8. Space

Disneyland is very small park compared to Walt Disney World. It’s “landlocked,” meaning the park is surrounded by other business and roads. Walt learned a lesson though, and discreetly purchased dozens of miles before building his second park. Walt Disney World spans over 40 square miles (about the size of San Francisco) so there is plenty of elbow room for the park to grow. Disneyland park sits on about 85 acres, while the bigger Magic Kingdom (at Walt Disney World) occupies about 107 acres.

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!