As someone who wants to be THAT person to say they have been to all Disney parks in the world, it is certainly becoming a mission and a half to do! However, all things take time and I can’t wait to explore them all. I thought I would venture into the parks I really want to visit and why in today’s blog post. Having done a few trips to Disneyland Paris and 2 trips to Walt Disney World in Florida, I want to broaden my travels – sometimes visiting the same place can become saturated and boring – and I do not want that when it comes to the Disney parks! Here are my top Disney parks on my bucket list… and yes, they are in order.
Disneyland Park, California
This one is quite simply down to the fact that it is the ORIGINAL and the one Walt himself walked down. As a Disney enthusiast, I want to explore the park that Walt built and walk in his footsteps. Now, don’t get me wrong, the castle isn’t as iconic as say, Florida’s or Shanghai’s, but I think it adds that classic effect to the park – and sometimes you don’t need a big, fancy castle to make a Disney park good. Plus, I want to see all the differences between here and Florida’s 4 ‘kingdoms’, especially now with the addition of Galaxy’s Edge! Fingers crossed I might be able to get a California trip booked in the next year or so – watch this space! 😉
This park looks bloody stunning. I mean, I know Disney go all-out with the theming of their parks and attractions but DisneySea is on another level in my opinion, and I haven’t even visited the park yet! Tower of Terror looks stunning and nothing like any of the other Tower of Terror rides – considering it’s meant to be creepy and a defunct like hotel style, this doesn’t give off that impression at all. And then there’s the number of dark rides that have some of the best collection of animatronics going – I know I’m bad for watching POVs but I can’t help it. I am in awe of this place and is very much one Disney park I NEED to visit, soon!
Hong Kong Disneyland
MYSTIC MANOR. Need I say anything else? Okay, there’s a bit more that is drawing me in to visiting Hong Kong Disneyland other than this singular ride. Come on, you just cannot deny that this is a true bucket list ride to tick off and I don’t think I have met anyone who isn’t fascinated or completely engrossed by the beauty and magic of Mystic Manor. From the videos and vlogs I have followed on YouTube, the park as a whole looks pretty and colourful – especially when you watch the parades and all the seasonal changes through the park. It has all your usual culprits of Disney classic rides including It’s a Small World, Hyperspace Mountain, Mad Hatter Tea Cups etc. I for one, can’t wait to venture out to visit the Far East parks.
Let’s just take a small moment to appreciate the beauty and wonder of THAT castle. I remember the first time the concept art appeared for Shanghai Disneyland’s castle and I had my reservations about it. I didn’t want to like it yet once it was fully built, I don’t think photos do it justice – I can just imagine myself spending a good few minutes staring at the castle when I visit. However, you might be wondering, what else is making me want to visit Shanghai Disney? There’s TRON Lightcycle coaster (Yes, I know there will be a version in Magic Kingdom, Florida opening in 2021!) and Pirates of the Caribbean – did you not see that massive pirate ship?? Shanghai has gone for big, spectacle style rides. I am aware that some reviews of the park in general aren’t great but if I can go at least once in my lifetime then it will be worth it!
Disney’s California Adventure
Finally, we are back full circle to the US and Disney’s California Adventure. Whilst this might not be your true, typical Disney park – I feel like this reminds me of the WDS of Disneyland California – however there’s plenty here to draw me in to the park. Why? There’s a decent collection of rides and attractions that I would like to experience including Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, watch Worlds of Colour, Guardians of the Galaxy – Yes, I will always have a soft spot for Tower of Terror and gutted I won’t ever get to ride the original but I’ve heard good things about this so I’m keen to try it out – and so many more. Plus I just want to get that iconic photo of the lake with Mickey’s Fun Wheel and Incredicoaster.
And that’s my top 5 bucket list Disney parks. Which Disney parks have you visited? Are the ones I have featured in this blog on your bucket list? Or are you one of the few who’s ticked off all Disney parks? 😉
That’s all for now!