WDW vs DL: Ride comparison

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WDW vs DL: Ride comparison

Post by Chernabog » Jul Tue 15, 2008 2:59 pm

While I have never been to DL, apparently the same themed rides, i.e. POTC, are different at each location. I would like to know, from those who have been there, which of the 'same' rides are 'different' between locations? And why (if it is known?)

I just read that POTC in DL is longer than the one at WDW. This lead to the topic. I also do not understand why the one in WDW would be shorter when they had all the room they could have ever wanted when they bulit it?

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Post by mwehttam » Jul Tue 15, 2008 3:13 pm

Went to DL in Aug 05 for the 50th. My only trip so I am going on memories.

Pirates:
The DL version is longer. It has about a 5-10 minute bayou beginning as you move around the Blue Bayou restaurant ala the Mexico ride. A nice ride to slowly get you immersed as well as under the berm.

Splash Mt:
More fluid story at WDW then DL. Also felt longer. DL you are seated behind each other ala Space in WDW.

Space Mt:-
After the refurb for DL's 50th, this one kicks butt and takes names. Can only hope they do the one in WDW like it. They replaced the track, ride cars and sound track.

Tower of Terror:
In DCA it is a strick free fall ride. You do not have a the moving foward once you are up on top to the free fall position like in the Studios. They do have some neat effects though.

Big Thunder:
No huge difference from what I remember unless you want to get into the difference in the way they colored the rock formations (see the Disney Mountains book).

IASW:
Much longer in DL. Not sure if this is a good thing :lol: Kidding, I like this ride especially with my son (21 months).

That is all I can think of. If I remember more I will post.
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Post by Len90 » Jul Tue 15, 2008 3:21 pm

It looks like mwehttam got all the ones I could think of except this one.

Soarin':
It is the same attraction with just different entrance queues. I would say the advantage goes to the new one in Epcot

Oh and for IASW, the one in MK is long enough for me. I went on that the last day I was there and am still singing the song in my head (It's a world of laughter a world of tears...)
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Post by mwehttam » Jul Tue 15, 2008 3:22 pm

Len90 wrote:It looks like mwehttam got all the ones I could think of except this one.

Soarin':
It is the same attraction with just different entrance queues. I would say the advantage goes to the new one in Epcot

Oh and for IASW, the one in MK is long enough for me. I went on that the last day I was there and am still singing the song in my head (It's a world of laughter a world of tears...)
Especially the tears part i bet. Get this song out of my head!!

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Post by SWHorn » Jul Tue 15, 2008 4:56 pm

Len90 wrote:Soarin':
It is the same attraction with just different entrance queues. I would say the advantage goes to the new one in Epcot
That's a scary thought, considering how awful the WDW Soarin' queue is. ;)
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Post by horizons1 » Jul Tue 15, 2008 7:11 pm

If I am not mistaken I think the DL version of Splash has more animatronics as they were procured from America Sings.
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Post by Len90 » Jul Tue 15, 2008 8:04 pm

SWHorn wrote:
Len90 wrote:Soarin':
It is the same attraction with just different entrance queues. I would say the advantage goes to the new one in Epcot
That's a scary thought, considering how awful the WDW Soarin' queue is. ;)
Well, I always fast pass it so I don't hang around there. I just walk right through it and from the little bit that I see it looks really cool, especially the desk where you can buy the tour tickets. It really makes you feel like you are going to board an airplane.

mwehttam, you got it right and just to not make you go insane, I will not type any more lyrics.
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Post by jcodirewolf » Jul Tue 15, 2008 8:48 pm

You guys missed the Haunted Mansion.

**************SPOILERS****************


At DLR the Haunted mansion is "outside" the park, like space mountain at MK (which is outside the train track/berm). But at DLR the stretching room is an elevator which takes you down to a passage to the attraction. At MK the stretching room Stretches, ie the roof raises. Because the whole attraction is "inside" the park.

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Post by agingerbugg » Jul Tue 15, 2008 8:59 pm

jcodirewolf wrote:You guys missed the Haunted Mansion.

**************SPOILERS****************


At DLR the Haunted mansion is "outside" the park, like space mountain at MK (which is outside the train track/berm). But at DLR the stretching room is an elevator which takes you down to a passage to the attraction. At MK the stretching room Stretches, ie the roof raises. Because the whole attraction is "inside" the park.

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Post by Figment of Imagination » Jul Tue 15, 2008 11:44 pm

jcodirewolf wrote:You guys missed the Haunted Mansion.

**************SPOILERS****************


At DLR the Haunted mansion is "outside" the park, like space mountain at MK (which is outside the train track/berm). But at DLR the stretching room is an elevator which takes you down to a passage to the attraction. At MK the stretching room Stretches, ie the roof raises. Because the whole attraction is "inside" the park.

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I haven't been to disneyland since I was a little child. It's neat to know the differences between the 2 parks and their similar attractions. Is it really true that you are going to a different level in the park on the DLR haunted Mansion 'cause Disney has been known to make other attractions seem as though you are riding an elevator when really your not moving at all.

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Post by mwehttam » Jul Wed 16, 2008 8:17 am

At DL both the Mansion and Pirates take you out under the berm and out of the park. Like previously mentioned, in Mansion, it is the elevator then the hallway. In Pirates it is the several drops as you work through the Bayou scene.

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Post by rdeacon » Jul Wed 16, 2008 8:54 am

I'm looking forward to the Subsonic 5th Anniversary Meet, as it will be my first DL trip. Then I will get to compare the ride first hand. :)

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Post by mwehttam » Jul Wed 16, 2008 8:57 am

rdeacon,

Hazlet! I have an aunt and uncle that live in Hazlet.

Sorry that this was OT.

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Post by rdeacon » Jul Wed 16, 2008 9:08 am

mwehttam wrote:rdeacon,

Hazlet! I have an aunt and uncle that live in Hazlet.

Sorry that this was OT.

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haha... Hazlet huh. Weird

its a small world...

ok now its back on topic :wink:

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Post by DIAC1987 » Jul Tue 22, 2008 6:40 pm

What about Jungle Cruise?

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