The big question is could your son forgive you if you didn't go to Legoland?
I mean, if he's that crazy about Legos, visiting Disneyland would be fun but the prospect of an entire theme park centered around Legos would be off the charts awesome. 9 year old boys have an awesome way of thinking like that.
That said, I wouldn't recommend Legoland for any longer than 1 day. There's just not enough in the park to merit more than 1 day there. So if you're looking to fill a 3-4 day span of time, you'll have to figure out something else to do to fill the remaining time.
Ugh, it's tough, being the grown-up, having to make these decisions. The more I think about it, we can't NOT go to DL/DCA. That would be absurd. Even though it is pricey, it is the mother ship, after all!
The dilemma is that I know my kids would love Legoland. Damn, I wish they'd hurry up and build another one in this country! Less talking, more doing!!!!
^ I'm quite surprised that there isn't another Legoland in the U.S. yet. It's proven to be quite successful here; no reason why it couldn't work elsewhere. It's definitely a great idea for a theme park.
We've pretty much decided against DL, at this point, in favor of FL resident annual passes for WDW.
When I asked the kids, "Would you rather go to DL/DCA for 3 days, before the cruise, or would you rather go to Legoland for one day before the cruise, and get WDW passes for the year, starting next month," it was a done deal.
We still hope to make it there, someday, but I think this is the best choice for us, right now.
Thank you for all of the replies. They really did help us sort through this decision!
moinab wrote:We've pretty much decided against DL, at this point, in favor of FL resident annual passes for WDW.
I think you made the right decision.
While it's hard for me to suggest someone who is a Disney fan to NOT go to Disneyland, it is, without a doubt, in my opinion, the worst of all the "Disney Resorts" and a one-day trip to Disneyland, is not in any way better than a year's worth of WDW visits, if you had to make the choice.
Disneyland is a GREAT place for California local "Disney fans" to get their fix and call their own, but you'll be hard pressed to find many people who live outside of California or the neighboring states tell you that Disneyland is the better resort over Florida.
Yeah, Walt walked through the castle and he had an apartment there, sure. It's a big deal to some people, and I totally understand why. But if you're going to use that argument then you gotta point out that WDW exists because Disneyland and what the surrounding area developed into, wasn't anywhere close to Walt's dream.
Sure, he walked through that castle, and then continued onto Orlando and puchased an obscene amount of land to where was to build his dream park the way he dreamt it.
I will tell you though, as a "Disney fan" you should visit the Disneyland Resort at some point in your life, just to make the comparisons yourself.
But for this *particular case*, I think you've made the right choice.
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