Do you mean Disneyland, or Disney World??


A true Disney Enthusiast knows exactly what the problem is with the question above. We’ve all had it happen. You are talking to someone about Disney, and they say something along the lines of “Yeah, we went to Disneyland in FLORIDA.” Or, on a reverse note, “We saw the new Cars Land in Disney World.” Does it drive you crazy? Does it get under your skin until you can’t help but say something? Oh, I know the feeling!

Some people may not understand why it matters. Does it even matter which one you say, Disneyland or Disney World? What’s they difference, they say? Well, there is a HUGE difference! Yes, it’s all filed under “Disney”, but when people confuse the two it’s a huge pet peeve for me. I know I’m not alone on this one. Disneyland was the original, it was Walt’s first vision, it’s in California!!! Disney World was opened after Walt’s passing, there are 4 different parks, oh, and it’s in Florida!!! Is there a difference? Of course there is!

Now, you as a Disney fan have a decision to make in this situation. Do you correct the person speaking, or just let them think whatever they want to? Well, you wouldn’t want them to walk around in life and NOT know the real difference between the two Disney properties, would you? Of course not! I always find a nice way to tell them the difference. You can always start out like I do… “Do you mean Disneyland or Disney World?” Because, yes, there is indeed a difference! 😉


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

4 Responses to Do you mean Disneyland, or Disney World??

  1. ariel1236 says:

    It took me a couple months as a kid to get it right, now it drives me crazy too. I still sometimes get “Disney Parks” and “Disney Property” mixed up.

  2. mm Cindershella says:

    See, I knew I wasn’t alone on this one!! LOL

  3. 5disneykids says:

    Of course they must be corrected. Because then they ask how i can tell the two apart and how i remember, and then it starts an entire Disney conversation which I can never pass up! °o°

  4. MissKaty1978 says:

    My mother (born and raised in FL) always says Disney World when referring the Magic Kingdom. I always correct her! Friends who know me, know they better get it right or I will say something

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