Experiences Disneyland Has That Walt Disney World Should Have As Well

Haunted Mansion Holiday
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While Walt Disney World is home to seemingly endless experiences for guests to enjoy throughout the massive property, part of its appeal is that it is always changing and evolving to bring new experiences for guests to enjoy for years to come. Disneyland similarly is always changing and expanding for new generations of guests, and there are some experiences found in those two parks that would definitely draw crowds and guests if they were to be built in Walt Disney World. From classics to thrills, dining options, and more, here are some amazing experiences that can be found in Disneyland that guests would also love to enjoy in Walt Disney World.

1. Avenger’s Campus

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Many Walt Disney World guests are massive fans of the Marvel universe and its characters, and a brand new area in Disneyland brings the experience to life. The Avengers Campus is located in Disney California Adventure Park and welcomes the next generation of super heroes to mingle with some of their favorite idols at the Avengers Headquarters and the Ancient Sanctum. Avengers Campus is home to dining options such as Shawarma Palace and Pym Test Kitchen in addition to Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galazy – Mission Breakout!, two thrilling attractions that put guests right into the middle of the action.

2. Cars Land

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The popular Pixar film Cars is brought to life in Disney California Adventure Park in the beautifully immersive Cars Land. Guests can cruise down the main strip of Radiator Springs and feel as though they have stepped into the desert landscape from the film. Flo’s V8 Café and the Cozy Cone Motel serve up unique and delicious dining offerings and guests can enjoy a quirky automotive dance on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. The real highlight of Cars Land is Radiator Springs Racers where guests can get in on the action and take off on a high speed race through the beautiful caverns and landscape to see who will come out victorious like Lightning McQueen.

3. Haunted Mansion Holiday

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The Haunted Mansion in Disneyland is for the most part very similar to the version in Walt Disney World, aside from a few thematic and décor differences. The biggest difference between the two attractions is that each year Disneyland’s version is transformed for the Halloween and Christmas seasons. Haunted Mansion Holiday is an extensive overlay that keeps the main thematic elements of the attraction, but overhauls them to include favorite characters, themes, and music from the beloved Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington and his friends take over the mansion and turn it into a holiday delight that guests absolutely love to enjoy every single year and which would definitely be a hit in Walt Disney World as well.

4. Indiana Jones Adventure

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Disneyland brings the thrilling experiences of Indiana Jones to life in a very popular attraction that would do very well in Walt Disney World. The Indiana Jones Adventure invites guests to enter into the cursed Temple of the Forbidden Eye right alongside Indy and embark on a thrilling experience with plenty of bumps, twists, and surprises along the way. With beautiful theming and the ominous presence of Mara, a deity who vows vengeance on those who stare into her enchanted eyes, guests find themselves truly in the middle of their own adventure and love coming back for more!

5. Blue Bayou Restaurant

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Pirates of the Caribbean is a classic attraction that is beloved in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but each version is slightly different. The Disneyland version begins with guests sailing through a popular eatery that would also do well in Walt Disney World. The Blue Bayou Restaurant opened in 1967 and brings guests into the heart of the south in a charming setting that is perpetually nighttime lit by warm string lights above. The menu at Blue Bayou Restaurant focuses on cuisine inspired by Louisiana classics and those who dine there for lunch and dinner can enjoy menu options including Signature Gumbo, Jambalaya, Monte Cristo Sandwich, and Skuna Bay Salmon.

6. Matterhorn Bobsleds

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While guests love coming face to face with the Yeti on Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a Disneyland attraction that also offers up the chance to encounter another mythical beast in a thrilling adventure. The Matterhorn Bobsleds invite guests to enter into the beautiful mountain and zip through caves, caverns, and ledges at high speeds before trying to escape the Abominable Snowman who is protecting his home. With two different tracks to enjoy, the Matterhorn Bobsleds is a classic attraction that offers up a unique experience that would fit right in in Walt Disney World.

7. Incredicoaster

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One of the biggest thrills found in Disneyland dominates the skyline of Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park. The Incredicoaster sends guests on a mission to catch Jack-Jack from the Incredibles as he is sprinting through the area and causing all sorts of chaos. The attraction launches guests on a high speed chase through tunnels and one large loop as the entre gang gets in on the action trying to catch Jack-Jack. The Incredicoaster would be a great addition in Walt Disney World to bring some more high speed thrills to the parks.

8. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

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A classic attraction in Disneyland used to exist in Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland and is incredibly missed by many guests. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride used to be located in the same spot as The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and still exists today in Disneyland’s Fantasyland. The chaotic attraction brings guests on a zany adventure with Mr. Toad behind the wheel as they cause havoc driving through Toad Hall and the adjoining countryside. The attraction is very missed in Walt Disney World and guests would certainly love to see it return!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.