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I mainly go to MK to see the attractions DLR doesn't have or no longer has, like Carousel of Progress, Peoplemover, Country Bears, and the WDW Hall of Presidents is so great because it has all the presidents, not just Lincoln.

Yes Carousel and People Mover. Is Country Bears a ride? But other than that it seems like the other rides are the same?


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Date seems to be April 26-29, I’m thinking of going to MK on a busier day because I’m assuming most rides are the same as Disneyland so ride priority is lower therefore not as pressured to do everything there. Priorities are 7 Dwarves, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise. Are there any other rides that are worth the difference/better and not worse than Disneyland?


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You're just asking about attractions in the Magic Kingdom, right? In addition to what already has been suggested, maybe Splash Mountain and Big Thunder? I don't go on Splash Mountain very often because I don't like getting wet (I know, I'm weird), but the seating is different and I think there might be some differences in the ride. While the overall ride experience for Big Thunder is similar, the track configuration is different.
Space mountain maybe? Seating is in a straight line instead of side by side. Pirates is different too but my understanding is the Disneyland version is far superior. I’ve yet to make it to Disneyland so can’t comment on the differences.
Pirates is different and, having been on both, IMO, the Disneyland version is better. I won't comment on the differences because I don't want to 'spoil' it for those who don't know. That being said, I would suggest going on Pirates at WDW, especially if the queue is short, just because I think it's fun to see all the variations of an attraction in the different parks.
 

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Date seems to be April 26-29, I’m thinking of going to MK on a busier day because I’m assuming most rides are the same as Disneyland so ride priority is lower therefore not as pressured to do everything there. Priorities are 7 Dwarves, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise. Are there any other rides that are worth the difference/better and not worse than Disneyland?


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I know it sounds daft but try and hit Peter Pans Flight early , the queue is really fun and much more involved than the DLR version
Other than that one most of the attractions are close enough that I'm happy skipping or delaying them myself .
Given your priorities I'd suggest going dwarves / jungle / mansion in that order , the lines build up surprisingly fast for Jungle cruise . Either that or leave Mansion until last thing at night after the fireworks , it's usually under a 15min wait then . You can't really leave either of the others until then, cruise needs natural light imo and dwarves queue doesn't ever seem to drop in wait time
 

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I'd buy the Lightening Lane for 7 Dwarves unless, you stay on property and do Early Entry. With Early Entry, you can do 7 Dwarves and Space Mountain (for free).

Peter Pan has the BEST Standby Line. Might be worth going thru it if, no more than an hour.

To make the most of your day, Genie + ($15) might be your best bet to get on Big Thunder, Splash Mountain, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise and Buzz Lightyear.

Otherwise, the "less intense" rides - Peoplemover, Carousel of Progress, Teacups, Little Mermaid, Small World, Country Bear Jamboree, Hall of Presidents and Enchanted Tiki Room make a great day.
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Wow thanks for all the insight. I will definitely now go on Peter Pan for the line. I heard Indy may have some differences?


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Wow thanks for all the insight. I will definitely now go on Peter Pan for the line. I heard Indy may have some differences?


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No Indy in WDW, our version of Indy is actually dinosaur at animal kingdom. Same ride mechanisms from my understanding but obviously completely different lol.
 

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Wow thanks for all the insight. I will definitely now go on Peter Pan for the line. I heard Indy may have some differences?


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NO New Orleans Square, no Indiana Jones, no Storybook ride, no Galaxy's Edge (it's in the Studios) and most rides are different.

You REALLY HAVE to go to the Walt Disney World site and check out the Park maps with the Attractions shown. Our Magic Kingdom is VERY different than Disneyland. :)
 
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The four Parks are a lot more spread out, so bring a couple pair of good walking shoes. There is also Disney springs (shopping), miniature golf, and Blizzard beach (water park).
 

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Has anyone taken the water taxi? Does it open early enough for the extra 30 minutes before park open?


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Hi! The Water Taxi only runs between Disney Springs and the 2 Port Orleans Resorts.

If you're talking about the Friendship Boats that connect the Yacht & Beach, Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin to Epcot and the Studios, then yes, BUT check at Resort to be sure.

If you're talking about the various Boats that run between Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian, Poly, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness, then yes, BUT check at Resort to be sure.

WHAT Resort are you staying at??
 

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We’re splitting times at Floridian and Polynesian. We were looking at prices and DVC points at deluxe was the same cost as Moderate Resorts with 40% cast discount so it only made sense to do the Deluxe.


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