2. Attractions That Are the Same, But Different

Walt Disney World and Disneyland do have some of the same attractions, but the ride itself is different. For example, both the Magic Kingdom and the Disneyland park have “it’s a small world,” but the ride at Disneyland is significantly longer and has a much grander facade than the one in Florida. The Haunted Mansion is another iconic ride that differs at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. On the west coast, Haunted Mansion is located in New Orleans Square and reflects that in a southern mansion facade. The east coast Haunted Mansion is in Liberty Square and looks more like a house you might find in upstate New York. And who can forget about Dumbo the Flying Elephant? The attraction at Walt Disney World now has two separate spinners!

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!