about Cars Land at Night or World of Color (both new since I was last there), but definitely right on target for the other 8. There are some differences between both Pirates of the Caribbean too. My husband and I like the new Space Mountain at Disneyland over the one at Disney World. Make sure you hit Roger Rabbit’s Toon Town Spin in Toon Town.

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