The Disneyland vs. Disney World Quiz


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5 Min Quiz

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They may both be run by the same iconic mouse, but these two theme parks each have a flavor all their own, with unique rides, shows and histories. Put on your mouse ears and see if you can tell them apart in our Disney parks quiz!

What year did Disneyland open?

Disneyland opened July 17, 1955, while Walt Disney World opened 16 years later, on October 1, 1971.


How large is the Walt Disney World Resort?

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando measures 40 square miles — about the size of San Francisco — while Disneyland in Anaheim, California is just a fraction of that size.


Disneyland and Disney World each consist of four theme parks.

While Disney World is made up of four separate parks, Disneyland includes just two parks.


Which park uses an underground network of tunnels to transport trash, merchandise and staff?

While Disneyland is built at ground level, Walt Disney World is built above a vast network of maintenance tunnels, known as utilidors.


Which park is home to Sleeping Beauty Castle?

Sleeping Beauty Castle can be found at Disneyland, while the much larger Cinderella's castle is located at Walt Disney World.


The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is identical at both parks.

Pirates is original to Disneyland and was shortened significantly when it was recreated in Florida.


Which of these lands can only be found at Disneyland?

At Disneyland's Critter Country, you can experience attractions like Splash Mountain or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.


Which Disney park is home to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster?

You can only ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, but California has the equally thrilling California Screamin'.


Both parks have a monorail system.

While both resorts have a monorail system, the one at Disneyland is more like a ride or attraction, while the one at WDW in Florida is a vital part of the resort's transportation network.


Walt Disney himself was present for opening day at both Disneyland and Disney World.

Disney was present for the opening day at Disneyland, but passed away five years before Disney World opened its gates. And, no, he's not cryogenically frozen somewhere in the park.


Which resort offers the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride?

The Matterhorn towers over Disneyland, but was never recreated for Walt Disney World.


What is the name of the lake in front of the Magic Kingdom?

The massive Seven Seas Lagoon, which is only found at WDW in Orlando, was dug out of the Florida swamp land. The dirt extracted from the site was built up to serve as a base for the Magic Kingdom park.


There is an amazing hotel suite located inside both Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland and Cinderella's castle at Disney World.

While a few lucky guests get to experience the incredible suite in the castle at Disney World, the castle at Disneyland in California has no such royal suite.


What state do riders enjoy a bird's eye view of while riding Soarin' at Epcot?

Soarin' Over California originated at Disneyland. When the ride was recreated at Epcot in Florida, they kept the same visuals of California used in the Disneyland version of the ride.


Visitors to Disneyland can sneak a glimpse of a ritzy private club in New Orleans Square.

The exclusive Club 33 can only be found at New Orleans Square in Disneyland and is open to members only. The club was never recreated at Walt Disney World.


The Haunted Mansion rides at both Disneyland and Disney World have identical facades.

The ride is styled after a grand southern mansion at Disneyland, while it has a gothic revival style at Disney World. The two look nothing alike when you compare them side by side.


Which park is home to the Indiana Jones Adventure ride?

Indy fans will have to head to Disneyland, which is the only Disney park to offer guests a ride into the Temple of the Forbidden Eye.


Which Disney park is getting an Avatar Land addition in 2017?

Avatar Land, inspired by the 2009 blockbuster film, is coming to Animal Kingdom in 2017.


Both parks are getting a massive Star Wars-inspired land.

Both Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida will have plenty to offer fans of the film series.


Which Disney World land got a major overhaul starting in 2012?

The new Fantasyland took several years to complete and opened in spring 2014.


What is Be Our Guest, an attraction only found at Walt Disney World in Florida?

Be Our Guest is a restaurant in Fantasyland, where guests are able to dine inside the Beast's enchanted castle.


Which of the following rides can ONLY be found at Disneyland?

Some classic rides, such as Mr. Toad and Snow White's Scary Adventure, can only be found at Disneyland.


Blue Bayou is a restaurant located at the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean at both Disneyland and Disney World.

Blue Bayou is poised at the entrance to Pirates, but only at Disneyland.


Which park gives the Haunted Mansion a special holiday overlay each year inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas?"

Only visitors to Disneyland can experience this special holiday décor, while WDW visitors will experience the same Haunted Mansion experience year-round.


Want to hit the waves? Only Disney World has its own water parks.

Disney World visitors can soak up the sun at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, while Disneyland has no water parks of its own.


Which park is home to Cars Land?

Visitors to Disney's California Adventure can ride the popular and thrilling Radiator Springs Racers, which can be found in Cars Land.


The Storybook Land Canal Boats were one of the original Disneyland attractions when the park opened in 1955.

The leisurely ride in the Canal Boats takes riders on a tour of fairy tales in miniature. While a Disneyland staple, the ride was never recreated for Disney World in Florida.


Which land is home to the Haunted Mansion at Disney World in Orlando?

The Haunted Mansion can be found in Liberty Square at Disney World, or in New Orleans Square at Disneyland.


Disneyland and Disney World have roughly the same number of employees.

Disney World employs around three times as many workers as Disneyland.


Disney World in Orlando is the most visited theme park in the world.

Walt Disney World is the world's most popular them park in terms of visitors, though Disneyland remains in the top three most-visited parks in the world.


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